Exploring Wine: Completely Revised 3rd Edition

Hardcover | September 14, 2010

bySteven Kolpan, Brian H. Smith, Michael A. Weiss

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The essential wine reference for food and wine aficionados, students, and professionals

Written by the experts who train today's leading chefs and sommeliers, this invaluable guide thoroughly demystifies wine, from the basics of wine production to the nuances of wine lists, wine marketing, and wine service.

Completely revised and updated, this new edition of the critically acclaimed guide features more comprehensive coverage of the wine regions of the world, grape varietals, winemaking, purchasing, tasting, service, and pairing. The expanded food and wine pairing section doesn't just list good pairings, but explains why particular wines and foods pair well with each other. In addition, the book includes easy-to-use and informative charts, tables, and maps, as well as beautiful full-color photographs..

  • Packed with the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on wines of the world from the top professionals in the field
  • Includes more tasting notes for each region, updated information on the health effects of wine, and an expanded food and wine pairing section
  • Features excellent study resources for food and wine students

Expanded, revised, and better than ever, Exploring Wine is a comprehensive resource and ideal companion for wine lovers and students alike.

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The essential wine reference for food and wine aficionados, students, and professionals Written by the experts who train today's leading chefs and sommeliers, this invaluable guide thoroughly demystifies wine, from the basics of wine production to the nuances of wine lists, wine marketing, and wine service. Completely revised and updat...

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“Exploring Wine is a grand tour. The writing is lively. The content is rich. It is a wine lover's guidebook, a wine professional's manual. It is highly opinionated, which makes it particularly entertaining. It contains many insights into wine lists, how wines are priced, and alternatives to Chardonnay and Cabernet, whic...

Steven Kolpan, Brian H. Smith (1952–2009), and Michael A. Weiss have been the leading wine educators at The Culinary Institute of America for the last twenty–five years. They have traveled to virtually every wine–producing region in the world and have trained more than 30,000 students to understand and appreciate wine...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:800 pages, 11.04 × 8.96 × 1.98 inPublished:September 14, 2010Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0471770639

ISBN - 13:9780471770633

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Acknowledgments.

PART 1: FUNDAMENTALS: GROWING GRAPES, MAKING WINE, AND TASTING WINE.

Chapter 1: The Right Stuff: Grape Growing and Grape Types.

Chapter 2: How Wine is Made.

Chapter 3: Tasting Wine.

PART 2: WINES OF THE NEW WORLD.

Chapter 4: United States: California.

Chapter 5: Beyond California: Wines of North America.

Chapter 6: The Southern Hemisphere.

PART 3: WINES OF THE OLD WORLD.

Chapter 7: France.

Chapter 8: Italy.

Chapter 9: Spain.

Chapter 10: Portugal.

Chapter 11: Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Chapter 12: Wines of Eastern Europe.

Chapter 13: The Eastern Mediterranean and Asia.

PART 4: WINE, FOOD, AND HEALTH.

Chapter 14: Wine and Food.

Chapter 15: Wine and Health.

PART 5: WINE SERVICE AND STORAGE.

Chapter 16: Wine Service.

Chapter 17: Purchasing and Storage.

Chapter 18: Wine Lists.

Appendix A: Conversions.

Appendix B: How to Read a Label.

Appendix C: American Appellations.

Appendix D: Vintage Charts.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index.