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Actor and wine expert Julian Curry has devised a unique audiobook guide to wine which takes the listener to the heart of winemaking and wine drinking in a clear but light-hearted manner. However rich and complex the subject of wine may be, he insists it is also hugely rewarding and great fun.
Curry's informative and entertaining program begins with a description of work in the vineyard and cellar. It outlines the many choices faced by grape-grower and winemaker, resulting in the variety of different styles of wine produced. It continues with wine's journey from winery to gullet, with advice on cellaring, buying, serving food-matching and tasting. And it concludes with a lengthy section devoted to all the major wine regions, in the Old World and the New.
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By Laurence on 09-26-03

Comprehensive overview

This audiobook exceeded my expectations. The author provides a comprehensive overview of wine in a lively and entertaining manner. I enjoy wine but had always been intimidated by the many winemakers and varieties. I know have a much better understanding of how wine is classified and what to look for in selecting wine. I'll listen to this book again and again.

A great addition - if you are reading this, author - is to provide maps of major wine regions that can be downloaded to accompany the audio.

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By Anonymous User on 06-26-09

Superior Audiobook!

Don't let anyone dissuade you from purchasing this book based on the fact that it has a lot of information to absorb. Of course it does, isn't that what we are paying for? I have read at least 4 books on wine from the Dummy series to the more complex resources, and I must say that this audiobook can hold its own next to them all. If you are finding that there is too much to remember, read a few books about wine before you listen. I like to take this along with me on my dog walks. It is brilliantly read and wildly entertaining. This book is a wonderful resource for those who would like to learn about wine as well as those who know a fair amount and just want a relaxing review. Nice job, Julian Curry!!

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By Review Robot X345Yu8 on 03-02-16

Excellent performance and very informative

Quite short, but very enjoyable... Light hearted and not at all stuffy. Fully recommended, I have learned much and will almost certainly listen again.

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By Amazon Customer on 02-01-17

A great source of info

if you're looking to learn more about grapes and wines... look no further than this. I'm a newbie and learnt lots

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By jessica m dwyer on 01-12-17

Inspired and educated

great and well read broad overview of world wine. glad I bought this one. I'm in the grape growing industry and still got a lot out of the book. Does inspire travel though to now experience this first hand. Info is good and you will surely want to follow it up by sampling for yourself all the hallmark wines you have learned about.

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By Gareth Noble on 04-06-16

Wine, with great English witt and passion

A great book providing a good introduction. Read in an engaging manner which expresses passion and good english witt. Julian needs to learn how to pronounce Otago, but his efforts of french, italian etc... were very impressive. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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