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The Wine Snob's Dictionary the Wine Snob's Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Oenological Knowledge an Essential Lexicon of Oenological Knowledge

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A nicely structured, lightly acidic addition to the handy Snobs Dictionary series, decoding the baffling world of winespeak from A to Z.

Wine Snob. The very phrase seems redundant, doesn't it? When faced with this snobbiest of snobberies, the civilian wine enthusiast needs the help of savvy translators like David Kamp and David Lynch. Their Wine Snobs Dictionary delivers witty explication of both old-school oeno-obsessions (What's claret? Who's Michael Broadbent?) and such new-wave terms as "malolactic fermentation" and "fruit bomb." Among the other things Kamp and Lynch demystify:

Finish: the Snob code-term for "aftertaste." (Robert Parker includes the stopwatch-measured length of a wine's finish in his ratings.)

Meritage: an American wine classification that rhymes with "heritage," and should NEVER be pronounced "meri-TAHJ."

Terroir: that elusive quality of vineyard soil that has sommeliers talking of "gunflint," "leather," and "candied fruits"

Featuring ripe, luscious, full-bodied illustrations by Snob's Dictionary stalwart Ross MacDonald, The Wine Snobs Dictionary is as heady and sparkling as a vintage Taittinger, only much less expensive... and much more giggle-inducing. Cheers!

Synopsis:

This work delivers witty explication of both old-school oeno-obsessions (What's claret? Who's Michael Broadbent?) and such new-wave terms as "malolactic fermentation" and "fruit bomb." Features ripe, luscious, full-bodied illustrations throughout.

Synopsis:

A nicely structured, lightly acidic addition to the handy Snob's Dictionary series, decoding the baffling world of winespeak from A to Z.

Wine Snob. The very phrase seems redundant, doesn't it? When faced with this snobbiest of snobberies, the civilian wine enthusiast needs the help of savvy translators like David Kamp and David Lynch. Their Wine Snob's Dictionary delivers witty explication of both old-school oeno-obsessions (What's claret? Who's Michael Broadbent?) and such new-wave terms as malolactic fermentation and fruit bomb. Among the other things Kamp and Lynch demystify:

Finish: the Snob code-term for aftertaste. (Robert Parker includes the stopwatch-measured length of a wine's finish in his ratings.)

Meritage: an American wine classification that rhymes with heritage, and should NEVER be pronounced meri-TAHJ.

Terroir: that elusive quality of vineyard soil that has sommeliers talking of gunflint, leather, and candied fruits

Featuring ripe, luscious, full-bodied illustrations by Snob's Dictionary stalwart Ross MacDonald, The Wine Snob's Dictionary is as heady and sparkling as a vintage Taittinger, only much less expensive... and much more giggle-inducing. Cheers

Synopsis:

Wine Snob. The very phrase seems redundant. When faced with this snobbiest of snobberies, the civilian wine enthusiast needs the help of savvy translators like David Kamp and David Lynch. Their Wine Snob’s Dictionary delivers witty explication of both old-school oeno-obsessions (What's claret? Who's Michael Broadbent?) and such new-wave terms as "malolactic fermentation" and "fruit bomb." Among the other topics Kamp and Lynch demystify:

• Ah-So: the two-pronged cork extractor favored by connoisseurs over the more arriviste Rabbit corkscrew

• Harlan Estate: the ultimate cult winery, located in Napa and founded by real-estate developer and master Snob-manipulator Bill Harlan

• Terroir: that elusive quality of vineyard soil that has sommeliers talking of "gunflint," "leather," and "candied fruits"

Featuring ripe, luscious, full-bodied illustrations by Snob's Dictionary stalwart Ross MacDonald, The Wine Snob’s Dictionary is as heady and sparkling as a vintage Taittinger, only much less expensive... and much more giggle-inducing. Cheers!

About the Author

DAVID KAMP is a writer and editor for Vanity Fair and the author of The United States of Arugula, The Food Snobs Dictionary, The Film Snobs Dictionary, and The Rock Snobs Dictionary. DAVID LYNCH is a James Beard Award—winning writer, sommelier, and restaurant manager, having served as wine director of Babbo Ristorante for seven years. Both authors live in New York City. ROSS MACDONALDs illustrations have appeared in many publications, from The New Yorker to The Wall Street Journal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767926928
Author:
Kamp, David
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Illustrator:
MacDonald, Ross
Author:
David Kamp and David Lynch
Author:
Lynch, David
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Wine and wine making
Subject:
Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Wines of the World
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.00x4.94x.47 in. .35 lbs.

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Product details 144 pages Broadway Books - English 9780767926928 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This work delivers witty explication of both old-school oeno-obsessions (What's claret? Who's Michael Broadbent?) and such new-wave terms as "malolactic fermentation" and "fruit bomb." Features ripe, luscious, full-bodied illustrations throughout.
"Synopsis" by , A nicely structured, lightly acidic addition to the handy Snob's Dictionary series, decoding the baffling world of winespeak from A to Z.

Wine Snob. The very phrase seems redundant, doesn't it? When faced with this snobbiest of snobberies, the civilian wine enthusiast needs the help of savvy translators like David Kamp and David Lynch. Their Wine Snob's Dictionary delivers witty explication of both old-school oeno-obsessions (What's claret? Who's Michael Broadbent?) and such new-wave terms as malolactic fermentation and fruit bomb. Among the other things Kamp and Lynch demystify:

Finish: the Snob code-term for aftertaste. (Robert Parker includes the stopwatch-measured length of a wine's finish in his ratings.)

Meritage: an American wine classification that rhymes with heritage, and should NEVER be pronounced meri-TAHJ.

Terroir: that elusive quality of vineyard soil that has sommeliers talking of gunflint, leather, and candied fruits

Featuring ripe, luscious, full-bodied illustrations by Snob's Dictionary stalwart Ross MacDonald, The Wine Snob's Dictionary is as heady and sparkling as a vintage Taittinger, only much less expensive... and much more giggle-inducing. Cheers

"Synopsis" by , Wine Snob. The very phrase seems redundant. When faced with this snobbiest of snobberies, the civilian wine enthusiast needs the help of savvy translators like David Kamp and David Lynch. Their Wine Snob’s Dictionary delivers witty explication of both old-school oeno-obsessions (What's claret? Who's Michael Broadbent?) and such new-wave terms as "malolactic fermentation" and "fruit bomb." Among the other topics Kamp and Lynch demystify:

• Ah-So: the two-pronged cork extractor favored by connoisseurs over the more arriviste Rabbit corkscrew

• Harlan Estate: the ultimate cult winery, located in Napa and founded by real-estate developer and master Snob-manipulator Bill Harlan

• Terroir: that elusive quality of vineyard soil that has sommeliers talking of "gunflint," "leather," and "candied fruits"

Featuring ripe, luscious, full-bodied illustrations by Snob's Dictionary stalwart Ross MacDonald, The Wine Snob’s Dictionary is as heady and sparkling as a vintage Taittinger, only much less expensive... and much more giggle-inducing. Cheers!

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