How to Taste

How to Taste

Hardback

By (author) Jancis Robinson

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  • Publisher: Conran Octopus Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 216mm x 22mm | 699g
  • Publication date: 3 November 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 184091520X
  • ISBN 13: 9781840915204
  • Illustrations note: 90 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 482,133

Product description

Master of Wine Jancis Robinson has created this wine tasting course based around practical exercises that will guide you from your first sips to confident, well-informed gulps. Clearly divided into theory and practise, this workbook first provides all the information you need before you put it into practise. This work helps to learn the correct way to taste wine and enjoy the tasting exercises specially devised by Jancis based on readily available and inexpensive bottle. It also helps to learn how to recognise the most popular grape varieties from Chardonnay to Riesling, Pinot Noir to Cabernet Sauvignon, and why you should choose a good sparkling wine over cheap Champagne. There is advice on choosing from a wine list and how to match food with wine. "How to Taste" will awaken the wine connoisseur in us all.

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Author information

One of a handful of wine communicators with an international reputation, Jancis Robinson writes daily for www.jancisrobinson.com, weekly for The Financial Times, and bi-monthly for a column that is syndicated in every continent. She is also editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine and co-author with Hugh Johnson of The World Atlas of Wine, each of these books recognized as a standard reference worldwide. An award-winning tv presenter, she is invited all over the world to tutor wine tastings and act as a wine judge. In 1984 she was the first person outside the wine trade to pass the rigorous Master of Wine exams and in 2003 she was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen, on whose cellar she now advises.

Table of contents

1. Learning how to taste; 2. Practical matters; 3. The raw material - white grapes; 4. The raw material - red grapes; 5. Strong and sparkling wines; 6. Wine, food and fun; 7. Wine and words - glossary; Index