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The Wine, Beer, and Spirits Handbook: A Guide to Styles and Service, (Unbranded)

The Wine, Beer, and Spirits Handbook: A Guide to Styles and Service, (Unbranded)

The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes, Michael F. Nenes, Joe LaVilla

ISBN: 978-0-470-52429-9

Apr 2009

528 pages

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This book demystifies wine and the wine making process by approaching this often intimidating subject from a varietal and wine style perspective. Beer and spirits are also covered in this unique handbook. Each chapter includes food and wine, beer, and spirits pairings and how different food flavors and beverages interact. Starting with a look at how wines are made, how to taste wine, and how wines interact with food, the book then moves through the different types of grapes, where they are grown, and the types of wines that are made with them. Designed for beverage managers, chefs, and sommeliers, this handbook covers the science, art, and business of wine.

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  • Integrated approach to wine, beer, and spirits
  • Covers the business of wine service
  • Includes coverage of management tasks such as inventory control, pricing, menu matching, and storage
  • Strong emphasis on food and wine pairing as a stand alone topic and includes how grape varietals and wine styles interact with food
  • Covers wine, beer, and spirits
  • Provides understanding of the health and legal implications of wine consumption
  • Discusses wine & beverage service and sommelier responsibilities
  • Extensive appendices cover how to read a wine label, wine & alcohol legislations, and maps of wine regions
  • Detailed glossary and bibliography