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Making Sense of Wine Hardcover – 30 Sep 2003


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"Kramer is an intellectual guerrilla among wine writers. This is fresh thinking; a new challenge"

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Matt Kramer lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars 10 reviews
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent intro to wine 12 Feb. 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The wine writer for the Portland Oregonian presents a truly intelligent introduction to wine, an excellent starting point for a novice who wants to ramp up his knowledge quickly and well, and a good read even for those who think they know it all
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential. 13 Jan. 2013
By Matteo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is an essential book for anyone with an interest, from casual to professional, in wine. If you're looking for a book that applies meaningless rating systems and uses clumsy metaphors and flavour associations ( *cough* Robert Parker *cough* James Halliday *cough*), then this isn't the book for you. However, if you are interested in forming or complementing an understanding of wine as a historical and ongoing cultural and culinary product, then it is an essential addition to your library.
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but Not Great 21 Jun. 2012
By Zachary Zimko - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
First off I would say that this is NOT a bad book. It is a reasonable guide to wine and will give you some basic facts. My main complaint is that while the book gives you a comprehensive overview of wine regions, storing wine, and pairing wine, it barely touches on grape varieties and actually tasting wine. It would be a very good book for an aspiring connoisseur, who wishes to go above and beyond simple tasting. For those who wish to receive a basic understanding of main grape/wine varieties and how to taste/classify wines, there are much better books available. The book has some very useful knowledge and discusses the intriguing topic of connoisseurship, but lacks the essential background information for anyone starting out in the wine world.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elegantly written 26 Dec. 2004
By CAB - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
An elegant book about an elegant subject. Learned a lot and was intellectually engaged. Not a thorough primer on wine or tasting but rather a thorough discourse on the important topics in wine today.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 15 July 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
An excellent read for those of us curious about wine and all of the 'mysterious' gradations of it. A enjoyable read written by one well-versed in the subject and who has the ability and talent to express and convey some of that love to the reader.
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