Discovering Wine has been hailed by new and experienced wine lovers everywhere as the classic, approachable introduction to the luscious world of wine. In this revised and updated edition, Simon addresses the latest wine trends and providesMoreDiscovering Wine has been hailed by new and experienced wine lovers everywhere as the classic, approachable introduction to the luscious world of wine.
In this revised and updated edition, Simon addresses the latest wine trends and provides brand-new information on vintages recently established in countries and continents around the globe. More than 250 full-color photographs, maps, and charts beautifully complement Simons effervescent approach to the fascinating world of wine, and help to dispel the mystique that so often surrounds the subject.
She provides the crucial hints that will help you to become a wine aficionado -- virtually overnight. You will learn how toTaste and judge wine like an expertCorrectly match food and wineFollow the newest guidelines for serving and storing your winesDiscern classic wines from those that emulate themUnderstand the importance and role of grapesKnow when a particular wine is ready to drinkIn addition to demystifying wine, Simon explores famous vineyards and explains how the winemakers use grapes to their most delicious advantage. And after a concise but thorough roundup of todays wine styles, Simon conducts a tour through the wine regions of the world -- from Chianti to Coonawarra, from Medoc to Moldova, and everywhere in between.As entertaining as it is informative, Discovering Wine is destined to remain the definitive beginners guide to wine.