White Wine: Discovering, Exploring, Enjoying
There's never been a better time to explore the world of white wine. More wines are being produced in more far-flung locations, and they're of high quality and greater variety than ever before--and at more afordable prices. We've never had it so good. But if you don't know your Pinot Blanc from you Pinot Gris, you Sancerre from your Sauternes, the huge choice of bottles at the liquor store or supermarket can be daunting. With this invaluable little book you'll soon be able to decipher labels and select wines to suit your taste and needs. As White Wine expertly shows, the place to start is with the grapes themselves. Author Jonathan Ray considers all the important varieties, from the crisp Sauvignon Blanc to the spicy Gewurztraminer to the complex Chardonnay. You'll discover where specific grapes are grown and understand their unique characterisitcs, quirks, and qualities. White Wine also shows you the best ways to store, serve, and taste wine. You'll even learn how to tackle a restaurant wine list. Knowing what to expect from a bottle of wine adds immensely to its enjoyment. Whith "White Wine" in hand, you'll soon find yourself able to approach any bottle with total confidence.
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