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A beer drinker's guide to knowing and enjoying fine wine

Author: Jim Laughren
Publisher: Chicago : Crosstown, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whether it's time to expand one's horizons, impress clients, or introduce the better half to that new wine bar down the street, this ideal wine guide is a friendly, arm-around-the-shoulder wine primer that educates and enlightens from a beer drinker's point of view. With no arcane disquisition or convoluted wine writing, the book offers a witty, easy-going explanation of wine styles and varietals, tasting and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Laughren, Jim.
Beer drinker's guide to knowing and enjoying fine wine
(DLC) 2012908979
(OCoLC)825181365
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Laughren
ISBN: 9780985533601 0985533609
OCLC Number: 896122161
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (205 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Table of Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: A Different Way of Drinking: An Introduction to Wine-Think; Chapter 2: The Fermentation Twins: A Decidedly Delicious Duo; Chapter 3: Embrace Your Inner Wino: Thoughts on What To Drink When; Chapter 4: Enough Jawboning, Let's Drink: Finally, It's Time for Tasting; Chapter 5: The Good, The Bad & Keeping Score: Remembering What You Like, & Why; Chapter 6: Let The Liquid Be Your Guide: What Tasting Can Tell You; Chapter 7: Blah, Blah, Blah: Decoding Snobby Wine Talk; Chapter 8: Major Grapes & Secret Aliases: What's in the Bottle & What To Expect. Chapter 9: Nickel Tour of the Great Wine Regions Part I: A Little Old World Geography To Make You Look BrilliantChapter 10: Nickel Tour of the Great Wine Regions Part II: A Little New World Geography To Make You Look Even Smarter; Chapter 11: Finding Your Own Inimitable Style: How To Drink Wine, Buy Wine & Boost Your Coolness Quotient; Chapter 12: The Secrets of Food & Wine Pairing: How To Eat, Drink & Be Merry Every Time; Chapter 13: Wine Cocktails: Elegance Even the Snobs Miss Out On; Chapter 14: The Right Stuff-Goodies, Gadgets & Accessories: What You Do Need & What You Definitely Don't.
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Whether it's time to expand one's horizons, impress clients, or introduce the better half to that new wine bar down the street, this ideal wine guide is a friendly, arm-around-the-shoulder wine primer that educates and enlightens from a beer drinker's point of view. With no arcane disquisition or convoluted wine writing, the book offers a witty, easy-going explanation of wine styles and varietals, tasting and scoring techniques, an introduction to the major international wine regions, and inside tips for buying or selecting the perfect wine for any occasion, all in clear, concise language. Infused with nuggets of beer lore, the keys to understanding winespeak, and much more, the guide offers an enjoyable and surprisingly informative take on the wonderful world of wine.

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