Explore Wine With Confidence
You don’t need to memorize reams of data to feel in control when shopping or deciding what to drink with dinner. All you need to learn are the handful of powerful ideas that help capture and explain wine’s extraordinary variations of style. By instilling the confidence to make educated guesses based on a few central truths, this book will help you relax and savor what’s in the glass regardless of its grape or region.
If you find wine to be delectable, transcendent and captivating, but also confusing, frustrating or overwhelming, then fear not –Passion for Wine is the perfect book for you.” The genus of this introduction to wine is that it shares the compelling ideas and practical skills that separate the wine expert from the wine novice. Its authors make use of the lessons of Franco-American history, the principles of sensory science and the predictability of Mother Nature to make sense of wine with humor, humility and no shred of pretense.
Passion for Wine is also refreshingly direct in its embrace of the central truth behind wine’s appeal: that wine brings pleasure not simply through the sum of its flavors, textures, and scents, but also in its extraordinary ability to elevate life’s precious moments and strengthen the bonds of love and humanity that connect us all.
Marnie Old is a gifted sommelier and an award-winning wine author, known for her insightful infographic explanations of complex wine topics. An expert speaker, she serves as an ambassador at large for the Boisset Collection, sharing her passion for wine across the country and around the globe.
Jean-Charles Boisset was born into the world of wine in the village of Vougeot, Burgundy, and today leads the family firm, a collection which includes wineries in France and California that share more than 18 centuries of combined winemaking heritage in some of the world’s most prestigious terroirs. Jean-Charles embodies passion for wine and brings the Franco-American spirit to life.