30-Second Wine: The 50 essential topics, each explained in half a minute

Author(s): Gerard Basset OBE


Surrounded by mystique, the world of wine can be intimidating for the novice. What's the difference between bouquet and nose? Is Rioja a wine or a region? What's an appellation? And are you prepared to ask any of those questions at a dinner party, and risk being thought ignorant by other wine-loving guests?

Wine demystifies the subject, decanting the knowledge you need in palatable sips. Compiled by wine experts, it's organised in a sequence of well-thought-out chapters, taking you from terroir to the technicalities of winemaking, introducing you to the important grapes and iconic regions, offering an overview of the business of wine and how it works, and concluding with a section on the enjoyment of wine. And with every entry edited into a neat and effective 300 words, it will leave you plenty of time to put your new-found expertise into practice.


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Gerard Basset OBE is currently the only person in the world to be given the combined titles of Master of Wine, Master Sommelier, Wine MBA and the World's Best Sommelier. Trained in Lyon, he became head sommelier at a Michelin-starred hotel in England and went on to co-found the Hotel du Vin chain. Gerard Basset was honoured with the OBE in 2011 for services to the hospitality industry and named Man of the Year by Decanter magazine in 2013.

General Fields

  • : 9781782405887
  • : Ivy Press
  • : Ivy Press
  • : 0.31
  • : April 2018
  • : March 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Gerard Basset OBE
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 160
  • : Full colour throughout