Nose, Legs, Body!: Know Wine Like The Back of Your Hand

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Wine should enhance life, not complicate it.

But you stress at reading a wine list, right?
And it sounds like a different language when people talk about wine, doesn't it?


That's how wine columnist Len Napolitano felt as a self-conscious wine amateur until he cut through a web of peculiar wine terms and complex subjects and transitioned into a practical wine professional.

With this informative and entertaining new book, Nose, Legs, Body! Know Wine Like The Back of Your Hand, you go from wine beginner to wine savvy. Napolitano fits a bounty of information into 50 concise answers to common, yet critical, wine questions and concludes each chapter with hands-on wine tasting exercises to do at home.

As you begin to understand wine and appreciate its potential to complement so much in life, you open new possibilities for joyful experiences in socializing, dining, and everyday living. So, let the wine education begin! From learning the basics to discovering the how's and why's of a great wine, your confidence will grow when talking about and choosing wine in any situation.

Nose, Legs, Body! helps you:

  • Strengthen your passion for wine by knowing its most pertinent terms, processes, and styles
  • Gain confidence in making wine selections--at restaurants, wine shops, or online
  • Improve your wine and food pairing experiences
  • Learn wine subtleties through experiential instruction inside each chapter.
In an age of tweets and texts, Nose, Legs, Body! fits right in.

You learn about wine with clear, brief explanations...simple, fast and easy! Len Napolitano, "wineologist" on TV's Fine Living Network, guides you in your first steps in wine--essential to exploring, learning, and tasting. With sincerity and whimsy, Len examines a wide range of subjects as you gain new and practical knowledge of wine in a concise and informal question-and-answer format.

Nose, Legs, Body! is perfect for social wine drinkers, businesspeople who entertain wine-savvy clients, cooking hobbyists, food service professionals and anyone transitioning from a beer or martini as his or her beverage of choice to a crisp pinot grigio or robust cabernet sauvignon.

˃˃˃ Learn wine with Nose, Legs, Body!˃˃˃ Stimulate conversation using your wine knowledge
˃˃˃ Impress guests with your wine selections and food pairings
˃˃˃ Picture yourself scanning a wine list with confidence!

Questions answered in Nose, Legs, Body!


1. How does wine get so many flavors and aromas?
2. How does wine get color?
3. What makes chardonnay, or any wine, taste different among producers?
4. Why are some wines blended?
5. Why are some wines filtered?
6. Why is wine aged in oak?
7. What is a wine appellation of origin?
8. What is a vineyard-designated wine?
9. What is terroir?
10. What is the relationship between wine and weather?
11. What is hang time?
12. What can be learned from a visit to a winery?
13. What's happening at a winery during harvest?
14. Do sulfites in wine give me a headache?
15. What is organic wine?
16. What is tannin?
17. Why do some dry wines taste sweet?
18. What is a "hot" wine?
19. What should I look for on a wine label?
20. What's better--cork or screw cap?
Plus 30 more, with quick-reference tables & glossary!

Start increasing your wine intelligence today! Get Nose, Legs, Body!

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From the Author:

Having Italian ancestry, maybe it was inevitable that one day I would be immersed in the subject of wine. But it wasn't a typical journey getting here. I was born in an Italian section of Brooklyn, N.Y. and raised in a middle-class, blue-collar New York City "bedroom community" on suburban Long Island. Although a one-gallon jug of red wine was a permanent fixture in the refrigerator, my neighborhood of two-family homes was light years away from the nearest vineyard. After high school, I started college studying to become a music teacher! After one year, I switched gears to study mechanical engineering! Wine was not even a gleam in my eyes.

It wasn't until I got close to 40 when I heard a calling to learn about wine and began a combination of self-study with class instruction, moved to California, and soon earned certification in wine knowledge from two national wine education organizations. Having been through the wine-ignorant stage, I understood and cared about one's desire to learn about wine, so my teaching instincts kicked in and I created a weekly wine education column in my local newspaper and started conducting wine appreciation classes in restaurants. In short time, my column, "Wineology: Intelligence For The Wine Consumer," was in several publications, winning me a spot on television as a wine specialist (a "wineologist") on TV's Fine Living Network.

Today, I am involved in wine writing, wine making and winery management--I've authored Nose, Legs, Body!, a book specifically for wine beginners while I continue to write my wine column. I am also an oak specialist, consulting to winemakers, and I serve as a general manager for a small, luxury-brand winery in the Central Coast of California.

Though I may not have taken a direct route to the world of wine, it feels like I was meant to be here all along.

From the Back Cover:

Do you stress when the wine list is handed to you--and guess at wine purchases?
Do you enjoy cooking and entertaining, but not sure which wine to serve?
Are you in the food service industry and hesitant to answer wine questions?


Relax. This book is for you. Take your first steps into wine with Len Napolitano, "wineologist" on TV's Fine Living Network. He cuts through a web of peculiar wine terms and complex subjects with explanations that get to the point quickly and clearly.

Increase your wine intelligence with
Nose, Legs, Body! Know Wine Like The Back of Your Hand

    *    Stimulate conversation using your wine knowledge
    *    Impress guests with your wine selections and food pairings
    *    Picture yourself scanning that restaurant wine list with confidence!


Napolitano reveals wine in an informal, question-and-answer format while recounting with sincerity and whimsy his transition from self-conscious amateur to practical wine professional. He builds your confidence in wine by fitting a bounty of useful information into concise answers to 50 common, yet critical, wine questions. Plus, you get quick-reference tables to assist when tasting wine or pairing it with food, while each chapter includes enlightening, hands-on wine tasting exercises to do at home.

From learning the basics to exploring the fine points of a great wine, you will:

    *    Strengthen your passion for wine by knowing its most pertinent terms, processes, and styles
    *    Gain confidence in making wine selections--in restaurants, wine aisles, or online
    *    Improve your wine and food pairing experiences
    *    Learn wine subtleties via experiential instruction


PRAISE FOR LEN NAPOLITANO'S WEEKLY WINE COLUMN

"Every week when the new magazines arrive at the winery, I turn to page 10 and read your article.  It is well written and, for folks like me, very helpful." --Ron Franklin; Sonoma, CA

"Thank you very much for your article...it helped me understand wine sediment better than my text!" --Shannon Noren; Dayton, OH

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