Drink This NOW! Step by Step Lessons for the Aspiring Wine Connoisseur
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DRINK THIS NOW! Step by Step Lessons for the Aspiring Wine Connoisseur isn’t intended to make the reader a wine connoisseur, a wine collector, a wine snob, or a wino. Instead, it makes the reader a wine drinker.
Readers of DRINK THIS NOW! will acquire the skills to hang in any wine conversation at any table; understand enough to confidently shop for wine in any store; and be able to impress their family and friends.
Each chapter and lesson in DRINK THIS NOW! focuses a real wine drinking experience for the reader - with a bit of educational material on the side to encourage and enlighten them on their journey.
DRINK THIS NOW! Step by Step Lessons for the Aspiring Wine Connoisseur:
- Teaches readers how to drink wine
- Introduces readers to wine drinking terms
- Introduces readers to the different styles of wine
- Introduces readers to the main grape varieties that make up most of today's wine world
- Provides a reference guide for food/wine experiences
- Creates a vocabulary and understanding of wine
CHAPTER 1 Prelude to Drinking Wine
LESSON 1 Why We Drink Wine with Meals and How Food Alters the Taste Perception of Wine
LESSON 2 Glassware: Yes, It Does Make a Difference
LESSON3 When Is It Time to Drink My Wine? Aging and Decanting and Their Effect on Wine
CHAPTER 2 Winemaker Influence
LESSON 4 Got Wood? The Influence of Oak on Wine
LESSON 5 Dry vs. Sweet: A Sugar Showdown
LESSON 6 Color Me Clueless: Is There Anything to a Wine's Color?
LESSON 7 Rock Your Body but Keep Your Balance!
CHAPTER 3 Whites
LESSON 8 The Big Three Whites
LESSON 9 The Lighter Whites
LESSON 10 The Fantastic Floral Whites
CHAPTER 4 Reds
LESSON 11 Bordeaux's Big Boy Reds: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc
LESSON 12 Burgundy's Big Hitter: Pinot Noir
LESSON 13 The Italian Stallions: Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, and Barbera
LESSON 14 The Spanish Princes: Grenache and Tempranillo
LESSON 15 The Rhone Rangers: Syrah and Mourvedre
LESSON 16 America's Finest: Zinfandel and Petite Syrah and Malbec
CHAPTER 5 Stylistic Differences, Significant Others, and Your Just Desserts . . .
LESSON 17 When Worlds Collide: New vs. Old in a Stylistic Showdown
LESSON 18 Significant Others
LESSON 19 Before and After the Meal: Aperitif and Digestif Wines