This revolutionary wine book is a
radical departure from the usual wine book formulas. Rather than
following the standard approach to wine education -- describing grapes,
delineating regions, and summarizing wine regulations -- the book
simply tells a story of wine discovery.
found that the usual routine wasn’t working for me and, because I’ve
been a teacher most of my life, I simply set up my own program of
instruction and discovery. The plot line is loosely based
my own journey to educate myself about wine.
central characters in this educational novel,
are a young couple who are interested
in wine and want to learn more, but don't know where to start. To their
surprise and delight, they discover that their new neighbour, William
Kensington, is a noted wine writer and educator (Ch. 1). William takes
the couple on as his students, and then escorts them through as many
facets of the wine experience as will comfortably fit into nine
Join Aimee, Christian and William
as they explore basic wine styles (Ch. 2, 3), visit a working winery
(Ch. 4), spend an evening ‘nose training’ (Ch. 5), visit a wine show
(Ch. 6), spend an evening with a wine maker (Ch. 7), visit the cellar
of a wine collector (Ch. 8), and prepare for a party by selecting wines
to match a gourmet menu (Ch. 9).
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