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Collins Need to Know? - Wine [Paperback]

Julie Arkell

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3 April 2006 Collins Need to Know?

This one-stop practical guide will show you how to understand, taste and enjoy wine. To make your progress easier, it comes in a handy format with colour illustrations and expert advice throughout.

Want to know how wine is made and learn about different grape varieties? Need to know how to taste wine and select the best wine for the occasion? Want to know how to start your own wine cellar?

This introductory handbook contains all the know-how, insider tips and inspiration you need. Full of easy-to-follow expert advice, it provides lots of practical information on all aspects of understanding, choosing and tasting wine.

Topics covered include: how wine is made; how to recognise different flavours; practical tasting techniques; characteristics of different white, red, rose, sparkling, dessert and fortified wines; choosing wines; where to buy wine; how to store wine; starting your own cellar; entertaining with wine; wine and health.

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“This helpful guide provides practical information on old favourites and tips on trying new labels. Thankfully, the book steers clear of “mmm, I’m getting notes of june lily” pretentiousness and sticks to the facts” – Stuff.

“An easy-to-use introduction to the wine world from expert Julie Arkell, full of practical hints and tips” – Liverpool Daily Post

About the Author

Julie Arkell enjoyed a successful career in the wine trade prior to becoming a respected wine and food writer, lecturer and broadcaster. She has written for a variety of national newspapers and food and drink publications, including The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Express, The Sunday Express magazine, and Decanter magazine, and is a regular presenter for the BBC. She was the Wine Manager of The Sunday Times Wine Club and is currently Wine Correspondent for Sainsbury’s food and drink magazine and the writer for Penfolds Privilege Wine Club.

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