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Gain the wine know-how you've always wanted in this comprehensive course.

With more than 55,000 wines on sale in the US today, choosing just the right one for each occasion can be a challenge even for the experienced. To help you master that challenge and deepen your appreciation of wine and its inexpressibly rich lore, Master of Wine Brian Wheaton recorded Understanding the World of Wine.

Whether you're a seasoned oenophile or a beginner, you will discover new insights in this set of 36 easy-to-use audio lectures. You'll explore the rich history of winemaking, learn how wine is created today, and understand what makes each of the world's great grape varieties special. In the course, you will journey through winemaking regions across the globe, from classic areas like Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Rhone Valley, to New World vineyards in the US, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

You will find practical tips and advice: Can wine improve your health? How is wine best matched with food? What are the biggest pitfalls to avoid? What is the essential wine vocabulary? What are the best ways to shop for wine?

You can enjoy these lively lectures while you commute, run errands, exercise - wherever and whenever you want. Each lasts about 25 minutes and fits handily into your daily routine without straining your schedule by a minute.

Discover the wonderful world of wine today.

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Some bad editing

Good listen but some very sloppy editing and performance let it down. Some very useful information to be had throughout.