Great Wine Made Simple: Straight Talk from a Master Sommelier

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Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, Nov 3, 2010 - Cooking - 336 pages
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The updated edition of the classic introduction to wine for everyone, by Master Sommelier Andea Immer Robinson.

Great Wine Made Simple established Andrea Immer Robinson as America’s favorite wine writer. Avoiding the traditional and confusingly vague wine language of “bouquet” and “nose,” it instead discussed wine in commonsense terms.

Now, thoroughly revised, this edition lives up to its title by making selecting and enjoying wine truly straightforward. You will never again have to fear pricey bottles that don’t deliver, snobby wine waiters, foreign terminology, or encyclopedic restaurant wine lists. You’ll be able to buy or order wine with confidence—and get just the wine you want—by learning the “Big Six” basic styles (which comprise 80 percent of today’s top-selling wines), how they taste, how to read any wine label, and how to pick a wine off a restaurant menu. Ten new flavor maps show what to expect from climates around the world.

A refreshing blend of in-depth knowledge and accessibility, Great Wine Made Simple is a welcome resource for those who are intrigued by wine but don’t know where to start and makes it easy to master the ins and outs of choosing a wine that you and your guests will love—on any budget.

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This book demystifies wine and makes learning about wine fun.Also recommend Andrea Robinsons 2006 Wine Buying Guide for EveryoneBring it with you when you visit your local wine store. Read full review

About the author (2010)

One of only a small group of women in the world to qualify as a Master Sommelier, ANDREA IMMER ROBINSON is the former Dean of Wine Studies at the French Culinary Institute in New York City, and was named James Beard Foundation Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year in 2002. She was the host of the Fine Living Network’s Simply Wine with Andrea Immer, a columnist for Esquire magazine, and is the author of several other wine-related books, including a cookbook for wine lovers, Everyday Dining with Wine: 125 Wonderful Recipes to Match and Enjoy with Wine.

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