Get Started: Wine Appreciation, 1st Edition

  • David Williams
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  • ISBN-10: 1465410864
  • ISBN-13: 9781465410863
  • DDC: 663.2
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released July 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Ever wanted to learn more about wine but don't know where to begin? Take the first step with Get Started: Wine Appreciation, part of a new series of learning guides from DK where nothing is assumed and everything is explained. Each course follows the same structure: start simple and learn the basics, build on what you've learned, and then show off your new skills! Get Started: Wine Appreciation teaches complete beginners the skills needed to identify and appreciate wine. Start simple with the differences between key wines, build on your skills with tasting sessions on different grape varieties, and then show off with wines from different climates and regions. With step-by-step pictures and practice exercises to keep you on the right track, Get Started: Wine Appreciation will help you learn your new skill in no time. More than any other series on the market, DK's Get Started aims to provide the reader with carefully structured learning and a classroom approach to teaching that allows you to build your own course from practical lessons and themed projects. Each book begins by answering fundamental questions, identifying an essential starter kit of tools and equipment, and explaining how to build a course. The book then divides into subject areas, with key techniques for each area demonstrated through visual glossaries and step-by-steps, followed by graded projects with annotated instructions and an assessment of how to build on achievements. Let DK be the perfect one-on-one tutor you never had: patient, illuminating, inspiring - always at hand to point you in the right direction so you can achieve your potential.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.

Half Title Page.


Title Page.

Copyright Page.


1: Build Your Course.

2: How to Host a Wine Tasting.

3: How to Choose the Right Glassware.

4: How to Serve Wine.

5: The Science of Growing Grapes.

6: The Science of Winemaking.

7: Start Simple.

8: Explore: The Key Taste Areas of Wine.

9: Explore: The Range of Flavors and Aromas in Wine.

10: Explore: How to Taste Wine.

11: Explore: White Wine Styles.

12: Explore: Red Wine Styles.

13: Explore: Rosé Wine Styles.

14: Build on It.

15: Explore: White Grape Varieties.

16: Explore: Red Grape Varieties.

17: Explore: Classic European Whites.

18: Explore: Classic European Reds.

19: Explore: Classic New World Whites.

20: Explore: Classic New World Reds.

21: Explore: Sparkling Wines of the World.

22: Take It Further.

23: Explore: The Effect of Oak.

24: Explore: The Effect of Climate.

25: Explore: The Effect of Age.

26: Explore: Something Completely Different.

27: Explore: How to Match Wine and Food.


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