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Download Jancis Robinson's Wine Course: A Guide to the World of Wine eBook
ISBN:
0789208830
Author:
Jancis Robinson
Category:
Beverages & Wine
Language:
English
Publisher:
Abbeville Press; Revised, Expanded edition (April 1, 2006)
Pages:
352 pages
EPUB book:
1293 kb
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1217 kb
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1316 kb
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Rating:
4.9
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954


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Jancis Robinson is an internationally acclaimed wine writer and broadcaster. The only British journalist to have qualified as a Master of Wine, she has worked as wine columnist for the Sunday Times, the New York–based Wine Spectator, and the Financial Times. She is the author of more than ten books, including The Oxford Companion to Wine.

com's Jancis Robinson Author Page. An award-winning TV presenter, she is invited all over the world to conduct wine events and act as a wine judge.

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Anyone who enters a wine store is immediately confronted by rows and rows of racks filled with a myriad of choices

Anyone who enters a wine store is immediately confronted by rows and rows of racks filled with a myriad of choices.

Jancis Robinson's Wine Course, a guide to the world of wine. An Esoteric Ramble through the World of Wine. com User, December 5, 2001. There are many types of wine books on the market today. Some are the Dummy and KISS type - with little graphics and simple statements to start you from your first baby steps.

Jancis Mary Robinson OBE, ComMA, MW (born 22 April 1950) is a British wine critic, journalist and wine writer.

Jancis Robinson's Wine Guide : A Guide to the World of Wine. By (author) Jancis Robinson.

The enormous variety of wines available today can be baffling even to an experienced buyer. Anyone who enters a wine store is immediately confronted by rows and rows of racks filled with a myriad of choices. Where do you begin when all you want is a reasonably priced quality wine to serve with dinner? Jancis Robinson can make anyone an expert, or at least an informed buyer, in short order. In this comprehensive guide to the wine-producing countries of the world, she captures the flavor of each regionGÇÖs wines and presents her personal recommendations on the best names from around the world, with thirty-two completely new pages covering the latest developments in South America, South Africa, and Eastern Europe. Robinson also describes the distinctive characteristics of hundreds of different grape varieties and studies the traditional and innovative methods employed in the creation of great wines. A fully updated vintage guide makes selection even easier. Dedicated to ensuring that you get the most out of every glass, Jancis RobinsonGÇÖs Wine Course explains how to taste and store wine, what to serve on special occasions at home, and how to order the best value from a restaurant wine list. Full of infectious enthusiasm and heaps of personal tips, this book will soon have you reaching for the corkscrew.
  • Datrim
There's LOTS of great information in this book. It's very text heavy and detailed. As a student of wines...a sommelier want-to-be...this book will prepare me for the tests I will take. However, if I were just looking for surface knowledge, I might want to go with something less academic.
  • Azago
both jancis robinson and hugh johnson are my favourite wine authors
  • Vozuru
It amazing
  • MegaStar
Excellent
  • Xor
I love Jancis Robinson's books and videos on YouTube. She's a wonderful source of info about wine.
  • Agrainel
Wine is more of a contact sport.
  • Drelahuginn
There are many types of wine books on the market today. Some are the Dummy and KISS type - with little graphics and simple statements to start you from your first baby steps. Other are rich tomes with a wealth of information, like the Oxford Companion to Wine, which Jancis edits. These have just about every term and region you could hope to learn about.
This companion to Jancis' TV series is neither of the above, and it is much more. It is Jancis speaking to you, from her richly educated base of knowledge, to help you learn what makes wine so interesting. Think of Jancis as your incredibly experienced aunt, who has just come back from some exotic trip. She and you have sat down in the living room by a fire, are sipping some wine, and she is preparing to regale you with stories, and tidbits, and insights, and fascinating worlds you didn't even imagine.
That's what the book is like.
It starts with the basics - how to taste, how to serve, how to decant, wine and food. Even in these areas you get the sense that Jancis is chatting with you about something she loves. She admits to decanting full whites not because they need it, but because she loves the glowing color.
She goes into the gritty details of how wines are made, what a free-run-wine is, how sparkling and sweet wines are created. And then, she begins in on the regional reviews.
France, of course, is first. It always seems to come first. Beautiful pictures of the Chateau Latour tower and Loire valley gables. You move on through Italy, Spain, and yes, the US and Australia get a mention in here too. The reviews are all written from her heart - you see clearly what she likes and doesn't like, and you learn why.
A great way to learn more about wine - especially if you're also able to watch the TV Series!
If you are looking for a good book to start out with, to learn the basic ABC's of wine, then I would reccomend The Complete Idiot's Guide To Wine by Phillip Seldon. This one (Jancis Robinson's) however is good for people like myself who already know the basics (the distinguishing characteristics of grape varieties, the main regions, how to make reasonablly good food/wine pairings, etc.)
In other words, it's not the easiest book to follow.
Another note- she makes her disgust of Spanish wines known in the opening paragraph on page 222 when she says "If it (Spain) had Germany's love of efficiency, or France's respect for bureaucracy, Spain might be sending us oceans of judiciously priced wine made expressly for the international market. But Spain is an anarchic jumble of districts and regions...and heartbreakingly awful human constructions, and has to be treated as such by the wine enthusiast."
I found those comments to be misleading, as Spain to me is a model exporter of high quality wines. Just about any Rioja or Tempranillo wine imported and that goes for less than $...is of fine quality. That is my opinion of course. Another semi-complaint is that there was not enough material on Argentina (only 6 paragraphs) which I found to be a shame, since Argentina has very unique and delicious wines.
Overall this is good, as I said earlier, for those who already have a basic knowledge.