This is the essential reference guide for anyone with an interest in wine; its aim is to increase the average person's ability to enjoy wine, and to make him or her feel comfortable when buying, ordering, serving and drinking it. Compiled by a team of expert wine writers and Le Cordon Bleu chefs, they share with readers "insider" techniques that will make the choosing, serving, and appreciating of wine in all situations successful and satisfying experiences. Though "wine-speak" has become increasingly jargon-ridden and the easy attainment of wine knowledge increasingly remote, Wine Essentials, is the comprehensive yet completely comprehensible guide to one of the great pleasures in life. Seemingly complicated procedures of selecting wine in shops and restaurants and either cellaring or serving it competently are not only simplified but readers also will find that they are in possession of the vocabulary and techniques necessary to increase their enjoyment while impressing others. It also is the first wine guide that gives comprehensive guidance on selecting wines for meals and special occasions with copious advice on the right kind of food for the wine and vice versa.
Lavishly illustrated throughout, it contains specially shot step-by-step sequences, charts, diagrams, specialist food photography, and a wide range of equipment and wines.