The Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide is a useful reference guide best suited for wine beginners and wine enthusiasts who want to expand their palates and try new wines. For that demographic, this is the book to own. Industry professionals will find things to pick on, but this book can probably still teach them a thing or two about how to simplify wine information and communicate effectively to consumers.
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Wine lovers are spoilt for choice this season with the release of three comprehensive wine books worthy of both wine professionals and amateur's attention. There's something to appeal to everyone's palette whether in search of a quick reference guide or a more in-depth insight into the wine industry as a whole.
MacNeil tasted over 10,000 wines in her thirst for knowledge as well as travelling to wine regions all over the world in her dedicated research. The results are captured in her idiosyncratic writing style which has the unique capacity to both entertain and inform at the same time in an overwhelming 1,000 pages. New to this year's edition are wines from China, Japan, Mexico, and Slovenia.
From the creators of the award-wining website 'WineFolly.com' comes this essential new guide destined to appeal to a younger generation of hip wine drinkers. Building on visuals and easy to manage information this is a great introductory guide that gives simple answers to a modern wine lifestyle.
Wine guidance is given on popular topics, like food and wine pairing, arming readers with the confidence to select, serve and talk about wine with a level of informed knowledge. A perfect go-to guide for any festive occasion.
First published in 1994 this is the fourth edition of the award winning encyclopaedic style guide containing almost 4,000 entries on wine and all related topics with over 187 top local wine experts contributions.
Unlike any other wine book on the market the Oxford Companion offers a more contextual understanding of wine including it's history, cultural, and scientific factors which make it perfect for browsing and ultimately a wine lover's ideal companion.
Originally found through Visual.ly, the experts at Wine Folly made an infographic that breaks down the basics of every type of wine, including calorie count, alcohol content, and most importantly, which wines pair best with which food.
Once, during a busy Friday night a bar in Chicago, a recently hired server returned a glass of White Zinfandel to the bartender. The wine, a blush pink color, wavered in the glass as the server set it back on the service well. It was clearly untouched.
The server, annoyed and slightly combative, barked out to the bartender, \"Hey! I ordered a WHITE Zinfandel, I need a new glass!\" This is why wine training is important. Because, of course, White Zinfandel isn't actually white. It's slightly pink, like a rosé. It's essential for servers to have basic wine knowledge when dealing with customers to avoid mistakes like this and much worse.
This story is true and silly, but things just like this happen in bars and restaurants all the time. It's why servers need wine training. Here are a few areas that need to be covered for basic wine training 101.
Think of this blog post as map to navigate your wine journey. Once you know the basics, you'll begin to learn more about which wines, countries, and styles interest you. Then you can follow those interests until you've become a wine expert. Maybe even a sommelier.
For servers or bartenders first learning about wines, the best place to start is with the most popular wines. Remember, the first goal is to be able to confidently speak about wine with customers in order to sell it to them.
So focusing on popular varietals is a great way to hedge your bets and begin putting your new wine knowledge into practice at your restaurant. A great way to make this practice more relevant to you is to take a look at the varietals or wine styles on your wine by-the-glass list and really get to know them.
To start, let's take a look at the most popular wine varietals according to menu data from Uncorkd digital menus. This graph pulls data from the digital menu provider by tracking each time a customer clicks on an item.
As you become more comfortable with wines, you will be able to pick these flavors our for yourself and then use them when selling wine to guests, but to start here are 5 basic wine descriptors to know.
Dry: This is pretty self explanatory. A dry wine will leave your tongue tingling, with the feeling of cotton mouth. Dryness, and the sensation of a tingling tongue, often comes from an organic substance in wine called tannins.
Fruity: Red wines will can be generally categorized as having red fruits or dark fruits. White wines will generally have green, or tart fruits, or tropical and stone fruits if they are sweeter and more rounded wines 153554b96e