Paul Wagner, The Great Courses – The Instant Sommelier: Choosing Your Best Wine


You dont have to master the entire repertoire of grapes, techniques, ingredients, variations, and other components to truly appreciate the wine youre drinking. Simply armed with the senses you already have, an expert guide, and a glass of your favorite, you can learn how to better enjoy the wine youre drinking, while at the same time gaining a deeper recognition for your own tastes.

There are nearly 150,000 wines for sale in the US market alone. And there are just as many books, articles, websites, and other resources instructing you on the plethora of ways to choose, drink, and enjoy wine. So, how do you cut through the clutter and find the best wines for you? Paul Wagner, an instructor for Napa Valley Colleges Viticulture and Enology department, has spent the last 25 years helping people do just that. Hes dedicated his career to what he calls, democratizing wine appreciation. After spending years working in wineries, leading hundreds of tastings, and having hands-on experience in every aspect of the world of wine, he shares his deep and comprehensive wine knowledge through eight down-to-earth, practical, and accessible lessons in The Instant Sommelier: Choosing Your Best Wine, which will take the intimidation factor out of choosing, drinking, and enjoying wines. From swirl to finish, hell introduce you to the vocabulary you need to speak intelligently about wine and to understand what each term means when it comes to finding wines youll love.

Whether you enjoy drinking wine, want to learn more about wine, or youre just curious what all the fuss is about, join Professor Wagner for this short course jam-packed with everything you need to know about wine on an everyday basis. All you need is a corkscrew, a couple of wine glasses, and an open mind when it comes to the wonderful world of wine.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

Author: Paul Wagner, The Great Courses
Narrator: Paul Wagner
Duration: 3 hours 4 minutes
Released: 19 Aug 2011
Publisher: The Great Courses
Language: English

User Review:

streetlight fried

A great bouquet of topics, with full bodied entertainment with a lot of learning. Each chapter is of apt length without a single minute of boring sections. A right blend of witt, humor, history, philosophy and culture. And has a great finish with tips, tricks and trivia.