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The state of wine knowledge is especially difficult for the waiter. His job is to communicate clearly and quickly, to summarize, clearly explain and help the guest make the right decision. Yet those who make explaining wine their business are, perhaps by nature, attracted to endless detail, fascinated by the differences in terroir yielded by south facing limestone slopes versus north facing limestone slopes. Even if I shared their interest, as a waiter I don't have time for it.
Enter Wine Secrets. Marnie Old has assembled winemakers, chefs and sommeliers to tackle all the important issues. More importantly, she's has edited them into precision and focus. She's given me concise ways to describe almost every issue that will come up at the table in a way that illumines rather than obfuscates. Every waiter should have this book.
What I was looking for, essentially, was a compact yet in-depth, accessible yet technical review of wine in general. Something that would cover the basics of tasting, region, production, etc. There are certainly a lot of options out there (including some 400- and 500-page textbook-like behemoths), but Wine Secrets fit the bill above and beyond anything else. The book is a portable hardcover gem that provides the perfect level of detail for any newcomer or lazy novice (like myself.) If you feel at all intimidated by some of the more expansive standards like Zraly and Parker, this book is your launching point.
I can appear far more wine-savvy than I used to be...because I really am now.
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A gift for my husband. He's enjoying it. He says it is well written, and he has learned some interesting information about wine.Published on December 23, 2012 by PENNY
This book is so informative and easy to understand. It is probably the best wine book I've read. Thank you!!Published on December 30, 2009 by Karen Merc
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