A Handbook of Wine: How to Buy, Store, Serve and Drink Wine

A Handbook of Wine: How to Buy, Store, Serve and Drink Wine
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Originally published in 1922, this book on Wine is designed as a practical handbook for the amateur, the consumer. It will not confuse him with the jargon of the expert and the specialist; nor bore him with details, to him irrelevant, of process; nor with photographs of famous chateaux; nor with the history of Wine from Noah onwards.

It is designed, indeed, to give the reader such knowledge as is necessary for him to buy wisely, to store safely, to serve correctly, and to drink with greatest enjoyment. Terms in ordinary use are explained in a glossary. The illustrations are explanatory, not merely decorative.

Perhaps the best thing this little handbook can do is to set up the amateur with a little knowledge on which he can build more, to warn him off snags and superstitions, and give him a few practical hints for the better preservation and enjoyment of his purchases.

Contents Covered:

  • Preface
  • Introducing Wine
  • On Wine in General
  • The Wines of France
    • The Wines of Bordeaux
    • Fine Claret Vintages
    • The Classed Growths of the Médoc
    • Graves
    • Sauternes
    • The Classification of Sauternes
    • Leading Growths of St. Emilion, Pomerol, etc
    • Champagne
    • Champagne Vintages
    • Burgundy
    • Burgundy Vintages
    • Maconnais & Beaujolais
    • Chablis
    • Classification of Chablis
    • Vermouth
  • The Wines of Spain and Portugal
    • The Wines of Spain
      • Sherry
      • Sherry Vintages
      • Tarragona
      • Malaga
    • The Wines of Portugal
      • Port
      • Port Vintages
      • Madeira
  • Other Wines
    • The Wines of Germany, Austria, and Hungary
    • Other European Wines
    • The Wines of Algeria
    • The Wines of South Africa and Australia
  • How to Buy and Store, Serve and Drink Wine
    • The Wine-Cellar
    • Wines & When to Serve Them
    • A Note on Brandy
    • Brandy Vintages
  • A Glossary of Terms
Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages: 102
Page Size: A4 (210mm × 297mm)
Download Size: 21.7 MB
Product Code AH4CL7R64