Making Sense of Wine
- Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
- Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-28-09
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kramer reminds us that wine is an expression of the earth that reveals the site and conditions under which it is cultivated. He explores connoisseurship through the practical devices of "thinking wine" and "drinking wine," making for a most enjoyable and engrossing journey through one of life's most dependable pleasures.
"While much wine writing verges on pedantry, columnist Kramer brings a disciplined reporter's ear to his job, along with wit and intelligence to spare." ( Publishers Weekly)
"[A] perspective that combines common sense with scientific fact....The point of view taken is refreshingly free of dogma." ( Library Journal)
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Zack on 06-21-12
Good but Not Great
First off I would say that this is NOT a bad book. It is a reasonable guide to wine and will give you some basic facts. My main complaint is that while the book gives you a comprehensive overview of wine regions, storing wine, and pairing wine, it barely touches on grape varieties and actually tasting wine. It would be a very good book for an aspiring connoisseur, who wishes to go above and beyond simple tasting. For those who wish to receive a basic understanding of main grape/wine varieties and how to taste/classify wines, there are much better books available. The book has some very useful knowledge and discusses the intriguing topic of connoisseurship, but lacks the essential background information for anyone starting out in the wine world.
The narrator is a bit stuffy, but matches the overall tone of the book.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
By Jedediah C. Rudd on 11-12-15
Good Slightly Dry Overview
As has been noted by others the performance is a little one note, didn't bother me terribly. The material was a tad dry but seemed to cover the basics. I wish there had been a little more about types of wine and their characteristics. Overall, I'm glad I listened and I'm looking forward to learning more from other sources.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful