The Enjoyment of Wine - H. W. [Harold Waldo] YoxallMichael Joseph, 1972, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Dust wrapper a little wrinkled at the edges with a short tear to the head of the spine. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
From the cover: “This is not a technical textbook; still less is it a nostalgic review of fabulous vintages which are almost impossible to buy and anyhow, for most people, quite impossible to pay for. Rather it is a book of personal advice — based on the author’s fifty years’ experience — about the choice, care and service of the wines which are being generally drunk now, and with a view to extracting the greatest pleasure from them. Although his presentation is light, Mr Yoxall conveys a wide range of information: about the vineyards of the world and how they may be visited; about the grape and its numerous sub-species, greater and lesser; about wine merchants and wine tastings; about cellars and how to do without them; about cellar books, vintage charts and works of reference. The scope is thoroughly practical. Stress is laid on the lesser wines of the great countries and the better wines of the lesser countries. Conditions of supply and cost are dealt with realistically. The aim is to foster the development of a judicious and appreciative palate, one which will search for and enjoy wines at reasonable prices and not be fooled by pretence and exaggeration. There is nothing didactic in Mr Yoxall’s tone; although his book will be of particular help to those beginning to drink wine seriously, it will be enjoyed by experts, already familiar with the author’s classic THE WINES OF BURGUNDY. In all,
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 200
Cover Art By: John Riley
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