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Book Review - The Sommelier's Guide to Wine

Updated on October 10, 2008
 

Do you find yourself overwhelmed when faced with selecting the perfect bottle of wine for a home cooked meal or in a restaurant? Want to learn more about wine? Looking for a perfect gift idea for a wine lover? The Sommelier's Guide to Wine: Everything You Need to Know for Selecting, Serving, and Savoring Wine Like the Experts is a perfect selection for any of these scenarios. Written by Brian H. Smith, Professor of Wine Studies for the Culinary Institute of America, this book is an excellent, easy to us, and interesting guide for anyone who wants to develop the ability to select, serve, and enjoy wine the way the true gurus do.

Fully updated, the 2008 version of The Sommelier's Guide to Wine: Everything You Need to Know for Selecting, Serving, and Savoring Wine Like the Experts filled with interesting facts and tips that can help everyone become more knowledgeable about wine. Whether you want to learn more about how to pair food and wine, or you need to learn the best way to present wine when serving, you'll find what you're looking for in this unique publication. You'll even learn the proper way to shop for wine, what to look for when reading wine labels, and how to best store your wine collection. The book even has tips for navigating restaurant wine lists.

When you read The Sommelier's Guide to Wine: Everything You Need to Know for Selecting, Serving, and Savoring Wine Like the Experts, you'll also learn a great deal about what goes into creating top quality wine. The Sommelier's Guide to Wine: Everything You Need to Know for Selecting, Serving, and Savoring Wine Like the Experts is filled with information about the process of making wine. You'll learn the differences among the various types of grapes and styles of wines, along with facts about the many wine regions around the world, including: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, New Zealand, and the U.S.

About the Author

London native Brian H. Smith has an extensive background in the wine trade. He has shared his expertise with those interested in learning more about wine via lectures and teaching engagements throughout the U.S. and overseas for many years. He's worked with the Culinary Institute of America since 1993. In addition to The Sommelier's Guide to Wine: Everything You Need to Know for Selecting, Serving, and Savoring Wine Like the Experts, Smith also co-wrote Exploring Wine: The Culinary Institute of America's Guide to Wines of the World.

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