Exploring & Tasting Wine

By Berry Bros & Rudd Wine School

There is no more inspiring place to buy, drink or study wine than at Berry Bros & Rudd’s historic building in St James’s, London.

And now you can explore the pleasures of wine through the book produced by the firm’s award-winning Wine School. Whether you are starting to explore or building your experience, Exploring & Tasting Wine gives you the tools to recognise, remember and enjoy wine.. Why do I like this wine, not that one? How can I store this knowledge and use it to guide me to other wines I’ll enjoy? What are the reasons this wine works with this food? What about organic wine? Biodynamic wine? Natural wine?

Featuring a foreword by the actor and author Emma Thompson, a former Wine School pupil, the book focusses on the classic grape varieties that form the backbone of great wines the world over. For each grape there are innovative practical pages with groundbreaking graphics that best describe vital factors such as aroma, flavour and balance, and wine and food. Background pages take you further and help broaden your understanding of wine and its components; and discussions by the Berry Bros Masters of Wine and other experts explore myriad wine topics.

Exploring & Tasting Wine is from people who teach wine every day, and who know the questions wine-lovers, both novices and experienced, want to ask. This is not a book for wine snobs; this book believes that a wine can be summed up in one short sentence: ‘Is it good to drink?’

Word count: 50,000

Format: Hardcover
Release Date: 09 Jun 2016
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781910904701

Berry Bros & Rudd is Britain’s oldest wine merchant and still family-run. The firm has been trading from the same shop at No. 3 St James’s Street, London near St James’s Palace since 1698; and it has been serving the royal family since the time of George III. Over three centuries later, with two Royal Warrants and eight Masters of Wine, the family business continues to flourish. It was the first wine merchant to begin on-line sales, in 1994, and its award-winning Wine School courses, held in the historic Pickering Cellars below the shop, have been running since 2000.