Hello, Wine: The Most Essential Things You Need to Know by Melanie Wagner

By Melanie Wagner

This breezy-to-read yet super-informative guidebook is a classy primer for any newcomer to the eternally interesting international of wine. qualified Sommelier Melanie Wagner's down-to-earth tone and entire wisdom make studying approximately wine enjoyable and approachable. Twelve chapters discover each element of wine—from the way it is made to tips to drink it—and offer worthy descriptions of grape varietals and proposals that may be taken to the wine shop. Featured along those many encouraging classes and recommendations are 60 whimsical and informative colour illustrations. With insights starting from what makes a wine unparalleled, palate-building, and having fun with wine with others, this is often the fitting self-purchase or present for someone who wishes a very good wine source.

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Old wine-industry adage Grape to Glass THE ANNUAL CYCLE OF A VINE time in the vine’s life cycle. Climactic conditions like frost, heat, wind, and rain can wreak havoc on the delicate flowers. WEEPING FRUIT SET Temperatures rise in early spring (approxi­ mately February for the Northern Hemisphere and August in the Southern Hemisphere). When they hit about 50 degrees Fahrenheit, sap begins to concentrate where the canes were pruned. This leaking of sap, called weeping, is the first signal that the vine is waking up after a long winter sleep.

Iron Horse Vineyards • Roederer Estate • Schramsberg Vineyards Harder to Find • Egly-Ouriet • Gaston Chiquet • Henri Billiot • Jacques Selosse • Michel Turgy • Pierre Peters Cava When it comes to bang-for-your-buck bubbles, it doesn’t get much better than cava, Spain’s sparkling wine. Dry, citrusy cava is cheap and cheerful, simple and straightforward, and should be paired with equally laid-back foods. The following are some of my favorites. • Avinyo brut reserva • Jaume Serra Cristalino • Castillo Perelada • Raventós i Blanc Little Wine Lies Prosecco Sparkling Shiraz Most prosecco, which hails exclusively from several regions in northern Italy, is light, frothy, and much fruitier than Champagne.

There are ten superior wine-producing Beaujolais towns, called crus. They are capable of producing some surprisingly beautiful, graceful wines that can have the sensual aromatics and supple texture of pinot noir from northern neighbor Burgundy, at a fraction of the price. If you love earthy wines, ask your favorite wine retailer for its best cru Beaujolais wines. I think you’ll find their taste, and their price (usually fifteen to twenty dollars), refreshingly delightful. Did You Know? Oak barrels are a major expense for wineries.

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