The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wine by Phillip Seldon

By Phillip Seldon

With this advisor you could study every little thing you must understand to decide on and revel in wines of all types. you may be convinced approximately paying for, making an attempt, and conversing approximately wine. The ebook offers stable information regarding an important varieties of wines, pleasant suggestion in an easy-to-understand layout, and information, definitions, and warnings that can assist you alongside the way in which.

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Then you place the little fulcrum arm on the lip of the bottle. Finally, you use the body of the instrument as a lever to pull the cork. Vino Vocab A helix is what you’d get if you wound a wire several turns around a pencil and then stretched it out a bit. An auger is similar, but shaped more like a spiral staircase. 19 Part 1 ➤ Let’s Toast Wine! Waiter’s corkscrew. The “Ah-So” pronged corkpuller (you can invent your own reason for this unusual name) is not a corkscrew at all, but a two-pronged device developed in Germany.

Heard It Through the Grapevine The unique qualities of noble wines are most apparent after prolonged aging. Just as with the world’s greatest artists, their performance gains in stature as they mature. We may find our noble wines cloistered in climate-controlled cellars, developing their maximum potential as great works of art. When aged, lesser wines may not develop better qualities and may actually deteriorate. 13 Part 1 ➤ Let’s Toast Wine! Estate Bottling: Doing It All An estate is a wine plantation where the grapes are grown, fermented, and ultimately, bottled.

39 Part 1 ➤ Let’s Toast Wine! Vintages: Quality or Hype? The structure of a high-quality wine often is related to its vintage (year it was produced). A famous wine property might produce one-dimensional wines in a poor vintage but glorious, multifaceted wines in a superb vintage. For that reason, it is important to know what vintage your wine comes from. We’ve all seen it in the movies. ) The Sommelier Says American consumers have been led to believe that a vintage date means quality, and that only inferior or inexpensive wines are not vintaged.

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