Synopses & Reviews
This new edition of Matt Kramer's classic guide to wine features a new preface and an all-new chapter that covers changes and advances in winemaking since first publication in 1989. The superbly written text explains everything an oenophile needs to know, including the creation and naming of wines, wine cellars, presentation and glassware, pairing wine with food, and much more. Kramer explores connoisseurship through the practical devices of "thinking wine" and "drinking wine," making for a most enjoyable and engrossing journey through one of life's most dependable pleasures.
"While much wine writing verges on pedantry, columnist Kramer brings a disciplined reporter's ear to his job, along with wit and intelligence to spare." Publishers Weekly
"Kramer remains as pleasurable to read as ever." Sacramento Bee
"Topics such as wine storage, service, and matching wine with food are dealt with in a no-nonsense fashion. Perhaps more interesting is the opening discussion of connoisseurship and the social dimension of wine." Library Journal
This new edition of Matt Kramer's classic guide to wine features a new preface and an all-new chapter that covers changes and advances in winemaking since first publication in 1989. The superbly writt
Discusses the properties of wine, offers insight to wine tasting and selection and explores various myths surrounding wine.
Includes bibliographical references (215-219) and index.
About the Author
Matt Kramer has been a full-time food critic and wine writer since 1976. He has been a regular contributor to Wine Spectator since 1985, and is the wine critic and food columnist for the Portland Oregonian.