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The New Short Course In Wine

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Appropriate for Beverage Management and Intro. to Wine courses within Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management departments. This book is intended for students of wine who are looking for a true professional understanding of the subject: one that includes the culture and context of humankind's most civilized and important drink.
Paperback, 134 pages
Published February 27th 2006 by Prentice Hall
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Art Tirrell
Oct 04, 2007 Art Tirrell rated it it was amazing
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FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT WINE TODAY, BUT WOULD LIKE TO TOMORROW

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
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Lynn
Sep 17, 2007 Lynn rated it it was amazing  ·  (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.
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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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