An entertaining and comprehensive wine guide which explains the many varieties and demonstrates how to judge them, from the wine director of New York's world-famous Windows on the World restaurant.
Let’s pop a cork and toast America’s very best, most popular wine course–now in a revised edition with new material that wine lovers will savor. This is Kevin’s 40th year in the wine business, and to celebrate, he has updated all the material on vineyards in Austria, Hungary, Greece, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, and Argentina. Plus, he completely refreshed the tasting section with flavor profiles that also discuss winemaking; created a new Best of the Best chapter; and included more than 20 smart phone tags throughout the book that link to videos of Kevin talking about wine. As always, the book offers Wine Basics, Tasting Wine, Matching Wine and Food, Frequently Asked Questions About Wine, and a Selected Glossary. Zraly goes region-by-region, with the wines organized from simple to complex–allowing readers who follow Kevin’s order to experience the finest wines and a wide diversity of tastes, styles, regions, and countries. More than ever, this is clearly the wine guide
A comprehensive, must-have guide to beverage service including wine, beer, and spiritsThe Sommelier Prep Course is the ultimate resource for any aspiring sommelier, bartender, or serious wine lover. It includes sections on viniculture and viticulture, Old World and New World wines, beer and other fermented beverages, and all varieties of spirits. Review questions, key terms, a pronunciation guide, maps, and even sample wine labels provide invaluable test prep information for acing the major sommelier certification exams.For each type of beverage, author Michael Gibson covers the essential history, manufacturing information, varieties available, and tasting and pairing information. He also includes sections on service, storage, and wine list preparation for a full understanding of every aspect of beverage service.• An ideal test prep resource for anyone studying for certification by The Court of Master Sommeliers, The Society of Wine Educators, or The International Sommelier
It’s a great time to be a beer drinker, but also the most confusing, thanks to the dizzying array of available draft beers. Expert Joshua M. Bernstein comes to the rescue with The Complete Beer Course, demystifying brews and breaking down the elements that make beer’s flavor spin into distinctively different and delicious directions. Structured around a series of easy-to-follow classes, his course hops from lagers and pilsners to hazy wheat beers, Belgian-style abbey and Trappist ales, aromatic pale ales and bitter IPAs, roasty stouts, barrel-aged brews, belly-warming barley wines, and mouth-puckering sour ales. There is even a class on international beer styles and another on pairing beer with food and starting your own beer cellar. Through suggested, targeted tastings, you’ll learn when to drink down-and when to dump those beers down a
“Kevin Zraly is the finest wine educator I have known.” —Robert ParkerLet’s pop a cork and toast America’s very best, most popular wine course—now in a revised edition that wine lovers will savor. Kevin Zraly’s bestselling course now features a refreshed tasting section with flavor profiles; a “Best of the Best” chapter with links to 20 smartphone tags; an audio pronunciation guide, and updated labels, vintages, statistics, and more invaluable information. As always, the book covers all the basics, and Zraly’s region-by-region organization points readers to the finest wines and a diversity of tastes, styles, and regions. More than ever, this is the wine guide against which all others are
This authoritative and inspirational wine tasting course received rave reviews when it was originally published, winning all three major wine awards in its first year of publication. Now, Michael Schuster, one of the world’s finest wine teachers, has updated it with new vintages, to make this step by-step wine tasting course even more useful.”A beautifully designed and intelligently organized wine primer.” Boston
Giving readers the confidence to discover, buy, and drink wines that they’ll enjoy, Wine: A Tasting Course helps you explore and develop your palate in your own time and at your own pace. Offering a visual tour of wine styles, explaining the big-picture concepts, and encouraging readers to recognize the connections between wines, author Marnie Old, a renowned American sommelier, challenges all the stuffy orthodoxies about wine, and teaches that best way to learn is through tasting. Providing a fresh take on the world of wine, showing you what you need to know, and debunking wine-snob myths, Wine: A Tasting Course is the ultimate visual wine course for wine lovers seeking no-nonsense, practical