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Adventures with old vines : a beginner's guide to being a wine connoisseur

Author: Richard L Chilton
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Adventures with Old Vines offers an engaging and knowledgeable guide to demystify wine for novice enthusiasts. Richard Chilton provides detailed information about buying and storing wine, how to read a wine list, the role of the sommelier, wine fraud, how wine is really made, and how weather patterns can influence the quality of a vintage. A vineyard owner and lifelong wine lover, the author encourages readers to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chilton, Richard L., 1958-
Adventures with old vines.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2017
(DLC) 2017023639
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Chilton
ISBN: 9781538106136 1538106132
OCLC Number: 986237547
Description: xii, 284 pages : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Getting started and buying wine --
Storing wines: establishing a cellar --
The art of tasting-how to appreciate wine --
Collecting versus connoisseurship --
How to read a wine list --
The history and role of the sommelier --
Vines, grapes, and climate ... after all, it's just farming --
From the grape to the bottle: how is wine really made? --
Let the journey begin ... the benchmark wines --
Vineyard profiles.
Responsibility: Richard L. Chilton Jr.


This book provides a clear and knowledgeable overview of wine for beginning connoisseurs. In addition, it offers detailed snapshots of key vineyards and vintages that will be an excellent reference  Read more...


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Chilton, owner of a Napa Valley winery, captures his extensive subject-matter wisdom in this loosely structured collection of how-tos on purchasing, storing, tasting, collecting, manufacturing, and Read more...

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