Mastering Wine: A Learner's Manual

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This completely new and updated edition of the 1985 classic "Mastering Wine," winner of the Cliquot Prize for best wine book of the year, provides a complete course in tasting and understanding the virtues and flaws of wine of all kinds -- in your home and without bankrupting you. Tom Maresca's ingenious do-it-yourself guide to mastering wine is based on comparing two wines at a time; his one unyielding rule is that there is no wrong answer to the question 'Which wine did you like better?' Each pair leads you to the next, and your own taste charts the course. You may proceed through the carefully planned sequence of over 40 different pairs of reds, whites, roses, and sparkling wines, or follow the directions to the wines of a particular region or a particular class, such as Cabernets.

Whichever route you opt for, "Mastering Wine" can provide you with an acquaintance with the major kinds and classes of dry dinner wines, a painless introduction to wine terms, and practice in the art of tasting and analyzing wine -- of any kind. Anyone who would like an introduction to wine or a wider appreciation of the infinite variety of wines will find "Mastering Wine" the only practical, enjoyable, and affordable choice.

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The fine points of wine tasting remain a mystery to the majority of Americans. Here, the author's goal is to enhance enjoyment of wine drinking, and the method he advocates is comparison tasting. Maresca opens with an overview of tasting techniques and wine jargon, and reviews the various taste sensations and flavors on which readers should focus to develop their palates. One must be motivated to progress through the tastings described39 comparisons are set forth, covering 78 wines. Yet readers' work will be rewarded with a good working knowledge of the wines of the world as a basis for further reading and tasting. The author's style is pleasing, but he sometimes overplays his empathy with the neophyte. The wines reviewed are generally available across the country. November
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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This is a do-it-yourself course on wine tasting, aimed at the novice. Maresca's premise is that one learns best by doing; 39 pairs of wines (specified by label and vintage) are offered for tasting and comparison. These tastings are the basis for a discussion of wine types, styles, and terminology. While Maresca's book is not intended as a comprehensive guide, occasional notes add technical background. The tone is informal; readers are instructed to trust their own tastes. Maresca has tried to select wines that are well distributed, but some readers will probably have trouble obtaining them. This may limit the utility of an otherwise novel and informative approach to the subject. Recommended. Bruce Hulse, Columbia Univ. Lib.
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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