Knack Wine Basics

A Complete Illustrated Guide To Understanding, Selecting & Enjoying Wine

Book Description

For those new to wine or for dabblers who could use some help deciphering foreign labels, Knack Wine Basics brings unprecedented clarity to the world of the world's most ubiquitous libation. By a California-based expert—and including 400 full-color photos, ten recipes, and twelve maps—it covers everything from how to read a label to entertaining with wine; ordering and serving wine; food and wine pairings; cooking with wine; profiles of red, white, rose, and sparkling wine; wine from all regions of the world; and how to interpret wine ratings.

About Boehmer, Alan

Alan Boehmer has the knack! He has conducted regular wine seminars, tours, and tastings since 1967 in his home state of California. He joined in 1998 as one of the site’s earliest contributors, writing its California Wine column, and is today the feature writer for its New World Wine column.

Renée Comet has the knack! A nationally recognized food photographer, she keeps a studio in Washington, D.C., where she has worked for such clients as the Washington Post, Whole Foods, and Marriott International.