Great Wine Made Simple: Straight Talk from a Master Sommelier

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Broadway Books, 2000 - Cooking - 310 pages
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From "one of the wine world's most popular voices" (USA Today), a newly updated edition of her by-now classic introduction to wine, GREAT WINE MADE SIMPLE: Straight Talk from a Master Sommelier, reflects up-to-the minute wine trends, including the burgeoning popularity of the Shiraz grape, new flavor maps, and much, much more. First published in 2000, Great Wine Made Simple established Andrea Immer Robinson as America's favorite wine writer. Avoiding the traditional and confusingly vague wine language of "bouquet" and "nose," and instead discussing wine in commonsense terms, the book launched Andrea's career as a wine authority without pretense. Now, thoroughly revised, Great Wine Made Simple lives up to its title by making selecting and enjoying wine truly simple. With Andrea Immer Robinson as your guide, you will never again have to fear pricey bottles that don't deliver, snobby wine waiters, foreign terminology, or encyclopedic restaurant wine lists. You'll be able to buy or order wine with confidence--and get just the wine you want--by learning how the "Big Six" basic styles (which comprise 80 percent of today's top selling wines) taste and how to read any wine label. Ten new flavor maps show what tastes you can expect from climates around the world. Andrea Immer Robinson genuinely knows more about wine than most wine lovers could ever hope to learn. But she doesn't believe that you have to join a stuffy, exclusive wine-tasting set, or study a lot, to become a savvy wine buyer. Unlike other wine guides, Great Wine Made Simple makes it easy to master the ins and outs of choosing a wine that you and your guests will loveon any budget. In her down-to-earth style, Andrea guides you through follow-along-at-home wine tastings that are easy, fun, and affordable, and even suggests a milk tasting for understanding variations in wine-body style. Building on this foundation, she covers the rest of the wine landscape with her inimitable style, candor, and humor, from classic regions to new tastes, plus a bevy of practical issues like wine gear and proper storage. A refreshing blend of in-depth knowledge and accessibility, Great Wine Made Simple is a welcome resource for those who are intrigued by wine but don't know where to start.

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User Review  - Sorento62 - Goodreads

Love, love, love this book. Great introduction to the world of wine. I especially love all the tasting exercises she presents. I have done several of the tastings with friends. It was once my ambition ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

This book took me a few tries to get through, which is something of a shame... it's a bit hard to read, since it's patterned something like a "For Dummies" book. Andrea (Immer) Robinson actually ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Andrea Immer, the author of Great Wine Made Simple: Straight Talk From a Master Sommelier (Broadway, 2000) was awarded the title of Master Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers at the age of 30. This gives her the distinction of being just one of nine women in the United States, and ten in the entire world, to hold that title. To do so, she successfully passed each of the three-day intensive sessions on Theory, Tasting, and Practical Service.
In April 1997, Immer was selected as Best Sommelier in America by the Sommelier Society of America, having passed an even more difficult competition for this coveted award. As the first woman ever chosen as Best Sommelier in America, she represented the United States in the Concours Mondial, the international competition, held in Vienna in June

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