Hello, Wine: The Most Essential Things You Need to Know by Melanie Wagner

By Melanie Wagner

This breezy-to-read yet super-informative guidebook is a classy primer for any newcomer to the forever interesting international of wine. qualified Sommelier Melanie Wagner's down-to-earth tone and complete wisdom make studying approximately wine enjoyable and approachable. Twelve chapters discover each element of wine—from the way it is made to the best way to drink it—and supply useful descriptions of grape varietals and proposals that may be taken to the wine shop. Featured along those many encouraging classes and proposals are 60 whimsical and informative colour illustrations. With insights starting from what makes a wine unprecedented, palate-building, and having fun with wine with others, this can be the fitting self-purchase or present for a person who wishes a very good wine source.

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37 HELLO, WINE 38 #6: often. This curious behavior is likely due to all the cachet attached to Champagne, the world’s most expensive, extravagant sparkling wine. We often hear the C-word, Champagne, used universally to talk about any sparkling wine, but that’s a mistake. Here’s the skinny: sparkling wine is an umbrella term meaning any wine with bubbles made anywhere in the world. Champagne is a type of sparkling wine. It just so happens to be the original and most iconic type of all. What makes Champagne so special?

The wine and the packaging remain the same, and the wine actually does sell better at the higher price point. Is it a “better” bottle because the price changed? Not a chance. This is unfortunately all too common. Conversely, sometimes bottles are subjectively great because they overdeliver for the price. I can appreciate an expensive, legendary wine any day. But a “better” bottle, for me, is finding something I love that I can afford to buy on a regular basis. More wine = happier Melanie. 33 HELLO, WINE #2: 34 SCREW CAPS ARE FOR CHEAP WINE Screw caps rock.

This chapter follows the life of the grape—both the science and the art—from the vineyard to your lips. Grape to Glass GROW, BABY, GROW Viticulture is the science and study of all things that happen in a vineyard—and a lot can happen there. Most winemakers would tell you that how a grape grows is the single most important factor in determining the quality of a wine. With today’s technology, a winemaker can compensate for many faults, but truly awful grapes are an insurmountable obstacle. Viticulture: the science and study of grape growing.

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