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Grasping the Grape : Demystifying grape varieties to help you discover the wines you love - Maryse Chevriere

Grasping the Grape

Demystifying grape varieties to help you discover the wines you love

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2019
ISBN: 9781784882488
Number Of Pages: 176

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Sure, drinking wine is all fun and good times, but learning about it isn’t always as easy.

With Grasping the Grape, Maryse Chevriere seeks to be like that friend from school you went to for help because they took the best notes in class (complete with visuals). Featuring profiles of more than 30 of the world’s most prominent grapes, this guide to wine gives you the quick download on all the essentials: What the variety tastes like, where it’s grown, what wines it’s known for, what to drink it with, how to describe it and which other grapes to explore if you’re a fan. Because when it comes down to it, learning the grapes is the best way to start your journey into wine.

In Grasping the Grape, you’ll also find information on key beginner wine drinking topics like how to become a better shopper and FAQs about rosé, as well as a handy plan of action for food and wine pairing, and a drinking game to help you become a sharper taster. If you weren’t grasping for a glass of wine before, you will be after this.

About the Author

James Beard Award-winning humorist and certified sommelier Maryse Chevriere was most recently the Wine Director at Dominique Crenn's acclaimed San Francisco restaurant, Petit Crenn. She currently resides in Boston and is focused on maintaining her popular wine humor Instagram account @freshcutgardenhose and developing it into a full-scale business.

Industry Reviews

'Grasping the Grape is an accessibly fun and beautifully designed journey into some of the wine world's favorite varieties.' -Marissa A. Ross, author of Wine. All The Time: The Casual Guide to Confident Drinking and wine editor of Bon Appetit
'In this friendly book, sommelier Maryse Chevriere welcomes wine beginners into the fold. If you're looking for an easy-to-digest guide to grape varieties that will help you learn what to expect when you're drinking wine, Grasping the Grape is a great place to start. If you've ever wished to have a handy sommelier around to suggest how you might train your palate to detect key elements like acid, body, and tannin, what you should eat while drinking a certain wine, or which other sorts of wines you might like to try next, you're in good hands here.' -Maggie Hoffman, author of Batch Cocktails: Make-Ahead Pitcher Drinks for Every Occasion and The One-Bottle Cocktail

ISBN: 9781784882488
ISBN-10: 1784882488
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st September 2019
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books (UK)
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 15.17

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