Enjoying Wine: A Complete Guide to Understanding, Choosing, and Drinking Wine
Many people find the wide variety of wines available rather daunting. But a little knowledge can offer you a world of enjoyment. In "Enjoying Wine", Chris Losh starts by explaining how factors such as soil and climate affect how grape juice develops into wine, and tells you how to find clues to its taste on wine labels. In Where Wine Comes From, Chris takes you around the world from Australia to California, describing how different countries apporach winemaking and what styles they are known for. He looks at Grape Varieties, from Merlot to Muscat, including lists of Famous White and Red Wines. Chris also explores rose, sparkling, and sweet and fortified wines. The next chapter, Choosing Wine, concentrates on matching the right wine to specific occasions and cuisines - invaluable advice, especially when you are facing a restaurant wine list. Finally, Chris offers essential advice on Practicalities, from storing and serving to identifying wine faults. He also describes how to set up your own fun winetasting at home to improve your tasting skills.*All the knowledge you need to enjoy the fruit of the vine, from appreciating classic grape varieties to matching food and wine.*Includes twenty delicious recipes from top food writers incoporating wine, from the classic Coq au Vin to cutting-edge chocolate and Cabernet Pots.*Written in down-to-earth, accessible style by wine writer Chris Losh.
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