Tony Aspler's Wine Lover's Companion

by Tony Aspler

McGraw-Hill Education | August 24, 1998 | Trade Paperback

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What the Critics Say About
Tony Aspler''s
Wine Lover''s Companion
"Only a handful of writers...combine authoritative knowledge...with an easy-reading, fluid style. Tony Aspler is one of them. The Wine Lover''s Companion makes for delightful reading, and yet is an authentic wine reference. Well-done!"
-Ed McCarthy, Wine for Dummies
"A...wealth of information that reflects Tony Aspler''s charm and vast experience. The chapter on "Matching Food and Wine" is must reading from apples to zucchini."
-Harriet Lembeck, Grossman''s Guide to Wines, Beers, and Spirits, 7th rev. ed.
"Outstanding!...Thirty-seven years as a wine judge and I learned something new in each chapter."
-David G. Male, President of InterVin International
"It''s packed with all kinds of wine information, all set out in a way that''s easy to read...Tony Aspler''s Wine Lover''s Companion is a splendid piece of work."
-Hamilton Spectator
"From the first chapter...it had me hooked...This is a good overview of the world of wine, and...will be a handy reference on my bookshelf."
-The Calgary Sun
"...full of information that presupposed nothing, and explains simply, without pretension."
-Globe & Mail

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 9.76 × 7 × 0.71 in

Published: August 24, 1998

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0075603144

ISBN - 13: 9780075603146

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Tony Aspler's Wine Lover's Companion

by Tony Aspler

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 9.76 × 7 × 0.71 in

Published: August 24, 1998

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0075603144

ISBN - 13: 9780075603146

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations, Tables and Charts Acknowledgements Introduction The Fruitful Grape Anatomy of a Grape Acidity In the Vineyard The Family of Grapes The Sun Factor Recognizing Wine by the Label The Grape Who''s Who How Wine Is Made The Winemaking Process Barrel Sizes Sweet Wines Fortified Wines Wine Tasting At Home The Structured Tasting The Table-Top Tasting Glasses Themes Tasting Sheets Blind Tasting Food at Tastings The Art Of Wine Tasting The Glass Using Your Senses Writing Wine Notes Scoring Wines Glossary of Wine Terms Matching Food And Wine Food and Wine Principles The Marriage Counselor''s Guide to Food and Wine Some Classic Dishes and a Wine to Match Wine In Restaurants The House Wine Syndrome How to Speed Read a Restaurant Wine List Have We Got a Wine for You! Tips for Selecting Wines Sending Wine Back The Restaurant Ritual Wine-Serving Temperatures Wine At Home Cellaring Bottle Shapes Starting a Cellar Wines to Lay Down for Your Grandchildren Wines NOT to Lay Down for Your Grandchildren Serving Wines Wine-Serving Temperatures Corkscrews Glass Shapes Breathing Decanting Wine Find Substituting Wines Wine Alternatives Whites Reds The Most Common Wine Mistakes All That Sparkles Champagne France''s Other Sparkling Wines Sparkling Wines from Other Countries A World Guide To Classic Varieties of Grapes Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc Riesling Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Syrah France Recognizing French Wines Bordeaux Burgundy Red Burgundy Beaujolais Alsace Loire Rhone So
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What the Critics Say About
Tony Aspler''s
Wine Lover''s Companion
"Only a handful of writers...combine authoritative knowledge...with an easy-reading, fluid style. Tony Aspler is one of them. The Wine Lover''s Companion makes for delightful reading, and yet is an authentic wine reference. Well-done!"
-Ed McCarthy, Wine for Dummies
"A...wealth of information that reflects Tony Aspler''s charm and vast experience. The chapter on "Matching Food and Wine" is must reading from apples to zucchini."
-Harriet Lembeck, Grossman''s Guide to Wines, Beers, and Spirits, 7th rev. ed.
"Outstanding!...Thirty-seven years as a wine judge and I learned something new in each chapter."
-David G. Male, President of InterVin International
"It''s packed with all kinds of wine information, all set out in a way that''s easy to read...Tony Aspler''s Wine Lover''s Companion is a splendid piece of work."
-Hamilton Spectator
"From the first chapter...it had me hooked...This is a good overview of the world of wine, and...will be a handy reference on my bookshelf."
-The Calgary Sun
"...full of information that presupposed nothing, and explains simply, without pretension."
-Globe & Mail

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What the Critics Say About
Tony Aspler''s
Wine Lover''s Companion
"Only a handful of writers...combine authoritative knowledge...with an easy-reading, fluid style. Tony Aspler is one of them. The Wine Lover''s Companion makes for delightful reading, and yet is an authentic wine reference. Well-done!"
-Ed McCarthy, Wine for Dummies
"A...wealth of information that reflects Tony Aspler''s charm and vast experience. The chapter on "Matching Food and Wine" is must reading from apples to zucchini."
-Harriet Lembeck, Grossman''s Guide to Wines, Beers, and Spirits, 7th rev. ed.
"Outstanding!...Thirty-seven years as a wine judge and I learned something new in each chapter."
-David G. Male, President of InterVin International
"It''s packed with all kinds of wine information, all set out in a way that''s easy to read...Tony Aspler''s Wine Lover''s Companion is a splendid piece of work."
-Hamilton Spectator
"From the first chapter...it had me hooked...This is a good overview of the world of wine, and...will be a handy reference on my bookshelf."
-The Calgary Sun
"...full of information that presupposed nothing, and explains simply, without pretension."
-Globe & Mail

About the Author

Tony Aspler is the most widely read wine writer in Canada. He has been active on the international wine scene since 1964. As a consultant and wine judge, he makes frequent trips to the vineyards and wine fairs of Europe, and is recognized as the leading authority on Canadian wines.
His previous books include Travels With My Corkscrew, Tony Aspler's Guide to New World Wines, International Guide to Wine, Tony Aspler's Dinner Companion (with Jacques Marie), Cellar & Silver (with Rose Murray), Aligote to Zinfandel, and his is also the author of the wine mystery novels featuring wine writer Ezra Brant, Blood Is Thicker Than Beaujolais, The Beast of Barbaresco and Death On The Douro.
Tony Aspler has lectured extensively on wine around the world and has been accorded international honours for wine writing. The wine columnist for The Toronto Star since 1980, Aspler is the executive editor of Winetidings magazine and has contributed to other international wine publications. He is the creator of the Air Ontario Wine Awards Competition, a member of wine advisory board for Air Canada and is on the North American Advisory Board of The Institute of Masters of Wine.

From Our Editors

Now in its third edition, The Wine Lover's Companion lets you in on all the secret pleasures of fine wine tasting and collecting. Join Canadian journalist and wine gourmand Tony Aspler as he takes readers on a great grape journey. Explore all bon-vivant facets of wine, from matching it with food to selecting it in restaurants. Aspler also offers current vintage charts, current trends in production and a complete glossary of wine terms.
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