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Publication Date: January 1, 2015
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After reading this book, the practice of wine tasting reminds me of the famous Buddhist philosophy of really being present. When I eat and drink, I consume very fast and the food or liquid very quickly grazes off my tongue down my throat. I haven't built the habit of savoring taste. My mind can quickly jump from thought to thought with very loose associations between them and I aspire to be more present in every moment, and just recently have been drinking more wine especially after my trip to Kyoto, Japan this Christmas. I believe that the art of wine tasting allows me to become more present to the moment and can generalize in other aspects of my life. This book was very aesthetically pleasing and as well as informative, particularly for a novice wine taster - and was without a doubt worth the price. I was always attracted to wine tasting because of the so-called sophistication of it, but now I am more attracted to the spiritual implications. Great read.
This book is perfect for doing what always has seemed so confusing to me. Namely figuring out exactly what wine to use on different occasions with different foods being served. I have always found this subject confusing, but thanks to Martin it is all starting to make sense now.Martin breaks the whole thing down into simple to digest bites that make it not only clear, but also fun to learn about wine. He starts by showing exactly how you should taste wine. Next it is matter of understanding about how the different flavors of wine come into play. Finally, he explores how to taste the difference between good wine and poor wine. This is one I have always found extremely confusing. Though, the advice in this book just makes it all so simple.Martin uses a 4 step system to get right at how to fully enjoy the experience. The thing is that anyone can swallow down a glass of wine no problem. But actually fully understanding and savoring the wine is a very different proposition.I fell after reading this book that I am now much better set to really appreciate the wines that I drink.
I had a decent understanding of wine prior to reading this book. Actually, I only knew correct food pairings, but i never knew why. This book goes in depth on the WHY of Wine. Instead of just saying this goes with this, the author explains why each wine would pair well with a certain dish. That is what stood out most to me, but it also chocked full of great info on tasting, collecting, and general wine knowledge of the world. Tannin levels, sugar content, alcohol content, tasting room humidity measures are all explained in context in this book. If you are looking to get into the wine world or just want to impress your date, i recommend picking this book up! You wont regret it!
In clear and concise language this little book does an excellent job of explaining the world of wines. I have drank wine in the past (obviously) but had no idea there was so many ways to truly enjoy it. There are ways to train your palate, for example, and certain kinds of foods bring out various qualities in different kinds of wines. Maybe you knew this but I certainly didn’t. If you want to truly enjoy wines in a sophisticated way this book will get you up to speed quickly.
The book appears to be a translation from another language. Either that, or there was no editing involved in its publication. The content is cursory and reserved for those who know absolutely nothing about wine. These things taken into account, I enjoyed the quick read.
I think this book although very brief will get me off to a good start as it did not overcrowd with information. It sets one up to think for oneself while trying wines. Still I would have liked a little more info. At the price the book I think is good value for money.... Half the price of a glass of house red.
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