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    DescriptionTHE WINE BIBLE is like a lively course from an expert teacher, grounded deeply in the fundamentals and enriched with passionate opinions, asides, tips, anecdotes, definitions, glossaries, illustrations, maps, photos, charts, and wine labels - everything, in fact, but the actual bottle of wine itself. Beginning with the basics of mastering wine - how to taste with focus and build a wine-tasting memory, understanding the subtle interplay of variety, vineyard, and vintner, and demystifying the issue of vintages - it covers the essentials. The emotion and intigue of Bergundy. Rhone's untamed reds. The flinty pleasures of sauvignon blanc and suprising delicacy of Spain's Riojas. Bordeaux, the largest fine-wine vineyard on the globe and epitome of terroir. Fourteen Sonoma wines to know. The importance of finish. Tuscany, kingdom of variable microclimates. The precise and food-friendly wines of Germany. The narrow 30-mile stretch of ambition, experimentation, and surpassing quality called Napa. Why the "punt," or indentation, in a wine bottle. Australia, where cutting-edge technology meets easy, outgoing, unpretentious character. Plus Austria, New Zealand, South Africa, Portugal, and more.


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    Title
    The Wine Bible
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Karen McNeil
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 904
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 48 mm
    Weight: 1,226 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781563054341
    ISBN 10: 1563054345
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: FOO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 240
    DC22: 641.22
    Ingram Subject Code: CW
    DC21: 641.22
    Libri: I-CW
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WBXD1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24100
    B&T Approval Code: A97404052
    DC22: 641.2/2
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CKB088000, CKB071000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TP548 .M24 2001, TP548.M24
    Thema V1.0: GBC, WBXD1
    Illustrations note
    colour and b/w halftones
    Publisher
    Workman Publishing
    Imprint name
    Workman Publishing
    Publication date
    26 March 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "A dazzling, comprehensive, modern guide to wine, free of elitism and pedantry. This thoroughly successful work sets a new standard and makes wine more accessible and user-friendly than it has ever been before." --Anthony Dias Blue, wine and spirits editor, "Bon Appetit "
    Back cover copy
    THE MOST COMPLETE WINE BOOK EVER. A must for anyone who loves wine, whether they are a pro or an amateur. Thorough, authoritative, and entertaining. (Robert Mondavi, founder and chairman emeritus of the Robert Mondavi Family of Wines" "The most informative and entertaining book I've ever seen on the subject." (Danny Meyer, co-author of The Union Square CafT Cookbook) The essentials: The romance and intrigue of Burgundy of sauvignon blanc and the surprising elegance of Spain's top Riojas. Italy, one of wine's most enchanting and ancient homelands. What makes a great wine great? The reason behind Champagne's bubbles. The precise and food-friendly wines of Germany. California, wine's Camelot. The lip-smackingly good wines of Australia. The complexities of Port revealed. How a vineyard profoundly affects a wine's character. Plus, matching wine with food - and mood. The secrets of professional wine tasters and how to expand your wine-tasting vocabulary. And everything else you need to know to buy, store, serve, and enjoy the world's most captivating beverage. The shimmering elegance of Veuve Clicquot, affordable luxury in a glass, page 185. Ravishing, elegant, and rich, Petrus in Ingrid Bergman in red satin, page 156. Some wines are like people... they get better as they get older, pg. 64. Sherry, the world's most misunderstood and underappreciated wine, page 437.