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From the Publisher
What better way to learn about wine than to taste it?
Hailed by Jerry Shriver in USA Today as "the woman who
makes the wine world gulp when she speaks," Jancis Robinson created
in How to Taste a classic for connoisseurs of all levels
and the first introduction of its kind to focus on practical
tasting exercises. Now fully revised and updated, Robinson''s
renowned guide proves once again that learning about wine can be
just as engaging as drinking it.
Written in Robinson''s trademark accessible style, the new How
to Taste features thoroughly updated vintages and producers as
well as up-and-coming wine regions and styles. Incorporating wines
that are both easily obtainable and reasonably priced, Robinson''s
lessons are separated into complementary portions of theory and
practice to help you both learn and taste your way to wine
One of the world''s best-loved authorities on wine, Robinson
explains first how to get the most out of the flavor of your wine
and food, and then about specific grapes and the wines themselves.
By the time you finish the book, you will have learned how to
recognize the most popular grape varieties from Chardonnay and
Riesling to Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, and why a good
sparkling wine is always better than cheap champagne. You will
discover how to judge sweetness, acidity, and fruitiness as well as
the difference between the length and the weight of a wine. You
will also be given practical advice for dealing with wine in the
real world: how to choose from a wine list, organize your own wine
tastings, and pair wines with specific foods.
From the armchair to the wine shop and back to the table, How
to Taste will transform anyone on any level into a confident
connoisseur who can leave faltering sips behind and have fun along