By Karen MacNeil. Announcing the completely revised and updated edition of The Wine Bible, the perennial bestselling wine book praised as. allowed The Wine Bible to be built. ABOVE ALL WAS Elizabeth Caravati, my assistant for the years during which I wrote the second edition. Elizabeth was there. The Wine Bible has ratings and 99 reviews. THE MOST COMPLETE WINE BOOK EVER. A must for anyone who loves wine, whether they are a pro or an.

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So the course was a high-speed finishing school in wine. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. It discusses the global influence of critics such as Jancis Robinson featuring in the movie or Robert Parker.

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Overall an excellent resource for wine drinkers interested in more than just guzzling the grapes, more for expanding one’s experience and use for later reference than for intriguing reading material. Lots of great history, technical details and descriptors and like all the reviews say her writing style makes it easy to jump into this and not be intimidated. Quotes from The Wine Bible. Share your thoughts with other customers.

But MacNeil didn’t just write it, she submitted the chapters to literally dozens of experts in their specialty for review. Selected pages Title Page. I basically pick up this book every couple of days and read a random section. The complexities of Port revealed.

Aug 12, Joey Craer rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The secrets of professional wine tasters and how to expand your wine-tasting vocabulary. The pages are a different texture than the last one, which is a little weird, but still enjoyable to read. The shimmering elegance of Veuve Clicquot, affordable luxury in a glass, page Great sidebars about wine-food pairings and recommended labels round out the practical value of this well-established tome.


MacNeil possesses an intimate knowledge of a vast array of wines, and her ability to express the tasting experience has few rivals. Oct 02, Matthew rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: On a recent cruise I got into a lengthy discussion with the wine steward who insisted that Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris were the same thing. Thorough, authoritative, and entertaining. Portable, quick and easy to search, and dozens of other new features.

I had always been interested but I thought that this would start me off on the right foot to being a true connoisseur! This is the best place to start your wine lover’s education. It also informed me of a fun way to travel. She is the creator and editor of WineSpeedthe top digital newsletter in wine in the United States. Like a lively course from an expert teacher, The Wine Bible grounds the reader deeply in the fundamentals while layering on informative asides, tips, amusing anecdotes, definitions, glossaries, photos all new for this editionmaps, labels, and recommended bottles.

Apr 17, Jim George rated it it was amazing Shelves: This adds extra dimensions to the book; indeed, at times it reads almost as much like a travel guide complete with refreshments as it does like a reference work on wine. May 06, Allison rated it it was amazing. The Sommelier Prep Course: And everything else you need to know to buy, store, serve, and enjoy the world’s most captivating beverage. The perfect book for someone new to wine but beyond the basics and seriously interested in learning about wine around the world.


But if you want the knowledge of the wine world to be as alive as the wine itself Jan 24, Rhesa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Plus, matching wine with food – and mood. Wine and food cradle us in our own communal humanity.

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Thorough, authoritative, and entertaining. What makes a great wine great? I’ve shared wine and cigars with bullfighters in Rioja; ridden through the vineyards of Texas on horseback; eaten octopus and drunk assyrtiko with Greek fishermen in Santorini considered by some to be the lost Atlantis ; and picked tiny oyster shells from among the fossilized sea creatures that make up the moonscape soils of Chablis.

Each section gives detailed descriptions of the kareen wines with chapters on individual regions when necessaryhighlighting specific wine producers and individual wines, as well as talking about local foods, customs, and other tidbits that add to the reading experience.

Wine matters because of this ineluctable connection.

The romance and intrigue of Akren of sauvignon blanc and the surprising elegance of Spain’s top Riojas. This book is a must for anyone interested on wine whether pros or amateurs like me.

A good introduction to what wines are, the making of wine, how to taste, etc. Covers karsn describes the main winemaking regions of the world. One person found this helpful. I love wine because it is one of the last true things.