The 24-Hour Wine Expert

The 24-Hour Wine Expert From The World S Most Respected Wine Critic, The Essential Guide To Wine InPagesWine Is Now One Of The Most Popular Drinks In The World Many Wine Drinkers Wish They Knew About It Without Having To Understand Every Detail Or Go On A Wine CourseIn TheHour Wine Expert, Jancis Robinson Shares Her Expertise With Authority, Wit And Approachability From The Difference Between Red And White, To The Shape Of Bottles And Their Labels, Descriptions Of Taste, Colour And Smell, To Pairing Wine With Food And The Price Quality Correlation, Robinson Helps Us Make The Most Of This Mysteriously Delicious DrinkJancis Robinson Has Been Called The Most Respected Wine Critic And Journalist In The World ByDecantermagazine InShe Was The First Person Outside The Wine Trade To Qualify As A Master Of Wine The Financial Times Wine Writer, She Is The Author Editor Of Dozens Of Wine Books, Including Wine GrapesAllen Lane , The Oxford Companion To Wine OUP And The World Atlas Of Wine Mitchell Beazley Her Award Winning Website, JancisRobinson Has Subscribers InCountries

Jancis Mary Robinson OBE, MW is a British wine critic, journalist and editor of wine literature She currently writes a weekly column for the Financial Times, and writes for her website She also provides advice for Queen Elizabeth II s wine cellar.Robinson studied mathematics and philosophy at Oxford University and worked for a travel company after leaving university Robinson

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  • Paperback
  • 80 pages
  • The 24-Hour Wine Expert
  • Jancis Robinson
  • English
  • 08 July 2017
  • 9780141981819

10 thoughts on “The 24-Hour Wine Expert

  1. says:

    In October of 2017, I was approached by one of the country s top wineries and presented with free tuition for the WSET Level 1 Award Even though I still had months to go and knew practically everything relevant to this level I took it upon myself to educate myself in every way possible Among the very first books I bought was Jancis Robinson s The 24 Hour Wine Expert The book promises to give you a 360 degree knowledge of wine And, happily, the book delivers on its promise The first promise it makes and delivers is how quickly you can read this book If you have a lazy day to spare on your calendar, then by all means make a cup of coffee not wine just yet and start reading It s a 100 ish page book written with wit and authority, yet reads smoothly and easily I finish my first read through in one weekend However, from January 14 to February 24, I went through this book 3 times The other 3 times were leisurely, as I got a pen and some sticky notes and starting taking quotes, notes, and exercise tips from this little gold mine.While the title is a stretch because 24 hours will never make you an expert on anything, really but the book does tackle everything you may have questions about if you re new to wine It also equips you with than enough exercises to kick start your tasting skills Robinson sheds light on everything related to the wine world, even if very briefly She talks about the difference between wine colors bottle shapes wine labels taste, color, and smell descriptors wine grapes and wine regions She also discusses wine pairings and the price to quality relation.I have read than a few wine books since I first started my wine blog a year ago, and I can honestly say this should be the very first book you buy if you decide to pursue and grow your interest in wine.

  2. says:

    Exactly what the title says. well, I wouldn t say you would be an expert, but you could certainly be able to pick out an appropriate wine, and maybe let down your hair and try a few you wouldn t normally buy.

  3. says:

    Hi Jancis, can I call you Jancis I m writing in regards to your 24 hour Wine Expert book It was a delightful read throughout, but I have a few concerns I d like to address with you my friend Ryan he s a wine specialist, although I m not sure if of the 24 hour variety said I could write to you.First, I think the title is confusing will I become a wine expert only if I read the book within 24 hours I m concerned about my liver if that s the case or maybe following your tasting exercises will elevate one s mental state to that of an expert Perhaps it is that I ll become one 24h after finishing it Sort of like a next day delivery mechanism Please clarify.Second, I m not totally sure what to do when you present conflicting pieces of information For example when you talk about taste descriptors, you start by saying that a beginner s vocabulary is best kept unspoiled, and that whatever words come to their minds are the correct ones which you immediately follow with a list of a hundred industry standard terms to describe the taste of wine Does that mean that to become a wine expert one must sacrifice their unexperienced, pure, immaculate vocabulary and favor that of the wine professionals of yore I was brought up catholic, so I m familiar with these acts of personal punishment and mutilation in order to deserve a better future, I m just checking.I very much enjoyed the descriptions you wrote of the different grapes and specially the wine producing regions I just wish they didn t feel as much of an afterthought as they do and they were intertwined with the rest of the content It was hard to go back and look for concepts described fifty pages prior, principally because I didn t have much of my 24 hour budget left and the glasses of wine that came with it.In general, I think this is a very nice introduction and a good reference book to have, particularly for its very portable size I am happy I bought it and learned a lot about the drink Unfortunately, I must admit I do not feel much closer to being an expert, but I won t hold it against you, I must have done something wrong.Thank you very much, I hope you have a terrific day, Ra l

  4. says:

    I would recommend this as a starting point for anyone who wants to learn about wine I think I learned a lot although I imagine I ll be referring back to it regularly and maybe sometimes keeping it in my bag it s size comes in handy there Short and to the point, if this undaunting guide is not enough to whet your appetite then it ll at least provide enough interesting facts to serve as a conversation starter at dinner parties.

  5. says:

    If you are holding a glass of wine and thinking that you wish you knew a little bit about this fascinating liquid, for your own sake or for keeping up the basic conversations this is a good place to start Oh, and Robinson is called The Most Respected in wine biz, so you know, you are forgiven for buying something as shallow as expert in 24 hrs.

  6. says:

    Summer Reading Challenge 6 27Short Sweet Read a book that is less than 100 pages or a book you can finish in one sitting The 24 Hour Wine Expert clocks in at a whopping 111 pages, and I was able to finish it in one sitting.This book packs a lot of information into those few pages While I definitely took some useful tidbits, the information was way too surface level to leave any reader an expert.No book should feature than one glossary eye wateringly long lists of word definitions Something I might refer back to in the future but an absolutely ineffective way to learn information in one sitting Overall, I took away enough useful tidbits that I will use, so this quick read was saved from ending up on my dreaded 2 and less book graveyard.

  7. says:

    Makes for a very interesting first read through, and an ideal one to keep and use as a reference book when needed especially when it has such a beautiful front cover.

  8. says:

    Informative, interesting I most liked the tasting exercises and will be completing those I actually wish there was of that and less on the wine regions.

  9. says:

    By Bill Marsano, from a pre publication copy I ve been writing about wine and spirits for about three decades, and one of the amusing parts of the job is reading the become an expert overnight articles published by the slicks the major monthly national magazines that are printed on shiny paper They re invariably full of misinformation and outright errors, and they re usually written but people who know very little who deal with editors who know even less So I approached this book dry washing my hands in anticipation of a rich selection of gaffes, boners, clangers, bricks and other stumbles Then I noticed the author s name Jancis Robinson She is, among many other things, the editor of the encyclopedic Oxford Companion to Wine, an excellent writer and critic, and a no nonsense person all around she was I think the first major critic to welcome the increased use of screw caps for wine It has been said the she knows about wine than God That is an exaggeration, but I have it on good authority the He always takes her advice on pairings So what you have here is a certified expert giving you the straight talk And she does so in a brisk 100 or so pages SMALL pages, too If that has you thinking that wine isn t such a difficult subject after all, you would be correct Robinson gives you what you need to get started, and after that almost everything is a matter of your personal taste and keeping at a distance a GREAT distance the wine snobs who will spoil your pleasure and wine geeks who will make it incomprehensibly complicated How to shop for wine, how to serve it, that major grapes it s made of, pricing, stemware, myths and tips it s all here, and , and it s all readily understandable and of practical use Now what about the 24 Hour part It s true enough if you have the necessary discipline It works like this Read the book when you get to the end, turn it over and read it again repeat often Soon you ll be surprised by how much you remember Eventually you ll remember all of it, and it probably won t take the whole 24 hours you can keep a log if you want to Why not What s the secret to this efficient, practical, snobbery free approach It s this Robinson wants you to enjoy wine Too many other writers mostly want to impress and or frighten you So buy this book and a corkscrew has tons of them PullTap is an excellent brand Bill Marsano was the longtime Wine and Spirits Editor of United Airlines Hemispheres magazine and is a fitful blogger at

  10. says:

    Fun and easy read Compact with than the basics If you love wine and you want to learn a little about this sophisticated drink, Jancis has made it possible The book is inexpensive and pocket size Buy it, read it and try all the suggested taste test You won t be disappointed I promise I even bought a set of standard riedel glasses with long stems just to try out new wines Keep all experimenting playful and don t break the bank Cause according to Jancis expensive bottles aren t always good I stuck to the 10 30 range And I ve found some really interesting steely flavors Enjoy

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