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Sales and Service for the Wine Professional Paperback – April 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 357 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 3 edition (April 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844807894
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844807895
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #176,414 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By W. R. Minett on April 30, 2010
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Incredibly, this text is the standard course work for the Court of Master Sommeliers Certified and Advanced examinations. This book is packed full of typographical errors, terrible maps and dubious assertions. From the state of this material, I can hardly believe that this is the third edition. By comparison to wine references that were written in the past, contemporary wine journalism is advanced, authoritative and relatively unbiased. One need look no further than the excellent texts written by Jancis Robinson or James Goode to find superb examples in this genre. This book would find itself very quickly at my local thrift store, if it were not for my upcoming examination. Its primary usefulness should be considered as an outline to the scope of the testing involved in the certification process.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By adam on March 29, 2014
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Great Book and got it within the stated time. Wish I was able to get it Prime but still cool.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Mason on February 10, 2009
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The 2008 edition is a wonderful and informative romp through the Old School viewpoint. If this was in ANY other industry (tech and such)it might be sniffed at for structure and copy proof, but all hail Julyan for in-depth information...Just a bit toffee nosed for me (see other reviewers). If you have to read this alone to pass THE test...good luck.
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Highly recommended for any wine server to understand sales and service in a rest. setting. Level 2 MS and CSW with 20 years, excellent reference material.
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By ShoeHeaux on October 23, 2013
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Wonderful for a company owner and for an aspiring entrepreneur who wants to develop a deeper understanding about service and a wonderful gift for people contemplating going into service and fine dining.
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I bought this book as I started to get more and more involved in the wine world. It quickly became an invaluable resource to me with learning about wine and wine producing regions. Being a much more knowledgeable professional made me a more effective upseller as well. I would recommend this to students and those just getting into the professional wine world. It will provide you with a wealth of knowledge.
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