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Giving readers the confidence to discover, buy, and drink wines that they'll enjoy, "Wine: A Tasting Course" helps you explore and develop your palate in your own time and at your own pace. Offering a visual tour of wine styles, explaining the big-picture concepts, and encouraging readers to recognize the connections between wines, author Marnie Old, a renowned American som Giving readers the confidence to discover, buy, and drink wines that they'll enjoy, "Wine: A Tasting Course" helps you explore and develop your palate in your own time and at your own pace. Offering a visual tour of wine styles, explaining the big-picture concepts, and encouraging readers to recognize the connections between wines, author Marnie Old, a renowned American sommelier, challenges all the stuffy orthodoxies about wine, and teaches that best way to learn is through tasting. Providing a fresh take on the world of wine, showing you what you need to know, and debunking wine-snob myths, "Wine: A Tasting Course" is the ultimate visual wine course for wine lovers seeking no-nonsense, practical information.


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Giving readers the confidence to discover, buy, and drink wines that they'll enjoy, "Wine: A Tasting Course" helps you explore and develop your palate in your own time and at your own pace. Offering a visual tour of wine styles, explaining the big-picture concepts, and encouraging readers to recognize the connections between wines, author Marnie Old, a renowned American som Giving readers the confidence to discover, buy, and drink wines that they'll enjoy, "Wine: A Tasting Course" helps you explore and develop your palate in your own time and at your own pace. Offering a visual tour of wine styles, explaining the big-picture concepts, and encouraging readers to recognize the connections between wines, author Marnie Old, a renowned American sommelier, challenges all the stuffy orthodoxies about wine, and teaches that best way to learn is through tasting. Providing a fresh take on the world of wine, showing you what you need to know, and debunking wine-snob myths, "Wine: A Tasting Course" is the ultimate visual wine course for wine lovers seeking no-nonsense, practical information.

30 review for Wine: A Tasting Course

  1. 5 out of 5

    Dakota Morgan

    Everything you ever needed to know about wine (buying, drinking, making) in one easily digestible package. I expected to peruse parts at random, but unexpectedly found myself completely absorbed, reading it cover to cover in one sitting. Fascinating and memorable - I spent the next weekend recounting wine facts to my less-than-thrilled friends.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Cathy

    A good resource.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Godel

    This is a great resource for someone who enjoys wine and wants to learn more. The explanations are simple and clear. Wine: A Tasting Course is a book that I will return to again and again.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Erica

    This book is engaging, clear, and masterful in breaking down complex ideas. It exactly matches how I learn best. Remarkable.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Shilpa

    Is it better to be loved or understood? For wine, the reality is clearly the former as its popularity increases in a world where more quality wine is arguably more available and affordable than at any other time in history. But is wine understood? Clearly not, given the legion wanting to show they are in the know but exhibiting less knowledge than they think. Philadelphia based sommelier Marnie Old has written Wine: A Tasting Course published by DK that we at SukasaStyle would argue is the best b Is it better to be loved or understood? For wine, the reality is clearly the former as its popularity increases in a world where more quality wine is arguably more available and affordable than at any other time in history. But is wine understood? Clearly not, given the legion wanting to show they are in the know but exhibiting less knowledge than they think. Philadelphia based sommelier Marnie Old has written Wine: A Tasting Course published by DK that we at SukasaStyle would argue is the best book available for the avid beginner wanting to learn about the world of wine at their own pace. Wine gets complicated quickly. The cornucopia of terms and references makes understanding it as opaque as a Barossa Valley Shiraz but it doesn’t need to be that way. Any newcomer has options available: a plethora of books, winery tastings, institute courses, ‘knowledgeable’ friends and acquaintances, publications and the internet. Marnie Old’s Wine: A Tasting Course cleverly combines a number of these features. Available as a hardcover or in e-book format, it has the content to be taken seriously – even by oenophiles needing a quick brush up — and it is designed with tasting in mind with a foundation that starts with “Building Wine Skills” leading to “Navigating Wine By Style” then “Mastering Wine Variables” and ending with “Discovering Wine Grapes and Regions” at the apex. The friendly and accessible style means that the reader need not be overwhelmed with obfuscating prose and terminology; after all, only professional sommeliers need to bother themselves with a 500 page tome like Ronald Jackson’s Wine Tasting handbook. For those genuinely interested in knowing more then Old’s book is the perfect imbibe: replete with tidbits delivered in an info-graphic format that is visually appealing yet content rich. Full Review: http://www.sukasastyle.com/2014/03/wi...

  6. 5 out of 5

    Don

    This is just the wine 101 book that I needed. It's simple and accessible, but still contains enough detail to get you on your way to understanding what wine really is, how to taste it, and how to approach buying it (the most intimidating factor for me). There is no substitute to just trying different wines and building your own experience, but I feel better equipped on how to get started. I know a lot more about this subject now than before I read this book, and don't find standing in the wine a This is just the wine 101 book that I needed. It's simple and accessible, but still contains enough detail to get you on your way to understanding what wine really is, how to taste it, and how to approach buying it (the most intimidating factor for me). There is no substitute to just trying different wines and building your own experience, but I feel better equipped on how to get started. I know a lot more about this subject now than before I read this book, and don't find standing in the wine aisle at a store as bewildering.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Simon Bullock

    Easily the best entry level Wine book on the market. In my quest the become a more informed and appreciative wine consumer, I ordered several intro to wine books as recommended by many top wine websites and can say that Marnie Old is able to provide the most comprehensive, yet understandable introduction to the world of wine. While other subsequent books have succeeded in filling in minute gaps not touched on here, Marnie Old provides wide knowledge and suitable depth to get you up and running q Easily the best entry level Wine book on the market. In my quest the become a more informed and appreciative wine consumer, I ordered several intro to wine books as recommended by many top wine websites and can say that Marnie Old is able to provide the most comprehensive, yet understandable introduction to the world of wine. While other subsequent books have succeeded in filling in minute gaps not touched on here, Marnie Old provides wide knowledge and suitable depth to get you up and running quickly.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Tiago Soares

    If you are like me - someone who doesn't know that much about wine, let me tell you that this book can teach you a great deal. The book is full of graphics, images and some "experiences/exercises" you can do at home to learn to taste wine. That makes the book easier and more enjoyable to read compared to some books that are plain text and full of detail. To start off I would definitely recommend this one to a friend.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Stanislaus

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  10. 4 out of 5

    Dana

    This is a great beginner book for people who want to learn about wine. Introductory in nature but still lots of good infomration and explanations. The book is well done with a colorful and interesting layout. Recommended for wine novices.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Dan

    Excellent introduction to the world of wine. Very easy to read as all information is visualised as infographics.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Blair

    Excellent reference book for someone wanting to better understand wines. I found Marnie Old's explanations a very handy way to demystify the world of wines. Great for beginners.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Mike Sinicropi

    The best Wine 101 book I've seen. Easy read, visual, practical, accessible. If you love wine, read this one and keep it close by for reference.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Melissarose

    Exactly what I had been looking for! This book teaches you so much about popular wine grapes, wine regions and the process of making wine. I love the visuals.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jiang Yan

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jonah Naidoo

  17. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl

  18. 4 out of 5

    Kent

  19. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth Bennet

  20. 4 out of 5

    Carter

  21. 4 out of 5

    Thomas Wallace

  22. 5 out of 5

    Gabrielle

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kevin

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lorie

  25. 5 out of 5

    Matt

  26. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Giorgio

  27. 5 out of 5

    Laura Piovesan

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jonlee

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ulisses dal Poggetto Ribeiro

  30. 4 out of 5

    Niki Vitliemov

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