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The New Short Course In Wine

4.46 of 5 stars 4.46  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  3 reviews
It's no surprise that every year, more Americans are discovering the pleasures of wine. Many of these new enthusiasts will be the first ones in their families to be wine-lovers and so they will have thousands of questions about wine. They will be in the position of recent immigrants in a strange and fabulous country. There are new words, strange customs and a bewildering v ...more
Paperback, 134 pages
Published February 27th 2006 by Prentice Hall
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Art Tirrell
Oct 04, 2007 Art Tirrell rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone

A work of art - as "The New Short Course in Wine" most assuredly is - deserves to be reviewed by just the right person, one who with a half dozen deft sentences can capture the essence and convey it.

Until then, see if these six will hold you:

Lynn Hoffman is worldly and his background in Anthropology much in evidence. Hardly a paragraph of "The New Course in Wine" passes without a pearl of wisdom or droll observation
Dec 16, 2007 Lynn rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Hi. I wrote this book because I taught a course in wine for people studying hospitality management. They were usually college-age and many of them had no experience with wine at home. It was important that they have a working familiarity with the subject as they entered a world where people at the top tended to be very sophisticated about wine.
So the course was a high-speed finishing school in wine. The goal was something like sophistication and it had to be done quickly-ten weeks in this case.
Enjoyed this book, even though I didn't get to spend as much time as I really wanted to (library book). But I still got a good overview of wine varieties and some other info about my favorite beverage that I didn't know before. I think if I'd read from start to finish, I'd be very well versed and have a more sophisticated palate.
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