Have a Glass: A Modern Guide to Wine

by James Nevison, Kenji Hodgson

Whitecap Books Ltd. | January 10, 2003 | Trade Paperback

Have a Glass: A Modern Guide to Wine is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.

Halfaglass, aka James Nevison and Kenji Hodgson, was formed in response to the realization that no one was "talking wine" to twenty-somethings in a way that seemed relevant to their lifestyles. To create this book, James and Kenji travelled the globe, tasted copious amounts of wine, and researched and interviewed endlessly. The result is an upbeat guide to wine filled with entertaining stories and information on essential topics such as grape varietals, winemaking, and wine regions. Have a Glass sheds the complicated terminology and pretensions that have alienated younger wine drinkers, and helps readers to better understand and enjoy wine.

With anecdotes and attitude, this book explores the mythology and history of wine from the Old World to the New, from Champagne to Chardonnay, and from Merlot to Muscadet. Throughout, the focus is on using wine to create and enhance an experience, whether it is finding the perfect wine to accompany a meal or ordering with confidence in a restaurant. For those new to wine, and those who want to know the latest trends in wine, Have a Glass is essential reading.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 8.4 × 5.5 × 0.6 in

Published: January 10, 2003

Publisher: Whitecap Books Ltd.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1552854701

ISBN - 13: 9781552854709

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wine for Everyone? Wine for Everyone? Hell YES! Despite any petty jealousy I may have for these world travellers, their view of wine is clear: its all about the enjoyment of wine. Knowledge about what you are enjoying can only make it, well MORE enjoyable. This is the first wine book that was fairly even when describing wine regions of the world. Others devote 20 pages to France and one page to the rest of the world, not so with Kenji and James. Talk about refreshing. This book should be consumed with a Nebuchadnezzar and lots of friends!
Date published: 2004-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is not a book for hipsters or metrosexuals! After reading this book I was thoroughly impressed with the knowledge that these young men have on such a diverse subject as wine. You have to admire all their true life experience as well; I mean how many people do you know who have been to every wine-growing continent in the world? Anyways, this book is a great read because the authors tie in their own anecdotes about the true wine experience which makes you believe that it can't be that hard. It seems that these boys know how to live right and I would like to spend an evening with them talking about travel...
Date published: 2003-12-04

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Have a Glass: A Modern Guide to Wine

by James Nevison, Kenji Hodgson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 8.4 × 5.5 × 0.6 in

Published: January 10, 2003

Publisher: Whitecap Books Ltd.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1552854701

ISBN - 13: 9781552854709

From the Publisher

Halfaglass, aka James Nevison and Kenji Hodgson, was formed in response to the realization that no one was "talking wine" to twenty-somethings in a way that seemed relevant to their lifestyles. To create this book, James and Kenji travelled the globe, tasted copious amounts of wine, and researched and interviewed endlessly. The result is an upbeat guide to wine filled with entertaining stories and information on essential topics such as grape varietals, winemaking, and wine regions. Have a Glass sheds the complicated terminology and pretensions that have alienated younger wine drinkers, and helps readers to better understand and enjoy wine.

With anecdotes and attitude, this book explores the mythology and history of wine from the Old World to the New, from Champagne to Chardonnay, and from Merlot to Muscadet. Throughout, the focus is on using wine to create and enhance an experience, whether it is finding the perfect wine to accompany a meal or ordering with confidence in a restaurant. For those new to wine, and those who want to know the latest trends in wine, Have a Glass is essential reading.

About the Author

Kenji Hodgson''s father first sparked his interest in wine, and Kenji''s ensuing passion for the grape has prompted many pursuits, including an epic, endurance-testing two weeks at the 2002 harvest in Pouilly-Fuissé, France. He has an Advanced Certificate from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust of London and admits to "a soft spot for wines of the Old World, despite my contemporary disposition."

James Nevison found "The Good Life"--as defined by the harmonious union of wine, food, and friends-while living in Barcelona, Spain. After studying commerce at the University of British Columbia, he gained certification from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust of London. His subsequent wayfaring has taken him around the world to taste the wine of six wine-producing continents.

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