How to Taste: A Guide to Enjoying Wine

Hailed by Paul Levy in The Wall Street Journal as our cleverest, most thoughtful wine writer, Jancis Robinson makes learning about wine almost as enjoyable as drinking it With How to Taste, she s put together a unique wine tasting course based on practical exercises that appeal to wine connoisseurs of all levels.Robinson explains first how we taste wine and food, anHailed by Paul Levy in The Wall Street Journal as our cleverest, most thoughtful wine writer, Jancis Robinson makes learning about wine almost as enjoyable as drinking it With How to Taste, she s put together a unique wine tasting course based on practical exercises that appeal to wine connoisseurs of all levels.Robinson explains first how we taste wine and food, and then about the grapes and wines themselves In separate sections on theory and practice, she offers basic technical information about wine appreciation, then shows us how to apply it in sipping exercises all of which are based on readily available and, in most cases, inexpensive bottles And how better to learn about wine than by actually drinking it By the time you finish this book, you ll know how to recognize the most popular grape varieties from Chardonnay to Riesling, to Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, and why you should choose a good sparkling wine over a cheap champagne You will know how to judge sweetness, acidity, and fruitiness as well as the difference between the length and weight of a wine, and you will be able to distinguish wines from around the world Robinson also arms you with practical advice about dealing with wine in the real world choosing from a wine list setting up and recording your own wine tastings spitting out your sample mouthful correctly and complementing food flavors with wine.Innovative, informative, and above all fun, How to Taste is designed to be taken with you everywhere, from the armchair to the vineyard to the wine shop and back to the table.
How to Taste A Guide to Enjoying Wine Hailed by Paul Levy in The Wall Street Journal as our cleverest most thoughtful wine writer Jancis Robinson makes learning about wine almost as enjoyable as drinking it With How to Taste she s put

  • Title: How to Taste: A Guide to Enjoying Wine
  • Author: Jancis Robinson Jan Baldwin
  • ISBN: 9780743216777
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “How to Taste: A Guide to Enjoying Wine”

    1. This was an informative and pleasant read that helped me get started on understanding different wine varieties. Robinson goes over the basics of tasting and identifying different wines. She has sections on the major grape varieties and wine producing regions. The book is well-illustrated with a number of photographs. I am definitely hanging onto this one and referring to it from time to time. At this point I have no plans to become a connoisseur, but, thanks to this book, I do have a better unde [...]

    2. Honestly when I was first starting out with wine I wish someone had told me to pick up this book. It is well written, easily approachable, uses standard english instead of jargon and defines things as you go. It also manages to avoid the pitfall of unintentional arrogance that can come through with wine books. Rather than listing off general ideas of what to explore where and leaving the rest up to the reader, specific wines and regions are mentioned. Variation in flavors are mentioned. Winemaki [...]

    3. This looked like such a great book. I bought it quite a while ago and was so looking forward to reading it. Unfortunately it was just okay. There is a lot in the book that could easily be cut out and the info it did have was not all that helpful. I don't think it really taught much at all about tasting and analyzing wine. The best part of the book was the grape profiles. Bot overall I expected a lot more from Jancis Robinson who has such a great reputation. Maybe a different book from her would [...]

    4. It was very easy to read, very approachable for people who don't know anything about wine. I enjoyed it and find myself looking at wine differently when we go out, all sniffing it and swirling it around in the glass. I still can't tell a Burgundy from a Bordeaux, but I think that's probably my fault, not the books.It got a bit overwhelming towards the end when she started going into individual wine types. I suspect, over time, it will become more apparent.

    5. Wonderful introduction to the world of wine tasting. Jancis Robinson starts with a tutorial on how to see, smell and taste wines with suggestions for tasting notes. Then she does quick chapters on most of the varietals and describes various tasting exercises. Well written with updated information. I know I'll come back to this book for reference.

    6. A short but well done "course" in how to taste wine - almost requires a couple of cases to open and sample, but it gets you thinking about more than good/bad, it helps you figure out what it tates like.

    7. Supposed to be an unpretentious look at how to taste wine - probably hard to be an expert in a subject like this without sounding pretentious. I did enjoy parts of it and did learn a few new things - mildly interesting if you're interested in wine at all.

    8. An excellent and approachable read to just dip into or to read cover-to-cover. It includes exercises to teach yourself to taste and appreciate the nuance of wine. This would be an excellent guide for planning a wine tasting party. L

    9. I really enjoyed the first part. Jancis Robinson teaches readers how to taste wine. I like the "Practice" sections. Mrs. Robinson teaches you how to taste/recognizes sweetness, acid, tannins The second part, is on the different grape varietals. Good, quick introduction to the world of wine.

    10. trains even the most uneducated and novice wine enthusiast how to become an expert wine taster. Enjoyed reading and using the at home "practice" workshops provided for additional training.

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