Wine Buying Guides
Complete Wine Selector
How to Choose the Right Wine Every Time
Paperback ISBN: 1770852255
A new and remarkably easy way to choose and enjoy wine. Complete Wine Selector aims to remove the fear and restore the fun and confidence in buying and enjoying wine. Presented in a compellingly original, visual "info-bites" format, it strips away wine's intimidating facade to convey all the information needed in a truly helpful way. Wine drinkers will be able to choose wine in any setting with complete confidence. Complete Wine Selector presents information in a simple step-by-step sequence. Colorful visuals and pithy text, casebook examples and tutored tasting master classes progress to the practical mechanics of how to pick from a wine list, buy the right bottle for the right price, and serve it with confidence. The book's features include: - Introduction to Wine Styles -- How to determine your top 10 preferred wine styles - Buying Wine -- How to find and buy the 10 wine styles from supermarkets, specialist wine shops, internet retailers, and at auction - The Greatest Wine Shops -- 20 best wine shops in Europe, the USA, Australia & New Zealand, and Asia - Restaurant Wine Lists -- Expert advice from sommeliers on how to use a wine list, what to look for, choices by cuisine, plus Q and As - Do Vintages Matter? -- 10 top sommeliers and chefs reveal their favorite matches in style terms - Storing Wine -- Top 10 dos and don'ts, wine cellars, wine fridges - Tools of the Trade -- Wine accessories, tips on opening, decanting, pouring and serving; glasses and serving temperature for 10 wine styles; the 10 most common wine faults; a host's checklist - The World of Wine Made Simple -- Visually arresting, easy-to-read charts for an at-a-glance guide to how red, white, sparkling and fortified wines are made; vineyard years - Rules to Remember -- Easy-to-read graphical reminders summarize the most important points for easy reference. Packed with expert advice from some of the world's best sommeliers and winemakers, and using vivid, content-rich layouts and graphics, Complete Wine Selector is a new classic guide for a new generation of wine drinkers. Older (and still anxious) wine drinkers will benefit too!
The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert
Take a Whiff of That, Wine is a Grocery, Not a Luxury
Hardcover ISBN: 0544005031
Presents a basic, scent-guided introduction to wines and wine appreciation, detailing wine's basic components to help the reader determine what kind of wine they like best.
Wine Made Simple
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0345511654
Counsels beginning-level oenophiles on how to cultivate wine knowledge by developing one's personal tastes, in a Q&A guide by a four-time James Beard Award-winning journalist that explores such topics as basic wine styles, ordering wines in restaurants and how to identify good vintages.
A Fine Balance
Paperback ISBN: 140003065x
In India during the mid-1970s, after a "state of internal emergency" is declared, four very different people--a widowed seamstress, a student, and a man and his nephew who have fled their village's caste violence--find their lives becoming inextricably intertwined
Great Wine Made Simple
Straight Talk from a Master Sommelier
Hardcover ISBN: 076790477x
An international wine expert offers a common-sense approach to wine appreciation that describes different wines from around the world and presents a series of simple tasting lessons to help readers identify the wines that they like and find it on a menu or shelf.
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2019
Hardcover ISBN: 1784725285
The brand new edition of the unrivalled and bestselling Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 42nd year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This new edition also contains a special supplement on Organic, Natural and Biodynamic wines.