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The Sommelier's Guide to Wine: Everything You Need to Know for Selecting, Serving, and Savoring Wine like the Experts


by Brian Smith

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.

From the Back Cover
Select, serve, and enjoy wine like a pro!
The more you know about anything, the more enjoyable it can be. That is certainly true of wine—and Brian Smith, a leading wine educator at the Culinary Institute of America, is the perfect guide to this sometimes intimidating subject. “If you want to make wine complicated, you can,” Smith says, “but to select and serve wine effectively, you simply need to know the basics.”
He’s included all of those basics in this lively and comprehensive guide to the world of wine.

You’ll learn:
• All about the various wine style, grape types, and wine regions
• How to pair wines with specific foods
• How to decipher wine labels like an expert
• How to order, taste, and decant wine with confidence
And much more!

Detailed maps and color photos of vineyards, bottles, labels, and more make this book as inspiring as it is useful, and the perfect addition to the library of any wine-lover from the novice to the seasoned connoisseur.


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