1000 Best Wine Secrets

1000 Best Wine Secrets

Carolyn Hammond

Language: English

Pages: 432


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

What is the appropriate way to taste wine at a restaurant? What type of wine is best served with catfish? 1000 Best Wine Secrets contains all the information novice wine drinkers and experienced connoisseurs alike need to feel comfortable in any restaurant, home or vineyard.

1000 Best Wine Secrets is the book for readers seeking the confidence to select and enjoy the perfect bottle from among the wines of the world.

Includes such tips as:
--Secrets of buying great wine
--Detecting faulty wine and sending it back
--Serving wine like a pro
--Wine tips from around the globe-from Argentina to France and Spain to California
--Knowing when to drink wine

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sensations are perceived. 121. Complexity is one of the earmarks of a good quality wine and can seem to suggest fruit, vegetables, minerals, animals, flowers, wood, spices, herbs, and empyreumatic aromas such as smoke, toast, caramel, and roasted foods. 122. Alcohol level is felt as heat on the back of the palate after you swallow or spit the wine. The alcohol is in balance if it doesn’t stand out. You actually shouldn’t taste the alcohol if the wine is balanced. Wine that is too old and

oversized bottle was an imperial, which holds the equivalent to eight regular-size bottles. 159. The wines of the Médoc region of Bordeaux are ranked according to a classification drafted in 1855. The classification ranks the wines into five divisions: first growth through fifth growth. These so called cru classé wines—or classed growths—remain regarded as the top producers of the region. The only two changes since the original classification were the addition of Château Cantemerle, which was

Domaine Pierre Frick Domaine Marcel Deiss Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Domaine Martin Schaetzel Domaine Marc Tempé Domaine Ostertag Domaine Kreydenweiss Domaine Josmeyer Domaine Valentin Zusslin 352. 353. Today, more than thirty wine properties in Alsace are organic or biodynamic. The best recent vintages for Alsace are 2000, 2002, and 2003. French Wine 105 1000WineFINAL_INT 8/24/06 2:22 PM Page 106 WINES OF THE LOIRE 354. If you like crisp white wines and refreshing light reds with

lighter and offers less aging potential than Brunello di Montalcino. A reliable producer of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is Poliziano. 532. Carmignano is a small area west of Florence that has been revered for its fine red wines since the Middle Ages, and is now home to DOCG wines. If you see the word Carmignano on the label, know it’s a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, and sometimes Canaiolo. Italian Wine 143 1000WineFINAL_INT 8/24/06 2:22 PM Page 144 533. If you visit

your body and knowing you, in a small way, are helping save the planet. 27. Almost every region is now producing organic wines. However, not all makers market themselves as such. Some fear being associated with what may be a fad, and others want the freedom to treat vines when necessary. 28. Some wine styles such as Pinot Noir are more expensive to make, which can mean the price is often higher than that of, say, Chardonnay, which is easier to produce. 16 1000 BEST WINE SECRETS

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