This handy, pocket-sized and easy-to-follow guide is essential for anyone interested in wine who wants to know more about it – how and where it's made, how to choose it, and how to get the most out of tasting and enjoying it.
If you’ve always wondered what the difference between one grape variety and another is, or would like to know how to select the right wine for a particular occasion, or even start your own wine cellar, help is at hand.
Gem Wine includes all the know-how, insider tips and helpful advice you need to learn all about wine. Full of straightforward expert advice, this introductory guide provides lots of practical information on all aspects of understanding, choosing and tasting wine, including:
• how wine is made
• how to recognize different flavours
• practical tasting techniques
• characteristics of different white, red, rose, sparkling and dessert wines
• choosing wines
• where to buy wine
• how to store wine
• starting your own cellar
• entertaining with wine
• wine and health
About the author
Julie Arkell enjoyed a successful career in the wine trade prior to becoming a respected wine and food writer, lecturer and broadcaster. She has written for a variety of national newspapers and food and drink publications, including The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Express, The Sunday Express magazine, and Decanter magazine, and is a regular presenter for the BBC. She was the Wine Manager of The Sunday Times Wine Club and is currently Wine Correspondent for Sainsbury's food and drink magazine and the writer for Penfolds Privilege Wine Club.