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A Guide to Wine | [Julian Curry]

A Guide to Wine

Actor and wine expert Julian Curry has devised a unique audiobook guide to wine. The whole subject is introduced and explained – how wine is made, the different grapes, the different blends, vintages, wine-growing areas and types. In an entertaining and informal style, he also teaches how to taste wine, and how to choose and store it.
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Publisher's Summary

Actor and wine expert Julian Curry has devised a unique audiobook guide to wine which takes the listener to the heart of winemaking and wine drinking in a clear but light-hearted manner. However rich and complex the subject of wine may be, he insists it is also hugely rewarding and great fun.

Curry's informative and entertaining program begins with a description of work in the vineyard and cellar. It outlines the many choices faced by grape-grower and winemaker, resulting in the variety of different styles of wine produced. It continues with wine's journey from winery to gullet, with advice on cellaring, buying, serving food-matching and tasting. And it concludes with a lengthy section devoted to all the major wine regions, in the Old World and the New.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

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    David Boulder, CO, United States 02-23-11
    David Boulder, CO, United States 02-23-11 Member Since 2010
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    "A great aperitif"

    This isn't the end-all guide to everything wine. It isn't going to improve your pallate and heighten your senses.

    It is a funny book that gives a great overview of the world of wine, from production, to tasting, food pairing, and a little information on some of the popular varietals and wine regions. For anyone who is new to wine, it is a great launching off point. And it is fun to listen to. He has a fun style of writing, and is easy to listen to. I highly recommend it.

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    Ronald Oxford, CT, USA 01-25-09
    Ronald Oxford, CT, USA 01-25-09 Member Since 2008
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    "This one is Fine"

    Like fine wine this book was informative... I would reccomend this book.

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