Wine Basics: A Quick and Easy Guide

Paperback | March 26, 1993

byDewey Markham

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a quick, basic guide for everyone who wants to know just enough about wine to enjoy it . "Dewey Markham''s book reinforces the simple pleasures a bottle of wine brings at the table with good food, good friends and family. He takes the mystery, which often alienates new wine drinkers, out of wine, while retaining the romance that makes wine unique." --Robert Mondavi from the Foreword In this light-hearted and intelligent reference, wine authority Dewey Markham gives you, faster than you ever thought possible, the confidence and knowledge to really enjoy choosing and drinking wine. You''ll learn how to apply the principles and information in this book to any wine you may encounter, no matter where it is made. Through a series of quick takes, Markham shows you:
* How to deal with wine lists and waiters
* How to get the best value when buying wine in a store
* How to decipher the ten standard items of information on every wine label
* A simple method for judging the quality of any wine
* How to store and serve wine
* How wine is made and packaged
Wine Basics also uses easy-to-understand charts to illustrate the range of tastes in white and red wines and includes a comprehensive but user-friendly vocabulary to describe these tastes.

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This basic guide for those who want to know just enough about wine to enjoy it shows how to deal with wine lists and waiters, how to get the best value when buying wine in a store, and how to decipher wine labels. The small format and easy-to-read style will help transform novices into pros who both understand and enjoy wine. 30 illustrations

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a quick, basic guide for everyone who wants to know just enough about wine to enjoy it . "Dewey Markham's book reinforces the simple pleasures a bottle of wine brings at the table with good food, good friends and family. He takes the mystery, which often alienates new wine drinkers, out of wine, while retaining the romance that makes wine unique." --Robert Mondavi from the Foreword In this light-h...

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a quick, basic guide for everyone who wants to know just enough about wine to enjoy it … "Dewey Markham’s book reinforces the simple pleasures a bottle of wine brings at the table with good food, good friends and family. He takes the mystery, which often alienates new wine drinkers, out of wine, while retaining the romance that makes wine unique." —Robert Mondavi from the Foreword In this light-he...

DEWEY MARKHAM, Jr., created the wine studies program for the famed LaVarenne cooking school in Paris and was formerly Associate Director of the Swiss Wine Information Council. He teaches courses at the Culinary Institute of America and is currently researching a major work on Bordeaux.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.6 × 5.58 × 0.54 inPublished:March 26, 1993Publisher:Wiley

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ISBN - 10:0471582581

ISBN - 13:9780471582588

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Table of Contents

Why Drink Wine?.

The Taste of White Wine.

The Taste of Red Wine.

The Smell of Wine.

The Look of Wine.

How Wine Is Made--The Basics.

How Wine Is Made--The Manufacturer's Options.

Pink, Sweet, and Bubbly.

How Wine Is Packaged.

The Wine Label.

Vintage, and What It Means.

How to Buy Wine in a Store.

Storing Wine.

Serving Wine.

How to Buy Wine in a Restaurant.

Wine and Food.

Where Do You Go from Here?.

Selected Bibliography.

Appendices.

Index.