Oz Clarke's Introducing Wine: A Complete Guide for the Modern Wine Drinker

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9780151006427: Oz Clarke's Introducing Wine: A Complete Guide for the Modern Wine Drinker

In this introductory guide, wine jargon is explained in simple terms, expert tips give you the inside track, and wine snobbery and wine myths are put firmly in their place. Straightforward explanations detail what wine is, how it is made and why both flavour and quality vary so much from one wine to the next. A guide to the most important grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay) describes their characteristic tastes and styles and the sorts of foods they go well with. All the key elements of enjoying wine are included: how to taste, buy, store and serve wine, how to choose wine in a restaurant and how to match wine and food. A virtual tour of the shelves of a wine shop gives essential information on the wines of each country and region: the flavours, the styles, the quality and affordability. The book is for anyone who wants to know about wine and to make the right choices without being overwhelmed with information.

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‘Oz is one of the UK’s finest communicators on all things vinous.' -- Richard Ehrlich, Independent on Sunday

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All you really need to know about wine
(and only what you really need to know about wine)
Here, at last, from Oz Clarke, the UK's most popular wine writer, comes the ultimate no-nonsense guide to wine. No jargon, no frills. No previous knowledge assumed. Just how to enjoy the kind of wine that is actually in the shops at the moment.

Flavours: explore the tastes you most enjoy with Oz's unique ‘Wine Flavour Wheels’

Grapes: Find the key to every taste and style

Regions: Use the 'Quick Guides' for essential know-how

Actual recommendations: Avoid expensive mistakes from the start

Wine terms: Understand the terms you need to know

Food and wine matching: Get it right every time

Practical details: Select, buy, serve and taste wine with confidence

This paperback edition has been substantially revised, and includes Oz's latest suggestions for wines to try, plus updated vintage evaluations.

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Book Description Harcourt, 2000. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: When it comes to a beverage suitable for vegetarians to enjoy at mealtime, what could be more appropriate than wine? It's an ancient drink, its health benefits have been know since biblical times, it contains no animal products, and it's nearly universally available to adults. British oenophile Oz Clarke has produced a new primer on wine that combines some of the best approaches from previous books into a highly useful reference. Oz Clarke's Introducing Wine groups all wines into fifteen categories that define each one's major characteristics. Well-structured tables organize additional data for easy accessibility. Shunning the high-flown language of many books for the wine novice, Clarke teaches practical, useful terms and techniques that demystify without sacrificing pleasure. His approach benefits further from a nonexclusionary stance that embraces equally all the world's wines, not just those from France, Italy, and California. Mark Knoblauch Copyright American Library Association. All rights reserved. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0151006423

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