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The Wine, Beer, and Spirits Handbook
A Guide to Styles and Service
by Joseph LaVilla

The Wine, Beer, and Spirits Handbook demystifies the wine and wine-making process, examining not only the making and flavor profiles of wine, beer, and spirits, but also the business of wine service as practiced by a chef or sommelier.

Unique to The Wine, Beer, and Spirits Handbook, is the strong emphasis on food and wine pairings, as well as food and beverage interactions. An entire chapter uncovers this broad, often intimidating, topic with detailed information on:

  • table wines
  • sparkling wines
  • fortified wines
  • beer
  • spirits

A comprehensive, one-stop resource to the character and best use of beverages, The Wine, Beer, and Spirits Handbook will help every student, chef, sommelier and wine enthusiast confidently master the mysteries of wine and other beverages.

Contents

Introduction to Wine

  1. What Makes Wines Taste Different?
  2. How Wine Is Made
  3. The Science of Wine Tasting
  4. Wine Storage and Service
  5. Food and Wine Pairing
  6. The Health Aspects of Alcohol

Wines from International Grapes

  1. Chardonnay
  2. Pinot Noir
  3. Cabernet Sauvignon
  4. Merlot
  5. Sauvignon Blanc
  6. Riesling
  7. Syrah/Shiraz
  8. Grenache/Garnacha

Wines from White Grapes

  1. The Aromatics
  2. Light and Crisp White Wines
  3. Fat and Full

Wines from Black Grapes

  1. Light and Fresh
  2. Soft and Juicy
  3. Full and Tannic
  4. Rich and Spicy

Sparkling and Fortified Wines

  1. Sparkling Wines and How They Are Made
  2. Fortified Wines
  3. Sparkling and Fortified Wine Service

Beer, Spirits, and Liqueurs

  1. Beer
  2. How Spirits and Liqueurs Are Made
  3. Fruit-Based Spirits
  4. Grain-Based Spirits
  5. Vegetable-Based Spirits

The Role of the Sommelier

  1. In the Dining Room
  2. Wine List Creation and Menu Matching
  3. Cellar Management and Product Research
  4. Understanding Wine Faults

Index

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The Wine, Beer, and Spirits Handbook
A Guide to Styles and Service
by Joseph LaVilla

2010 (available now) 513 pages $43.00 + shipping
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