Packed with exquisite illustrations and comprehensive analysis, this is a reference book that every wine lover should keep close to hand.
The scope and complexity of the wine world can make it seem an impenetrable place to the outsider, and many of the commercial books on the topic tend to be overly specialized and difficult to digest. Swirl Your Wine Glass is different. The illustrations throughout the book serve as starting points for a thorough analysis of every aspect of the wine world, providing practical advice that will be helpful to beginners and connoisseurs alike.
Cynthia Lee begins by using wine bottle labels as a way of introducing the classification systems of various different countries, enabling the reader to pinpoint their own particular palate and arming them with the knowledge they need to make the right choice at the supermarket wine rack. The book then introduces the five essentials of wine: winemaking process, tincture, nose, sweetness, and place of origin. The book is also threaded with useful tip boxes, offering suggestions on topics like the terminology used to describe the taste of wine. Other helpful guides include wine glass shape, wine pairing, reading a restaurant wine list, and the secrets of sobering up.
Swirl Your Wine Glass provides a complete foundation in the understanding of wine, complementing methodically arranged information with ingenious illustrations.