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I Don't Know Much About Wine...But I Know What I Like

3.33  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Simon Woods tackles an often stuffy subject with light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek insight while providing useful information on buying, drinking, and enjoying wine. The book describes how to spot a grape variety as against a wine style, the difference between a good wine deal and a bad wine deal, and where to shop for that special occasion. From wine on the web to impressing ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Mitchell Beazley
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Mark Oppenlander
This pocket-sized book is an entertaining guide to the world of wine. In 50 short chapters, English wine critic Simon Woods walks the novice through the basics of wine production, wine tasting, grape varietals, wine glasses, pricing and much, much more. What could be a dry or didactic text proves fun and witty when delivered in the clever (and sometimes sarcastic) voice of Woods.

I'm not sure if this is a good book to read straight through - I read it in small chunks and still felt overloaded wit
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Kari
Mar 09, 2013 Kari rated it liked it
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So, I am going on a wine country trip to California in a few months, and so i have decided to brush up on my wine knowledge. I'm not seeking in-depth knowledge, just to enhance the enjoyment I get out of it. You might see several wine book reviews pop up in the next two months!

What I liked about this book: I do know more than I think I know! The important thing to do is relax, sip, and sample a diversity of wines. How else do you figure out what you like best?

This is the type of research I can r
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A great book, I really enjoyed it. It was informative and entertaining. Everything a good nonfiction book should be. If you are curious about wine, this is a excellent first book to read. Two thumbs up.
Juan
Jan 11, 2010 Juan rated it liked it
The tittle doesn't clarify to much the content because "much" for Woods implies A LOT so the suggestions and jokes can be useless because of the wrong assumptions.
Nevertheless you can find good tips and nice comments to make during a party.
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