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Great Wine Made Simple

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Great Wine Made Simple

Straight Talk from a Master Sommelier

By Andrea Robinson

Broadway Books, Hardcover, 9780767904780, 326pp.

Publication Date: September 27, 2005

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Description
The updated edition of the classic introduction to wine for everyone, by Master Sommelier Andea Immer Robinson.

Great Wine Made Simple established Andrea Immer Robinson as America's favorite wine writer. Avoiding the traditional and confusingly vague wine language of "bouquet" and "nose," it instead discussed wine in commonsense terms.

Now, thoroughly revised, this edition lives up to its title by making selecting and enjoying wine truly straightforward. You will never again have to fear pricey bottles that don't deliver, snobby wine waiters, foreign terminology, or encyclopedic restaurant wine lists. You'll be able to buy or order wine with confidence--and get just the wine you want--by learning the "Big Six" basic styles (which comprise 80 percent of today's top-selling wines), how they taste, how to read any wine label, and how to pick a wine off a restaurant menu. Ten new flavor maps show what to expect from climates around the world.

A refreshing blend of in-depth knowledge and accessibility, Great Wine Made Simple is a welcome resource for those who are intrigued by wine but don't know where to start and makes it easy to master the ins and outs of choosing a wine that you and your guests will love--on any budget.


About the Author
One of only a small group of women in the world to qualify as a Master Sommelier, ANDREA IMMER ROBINSON is the former Dean of Wine Studies at the French Culinary Institute in New York City, and was named James Beard Foundation Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year in 2002. She was the host of the Fine Living Network's Simply Wine with Andrea Immer, a columnist for Esquire magazine, and is the author of several other wine-related books, including a cookbook for wine lovers, Everyday Dining with Wine: 125 Wonderful Recipes to Match and Enjoy with Wine.


Praise For Great Wine Made Simple

“Andrea Immer makes wine education simple and fun. One of America’s bestsommeliers has written one of the year’s best wine books!”—Robert G. Mondavi

“Without doubt the finest introduction to wine tasting and food and wine pairing I have read. This book is an excellent addition to the libraries of both professionals and aficionados.”—Frederick Dame, M.S., president, Court of Master Sommeliers

“Well organized, succinct, clear, and precise are the adjectives that best describe this Cartesian book on wines. Great Wine Made Simple will educate you without boring you and will lead you joyfully and expertly through the intricate world of the master sommelier.”—Claudine Pépin and Jacques Pépin

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