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A Perfect Glass of Wine: Choosing, Serving, and Enjoying Great Wines
Synopses & Reviews
Many people are intimidated by wine. In fact, there's nothing more complicated about it than trying the different kinds and seeing what you like. The ultimate test for any wine is purely subjective: Do you like the taste? In this practical and elegant guide to wine, you'll find the key to answering that question with confidence. A Perfect Glass of Wine reveals how truly easy it is to relax and savor the fruit of the vine. All the wines in the world come from just a few varieties of grape, and the grape determines the wine's flavor. Once these categories of flavor are understood, all the rest flows as easily as wine into the glass - how to match wine with food, how to store and serve it, which are the right occasions for a certain type of wine, and even how much of a fuss to make over a bottle and how much to spend on it. Acclaimed wine writer Brian St. Pierre's down-to-earth, humorous approach to the art of drinking wine, full of suggestions and advice - all combined with spectacular photographs and charming illustrations - make this wonderful guide a gift for anyone who wants to learn to understand, appreciate, and, above all, fully enjoy a perfect glass of wine.
Many people see the enjoyment of wine as an intimidating and complicated matter, requiring a mastery of arcane rules and rituals. In fact, there's no more to it than putting each wine to the ultimate test: Does it taste good? Wine writer Brian St. Pierre's book begins by introducing the basic flavors of the several grape varieties used in making wines around the world. Once those are understood, all the rest flows smoothly--what distinguishes the colors and types, how to match wine with food, how to store and serve it, and even how much to spend on a bottle. St. Pierre's sensible approach combined with stunning photographs and elegant maps of the world's great wine-growing regions make this the perfect no-nonsense guide or lovely gift for anyone who wants to learn to understand, appreciate, and, above all, fully enjoy the fruit of the vine.
About the Author
Brian St. Pierre is the author of A Perfect Glass of Wine and The Perfect Match, both available from Chronicle Books. He lives with his family in London.
Deborah Jones has won an International Association of Culinary Professionals award for her photography. Her images appear in many cookbooks, including Michael Chiarello's Casual Cooking (0-8118-3383-6), A Perfect Glass of Wine (0-8118-1295-2), and the Vege
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