Book Review - Essential Wine Tasting Guide

Monday, 24 May, 2004
Glen Green
Demystifying wine talk that can be so intimidating to people just beginning with wine
Winemaker Glen Green, has released what may prove to be the most compact and concise guide published on wine tasting, for South Africa, the Essential Wine Tasting Guide©.

The Essential Wine Tasting Guide© covers sparkling, white, red, dessert and fortified wine, and focuses on major South African and emerging international wine grape varieties and wine styles. Features include over 1 200 tactile, taste and varietal wine descriptors, a wine colour comparison guide, a temperature serving guide, a wine scoring guide, a list of wine faults and a neutral white background for colour assessment.

The Essential Wine Tasting Guide© is a practical wine appreciation and tasting guide to use when tasting, selecting and purchasing a wine. Using the results of extensive international research and professional tasting notes, it is a key reference and wine appreciation resource for both the wine professional and wine enthusiast.

'The The Essential Wine Tasting Guide© is an attempt to demystify wine talk that can be so intimidating to people just beginning with wine. It is also a useful prompt for even the most experienced wine professional', author Green said. 'I wanted to develop a standard vocabulary for wine tasting that would appeal to people regardless of their degree of wine knowledge'.

Independently published, the compact-format (that closes to credit card size) is currently available at select winery tasting rooms in Constantia, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl wineries; and fine wine stores in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Recommended retail price is R35.00

Contact: Glen Green, Winemaker, Vinum Vitae Pty Ltd, Australia
Tel: +61 (0) 403 220 886