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Actor and wine expert Julian Curry has devised a unique audiobook to wine. The whole subject is introduced and explained - how wine is made, the different grapes, the different blends, vintages, wine-growing areas and types. In an entertaining and informal style, he also teaches how to taste wine, how to choose it, to keep it.
Julian Curry takes a light approach to what might be a stuffy subject. A GUIDE TO WINE has enough information contained on the four CDs to keep the most assiduous wine snob entertained, yet it is geared for the novice who wishes to understand how to judge and buy wine, along with all the requisite terminology needed. From understanding a wine label to learning what to ask for in restaurants when ordering fish or beef, it's all here. It's also an overview of the regions where the best wines are made, and how they are produced. Wine is one of the few pleasures anyone of sophistication can acquire, and in our culture of over-consumption and obesity, sipping and savoring is a welcome indulgence preferable to gulping and slurping.