The enormous variety of wines available today can be baffling even to an experienced buyer. Anyone who enters a wine store is immediately confronted by rows and rows of racks filled with a myriad of choices. Where do you begin when all you want is a reasonably priced quality wine to serve with dinner? Jancis Robinson can make anyone an expert, or at least an informed buyer, in short order. In this comprehensive guide to the wine-producing countries of the world, she captures the flavor of each regionGCOs wines and presents her personal recommendations on the best names from around the world, with thirty-two completely new pages covering the latest developments in South America, South Africa, and Eastern Europe. Robinson also describes the distinctive characteristics of hundreds of different grape varieties and studies the traditional and innovative methods employed in the creation of great wines. A fully updated vintage guide makes selection even easier.
Dedicated to ensuring that you get the most out of every glass, Jancis RobinsonGCOs Wine Course explains how to taste and store wine, what to serve on special occasions at home, and how to order the best value from a restaurant wine list. Full of infectious enthusiasm and heaps of personal tips, this book will soon have you reaching for the corkscrew.
Jancis Robinson is an internationally acclaimed wine writer and broadcaster. The only British journalist to have qualified as a Master of Wine, she has worked as wine columnist for the Sunday Times, the New York--based Wine Spectator, and the Financial Times. She is the author of more than ten books, including The Oxford Companion to Wine.
Introduction 1. Getting the Most Out of Wine 2. How Wine Is Made 3. Wine Grape Varieties 4. The World of Wine France Italy Spain Portugal Germany Austria Switzerland Central & Eastern Europe Mediterranean Countries USA Rest of North America Australia New Zealand South Africa Other Countries Vintage Guide Where to Buy Wine How to Find Out More Index