Do you stress when the wine list is handed to you—and guess at wine purchases?
Do you enjoy cooking and entertaining, but not sure which wine to serve?
Are you in the food service industry and hesitant to answer wine questions?
Relax. This book is for you. Take your first steps into wine with Len Napolitano, “wineologist” on TV’s Fine Living Network. He cuts through a web of peculiar wine terms and complex subjects with explanations that get to the point quickly and clearly.
Increase your wine intelligence with
Nose, Legs, Body! Know Wine Like The Back of Your Hand
Stimulate conversation using your wine knowledge
Impress guests with your wine selections and food pairings
Picture yourself scanning that restaurant wine list with confidence!
Napolitano reveals wine in an informal, question-and-answer format while recounting with sincerity and whimsy his transition from self-conscious amateur to practical wine professional. He builds your confidence in wine by fitting a bounty of useful information into concise answers to 50 common, yet critical, wine questions. Plus, you get quick-reference tables to assist when tasting wine or pairing it with food, while each chapter includes enlightening, hands-on wine tasting exercises to do at home.
From learning the basics to exploring the fine points of a great wine, you will:
Strengthen your passion for wine by knowing its most pertinent terms, processes, and styles
Gain confidence in making wine selections—in restaurants, wine aisles, or online
Improve your wine and food pairing experiences
Learn wine subtleties via experiential instruction
PRAISE FOR LEN NAPOLITANO'S WEEKLY WINE COLUMN
"Every week when the new magazines arrive at the winery, I turn to page 10 and read your article. It is well written and, for folks like me, very helpful." --Ron Franklin; Sonoma, CA
"Thank you very much for your article...it helped me understand wine sediment better than my text!" --Shannon Noren; Dayton, OH
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Len Napolitano served as wine specialist on TV’s Fine Living Network from 2003 to 2011, wine editor at Wine and Jazz magazine and wine columnist for Southern California’s Ventura County Star newspaper. He is currently the wine columnist for Sonoma-based Wine Country This Week magazine, an oak consultant to winemakers, and manager for a small, luxury brand winery. He has earned wine certification from the Society of Wine Educators and the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. Follow Len Napolitano on Twitter: @wineologist
Cover Design: Colin Young
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