Magnum Edition: The Master Guide
Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack
Madeline Puckette is a cetified sommelier and worked as a sommelier before creating the Wine Folly blog (www.winefolly.com) with Justin Hammack. Wine Folly is a leading wine blog. This is the book for wine afficianados, occaisional drinkers or wine newbies. It is beautifully illustrated and laid out and organized so that the information you need is quickly found. It starts with the basics and covers concepts like body, sweetness, tannin, acidity, alcohol, look, and smell with extensive graphics and clear, interesting explanations. Their 4-step tasting method - look, smell, taste, think is simple and easy to follow. They butress their explanation of wine faults with common examples that make the faults easy to spot and understand. They provide a very useful wine aroma wheel that can help even the novice spot aromas in the wine they are drinking. They also provide a guide to taking useful tasting notes - essential for learning about wine. the book guides the novice throuh wine serving, etiquette, and storing. They cover the basics of wine making and pairing wine with food. About two fifths of the book covers grapes and wines and another two fifths covers the major wine regions. While you can read this book straight through, this is more a book for learning and using as a guide as you drink a glass of wine, explore its character and try to understand it. The book is lavishly illustrated, engaging and worth having.
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