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Uncork your understanding of wine and develop your palate with 30 tasting lessons
Ever wish you were the one to confidently grab the wine list and make a fantastic choice for the table? Wine Taster’s Guide is your step-by-step manual to understanding why different wines taste the way they do through 30 tastings. You’ll learn how grape varieties, wine-making processes, and regional styles impact the wine you drink.
Find out how aging can affect the final flavor of a wine. Discover why swirling the wine in your glass will have a huge impact on what you smell. Before you know it, you’ll be drinking and discussing wine like a sommelier at a winery in the French countryside.
The Wine Taster’s Guide includes:
- Tasting 101―Learn about the science of how we perceive aroma and flavor as well as the steps of wine evaluations―look, swirl, smell, and taste.
- Regional wines―Head straight to the source with a chapter on the major wine regions of the world, including France, Italy, the United States, and others, plus wine-tasting suggestions that will introduce you to the styles they are known for.
- Pairings galore―What is wine without food? Learn how to partner like a pro, whether it’s brie or blue cheese, steak, or sushi.
Learning everything there is to know about wine has never been more fun and easy than with the Wine Taster’s Guide.
From the Publisher
Explore some of the world’s wine regions:
Major Wines Produced: Varietal and blended white, red, rosé, sparkling, and dessert (usually Late Harvest) wines; Bordeaux-style red blends (sometimes labeled “Meritage”)
Major Wines Produced: Varietal Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah
Major Wines Produced: Cava; Priorat; Rioja; Sherry; varietal, rosé, and red blends from Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Merlot, Monastrell, Syrah, and Tempranillo; varietal whites from Albariño, Chardonnay, and Verdejo
Major Wines Produced: Varietal Bonarda, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Torrontés