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    • ISBN:9781784721343
    • Publication date:06 Apr 2017

Essential Winetasting

The Complete Practical Winetasting Course

By Michael Schuster

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  • £18.99

An authoritative and inspirational winetasting course, from one of the world's leading wine educators.

An authoritative and inspirational winetasting course, from one of the world's leading wine educators.

An authoritative and inspirational winetasting course, from one of the world's leading wine educators.

'Explains the mechanics of taste and tasting better than any book I've seen.' - Richard Ehrlich, Independent on Sunday

Learn how to taste wine, with one of the world's leading wine educators.

This book offers a particularly clear and precise means of teaching yourself how to taste and how to get more out of your wine, whatever your level. All the major grape varieties are explored, and their key characteristics in different regions. Ten practical tastings then cover core tasting techniques. Do you want to explore Dry Whites, for example, looking at 'Old World' versus 'New World' Sauvignon Blancs? Or investigate 'terroir' in a range of Bordeaux wines? Additional information on subjects such as Wines and Age and the impact of climate change complete the picture, making this book a powerful tool for understanding and appreciating wine at all levels.

Biographical Notes

Michael Schuster trained in tasting in Bordeaux. In the early 1980s he helped create an award-winning wine retail business, and since then he has worked as an independent writer, consultant and lecturer, running his own wine school in north London with his wife Monika, a Cordon Bleu trained chef.
His tastings range from his foundation Beginners Course, to much sought after events each May, where he coaches students in the demanding practicalities of Master of Wine Blind Tasting.
For many years he sat on the board of The Wine Society, one of Britain's foremost mail order merchants, and during its first ten years he chaired the Burgundy panel at Decanter's World Wine Awards. He is a regular contributor to The World of Fine Wine, writing their annual Bordeaux en primeur report, for articles in which he was shortlisted for Feature Writer of the Year in the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Awards 2008. He lectures to amateurs and professionals in the UK and abroad and in 2002 he was elected to the Academie Internationale du Vin.

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  • ISBN: 9781784720919
  • Publication date: 06 Apr 2017
  • Page count: 224
  • Imprint: Mitchell Beazley
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