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This book dispels the mystery and intimidation a person may feel when purchasing wine or, more particularly, when ordering wine in a restaurant. It provides all the pertinent information about the important wine-producing regions of France: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and The Rhone Valley; and of Italy: Piedmont, Tuscany and Venice. It includes unique features such as Table Talk While Enjoying Your Wine, which contains 50 anecdotes that will stimulate conversation with dinner guests at a restaurant or when entertaining at home; there is also a region in France and Italy where good wines can be found and enjoyed at bargain prices; The Ceremonial Ordering of Wine with Wine Descriptions that will impress the sommelier, waiter and dinner guests; Suggested Wines to Accompany Your Dinner, and an extensive Glossary of Wine Terminology. The book is 7-1/4" by 4" so that it fits easily into a woman's purse or a man's jacket pocket.
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The author's interest in wine spans more than 20 years and began with his travels through France and Italy. During that time his interest in wine motivated him to learn both the intricacies and nuances of the important wines of France and Italy. These wines dominate an impressive collection of wines in his personal wine cellar. He has also been consulted by numerous restaurants to assist them in the selection of wines for their cellars.
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Book Description The Wine Book, Inc., 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0615122213