TTC – The Everyday Guide to Wine
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Author: Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan
Every time you open a bottle of wine, you embark on a unique journey through a wonderful world of sensations. Yet for all its pleasures, wine can be mysterious and complex. Intriguing questions about the best wine regions, food pairing suggestions, taste profiles, storage suggestions, and more are at the heart of any enjoyable experience with wine, whether you’re hosting a party, touring a vineyard, shopping for a gift, or simply having a glass with your dinner. Unlocking the secrets of wine—its varieties, its language, the ways it’s made, the techniques of tasting and shopping for it—is the key to heightening your appreciation of this intense and rewarding experience.
Whether you’re a novice looking to master the basics, an enthusiast who tours vineyards, or something in between, there’s no better way to learn about wine than from a wine expert— someone who has an authoritative knowledge of wine in all its glorious breadth and depth. Now, The Everyday Guide to Wine brings this rare opportunity right into your home with 24 engaging lectures delivered by acclaimed Master of Wine Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan—one of only 26 Americans to hold this coveted title. In her interactive and accessible course she gives you all the knowledge and tips you need to build your understanding of—and improve your ability to try, buy, talk about, and, most of all, enjoy—the world of wine.
Become Your Own Wine Expert
Wine has been a part of human civilization for thousands of years, since the time of the ancient Egyptians. It’s been used as a communal beverage, a sign of power and prestige, and even as a religious symbol. Studies show that wine also has a positive effect on your well-being; when enjoyed in moderation, wine offers benefits for cardiovascular health, longevity, stress reduction, and more.
Today, there are hundreds of millions of wine drinkers in the United States and around the world. Yet many of them say they are overwhelmed by the varieties of wine available, or they know the wines they like to drink but yearn for the opportunity to know more about them. With The Everyday Guide to Wine, you can become educated and knowledgeable about this sophisticated, increasingly popular drink.
With Ms. Simonetti-Bryan as your guide, you’ll discover a wealth of insights into this delightful part of world culture and cuisine, and you’ll finally be able to develop the know-how and experience to achieve your own desired level of expertise.
Course Lecture Titles
01. Why Learn about Wine?
02. A Taster’s Tool Kit
03. Winemaking—From Vineyard to Harvest
04. Winemaking—From Harvest to Bottle
05. The Whites—Riesling to Chardonnay
06. The Reds—Pinot Noir to Cabernet
07. Champagne and Other Sparkling Wines
08. Port, Sherry, and Other Fortified Wines
09. What to Drink with Dessert
10. French Regions—Bordeaux and Loire
11. French Regions—Burgundy and Alsace
12. French Regions—Rhône, Languedoc, Provence
13. Wines of Northern Italy
14. Wines of Southern Italy
15. The Tastes of Germany and Austria
16. The Tastes of Spain and Portugal
17. U.S. Regions—California
18. U.S. Regions—Washington and Oregon
19. Other U.S. Regions, Mexico, and Canada
20. Sampling Argentina and Chile
21. The Best of Australia and Tasmania
22. Wines of New Zealand and South Africa
23. Becoming a Knowledgeable Wine Buyer
24. Wine for Any Occasion and Any Food
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