Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine

Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine

An essential, hip guide to wine for the new generation of wine drinkers, from the creators of the award-wining site WineFolly.com  Red or white? Cabernet or merlot? Light or bold? What to pair with food? Drinking great wine isn?t hard, but finding great wine does require a deeper understanding of the fundamentals.   Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine will help you make An essential, hip guide to wine for the new generation of wine drinkers, from the creators of the award-wini...

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Title:Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine
Author:Madeline Puckette
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Genres:Alcohol
ISBN:1592408990
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

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  • Jason
    Feb 11, 2017
    Much more than it appears to read. If you are just starting to explore wine or coming back to it as I was, this is a great resource. Well worth purchasing. It reads like an infographic on every page, covering the wines and the regions. Very well done! ...
  • Beth
    Jan 18, 2016
    I checked this out of the Library and kept it way longer than I should have, and ultimately decided to buy my own copy for reference. Infographics inform the reader how to recognize a varietal by the shape of it's bottle, define what glass to deliver your wine in, and advise how to pai...
  • Bridget
    Nov 23, 2015
    I love the graphics. Love, love, love. And the maps are clear and easy to understand. They won't help you understand the greater intricacies within regions, but that's a job for a much longer and larger book. It also falls into the very easy trap of not really explaining the difference...
  • Meredith
    Apr 30, 2018
    This guidebook walks the reader through wine basics, including cheat sheets for all those crazy tasting notes that so mystify non-wine enthusiasts. It discusses the most common types of wine, which are broken down into nine different styles: sparkling wine, light-bodied white wine, ful...
  • Christine
    Dec 17, 2015
    I got this for my Birthday and I loved it! I am doing the Wine Challenge in the book in 2016. If you are interested in joiningme let me know! It was perfect for me being a reverse Wine Snob... :) ...
  • Jo
    Mar 30, 2018
    I learned that I prefer wines at the far ends of the spectrum: light whites and full-bodied reds. I wonder what my "extreme" preferences mean? Am I a non-taster? I may have to do a taste-bud test to find out! ...
  • Rebekka
    Mar 20, 2016
    I've recently decided tht I want to be a Sommelier, because....why not? This is a great reference book tht is easy to read because of its well done graphic design. A great start for anyone who may be intimidated or looking to get more than just a basic knowledge of wine. ...
  • Ben Labe
    Jun 25, 2018
    Wine Folly is essentially a picture book about wine. Almost all of the information contained therein is delivered through some sort of graphic, chart, or map. While most of these are useful and easy-to-read, some of them (particularly the largely gross and unhelpful food pairing guides...
  • Finlay
    Aug 25, 2018
    A short reference to tasting, types, and regions, mostly in an infographic format. The visual format for taste profiles (eg, fruit, body, acidity, tannins) and flavours makes it easy to compare and to find something with a specific profile. Not comprehensive, but very approachable and ...
  • Kerri Pierce
    Jan 14, 2018
    I always knew what I liked and didn?t like in terms of wine, but now I understand the why behind my preferences. This is an excellent book to give a novice wine enthusiast the basic knowledge surrounding all things wine. Drink up! ...
  • Miquel
    Aug 10, 2017
    The unfortunate part about this book is that it looks great and gives any potential reader the idea that it's a shortcut to learning about wine. That may seem like a positive but it's not as it completely fools people into thinking that it's an authoritative source when it's not. Th...
  • Diego
    Mar 18, 2018
    Muy esquemático, va directo a los aspectos prácticos sobre uvas, zonas geográficas y maridajes, pero poco más. Los diagramas están muy logrados. Adecuado para los que quieran ir directos al grano pero no para aquellos que busquen profundizar en el mundo del vino. ...
  • Matt Lennert
    Apr 26, 2018
    For anyone who wants to start their journey into learning about wine, this is the go-to book. The first book any wine lover should own. It's almost entirely infographics, which make the knowledge far less intimidating. The charts and graphs, icons and colors are clear and concise and f...
  • Margarita
    Sep 14, 2018
    The book is cool, but it isn?t supposed to be read cover to cover, you have to own it in order to check information every time you drink wine. About 20% you can read very quickly to boost overall wine knowledge and then there are multiple pages about different wine sorts. The info gr...
  • Peter Newton
    Jan 21, 2018
    A fun, quick read that explains the basics of wine growing, making, tasting, and drinking. Handy maps that explain the great wine growing regions of the world, make it a handy handbook. Great info, and suggestions, on a number of varietals. Good for a quick reference. ...
  • Erin
    Sep 24, 2018
    As a wine specialist, with years in wine education as well as consultant experience, Wine Folly is, hands-down, one of the best wine resources out there, for both novice and expert alike. Accurate and extensive information, presented in a way that neither dumbs it down or makes it over...
  • Ilva
    Apr 05, 2016
    Fantastiska gr?mata ies?c?jiem. P?rskat?mi un metodiski, vienk?r?? valod?, ?si par galveno. Tas noteikti ir ??s gr?matas liel?kais pluss! ...
  • Kim
    Jul 24, 2017
    Fantastic resource; beautiful graphic illustrations; and somehow both concise and comprehensive. ...
  • Adam McNamara
    Oct 23, 2017
    The Essential Guide to Wine is one of the best beginner's guides I've encountered in any genre, period. It's organized logically. Readers are first introduced to the fundamentals of wine - the characteristics of taste and smell, how those characteristics organize wines into broad st...
  • Aluísio Leibanti
    Apr 28, 2018
    A book to own! More like a reference guide with important tips and awesome information that should be revisited from time to time - for novice and aficcionados! ...
  • Peter White
    Apr 13, 2016
    Nice graphic design but too brief and reference material too limited to even keep as a reference book. If you like the author's approach to wine writing (and I do!) you're better off just subscribing to her blog and using online tools for references. ...
  • Becky Mowat
    Aug 08, 2018
    Madeline?s infographics are amazing! They are pure distillations of years of travel, learning and active research! Love the clarity and impact this book has! Wine Folly makes it easy to learn new info about viniculture!?? ...
  • Shirley Bateman
    Nov 10, 2017
    Brilliant! Great for wine novices and perfect for vino aficionados. The graphics are stunning too. ...
  • Jordan
    Sep 03, 2018
    a very easy to read, non-intimidating first book to have for wine. one night i got a little wine drunk and ordered a bunch of wine books (including The Wine Bible and Windows on the World) and this is just the most approachable while being very informative. If I want to know something ...
  • Mike Mason
    Jan 29, 2018
    Have this at home, reference it when looking to pair food, find new tastes and understand what you're drinking. A great conversation piece. ...
  • Doug Beckman
    Aug 07, 2017
    This book is great not only for teaching beginners the basics of wine, but for showing wine veterans a thing or two about specific regions or varietals. I use this book as a reference on a weekly basis. ...
  • Jonghyun Byun
    Aug 18, 2018
    Wine flavors matched with colors, tastes. I am not into alcohols but this book gives me wonder how I can demystify food that I daily have. It also goes around a circle. I hope it was not a guess but a truth. ...
  • Simon Bullock
    Jan 09, 2017
    As an intro to wine book goes, it is suitable in its purpose, however, spends a great deal of pages going over each and every major wine grape varietal. Only the first 40 pages are used for understanding the many other aspects necessary to become an education wine consumer. The Grape v...
  • The English Bookshop at Cook & Book
    May 17, 2017
    A very complete introduction to the world of wine. Offering a wealth of information with well thought-out graphics, this is appropriate for beginners as well as more knowledgeable wine tasters who want to keep an eye on their basics. ...
  • Joe Michalak
    Jul 07, 2018
    Much of the information in Wine Folly would be considered review for even the newest of aspirational sommeliers. That said, the tasting wheels would serve as a good reference at anytime, and the associated regional comparisons by grape type also serve as a good tasting exercise. ...