food & drink

Wine: A Beginner’s Guide

Author: Ken Fredrickson, Master Sommelier
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Genre: Food & Drink
ISBN: 978-1-64611-04-4
Pages: 160
Price: $14.99

Author’s website
Buy it at Amazon

Wine is simple to drink, but complicated to understand. Why do people recommend white wine with some foods, and red wine with others? How does wine pairing really work? If you’ve always been curious, Wine: A Beginner’s Guide will answer these and many other questions for you.

First, the author explains the wine-making process from harvest to bottling. Then he touches on the various flavor elements in wine that give them their distinct tastes. Various reds, whites, sparkling and dessert wines are described in detail, along with regions where they may be found. Once we understand what we’re looking for, he explains the tasting process. Finally, we learn how to pair food and wine in combinations that will work best for us.

Ultimately, how we taste and perceive a wine is up to our own individual taste. But with Wine: A Beginner’s Guide, we’ll be ready to select our favorites quickly and easily. This book is a perfect guide for the wannabe sommelier.

Reviewer: Alice Berger