Tasting & Grading Wine

$ 49.95

8.5 x 12”, ISBN 9789197532600, usually ships within 3-5 days

Clive S. Michelsen

166pp, 150 color illustrations, 2005

The result of 10 years of research by the founder of Sweden's celebrated Malmö Wine Academy, this book stands out as the first and most rigorous examination of how to "grade" wines based upon the 100 point system. The author also gives a thorough overview of international wine markets, pricing, and quality and how these factors affect each other. Unique graphs that show the relationship between the wine's score and its price in the U.S. and European markets are also included. All of this amounts to the fundamentals of wine appreciation given in a clear, straight-forward style, from the essential aspects of viticulture, winemaking, styles of wine, defects and flaws, sensory analysis, and grape varietal characteristics to wine buying, storage, and serving.