Demystify wine with the ultimate visual course for wine lovers.
Can't smell honeysuckle in that glass of sauvignon blanc, or wondering which end of a bottle of chianti is the “nose”? With this immersive guide to all things wine you'll soon become an expert. Discover which wines you like and why, read about the journey from grape to glass, and build on your understanding with vibrant infographics in this fresh take on the world of wine.
Easy to understand and jargon-free, this no-nonsense book will help you to appreciate talking, tasting, and enjoying wine in everyday life. Explore red wines and white, and those all-important food and wine pairings, then get to grips with grape varieties and regions. Drink alongside your discoveries with fun wine tasting tests that cover wines from all over the world and learn key wine facts in "Did you know" boxes.
Wine: A Tasting Course is perfect for anyone looking for a practical guide to wine tasting that focuses on enjoying and understanding wine for yourself, rather than for others.
About the Author
Sommelier Marnie Old is a breath of fresh air in the wine world, known for her engaging and intuitive explanations of complex wine topics. She writes a humorous wine column for the Philadelphia Daily News and is a featured speaker at the annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. Formerly director of wine studies for Manhattan’s esteemed French Culinary Institute, Old also served as the founding education chairperson for the American Sommelier Association. Her first book, also published by DK, was the popular He Said Beer, She Said Wine, an entertaining debate on food pairing coauthored with beer legend Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Old has also written the popular Wine Secrets and the award-winning Wine Simplified, an interactive crash-course ebook.
"[F]ull of eye-catching visuals and a lot of fun exercises (e.g., comparing sweetness levels in wine or varying shades of red wines) but it also contains plenty of that more structured information, such as facts on countries and grapes." – The Wall Street Journal
"[P]erhaps the best wine basics book I've seen to date…[author] Marnie [Old] gets that detailed and crowded are NOT interchangeable, and proves it with her stunning, unpretentious graphics." – Anthony Dias Blue, James Beard Award Winner and Editor-in-chief of Tasting Table