Wine, made and drunk locally, has been a part of life in the sunlit Mediterranean basin since ancient times. Now, all the temperate regions of the world produce wine. With that geographical expansion has come a new flowering of aromas and flavours. Socially, too, wine is now accessible to all. Its pleasures are no longer the preserve of a wealthy elite. The first part of the book, The Tools, introduces you to the kit you'll need for tasting and thinking about wine, including different glasses, the varying colours of key wine types and their smell and taste. You'll learn how to choose wine and record your impressions of what you taste. The Elements explains wine's components. Andrew profiles the Magnificent Seven grape varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Pinot Noir, plus many more from the extended vine family. He also pictures what happens in the earth and sky as the vine grows, and the role of the winemaker in shaping the finished product. The final part of the book, The Journey, takes you on a tour of the world's wine-producing countries, describing the characteristics of each.
If you want to know more about wine's unique sensual pleasures, enrol on Andrew Jefford's Wine Course today.
Andrew Jefford has been writing and broadcasting about wine and other drinks for 20 years, notably for The Evening Standard, Decanter magazine, BBC Radio Four and his website andrewjefford.com. His books The New France and Peat Smoke and Spirit: A Portrait of Islay and its Whiskies were among the most widely acclaimed of the last decade. He has won many awards for his work, including eight Glenfiddich Awards, Best Drinks Journalist in the World Food Media Awards, the APA Magazine Journalist of the Year and Louis Roederer Champagne International Wine Writer of the Year (2006 and 2007). Andrew is a Contributing Editor to Waitrose Food Illustrated magazine and a columnist for Decanter and World of Fine Wine. He has written several books for Ryland Peters & Small, including The World of Wine. He lives in France.
Number Of Pages:
- ID: 9781849757782
- Saver Delivery: Yes
- 1st Class Delivery: Yes
- Courier Delivery: Yes
- Store Delivery: Yes
Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly
© Copyright 2013 - 2016 WHSmith and its suppliers.
WHSmith High Street Limited Greenbridge Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, SN3 3LD, VAT GB238 5548 36