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Many wine drinkers wish they knew more without having to understand every nuance or go to expensive wine tastings. In her new book, Jancis Robinson, the leading international authority on wine, grants the wishes of would-be wine experts the world over. With The 24-Hour Wine Expert, anyone can learn all that is really important about wine in a single day. In her pithy, approachable, comprehensive guide, Robinson shares her expertise with authority, wit, and approachability, tackling questions such as how to select the right bottle at retail, what wine labels signify, how to understand the properties of color and aroma, and how to match food and wine. Robinson’s proposition is irresistible: In just 24 hours, anyone can become a wine expert. So pour a glass and get reading!
Note: the simulated wine stains on the cover of the book are a design element and are intentional.
About the Author
Jancis Robinson has been called “the most respected wine critic and journalist in the world” by Decanter magazine. She is the author/editor of dozens of wine books, including WineGrapes (Allen Lane/HarperCollins), The Oxford Companion to Wine (OUP), and The World Atlas of Wine (Mitchell Beazley). She lives in London.
"Jancis Robinson, a British wine writer renowned for her many big, glossy tomes, has come up with a compact, breezy, one-shot wine seminar for novices. . . . If carignan or claret are still vinous mysteries to you, look here for answers."
— Florence Fabricant, New York Times
". . . the authoritative voice of a master of wine who has been educating us about it for four decades. Don't expect gospel—just an invitation to learn the basics and fall in love with wine on your own terms."
— David McIntyre, Washington Post
“Robinson teaches and nudges with the brevity, wit and clarity of someone whose life has been dedicated to wine.”
— The Chicago Tribune