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  • Dictionary tasting

    The Champagne Glatre Eric is well known for the quality of its books and various writings on wine. We propose here a dictionary very well done and very accessible.
    This is a dictionary for the oenophile more than the winemaker ... in the sense that it focuses primarily on wine tasting. For example, you will not find definition for the word "fermentation" but, however, you will find the term "close" to explain what is meant by "aroma close." All flavors, all adjectives used to describe a wine, all operations related to the service or tasting are described here.

    The presentation is quite comely with many small photographs to illustrate certain terms. Its size makes it easy to browse and quickly find the search term. Here, without a doubt, a book to recommend to the amateur who wishes to further explore the world of wine tasting.
    Type : Encyclopedia
    Date  : 01/01/2006
    Author(s)  : Eric Glatre
    Language(s)  : FR
  • Discover the taste of wine

    In literature on tasting, the book most often cited as a reference is undoubtedly "Taste" of Emile Peynaud (available from the same publisher, now in its 4th edition).
    The publisher has released a consumer version, accessible mainly in terms of price, as the share of the recovery seems important issue, and the reader quickly understand why the book is so often called "the inevitable."

    The emphasis is on sensory approach to tasting more detail than any technique, the authors put us in a condition that we can move forward. As such, the title of the chapter "Difficulties and misunderstandings tasting senses" speaks for itself.
    The chapter "The balances of odors and flavors" can be read and reread. Equally remarkable, "The words of wine" or "Interpretation tastings" are based on texts that refer.

    This is probably not the ideal book as the first book for a beginner, however amateur hard plunge there regularly. In fact, the only flaw of this book is to prevent buy the full version which is truly remarkable.
    Type : Book
    Date  : 01/01/1999
    Author(s)  : Emile Peynaud et Jacques Blouin - Edition Dunod
    Language(s)  : FR
  • School Tasting

    Either on the bottom or on the form, this book is a real success, and the book is ideal for creating envy. We note first presentation. Beautifully illustrated, it is a delight to the eyes, such a promise of enchantment future of our taste buds ... In addition, the structure of the book, always a double page on a given topic, facilitates partial reading. The first third is devoted to the general approach to tasting, including how to approach the wines according to their type. Far too didactic presentations, Pierre Casamayor was able to find a tone that is both surprisingly alive and practice. "Small school grapes" is a magnificent second part, alas too short (approx. 30 pages). The author has cleverly combined the grape 2-2, to better highlight their characteristics. Some tandems may seem surprising at first, as the "Chenin-Viognier", but these confrontations are particularly instructive. The study of soils following is the second half of the book. Each double page deals with one (or more) designation by analyzing 4-6 wines accurate. Here we find the next "practice", that is the strength of the book, and although it is often impossible to obtain studied bottles, reading the account of tasting is both enjoyable and informative. In the end, we have a book that would send the contents of wealth rather an amateur even a little enlightened. However, its presentation and readability make it an ideal book to trigger envy in a neophyte. An indispensable book, we take pleasure to read and reread. Note: - The publisher has released a version of "economic" of this book, which I thought was quite different, however, and lacks the charm of the complete edition. - A new edition was launched in September 2005 with a new layout and 270 wines tasted in 2005 and discussed.
    Type : Book
    Date  : 01/01/1998
    Author(s)  : Pierre Casamayor - Editions Hachette
    Language(s)  : FR
  • Taste of wine

    Let us at the outset: "Taste" is THE book on tasting. Originally written in 1980 by Emile Peynaud, the man who revolutionized winemaking in the second half of the twentieth century, it is here in its fourth edition, updated by Jacques Blouin. With this book, Emile Peynaud has demonstrated the need to be as rigorous in wine tasting in its development. By giving a scientific basis, he gave wine tasting its legitimacy and brought him his titles of nobility. The oenophilie could develop.

    It is highly analytical approach we propose Emile Peynaud. It begins by dismantling the mechanisms defined by the definition of basic tastes. Then, we propose a methodology for studying tasting all the elements that can influence our perception. It gives us the keys to understanding wine: aromas, balance. We trace the lines to follow to transcribe our perceptions in words and ends with tips on serving wine.
    Thus, all aspects are covered and tasting mostly decrypted. That the work is essential for professionals is a certainty, but it also brings a lot to the amateur: it allows us to grow in understanding of our perceptions, we provide the means of an analytical approach which is, remember Absolutely not contrary to the hedonistic approach it is important to keep.

    It should not be misled by the cover of the book sad and austere. By opening the doors to a better understanding of wine tasting, this book allows us to better enjoy its pleasures. Here is a reference book that will benefit both all serious amateurs and professionals.

    Note: This book is also intended to form a wider audience: Discover the taste of wine
    Type : Book
    Date  : 01/01/2006
    Author(s)  : Émile Peynaud & Jacques Blouin - Editions Dunod
    Language(s)  : FR
  • Wine - instructions

    Jacques Vivet we propose here a treaty Tasting comprehensive enough to guide the amateur in his approach to wine. Because of his experience as a facilitator tasting center in Paris (, we propose an approach very accessible as it is clear he knows how to put in place for lovers and share impressions experienced by them.
      After a preamble about the state of the vineyard landscape, Jacques Vivet we propose a method to develop the pleasure if we are of course the main stages commonly described (visual / olfactory / gustatory), his presentation has the advantage of be always clear and easy to read. It then discusses the presentation of the major types of wine, the influence of terroir, grape varieties and provides practical information on wine service. It sometimes seems to favor pure tasting but a chapter on pairing / wine reminds us rightly that the wine is primarily made ​​to be drunk at the table.

    110 tasting sheets occupy the second half of the book. These wines from all regions of France, with a few foreign wines, whose prices are varied. These sheets are accurate enough. As examples, they provide good benchmarks for the amateur.
    With "wine, manual," Jacques Vivet provides an excellent tool for the layman or amateur who wishes to enter the field of wine tasting fairly rigorous. He will find valuable advice to guide him in his approach.
    Type : Encyclopedia
    Date  : 01/01/2006
    Author(s)  : Jacques Vivet - Editions Bartillat
    Language(s)  : FR

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