30-Second Wine: The 50 Essential Elements, Each Explained in Half a Minute | Gerard Basset
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Surrounded by mystique, the world of wine can be intimidating for the novice. What’s the difference between bouquet and nose? Is Rioja a wine or a region? What’s an appellation?
And are you prepared to ask any of those questions at a dinner party or in a restaurant?
30-Second Wine breaks down the subject, decanting the knowledge you need into palatable sips. Compiled by lead editor Gerard Basset, with contributions from an impressive assembly of wine experts, the book is organised in a sequence of well-thought-out chapters; taking you from terroir to the technicalities of winemaking, introducing you to the important grapes and iconic regions, offering an overview of the business of wine and how it works, and concluding with a section on the enjoyment of wine. And with every entry edited into a neat and effective 300 words, it will leave you plenty of time to put your new-found expertise into practice.
About the Author
Arguably one of the greatest wine professionals of his generation, Gerard Basset is the sommelier's sommelier; he is a former World Champion Sommelier and the only person ever to simultaneously hold the Master of Wine, Master Sommelier, and MBA Wine honors. Parallel to this has been Gerard's business success, first, with his co-founding of the hugely successful Hotel du Vin Group, and later, with his award-winning New Forest boutique wine hotel, Hotel TerraVina. As a business figure, Gerard has been responsible for inspiring and mentoring a generation of young sommeliers, and his innovative approach to training has led many to competition and business successes in their own right.In June 2011, Gerard was appointed OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) acknowledging his extraordinary contribution to the British hospitality industry and the crowning glory of a remarkable career that has seen him become one of the most credible, approachable, and respected figures of the wine world. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.