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.
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
“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
The seventh edition will confirm the status of The World Atlas of Wine as the most essential and authoritative wine reference work. Reflecting the changing nature of the wine scene, the Atlas details developments in climate, technique and fashion as well as new regulations made over the last six years. A new Australian map highlights the importance of cool-climate regions as global warming takes effect, for example,while dynamic regions such as coastal Croatia, South Africa’s Swartland and Ningxia in China are covered for the first time. The world’s increasing appetite for wine is matched by a growing thirst for knowledge,which this book will amply