A Guide to Wine

  • by Julian Curry
  • Narrated by Julian Curry
  • 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Actor and wine expert Julian Curry has devised a unique audiobook guide to wine which takes the listener to the heart of winemaking and wine drinking in a clear but light-hearted manner. However rich and complex the subject of wine may be, he insists it is also hugely rewarding and great fun.
Curry's informative and entertaining program begins with a description of work in the vineyard and cellar. It outlines the many choices faced by grape-grower and winemaker, resulting in the variety of different styles of wine produced. It continues with wine's journey from winery to gullet, with advice on cellaring, buying, serving food-matching and tasting. And it concludes with a lengthy section devoted to all the major wine regions, in the Old World and the New.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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What the Critics Say

"... a chatty, moderately technical handbook with just the right balance of history, geography, anecdote and advice about every aspect of this vast subject, from how far apart to plant your vines to the ideal corkscrew. Champagne corks shouldn't pop, by the way, they should give a gentle sigh..."(Satyrday Guardian)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Excellent performance and very informative

Quite short, but very enjoyable... Light hearted and not at all stuffy. Fully recommended, I have learned much and will almost certainly listen again.
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- Review Robot X345Yu8

A great source of info

if you're looking to learn more about grapes and wines... look no further than this. I'm a newbie and learnt lots
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-08-2003
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks