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Complete Wine Selector: How to Choose the Right Wine Every Timeby Katherine Cole
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Too many wine amateurs think they canand#39;t sound knowledgeable without cramming their brains full of details about vintages, chandacirc;teaux, and appellations. No more! In this engaging, lively book, Katherine Cole presents a fresh, engaging perspective on mastering wine without having to memorize an encyclopediaand#39;s worth of facts. She offers: a fun approach to finding wines similar to those you already like, mnemonic devices to help you memorize key facts, a user-friendly directory organized by wine style, a series of role-playing vignettes to empower you when you find yourself confronted by a sommelier, and tips on trying new wines without feeling foolish. By the time youand#39;re done, poring through a restaurant wine list will be enjoyableandmdash;not intimidating!
Wine amateurs think they canand#39;t sound savvy without memorizing an encyclopedia of facts about vintages, chandacirc;teaux, and appellations. But Katherine Cole offers a fresh, new perspective on mastering wine, using the simplest study toolsandmdash;like mnemonic devices, visual and aural associations, a dictionary organized by wine style, and role-playing vignettes to empower you when confronted by that intimidating sommelier!
About the Author
Katherine Cole is the author of Complete Wine Selector: How to Choose the Right Wine Every Time (Firefly), and her first book, Voodoo Vintners: Oregonandrsquo;s Astonishing Biodynamic Winemakers (University of Chicago Press), was a Louis Roederer Award finalist. She has been wine columnist at the Oregonian newspaper since 2002 and also writes for Wine Spectator, the World of Fine Wine, and other publications. She lives in Portland, OR.
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