Fearless Critic Blind Wine Tasting Set: Includes 3 ISO-Certified Wine Tasting Glasses 12cl, 50 Blind Wine Tasting Forms, and a Hardcover Copy of Blind Taste

The Fearless Critic Blind Wine Tasting Set includes everything you need to see through the pseudoscience and snobbery of wine experts and learn your own palate. This elegantly packaged box set, a perfect gift for any wine lover, includes three 155mm, 12cl ISO-standard glasses—the same ones used in blind tasting competitions by wine judges around the world—along with a set of 50 tasting forms, and a hardcover copy of Robin Goldstein’s provocative new book, Blind Taste: A Sensory Manifesto, the sequel to his controversial bestseller, The Wine Trials, which turned the wine world upside down by proving that even wine experts couldn’t distinguish cheap wines from expensive wines when the labels were concealed. Blind Taste will teach you everything you need to know about how the brain experiences tastes and smells—and why you should trust your own palate instead of following the opinions of wine experts—and the Blind Wine Tasting Set provides all the tools you need to put the
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Wine Tasting Uncorked: Guided Tasting Courses and Tips

Host your own wine tasting session using these tips and techniques for tasting, describing, and enjoying various kinds of wines. Inside you’ll find: – Nine step-by-step wine tasting lessons covering varying styles and grape varieties- A detailed glossary of wine-tasting terms- Advice for paring wine and food- Descriptions of various red and white grapes (and tips for distinguishing them)- A list of tools you need or hosting your own
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Kevin Zraly’s Complete Wine Course

Let’s pop a cork and toast America’s very best, most popular wine course–now in a revised edition with new material that wine lovers will savor. This is Kevin’s 40th year in the wine business, and to celebrate, he has updated all the material on vineyards in Austria, Hungary, Greece, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, and Argentina. Plus, he completely refreshed the tasting section with flavor profiles that also discuss winemaking; created a new Best of the Best chapter; and included more than 20 smart phone tags throughout the book that link to videos of Kevin talking about wine. As always, the book offers Wine Basics, Tasting Wine, Matching Wine and Food, Frequently Asked Questions About Wine, and a Selected Glossary. Zraly goes region-by-region, with the wines organized from simple to complex–allowing readers who follow Kevin’s order to experience the finest wines and a wide diversity of tastes, styles, regions, and countries. More than ever, this is clearly the wine guide
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Wine Tasting (MusicCooks: Recipe Cards/Music CD), Small Plates for Wine, The Tim Ware Band (Sharon O’Connor’s MusicCooks)

Favorite recipes for wine tasting parties and casual dinners. Each wine-friendly dish has a food photo, cooks tips, shopping and pantry list. The music of the Tim Ware Band carries you off to the wine country with a blend of bluegrass, classical, folk, and country. Wine Tasting is 3rd in Sharon OConnors MusicCooks
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The Sommelier Prep Course: An Introduction to the Wines, Beers, and Spirits of the World

A comprehensive, must-have guide to beverage service including wine, beer, and spiritsThe Sommelier Prep Course is the ultimate resource for any aspiring sommelier, bartender, or serious wine lover. It includes sections on viniculture and viticulture, Old World and New World wines, beer and other fermented beverages, and all varieties of spirits. Review questions, key terms, a pronunciation guide, maps, and even sample wine labels provide invaluable test prep information for acing the major sommelier certification exams.For each type of beverage, author Michael Gibson covers the essential history, manufacturing information, varieties available, and tasting and pairing information. He also includes sections on service, storage, and wine list preparation for a full understanding of every aspect of beverage service.•    An ideal test prep resource for anyone studying for certification by The Court of Master Sommeliers, The Society of Wine Educators, or The International Sommelier
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The Complete Beer Course: Boot Camp for Beer Geeks: From Novice to Expert in Twelve Tasting Classes

It’s a great time to be a beer drinker, but also the most confusing, thanks to the dizzying array of available draft beers. Expert Joshua M. Bernstein comes to the rescue with The Complete Beer Course, demystifying brews and breaking down the elements that make beer’s flavor spin into distinctively different and delicious directions. Structured around a series of easy-to-follow classes, his course hops from lagers and pilsners to hazy wheat beers, Belgian-style abbey and Trappist ales, aromatic pale ales and bitter IPAs, roasty stouts, barrel-aged brews, belly-warming barley wines, and mouth-puckering sour ales. There is even a class on international beer styles and another on pairing beer with food and starting your own beer cellar. Through suggested, targeted tastings, you’ll learn when to drink down-and when to dump those beers down a
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Kevin Zraly’s Windows on the World Complete Wine Course: New, Updated Edition (Kevin Zraly’s Complete Wine Course)

“Kevin Zraly is the finest wine educator I have known.” —Robert ParkerLet’s pop a cork and toast America’s very best, most popular wine course—now in a revised edition that wine lovers will savor. Kevin Zraly’s bestselling course now features a refreshed tasting section with flavor profiles; a “Best of the Best” chapter with links to 20 smartphone tags; an audio pronunciation guide, and updated labels, vintages, statistics, and more invaluable information. As always, the book covers all the basics, and Zraly’s region-by-region organization points readers to the finest wines and a diversity of tastes, styles, and regions. More than ever, this is the wine guide against which all others are
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The Wine Club: A Month-by-Month Guide to Learning About Wine with Friends

Everything you need to know about starting a wine club. This sassy handbook teaches you and your girlfriends the art of selecting, sampling, and sipping the fruit of the vine (while you indulge in the latest gossip, of course).A foolproof month-by-month plan by sommelier, Maureen Petrosky, highlights all the pesky details, so you and your girlfriends can sit back and sip. From still to sparkling and delicate whites to rich reds, each month’s chapter singles out a grape for study and enjoyment-school was never like this! This course with class includes easy-does-it entertaining tips, taste-testing know-how, and tantalizing wine facts.Expert recommendations for brilliant wines at killer prices! What woman doesn’t love a bargain? Wine-laden tidbits such as how to collect bottles for a personal wine stash.Outrageously scrumptious recipes that teach you simply to pair wine and food-it’s a no-brainer.The latest on the snazziest wine gizmos and gadgets. Shoppers, start your
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Making Sense of Wine Tasting: Your Essential Guide to Enjoying Wine, Fifth Edition

Making Sense of Wine Tasting breaks new ground in the field of wine evaluation. Its completely new approach to the sensory appreciation and assessment of wine gives readers both information and practical skills. Its straight forward presentation provides a welcome relief to those who find much that is written on the subject either mystifying or pretentious.In his hundreds of international wine seminars on every continent the author, Alan Young, has found that wine lovers around the world share an eagerness to improve their ability to assess the quality of the wines they are offered. Making Sense of Wine Tasting is a serious but fun discussion about the nature and role of sight, smell, touch and taste in the evaluation of wine, combined with a considerable number of interesting practical exercises designed to improve sensory perception of all the senses used in wine judging. These exercises have been tested at international wine seminars by people of many different cultures the world
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