Understanding the World of Wine

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Understanding the World of Wine

  • Master of Wine
36 25-Minute Topics (12 CDs)
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Regular Price: $269.95

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Gain the wine know-how you’ve always wanted in this comprehensive course. With more than 55,000 wines on sale in the U.S. today, choosing just the right one for each occasion can be a challenge even for the experienced. To help you master that challenge and deepen your appreciation of wine and its inexpressibly rich lore, Master of Wine Brian Wheaton recorded The World of Wine. Whether you’re a seasoned oenophile or a beginner, you will discover new insights in this set of 36 easy-to-use audio lectures. You’ll explore the rich history of winemaking, learn how wine is created today, and understand what makes each of the world’s great grape varieties special. In the course, you will journey through winemaking regions across the globe, from classic areas like Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Rhone Valley, to New World vineyards in the U.S., Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. You will find practical tips and advice: Can wine improve your health? How is wine best matched with food? What are the biggest pitfalls to avoid? What is the essential wine vocabulary? What are the best ways to shop for wine? You can enjoy these lively lectures while you commute, run errands, exercise—wherever and whenever you want. Each lasts about 25 minutes and fits handily into your daily routine without straining your schedule by a minute. Discover the wonderful world of wine today.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • The History of Wine
  • How Vineyards Work
  • How Wine Is Made
  • The Major Grapes
  • Wines of Bordeaux
  • Wines of Northern Burgundy
  • Wines of Southern Burgundy
  • Wines of the Rhone
  • Wines of Southern France
  • Wines of the Loire and Alsace
  • Wines of Germany
  • Spanish Table Wines
  • Sherry
  • Portuguese Table Wines
  • Port
  • Wines of Northern Italy
  • Wines of Southern Italy
  • Wines of Hungary, Austria, and Switzerland
  • Wines of Bulgaria, Romania, and Greece
  • Wines of North and South Africa
  • Wines of California
  • Wines from Other Regions of the USA
  • Wines of Chile
  • Wines of Argentina
  • Wines of Australia
  • Wines of New Zealand
  • Wines of the Islands
  • Champagne and Sparkling Wines
  • Wines of China and Japan
  • Tricks of the Trade
  • Bottles, Corks, and Capsules
  • Buying and Handling
  • Wine and Health
  • Spirits
  • Matching Wine with Food and How to Taste
  • The Future of Wine
About Your Presenter

Brian Wheaton was a Master of Wine and one of the world’s top wine experts and teachers. A member of the Association of Wine Educators and the world-famous order of the Chevaliers de Tastevin in Burgundy, 
Brian worked for more than 40 years as a wine buyer, writer, and teacher. Early in his career, he was awarded the prestigious Michael Gordon Clark Wine Trade Scholarship and spent time in the great vineyards of Spain, Portugal, Germany, and France. Brian was a senior wine buyer, Executive Secretary for the Wine & Spirits Association of Great Britain, and a Fellow of the British Bottler’s Institute. Brian ran his own vineyard and ran his own night school, Wine Courses for Adults, at a sixth form college in England.

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