The huge array of wines available today can be exceedingly confusing to the novice or even experienced buyer. Anyone who enters a wine store is likely to be confronted by rows and rows of racks filled with endless choices. Where do you begin when all you want is a reasonable priced quality wine to serve with dinner?
Jancis Robinson can make anyone an expert, or at least an informed buyer, in short order. In this comprehensive guide to the wine producing countries of the world, she captures the flavor of each region's wines and gives her personal recommendations for the best names to look for. She also describes the distinctive characteristics of a broad range of grape varieties and looks at both the traditional and innovative methods used in winemaking. An up-to-date vintage guide makes selection even easier.
Designed to ensure that you get the most out of every glass, the Wine Course explains how to taste and store wine, suggests what to serve at home, and reveals how to order the best-value bottles in a restaurant. Full of infectious enthusiasm and lost of personal tips, this book will soon have you reaching for the corkscrew.