Hip Tastes: The Fresh Guide to Wine

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Viking Studio, 2007 - Cooking - 303 pages
3 Reviews
Looking for a way to up your wine IQ in just a few sips? Courtney Cochran’s Hip Tastesis the only guide you’ll need.

Welcome to wine education with a fresh spin. No mammoth encyclopedias, just simple, hip tips that will help you navigate the world of wine quickly and with confidence. Here, Cochran brings you up to speed on the basics every budding enthusiast needs to know—from vintages and varieties, to shopping, serving, storing and - most importantly - tasting wine. She also offers candid shortcuts to help you enjoy wine like a pro including:

• Surefire techniques for not getting ripped off in restaurants
• Complete food pairing guides for simple flavors andmore difficult foods—including sushi, salads, pizza, and bbq
• Label-reading essentials
• Phonetic tips for difficult-to-pronounce wine terms
• Must-have wine gear
• Best crowd-pleasing party wines
• Recommended producers in the hottest wine-making regions throughout the world, and much more

A go-to guide for everyday drinking at home, in restaurants, and anywhere else wine is found, Hip Tastesis for passionate wine novices everywhere. It proves anyone can enjoy drinking, serving, and talking intelligently about great wine. Cheers to that.

Courtney Cochran is a certified sommelier and founder of forward-thinking wine businesses Your Personal Sommelier™ and HIP TASTES Events™ in San Francisco. When she’s not entertaining private and corporate clients as a private sommelier, she enthusiastically caters to wine enthusiasts in San Francisco nightclubs and bars with her popular HIP TASTES Events™ wine tastings. C Magazinecalled Cochran “San Francisco’s Most Wanted Wine Guru” and she has been profiled in Vogue.

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User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

this is great for a beginner to learn the basics of wine tasting, pairing and just enough to make your wine IQ be pretty impressive Read full review

Review: Hip Tastes: The Fresh Guide to Wine

User Review  - E - Goodreads

Informative I guess, but sooooo annoying by the end. Read full review

Contents

Taste Like a Pro
33
The White Stuff
47
Its a Red Red World
71
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Courtney Cochran is a twenty-eight-year-old certified sommelier and the founder of Your Personal Sommelier, a company that provides personalized wine services to adventurous wine collectors, purveyors, and enthusiasts. Her Hip Tastes events offer stylish wine-themed events to twenty- and thirty-somethings in San Francisco. She also writes an online wine column. Courtney has been featured in Vogue, Daily Candy, BusinessWeek.com, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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