ISBN: 1984824252
EAN13: 9781984824257
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 19, 2019
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 1" H x 10" L x 7" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

Wine Simple: A Totally Approachable Guide from a World-Class Sommelier

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Book Overview

From the world-renowned sommelier Aldo Sohm, a dynamic, essential wine guide for a new generation

Aldo Sohm is one of the most respected and widely lauded sommeliers in the world. He's worked with celebrated chef Eric Ripert as wine director of three-Michelin-starred Le Bernardin for over a decade, yet his philosophy and approach to wine is much more casual. Aldo's debut book, Wine Simple, is full of confidence-building infographics and illustrations, an unbeatable depth of knowledge, effusive encouragement, and, most important, strong opinions on wine so you can learn to form your own. Imbued with Aldo's insatiable passion and eagerness to teach others, Wine Simple is accessible, deeply educational, and lively and fun, both in voice and visuals.

This essential guide begins with the fundamentals of wine in easy-to-absorb hits of information and pragmatic, everyday tips--key varietals and winemaking regions, how to taste, when to save and when to splurge, and how to set up a wine tasting at home. Aldo then teaches you how to take your wine knowledge to the next level and evolve your palate, including techniques on building a flavor library, a cheat sheet to good (and great) vintages (and why you shouldn't put everything on the line for them), tips on troubleshooting tricky wines (corked? mousy?), and, for the daring, even how to Read More chevron_right

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   Definitely worth the read
As someone who just entered the world of wine, I found this book helpful. It gave me more wine vocabulary that I can use at the winery where I work. In all, I am happy with my purchase and I got through the book in about a solid morning of study.
   Absolutely best wine book out there! A must purchase!
I absolutely adore '' this book. It's gorgeous! Funny! Informative! Informative! Great coffee table book too! The information in it is so accessible and accurate without all the snobbery-snickities!! A great gift for anyone is a great gift for anyone. A book, bottle of wine, couple of wine glasses - food pairing! Perfection! Perfection! ''
   A good primer for the wine neophyte.
A neophyte primer for the basic wine enthusiast. Almost too basic in parts, in parts. Fluff has lots of fluff. But well worth reading and using from time to time as a reference guide. This book is just a start for those wine lovers who want to improve their knowledge and experiences with wine. It's like learning arithmetic. If you want to know more about mathematics, study algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus and so on. Like mathematics, you therefore advance your knowledge. Wine experts, read more books by wine experts. And more importantly, taste, taste.
   Very fun, digestible and informative
We have so many wine books -- from Wine Folly to more educational encyclopedia type books. This makes the wine approachable and very fun to read. The comparisons and visualizations make it easy to think about certain wines. Love it!
This was a request for her birthday and my daughter was really impressed by the book. Entertaining together with all kinds of tips for serving along with all kinds of tips for entertaining. Includes maps of wine regions and great anecdotes by the Australian author including maps of wine regions.
   Accessible and fun, just like wine should be
This book rekindled my love of the wine. I bought it on the recommendation of a coworker who worked for many years in the wine industry, who knows a lot about wine, but isn 't obnoxious about it. The author, too, knows a lot about wine, but isn't obnoxious about it. The book is practical. It teaches you the basics you need to know in order to enjoy the wine to its fullest. As it turns out, this is a pretty manageable amount of material to learn. For those who want to go deeper, he points you in the right direction and offers suggestions without forcing his tastes on you. It is a fun read and I often find myself referring back to it. If you're interested in learning more about wine but aren't sure where to start, I couldn t recommend this book more highly.
   Not good enough
I am a wine newbie and this book was a bit disappointing. It skims through some of the grape varieties and focuses on a limited set of countries. I regret purchasing it ; a better investment would be the wine foley book, even for newbies like me.
   My bible. I love this book, a week in and I'm starting to get it.
I looove this book, I would pay the cover price for it happily, and I know that I will soon give it as a gift. If you enjoy wine regularly, but don 't know how to make it or what you are seeking, this will help SO MUCH. It is easily designed and unbreakable and breaks it in simple ways. I am now taking it all night, every night. If you are more advanced, you will probably wish it had more varieties, more regions listed, but I think that even for an advanced beginner, it is great, as it seriously de-mystifies the whole thing. The author suggests reading back to front, but I enjoyed reading it from front to back and referencing the grapes and regions as-needed.
I bought this book for a friend who is only now learning and becoming more interested in wine. It is a very beautiful hardcover book, which is easy to read and is filled with wonderful information. It's a great gift to yourself or anyone in your life who is interested in learning about wine.
   Gorgeous - buy this book!
I think this is the first time I've ever written a review on Amazon despite being an Amazon customer for many years. This book is fantastic. It is beautiful, it is informative, it is understandable. Everything you could want to increase your game on wine with everything you could want to up your game on wine. Did I mention gorgeous? I'm tempted to buy a second copy just so I can rip some of the pages and frame some. Highly recommended in your life for any oenophile or designphile. Wonderful addition to any library of a wine drinker.