Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine

Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine

An essential, hip guide to wine for the new generation of wine drinkers, from the creators of the award-wining site WineFolly.com  Red or white? Cabernet or merlot? Light or bold? What to pair with food? Drinking great wine isn’t hard, but finding great wine does require a deeper understanding of the fundamentals.  Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine will help you make sense o/>Wine...

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Title:Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine
Author:Madeline Puckette
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  • Beth

    I checked this out of the Library and kept it way longer than I should have, and ultimately decided to buy my own copy for reference. Infographics inform the reader how to recognize a varietal by the shape of it's bottle, define what glass to deliver your wine in, and advise how to pair wine with food. Each wine gets a two-page spread that shows (again, ALL in infographics!) the range of flavors for that particular grape, explains how the regions soil and climate affects taste, and offers tidbit

    I checked this out of the Library and kept it way longer than I should have, and ultimately decided to buy my own copy for reference. Infographics inform the reader how to recognize a varietal by the shape of it's bottle, define what glass to deliver your wine in, and advise how to pair wine with food. Each wine gets a two-page spread that shows (again, ALL in infographics!) the range of flavors for that particular grape, explains how the regions soil and climate affects taste, and offers tidbits and facts about the varietal. A brilliant and indispensible book.

  • Rebekka

    I've recently decided tht I want to be a Sommelier, because....why not? This is a great reference book tht is easy to read because of its well done graphic design. A great start for anyone who may be intimidated or looking to get more than just a basic knowledge of wine.

  • Kerri Pierce

    I always knew what I liked and didn’t like in terms of wine, but now I understand the why behind my preferences. This is an excellent book to give a novice wine enthusiast the basic knowledge surrounding all things wine. Drink up!

  • Kim

    Fantastic resource; beautiful graphic illustrations; and somehow both concise and comprehensive.

  • Adam McNamara

    The Essential Guide to Wine is one of the best beginner's guides I've encountered in any genre, period.

    It's organized logically. Readers are first introduced to the fundamentals of wine - the characteristics of taste and smell, how those characteristics organize wines into broad styles (Light White, Light Red, and so on), and how those styles pair with food.

    The voice and tone of the book is exceptional. The language is information dense while remaining straightforward and

    The Essential Guide to Wine is one of the best beginner's guides I've encountered in any genre, period.

    It's organized logically. Readers are first introduced to the fundamentals of wine - the characteristics of taste and smell, how those characteristics organize wines into broad styles (Light White, Light Red, and so on), and how those styles pair with food.

    The voice and tone of the book is exceptional. The language is information dense while remaining straightforward and fun. It doesn't take itself too seriously - a common trap when writing about wine.

    Only after we understand the fundamentals of wine are we introduced to the individual varieties within each style. Pinot Noir and Gamay are both "Light Reds". How are they similar? How are they different?

    The visualizations are exceptional. Infographics, graphs, charts, and illustrations make concepts easy to understand and remember. Edward Tufte would be proud.

    This guide gave me the mental framework I needed to understand wine and make it a fun hobby.

  • Aluísio Leibanti

    A book to own! More like a reference guide with important tips and awesome information that should be revisited from time to time - for novice and aficcionados!

  • Bridget

    I love the graphics. Love, love, love. And the maps are clear and easy to understand. They won't help you understand the greater intricacies within regions, but that's a job for a much longer and larger book. It also falls into the very easy trap of not really explaining the difference between grapes and wines. They're all sort of jumbled together. But on the whole, I love the way it approached wine.

    However, there are two negatives to this volume:

    1. I wish it was spiral bound so it

    I love the graphics. Love, love, love. And the maps are clear and easy to understand. They won't help you understand the greater intricacies within regions, but that's a job for a much longer and larger book. It also falls into the very easy trap of not really explaining the difference between grapes and wines. They're all sort of jumbled together. But on the whole, I love the way it approached wine.

    However, there are two negatives to this volume:

    1. I wish it was spiral bound so it would lay flat on the table.

    2. I find the continual use of flavor wheels to describe wines maddeningly unhelpful. How in the world am I supposed to know what guava smells like? Or "crushed gravel" versus "wet gravel" ?? Or "raspberry" versus "black raspberry" ?? You have GOT to be kidding me. Please, tell me where this magical place is where you can spend the time figuring out what all the things smell like. I want to visit.

    All in all, I think it's a great book to have on the shelf to pull out when you're tasting any given type of wine to help with the tasting: "ah, yes, that's right, chenin blanc is this, this, and this. And because it's grown in a colder climate, we should get different tasting notes, how interesting." But, like many books, it's not quite perfect.

  • Finlay

    A short reference to tasting, types, and regions, mostly in an infographic format. The visual format for taste profiles (eg, fruit, body, acidity, tannins) and flavours makes it easy to compare and to find something with a specific profile. Not comprehensive, but very approachable and helpful.

  • Joe Michalak

    Much of the information in Wine Folly would be considered review for even the newest of aspirational sommeliers. That said, the tasting wheels would serve as a good reference at anytime, and the associated regional comparisons by grape type also serve as a good tasting exercise.

  • Ioana

    Quite schematic, so good if you’re in a hurry and can’t spend too much time on this subject. Rather for people who like charts and drawings and maps. Informative enough if, say, you’re expecting the queen of England for dinner and you’re not sure if a beef stew would best be served with a Nero d’Avola or a Petit Sirah.

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