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    • ISBN:9781840911398
    • Publication date:16 Oct 2000

Jancis Robinson's Wine Tasting Workbook

By Jancis Robinson

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  • £16.99

A new concept in wine books - a workbook that gives you all the essential expertize and teaches you how to record your own experience of wines. Takes you through every stage of learning to appreciate wine. Contains simple guidelines for tasting and matching food and wine and expanding your wine repertoire. Features fun tasting exercises, plus advice on buying and serving, from inexpensive bottles to fine wines. An indispensable companion for the new wine enthusiast, to be taken everywhere from the armchair to the wine shop or vineyard, and into the cellar.

Master of Wine Jancis Robinson has created this wine tasting course based around practical exercises that will guide you from your first sips to confident, well-informed gulps. Clearly divided into theory and practise, this workbook first provides all the information you need before you put it into practise. Learn the correct way to taste wine and enjoy the tasting exercises specially devised by Jancis based on readily available and inexpensive bottle. Learn how to recognise the most popular grape varieties from Chardonnay to Riesling, Pinot Noir to Cabernet Sauvignon, and why you should choose a good sparkling wine over cheap Champagne. There is advice on choosing from a wine list and how to match food with wine. How to Taste will awaken the wine connoisseur in us all.

Biographical Notes

One of a handful of wine communicators with an international reputation, Jancis Robinson writes daily for www.jancisrobinson.com, weekly for The Financial Times, and bi-monthly for a column that is syndicated in every continent. She is also editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine and co-author with Hugh Johnson of The World Atlas of Wine, each of these books recognized as a standard reference worldwide.An award-winning tv presenter, she is invited all over the world to tutor wine tastings and act as a wine judge. In 1984 she was the first person outside the wine trade to pass the rigorous Master of Wine exams and in 2003 she was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen, on whose cellar she now advises.

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  • ISBN: 9781840915204
  • Publication date: 03 Nov 2008
  • Page count: 208
  • Imprint: Conran
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