Wine Folly

Wine Folly

The Essential Guide to Wine

Book - 2015
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The best introductory book on wine to come along in years" ( The Washington Post ) from the creators of the award-winning

Red or white? Cabernet or merlot? Light or bold? What to pair with food? Drinking great wine isn't hard, but finding great wine does require a deeper understanding of the fundamentals.

Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine will help you make sense of it all in a unique infographic wine book. Designed by the creators of, which has won Wine Blogger of the Year from the International Wine & Spirits Competition, this book combines sleek, modern information design with data visualization and gives readers pragmatic answers to all their wine questions, including:

* Detailed taste profiles of popular and under-the-radar wines.
* A guide to pairing food and wine.
* A wine-region section with detailed maps.
* Practical tips and tricks for serving wine.
* Methods for tasting wine and identifying flavors.

Packed with information and encouragement, Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine will empower your decision-making with practical knowledge and give you confidence at the table.

Publisher: New York :, Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House,, 2015, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781592408993
Branch Call Number: 641. 22 PUC
Characteristics: vii, 230 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hammack, Justin - Author


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Jan 19, 2018

This is a great reference book or addition to a wine lover's library. It doesn't teach you about wine (for that, I recommend Kevin Zraly's course book). Rather, it's more like a collection of cheat sheets for every grape and region as well as tasting fundamentals. It's clever, it's concise and it's easy to follow.

Jun 07, 2016

The use of infographics to describe and explain wine makes this an attractive format for newbies to learn about wine. It's also useful for oenophiles who want to supplement what they know. If you plan to pursue wines as a personal interest, this might be a useful purchase for your personal library.

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