The Wine Bible

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Workman Publishing, 2001 - Cooking - 910 pages
54 Reviews
THE MOST COMPLETE WINE BOOK EVER. A must for anyone who loves wine, whether they are a pro or an amateur. Thorough, authoritative, and entertaining. (Robert Mondavi, founder and chairman emeritus of the Robert Mondavi Family of Wines)

"The most informative and entertaining book I've ever seen on the subject." (Danny Meyer, co-author of The Union Square Cafe Cookbook)

The essentials: The romance and intrigue of Burgundy of sauvignon blanc and the surprising elegance of Spain's top Riojas. Italy, one of wine's most enchanting and ancient homelands. What makes a great wine great? The reason behind Champagne's bubbles. The precise and food-friendly wines of Germany. California, wine's Camelot. The lip-smackingly good wines of Australia. The complexities of Port revealed. How a vineyard profoundly affects a wine's character.

Plus, matching wine with food - and mood. The secrets of professional wine tasters and how to expand your wine-tasting vocabulary. And everything else you need to know to buy, store, serve, and enjoy the world's most captivating beverage.

The shimmering elegance of Veuve Clicquot, affordable luxury in a glass, page 185.

Ravishing, elegant, and rich, Petrus in Ingrid Bergman in red satin, page 156.

Some wines are like people... they get better as they get older, pg. 64.

Sherry, the world's most misunderstood and underappreciated wine, page 437.

  

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Great reference guide with history--on going reference - Goodreads
Great reference book. - Goodreads
... it is so easy to read and sooo not boring at all. - Goodreads
Excellent reference on wine... - Goodreads
It's a great reference book for wine. - Goodreads
a paperback reference. - Goodreads

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User Review  - John - Goodreads

If one wants to learn about wine, this is the book. It can easily be read in parts of just used as a reference guide about the various grapes. Indeed, once you read it, I you probably will keep ignored handy as a reference guide. Read full review

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User Review  - Lysa - Goodreads

Really great reference book to keep around if you are into wine and learning about it Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Karen MacNeil is director of the wine program at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. She consults countrywide on the subject of wine and has appeared often on television, including the "Today" show. She's written more than 1,000 articles on wine for "The New York Times", "Travel & Leisure", "Bon Appetit", "Fine Cooking", "The Wine Spectator", "Elle", and other major newspapers and magazines, and she currently writes a monthly column for both "Sunset" and "Cooking Light". She lives in Napa Valley with her husband, winemaker Dennis Fife.

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