It seems a long way off, but the gift-buying season will soon be here. What do we give to family and friends? is the question on so many lips. Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide could be the solution for any lover of good wine, and those who would want to learn more.
Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide is the perfect wine aficionado’s companion and will increase appreciation and understanding of wine. One doesn’t have to be an expert – these pages take the enthusiastic sipper on a fascinating journey through the world of wine.
The book covers all the fundamentals and guides the reader with its colourful and informative visual infographics, charts and maps. This is far from a dry and over-worthy tome: it’s fun to dip into.
Information on wines one might come across on vacation
It would be a wonderful asset for any visitor to wine regions. Each chapter is devoted to a particular wine-producing country so it’s simple to find all the information on wines one might come across on vacation, or at one’s local wine merchant. Yes, France is covered, but so are the lesser-known wine producers such as Greece and Hungary. The wines of these countries are also well worth exploring.
For those of us who are staying home then there is a wealth of information on grape varieties and, most importantly, advice on food pairings. Even the more obscure grapes are considered, and one can discover where they grow. Yes, wine is made in China and Mexico too, and I note that very few other wine books cover those.
Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide gives advice on practical issues such as which glasses to use; and there are flavour-wheel graphics for each wine type, illustrating what to expect from these wines. In short this is a book packed with accessible wine support.
Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide
Authors: Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack
Published by: Michael Joseph