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On Wine: A Master Sommelier And Master Of Wine Tells All: Frost, Doug

On Wine: A Master Sommelier And Master Of Wine Tells All

Frost, Doug

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ISBN 10: 0847823350 / ISBN 13: 9780847823352
Published by Rizzoli, 2001
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: On Wine: A Master Sommelier And Master Of ...

Publisher: Rizzoli

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

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On Wine, written by Master Sommelier and Master of Wine Doug Frost-- one of three people in the world with these credentials-- combines an authoritative, entertaining, down-to-earth discussion of wine for what it is-- a drink to be enjoyed-- with stunning four-color photography, illustrations, and maps. Frost's uncanny ability to articulate the many facets of enjoying wine simply and accurately makes this an excellent reference for novices who want to better educate themselves on the subject and for more experienced oenophiles who wish to hone their knowledge.

Topics covered here include: the history of wine, including winemaking yesterday and today; understanding varietals, with an in-depth discussion of the most important ones, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah, and a guide to the others; how wine is made, with information on climate, barrels, and fortification; a survey of the world's wine-producing regions and their wines; understanding labels; pairing wines with food; an extensive listing of Frost's choice of the best wine producers in every major wine-making region worldwide; and an extensive glossary of "winespeak."

With a foreword by Robert Mondavi, this beautiful illustrated book is essential reading for every wine lover.


Down-to-earth and full of good information, Doug Frost's On Wine reflects its author's relaxed yet authoritative approach to the grape's joys. Why is wine less popular in America than it should be? "Because people are confused as to how it's to be used," says the commonsensical Frost, one of only three people to have achieved Master of Wine and Master Sommelier distinctions. Addressing this fundamental issue, as well as a host of other wine topics, Frost provides a quick, though comprehensive, wine survey. Absolute wine neophytes may require more rudimentary material, but most readers will benefit from Frost's perspective-expanding opinion.

Beginning with the history of wine and winemaking today, which also includes useful information on wine styles ("the grape plus the region generally equals the style," says Frost), the book then offers an extensive section on grape types like Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and pinot noir; information on winemaking and production; a survey of the world's wine-yielding regions and their wines; label "anatomies"; wine and food pairing; and Frost's own pick of the best winemakers in every important winemaking place. An extensive glossary plus a shopping list of Frost's favored wine picks conclude this pithy, useful work. --Arthur Boehm

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