Drink This Now!: Step by step lessons for the aspiring wine connoisseur, 2nd Edition
January 2010, ©2010
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Section 1: Prelude to Drinking Wine.
Lesson 1: Why we drink wine with meals & how food alters the taste perception of wine.
Lesson 2: Glassware: Yes, it does make a difference.
Lesson 3: When is it Time to Drink My Wine? Aging & Decanting and their affect on wine.
Section 2. Winemaker influence.
Lesson 4: Got Wood? The influence of oak on wine.
Lesson 5: Dry vs. Sweet: A Sugar Showdown.
Lesson 6: Color me Clueless: is there anything to a wine's color?
Lesson 7: Rock Your Body but Keep Your Balance!
Section 3. White Wine.
Lesson 8: The Big Three Whites.
Lesson 9: The Lighter Whites.
Lesson 10: The Fantastic Floral Whites.
Section 4. Red Wine.
Lesson 11: Bordeaux's Big Boy Reds: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, & Cabernet Franc.
Lesson 13: The Italian Stallions: Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, & Barbera.
Lesson 14: The Spanish Princes: Grenache & Tempranillo.
Lesson 15: The Rhône Rangers: Syrah & Mourvèdre.
Lesson 16: Americas' Finest: Zinfandel & Petite Syrah & Malbec.
Section 5: Stylistic Differences, Significant Others, & Your Just Desserts....
Lesson 17: When Worlds Collide: New vs. Old in a Stylistic Showdown.
Lesson 18: Significant Others.
Lesson 19: Before & After the Meal: Apéritif and Digestif Wines.