Great Wine Made Simple, Rev Ed
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Great Wine Made Simple, Rev Ed

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 326 pages
  • 195 x 232 x 26mm | 839g
  • Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0767904788
  • 9780767904780
  • 482,891

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At last, a wine book that makes selecting and enjoying wine truly simple. With renowned wine expert Andrea Immer as your guide, never again will you 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 how the "Big Six" basic styles taste and how to read any wine label.
Andrea Immer genuinely knows more about wine than most wine lovers could ever hope (or want) to learn. But she doesn't believe that you have to join a stuffy, exclusive wine-tasting set to become a savvy wine buyer. Unlike other guides on the market, Great Wine Made Simple makes it easy to master the ins and outs of choosing a wine that you and your guests will love-on any budget.
Shunning yesterday's 100-point scales and lectures on "bouquet," Great Wine Made Simple explains wine in commonsense terms. Featuring a core curriculum of the six grapes that comprise 80 percent of today's top-selling wines, along with a complete flavor map that explains what tastes you can expect from climates around the globe, Great Wine Made Simple uses easy and fun tasting lessons to help you identify what you like and learn how to spot it on a menu or shelf.
Immer reveals the secret weapons of wine experts and explains how to decipher those enigmatic labels. In her fresh, encouraging tones, she provides enlightening exercises (such as "milk tasting" for understanding variations in wine texture) and vocabulary sessions. On a mission to empower the everyday wine buyer, with Great Wine Made Simple Immer creates a refreshing new way to choose the perfect wine forevery palate and occasion.

"From the Hardcover edition.
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"Andrea Immer makes wine education simple and fun. One of America's bestsommeliers has written one of the year's best wine books!"--Robert G. Mondavi "Without doubt the finest introduction to wine tasting and food and wine pairing I have read. This book is an excellent addition to the libraries of both professionals and aficionados."--Frederick Dame, M.S., president, Court of Master Sommeliers "Well organized, succinct, clear, and precise are the adjectives that best describe this Cartesian book on wines. Great Wine Made Simple will educate you without boring you and will lead you joyfully and expertly through the intricate world of the master sommelier."--Claudine Pépin and Jacques Pépin
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About Andrea Robinson

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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