The Wine Bible, 3rd Edition

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The Wine Bible is the go-to book for anyone with questions about wine, who loves wine, and who wants to know more about wine. The book starts by describing the twelve attributes that make a wine great: distinctiveness, balance, precision, aliveness, beyond fruitiness, complexity, choreography, shape and direction, length, connectedness, capacity to age, and ability to evoke an emotional response. Understanding the terminology is equally important, and with practice, you too can describe whether a wine is dry, fruity, sweet, or if it has nice legs. I can’t imagine there is a single thing about wine that this book doesn’t go over. Most of the book consists of describing each geographic region by country and individual states or regions. Each chapter has a map of the area, the leading appellations, the descriptions of grapes, and examples of specific vineyards to purchase wines from that region. In the back of the book, a wine dictionary has been included, which is like a whole other book in itself. Just reading this part of the book might put you into the category of a wine snob. Yes, indeed, this book is certainly the bible for all lovers of wine.

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Author Karen MacNeil
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 736 pages
Publisher Workman Publishing Company
Publish Date 11-Oct-2022
ISBN 9781523510092 Buy this Book
Issue January 2023
Category Cooking, Food & Wine