From crisp and dry white wines to full-bodied reds, from dark
and creamy ales to fruity and fresh cocktails, this unsurpassed
reference is a celebration of drinks from around the world. This
all-in-one reference provides recipes for more than 1,000 drinks
organized by style and taste, information on buying, storing, and
serving, it includes recommendations on food pairings as well. A
must-have for every home bar or kitchen.
Vincent Gasnier became the youngest-ever recipient of the title
"Master Sommelier" in 1997. This distinguished international title
is the highest drinks qualification in the world, and has been
awarded only 120 times. Born in the Loire Valley, Gasnier trained
as a Sommelier in Paris, working at a number of great
Michelin-starred restaurants, including Laurent and Jules Verne.
Awarded the Ruinart Sommelier of the Year, and the Dom Perignon
Award, he now runs his own consulting company. He is also a
renowned judge at numerous wine competitions and makes frequent TV