Sommelier Prep Course An Introduction to the Wines, Beers, and Spirits of the World

ISBN-10: 0470283181
ISBN-13: 9780470283189
Edition: 2010
Authors: Michael Gibson
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Description: While the subject of wine, beer, and spirits continues to grow in popularity, there are very few books that approach the subject in a manner that is both accessible and comprehensive. This book includes broad content on wines from around the world,  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

While the subject of wine, beer, and spirits continues to grow in popularity, there are very few books that approach the subject in a manner that is both accessible and comprehensive. This book includes broad content on wines from around the world, including Old World and New World wines, as well as beer, other fermented beverages such as mead and sake, and every type of spirit available. For each type of beverage, Gibson covers all the essential history, manufacturing information, varieties available, and tasting and pairing information. Sections on service, storage, and wine lists also cover the ins and outs of storing, pricing, marketing, and serving wine and other alcoholic beverages. With useful pedagogical features including chapter summaries, key term lists, and review questions, plus an appendix that includes a pronunciation guide and a list of major spirit brands, the book is a must-have for anyone preparing to take the first-level certification exams of the Court of Master Sommeliers, International Sommelier Guild, or Society of Wine Educators.

Preface
Wine Basics
A Short History of Wine
Viticulture
Viniculture
Important Grape Varieties
Food & Wine Pairing
Wine Tasting and Sensory Analysis
Applying Wine Analysis
The Wines of France
The Wines of Italy
The Wines of Spain
The Wines of Germany
The Wines of Portugal
The Wines of Austria, Hungary, Greece, and Other European Regions
The Old World and the New World of Wine
The Wines of the United States
The Wines of Australia
The Wines of New Zealand
The Wines of South Africa
The Wines of Chile
The Wines of Argentina
Emerging Wine Regions of the World
Beer: Importance, Ingredients, and the Brewing Process
Ales, Lagers, and Beer Styles
Sake, Mead, and Cider
Distillation and Spirit Production
Important Styles of Spirits
Beverage Service and Storage
Beverage Sales and Wine Lists
Appendices
Index

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