|About the Book|
Wine should enhance life, not complicate it. But you stress at reading a wine list, right? And it sounds like a different language when people talk about wine, doesn’t it? That’s how wine columnist Len Napolitano felt as a self-conscious wineMore Wine should enhance life, not complicate it.But you stress at reading a wine list, right? And it sounds like a different language when people talk about wine, doesn’t it?That’s how wine columnist Len Napolitano felt as a self-conscious wine amateur until he cut through a web of peculiar wine terms and complex subjects and transitioned into a practical wine professional.With this informative and entertaining new book, Nose, Legs, Body! Know Wine Like The Back of Your Hand, you go from wine beginner to wine savvy. Napolitano fits a bounty of information into 50 concise answers to common, yet critical, wine questions and concludes each chapter with hands-on wine tasting exercises to do at home.As you begin to understand wine and appreciate its potential to complement so much in life, you open new possibilities for joyful experiences in socializing, dining, and everyday living. So, let the wine education begin! From learning the basics to discovering the how’s and why’s of a great wine, your confidence will grow when talking about and choosing wine in any situation.Nose, Legs, Body! helps you: Strengthen your passion for wine by knowing its most pertinent terms, processes, and stylesGain confidence in making wine selections--at restaurants, wine shops, or onlineImprove your wine and food pairing experiencesLearn wine subtleties through experiential instruction inside each chapter˃˃˃ In an age of tweets and texts, Nose, Legs, Body! fits right in. You learn about wine with clear, brief explanations...simple, fast and easy! Len Napolitano, wineologist on TV’s Fine Living Network, guides you in your first steps in wine--essential to exploring, learning, and tasting. With sincerity and whimsy, Len examines a wide range of subjects as you gain new and practical knowledge of wine in a concise and informal question-and-answer format.Nose, Legs, Body! is perfect for social wine drinkers, businesspeople who entertain wine-savvy clients, cooking hobbyists, food service professionals and anyone transitioning from a beer or martini as his or her beverage of choice to a crisp pinot grigio or robust cabernet sauvignon.˃˃˃ Learn wine with Nose, Legs, Body! ˃˃˃ Stimulate conversation using your wine knowledge ˃˃˃ Impress guests with your wine selections and food pairings ˃˃˃ Picture yourself scanning a wine list with confidence! Len Napolitano was enjoying a career in engineering when he realized his skills in technical sales, writing, and marketing could be combined with his passion for--and knowledge in--wine. That’s when he exchanged his calculator for a cabernet. He was the wineologist on TV’s Fine Living Network from 2003 - 2010, and today he explains complexity with clarity in his weekly wine column, Wineology: Intelligence for the Wine Consumer for Wine Country This Week magazine.1. How does wine get so many flavors and aromas?2. How does wine get color?3. What makes chardonnay, or any wine, taste different among producers?4. Why are some wines blended?5. Why are some wines filtered?6. Why is wine aged in oak?7. What is a wine appellation of origin?8. What is a vineyard-designated wine?9. What is terroir?10. What is the relationship between wine and weather?11.