xvi, 752 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 746-751).
How to Use This Book
Tips on Buying Wine
Common Wine Bottle Sizes
Demystifying the Wine Label
Sample Wine Labels
Pronunciation Guide for Wine Producers and Properietary Brands
Ordering Wine in a Restaurant
Opening and Serving Wine at Home
Temperatures for Serving Wine
Optimum Serving Temperatures by Wine Type
How to Store Leftover Wine
Glossary of Wine Tasting Terms
Official Wine Classifications of Bordeaux
Summary of the 1855 Classification
The 1855 Classification of Bordeaux - Medoc
The 1855 Classification of Bordeaux - Sauternes/Barsac
Graves (Pessac-Leognan) Classification of 1959
Saint-Emilion Classification of 1955 (revised 1996)
Enlarged and updated with information about the myriad changes enacted by the European Union over the last few years and their effect on member nations, newly flourishing wine-growing regions, enhanced coverage of vinicultural practices, and additional wine making terms, The New Wine Lover's Companion informs, advises, and enlightens readers with approximately 4,000 entries that describe wines produced all around the world. The A-to-Z entries describe grape varieties; wine styles; wine growing regions; wine making techniques; wine-tasting terms; sizes and styles of glassware, wine bottles and wine openers; optimal temperatures for serving different wines; and much more. The original edition of this book was hailed by Jurgen Gothe of the Vancouver Sun as "the best new wine book in more than a decade. . . " and this new edition is better than ever. One of the many qualities that has made The New Wine Lover's Companion so popular is its accessibility. No wine snobbery here. The author serves up solid information about vintages, varieties, and which wine goes best with which food in a relaxed, conversational style that doesn't intimidate readers. Here is everything worth knowing about buying, storing, serving, and enjoying the world's most civilized beverage--wine! Includes extensive appendices, charts, a glossary, and a bibliography.
12.00 FD MGMT (10-316-1)
Herbst, Sharon Tyler, author.
Wine lover's companion