This authoritative and inspirational winetasting course, from one of the world's leading wine educators, provides a clear and precise means of teaching yourself how to taste and get more out of your wine, whatever your level. Including everything you need to know about tasting wine, from what equipment to use to how to taste and recognize the major grape varieties, it features nine instructive tastings using a selection of widely available and affordable wines.
The first edition of Essential Winetasting
won numerous prizes - this new, larger edition has been substantially rewritten and updated with new illustrations, revised maps, and up-to-date statistics for the 2014 vintage.
At the more advanced tasting level, there is a completely new section on perceiving and recognizing quality, a comprehensive section on blind tasting, new material on organic, biodynamic and natural wines, as well as information on gadgets and wine at home.