Get Started: Wine Appreciation

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Penguin, Jan 17, 2013 - Antiques & Collectibles - 192 pages
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Ever wanted to learn more about wine but don't know where to begin? Take the first step with Get Started: Wine Appreciation, part of a new series of learning guides from DK where nothing is assumed and everything is explained. Each course follows the same structure: start simple and learn the basics, build on what you've learned, and then show off your new skills!

Get Started: Wine Appreciation teaches complete beginners the skills needed to identify and appreciate wine. Start simple with the differences between key wines, build on your skills with tasting sessions on different grape varieties, and then show off with wines from different climates and regions.

With step-by-step pictures and practice exercises to keep you on the right track, Get Started: Wine Appreciation will help you learn your new skill in no time.

More than any other series on the market, DK's Get Started aims to provide the reader with carefully structured learning and a classroom approach to teaching that allows you to build your own course from practical lessons and themed projects.

Each book begins by answering fundamental questions, identifying an essential starter kit of tools and equipment, and explaining how to build a course. The book then divides into subject areas, with key techniques for each area demonstrated through visual glossaries and step-by-steps, followed by graded projects with annotated instructions and an assessment of how to build on achievements.

Let DK be the perfect one-on-one tutor you never had: patient, illuminating, inspiring - always at hand to point you in the right direction so you can achieve your potential.

 

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Contents

Build Your Course 6
6
How to Host a Wine Tasting 8
8
How to Choose the Right Glassware 10
10
How to Serve Wine 12
12
The Science of Growing Grapes 14
14
Winemaking 16
16
The Key Taste Areas of Wine 20
20
The Range of Flavors and Aromas in Wine 24
24
Classic European Whites 90
90
Classic European Reds 102
102
Classic New World Whites 114
114
Classic New World Reds 122
122
Sparkling Wines of the World 130
130
The Effect of Oak 140
140
The Effect of Climate 148
148
The Effect of Age 156
156

How to Taste Wine 30
30
White Wine Styles 38
38
Red Wine Styles 48
48
Rosé Wine Styles 58
58
White Grape Varieties 66
66
Red Grape Varieties 78
78
Something Completely Different 164
164
How to Match Wine and Food 176
176
Index 188
188
Acknowledgments 192
192
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