Authors: ALDO SOHM & CHRISTINE MUHLKE
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Release date: 10/2019
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 17 x 25 cm
This essential guide begins with the fundamentals of wine in easy-to-understand information and pragmatic, everyday tips: the main grape varieties and wine regions, how to taste, when to save and when to splurge, and how to host a wine tasting at home. Aldo then teaches you how to deepen your wine knowledge and evolve your palate, including techniques for building a "flavor library," a checklist of good (and great) vintages (and why you shouldn't go all out on them), tips for solving problems with difficult (corky? mushy?) wines, and, for the more adventurous, how to saber a bottle of champagne. This visual and user-friendly approach will inspire readers with the confidence, curiosity, and enthusiasm to taste smart, drink boldly, and dive fearlessly into the exciting world of wine.
Aldo Sohm is one of the world's most respected and beloved sommeliers. He worked for more than a decade with celebrity chef Eric Ripert as the wine director of the three-star restaurant Le Bernardin, but his philosophy and approach to wine is much more casual. Aldo's first book, Wine Simple, is packed with confidence-building infographics and illustrations, unparalleled depth of knowledge, enthusiastic encouragement, and, most importantly, strong opinions about wine so you can learn to form your own. Imbued with Aldo's insatiable passion and desire to teach others, Wine Simple is accessible, deeply educational, lively and fun, both vocally and visually.
Christine Muhlke is the editor of Bon Appétit and the author of On the Line: Inside the World of Le Bernardin with Eric Ripert. A former food writer and columnist for The New York Times Magazine, her writing has appeared in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Food + Wine and other publications.
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