The New Wine Lover's Companion

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Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated, 2003 - Cooking - 667 pages
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The first edition of this popular wine reference was hailed by Jurgen Gothe of the Vancouver Sun as “the best new wine book in more than a decade.” The New Wine Lover’s Companion has been completely rewritten and updated to make it even better. No wine snobbery here. This book’s style is relaxed and conversational, serving up information without intimidating its reader. Arranged alphabetically, nearly 4,000 entries include innumerable details on grape varieties; wine styles; wine-growing regions; wine label terms; winemaking techniques; how to buy, store, and serve wine; how to have a wine tasting; wine-testing terms; sizes and styles of glassware, wine bottles, and wine openers; ordering wine in a restaurant; opening and serving wine at home; temperatures for serving wine; and much more. This book is the only A-to-Z wine reference that offers phonetic pronunciations. It boasts a totally revised and expanded appendix enhanced with charts, line art, and sample labels. Praise for the previous edition came from many food and dining authorities: “...an invaluable, user-friendly reference. I learned something from the very first page I turned to, and keep learning as I keep turning.” —William Rice, Food and Wine Columnist, Chicago Tribune . . . “A great reference! . . . excellent and accurate source for both wine professionals and those involved with wine purely for the love of it.” —Jacques Pepin, cookbook author and TV chef

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User Review  - StrokeBoy - LibraryThing

This is a great book. Practicly everything I find I want to know about wine is in this book. If it isn't in this book it probbly isn't reelevant to that average person like me. If you love wine, in particular drinking wine, get this book. Read full review

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User Review  - kandybar - Overstock.com

I ordered this as a companion book to the Wine Bible. It's easy to look up information, since it is in a dictionary type format. I've already used it for wine descriptions and pronunciations, and ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Ron Herbst, long a passionate and dedicated wine expert, is also a wine and food journalist. His best-selling The New Wine Lover's Companion received rave reviews and is now the wine dictionary on several internet sites, including Conde Nast's" Eipcurious." Ron has collaborated with his wife Sharon Tyler Herbst on many books on food and drink.

Sharon Tyler Herbst, an award-winning author of many books on cooking and dining, was also a food and travel journalistand a media personality who made many appearances on national radio and television shows. She was also a consultant and spokesperson for national food and beverage companies, and a past president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

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