• Wine Talks

  • 23 Conversations to Becoming a Wine Connoisseur
  • By: Laura Levy Shatkin
  • Narrated by: Laura Levy Shatkin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 04-11-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: L-Squared Productions
  • 2.8 (5 ratings)

Regular price: $24.47

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $24.47

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Thank you for selecting Wine Talks on your journey to learning about wine. We know that the most effective learning and appreciation comes through interactions. Rather than craft a book of written words on wine, of which there are many, we have opted to educate you through live conversations. We discuss wine from many angles so you'll walk away with a solid grasp on how it's made and how to buy it, all the way to how to taste for maximum enjoyment. We break wine down by regions across the globe, from the New World to the Old World, with a point of reference in France, where most grapes have their humble beginnings.
With the help of a few experts along the way, I talk with winemakers Blair & Caroline Guthrie about trendy wines that the restaurant sommeliers favor from offbeat regions. I also explain why Napa Valley, one of the smallest regions in the world, continues to spawn cult wines that collectors can't get enough of. We help you understand the primary flavors of each popular grape varietal and how they express so differently in various parts of the world. It's what makes wine so much fun: there's always something new to try.
We also chat about the important aspects of serving wine, along with stemware, handling and storing for aging or just for tomorrow. We discuss the styles of wine, distinguishing by body and flavor, not just by color white or red, and the fundamentals of food and wine pairing. Finally, we invite you to our dinner party where you can sit back and listen to how and why certain wine styles work with particular food styles. It's a guideline that will help you find the wines you like with foods you eat regularly. We then encourage you to have a similar party and your own group discussion to discover what you like best. Then please send in your newfound wine and food pairings to us. We'd love your feedback.
You're only 23 conversations away from being a wine connoisseur. Cheers and grab a glass!
©2017 Laura Levy Shatkin (P)2017 L-Squared Productions
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By Michelle Bennett on 12-09-17

Millennial Overtalk

This sounded much more interesting than it was. A lot of millennial overtalk. Ended up being more about the people talking about their views on life than about the wine.

Read More Hide me

By Roe on 05-11-17

cringe worthy mansplaining

get this if you want to hear a young male winemaker talk over everyone all the time.
(Why, Blair; why?)

Read More Hide me

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By Mandy schoeler on 09-07-17

great books. a lot of interesting fact.

great story teller. different interview. loved tge new zealand winemaker.
learn a lot during my listenning.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews