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Description - Wine Basics by Dewey Markham

a quick, basic guide for everyone who wants to know just enough about wine to enjoy it . "Dewey Markhama s book reinforces the simple pleasures a bottle of wine brings at the table with good food, good friends and family. He takes the mystery, which often alienates new wine drinkers, out of wine, while retaining the romance that makes wine unique." ----Robert Mondavi from the Foreword In this light--hearted and intelligent reference, wine authority Dewey Markham gives you, faster than you ever thought possible, the confidence and knowledge to really enjoy choosing and drinking wine. Youa ll learn how to apply the principles and information in this book to any wine you may encounter, no matter where it is made. Through a series of quick takes, Markham shows you: aeo How to deal with wine lists and waiters aeo How to get the best value when buying wine in a store aeo How to decipher the ten standard items of information on every wine label aeo A simple method for judging the quality of any wine aeo How to store and serve wine aeo How wine is made and packaged Wine Basics also uses easy--to--understand charts to illustrate the range of tastes in white and red wines and includes a comprehensive but user--friendly vocabulary to describe these tastes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471582588
ISBN-10: 0471582581
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 143mm x 13mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Mar-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dewey Markham

DEWEY MARKHAM, Jr., created the wine studies program for the famed LaVarenne cooking school in Paris and was formerly Associate Director of the Swiss Wine Information Council. He teaches courses at the Culinary Institute of America and is currently researching a major work on Bordeaux.

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