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The Wine, Beer, and Spirits Handbook: A Guide to Styles and Service

The Wine, Beer, and Spirits Handbook: A Guide to Styles and Service
Author: The International Culinary Schools at The Art Inst
ISBN 13: 9780470138847
ISBN 10: 47013884
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2009-05-05
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 528
List Price: N/A

The study of wine and beverages has become integral to the operation of a hospitality business. The Wine, Beer, & Spirits Handbook demystifies the wine and wine-making process, examining not only the making and flavor profiles of wine, beer, and spirits, but also the business of wine service as practiced by a chef or sommelier.

Uniquely, The Wine, Beer, & Spirits Handbook approaches this often intimidating subject from a varietal-or type of grape-rather than a regional perspective. Readers learn about the different types of grapes and the wines made from these grapes, discovering what to look for in a wine, how to taste wine, how grape varietals and wine styles interact with food, and how to pair wine and foods. Table wines, sparkling wines, fortified wines, beer, and spirits are all covered in detail.

More importantly, the book explains the responsibilities of a sommelier from both service and managerial perspectives. Readers explore their wine-related duties including developing wine lists, identifying faulty wines, ordering, receiving, and storing wines, as well as conducting inventory control, pricing, product research, cellar management, and the health and legal implications of wine consumption.

A comprehensive, one-stop resource to the character and best use of beverages, The Wine, Beer, & Spirits Handbook will help every current and future chef and sommelier confidently master the mysteries of wine and other beverages.

The Art Institutes (artinstitutes.edu), with more than forty educational institutions located throughout North America, have provided an important source of culinary arts, design, media art, and fashion programs for professionals for more than forty years.

Since 1991, The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes, with more than thirty locations and online studies, have offered programs in culinary arts featuring a professional kitchen environment and, in some locations, fully operational restaurants. Based on classical Escoffier, Asian, and Latin culinary techniques, with an emphasis on progressive trends and practices, the curriculum is designed to develop and sharpen fundamental cooking techniques and professional skills.