Author(s): Max Allen
In his approachable style Max Allen, wine guru to the masses, shares his unparalleled knowledge of wine and secret tricks of the trade. A bunch of friends pop round unannounced. They all want white wine and you haven't got a single bottle cold. What's the best way to chill some quickly? Simple. Put some water and ice in a bucket. Add the bottle and a good handful of salt. This causes the temperature to drop suddenly. With wine most often the drink of choice, Max Allen makes it simple, with this straightforward guide to enjoying wine. How to choose, what to look for, what can go wrong, what you need to know about vintage wine...this book is filled with a multitude of tips that will make enjoying wine simpler. With break-out boxes outlining everything from how to spot a good/bad wine to dispelling wine myths, the book also includes practical tips like how to get red wine stains out of carpet, how to get a broken cork out of a bottle, to more detailed information like how sparkling wine is made.
Max Allen has been writing about wine in Australia for almost twenty years. He is the wine columnist for The Weekend Australian Magazine, wine editor of Australian Gourmet Traveller, and a regular contributor to wine magazines around the world. He has written a number of bestselling books on wine published in Australia and the UK.