Oz Clarke, Britain''s most popular wine writer, is totally in
tune with what novice wine enthusiasts want to know, learn, and,
most importantly, enjoy about the fruit of the vine.
His accessible and comprehensive beginner''s guide is a wonderful
treat for wine lovers eager to enhance their knowledge: Clarke lays
out the rules of wine tasting, explains what creates a wine''s
signature taste, describes all the top grape varieties and their
individual characteristics, and dispenses wisdom on how to make the
perfect match of food and wine.
A section on spotting corked" and faulty wines also helps
newcomers gain confidence in their choices.
After discussing the basics, Oz takes readers on a world tour of
wine through the main winemaking regions of Europe, the United
States, South America, and other key wine-producing