Whats it about?
Secrets of wine is about the art of free-thinking drinking. Wine over the past twenty or so years has become a massive industry full of spin, hype and mega-marketing. Here Giles Kime cuts through the crap, and gives you expert advice on choosing wine that works for you and your friends. So, if you always go for the Chateau Neuf because its reassuringly expensive, Secrets of wine is for you! Find out how to:
Get past the label and the hype
Power-up your palate
Get the best out of tasting and glasses
Distinguish colour and character
Wines that taste of the weather
Discover which foods really go with which wine
Keep wine properly saved and know when to drink it
With the 52 Brilliant Ideas series readers can enhance their existing skills with negligible investment of time or money and will substantially improve their performance over the course of a year. Each of the 52 chapters tackles a single aspect of the subject in an entertaining and lively way. At the end of each chapter is a "how did it go?" feature which allows readers to reflect on the lesson in a classical experiential learning pattern. The tone of each book is personal and informal; readers will feel as thought they are having a one-to-one with their favourite coach.