An easy, informative introduction to the world of wine
If you love wine and are interested to learn more about it, Uncorked is the perfect tool to gain a straightforward understanding of the essentials of wine, allowing you to enjoy wine and be at ease in any setting. This entertaining guide is presented in an easy-to-understand format, covering topics on everything from the winemaking process, wine vocabulary, and red wine versus white wine, to tasting and selecting wines for any occasion. With a helpful glossary and brief topic-by-topic chapters, this accessible, snobbery-free guide is the perfect companion for purchasing wines and navigating your way skillfully at parties, dinners, wine tastings, wine shops, and more.
Learn how to:
Understand the origins of wine and the process of making it
Know and speak the language of wine with terms like tannins, oaks, residual sugar, dry, medium- and full-bodied, and more
Properly taste and drink wines
Choose wines to complement foods
Save money by making choices that suit your palate
Paul Kreider, bestselling author and wine expert, has been a winemaker for nearly four decades. He established his own winery, the Ross Valley Winery, in San Anselmo in Marin County, California, and is currently a wine-making consultant in the new wine frontier of Northwestern Washington. He has educated thousands of individuals and groups about wine.
"Uncorked takes the fear out of wine." —The Daily Telegram
"Kreider's style of writing is simple, down-to-earth, and welcome to a newcomer to the wine world." —The New Carlisle News
"Kreider has written a straightforward, easy-to-understand guide that will allow you to be at ease in the wine environment, save money, understand the language of wine, and choose wines to complement your meals." —The Tri-City Herald