This is a pleasure guide to wine -- an unashamed romp through
the flavors, sensations and joy that wine can give us. It shines a
light into the darkest cellars of wine appreciation, illuminating
the mysterious delights to be found within. Max Allen''s breezy and
semi-colloquial style provides for an enjoyable read where the
ideas flow clearly and effortlessly, but every word has been chosen
with care -- a book that makes a complex subject simple. There is
no rating scale or confusing jargon describing wines. The wine
novice will learn to feel comfortable about which wine to select
and enjoy, while the experienced wine aficionado will thrill at the
insightful iconoclasms Max Allen shares about grape varieties and
food and wine matching. Wine is first made in the vineyard.
Chapters on Air, Earth, Water and Sun explain how these vital
elements effect the outcome of the grapes and thus the wine. How to
select, taste and enjoy wine is simplified into chapters called:
Nose, Babble, Cash, Space, Time, Breath, Belly, Blood and Globe!
More than a guide, Red and White is a celebration of an ancient
liquid written for a new generation of wine drinkers.