Wine Wise

Your Complete Guide to Understanding, Selecting, and Enjoying Wine

By Steven Kolpan; Brian Smith; Michael Weiss
(Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780471770640, 360pp.)

Publication Date: September 2008

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"WineWise" is a must-have for anyone seeking the knowledge and confidence to select and enjoy great wines. It gives readers a basic introduction to wine: how to select different varieties and identify their flavors, how to read wine labels, and how to identify grapes from wine-growing regions all over the world. The interior features detailed maps, examples of wine labels, and hundreds of four-color photos. Chapters include Enjoying Wine, White Grapes, Red Grapes, Living with Wine, Wine and Food, and Wine in Restaurants, as well as chapters on wine-growing regions from France, Italy, and Germany to California and New York State to South America, Australia, Spain, and Portugal. There is also a chapter on Bargains, featuring the greatest inexpensive wines from around the world. Detailed information on grapes, flavor profiles, regions, and food and wine pairings makes it easy for consumers to choose the right wine for any occasion and any budget. Filled with understandable, consumer-friendly, expert advice, this book is the ideal companion for any wine enthusiast.



About the Author
STEVEN KOLPAN is a professor in wine studies at The Culinary Institute of America. He is the author of several books, including Exploring Wine and WineWise, winner of the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Beverage Book of 2009. In 2007, he was chosen as Wine Educator of the Year by the European Wine Council. Mr. Kolpan is the wine columnist for Salon.com and The Valley Table and has written more than 100 wine articles for many magazines, newspapers, and websites.

Brian Smith, author of numerous home Bible study guides, has provided fifteen years of pastoral oversight to small church groups. He is a popular conference speaker and an experienced small group ministry consultant to churches nationwide. Smith earned an M.Div. from Western Baptist Seminary in 1988 and is working toward his Th.M. in biblical and theological studies. Brian lives in Gresham, Oregon, with his wife, Susan, and their four children

Michael Weiss is a columnist for Foreign Policy, The Daily Beast, and NOW Lebanon. He is also a fellow at the Institute of Modern Russia where he is the editor-in-chief of The Interpreter, an online translation journal.
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