The Sommelier's Guide to Wine (Hardcover) by Smith, Brian
Hardcover; Published 6/1/2008; 208 Pages; ISBN 9781579127763
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This updated and revised edition is the essential guide for aspiring wine connoisseurs who are seeking the knowledge and confidence of a C.I.A. wine professional.
Written by a leading wine educator from the esteemed Culinary Institute of America, The Sommelier's Guide to Wine is an engaging, in-depth introduction to the often-intimidating world of wine.
This fully updated guide provides a basic text for wine aficionados. Created in a handy size and format, it gives wine lovers the confidence and savvy to navigate the wine list in a restaurant or the aisles of the local wine store. Foodies, wine expert wannabes, wait staff, and wine lovers alike can learn how to present, serve, drink, and store wine just like a sommelier. The guidebook explains different wine styles, grape types, wine regions, and includes tips on how to properly pair wines with specific foods. Learn about all the new wine trends, too.
Full of photos, maps, and illustrations, The Sommelier's Guide to Wine takes readers from winemaking methods through reading labels, buying, ordering, and presenting all varieties of wine. It's the perfect introduction to the complex world of wines.
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In addition to the vineyard's name, wine is generaly categorized by two different categories: its region, or where it was produced, and the type of grape it's made from. For example, the red wine Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is made with Montepulciano grapes and comes from the Abruzzo region of Italy. Napa Valley Chardonnay is made from Chardonnay grapes and comes from- you guessed it- the Napa Valley region of California.