Table of Contents for Practical Wine Talk : A Physician-winemaker Examines Wine


Prolog ix
Genetics xvii
Vetting the Author xxiii
Part 1 Start with the Basics
1 Aromas
1(2)
2 Wine Types
3(4)
3 Wine Styles
7(2)
4 Wine Styles: Soil
9(4)
5 Wine Styles: Grape
13(4)
6 Wine Styles: Climate
17(10)
7 Wine Styles: The Winemaker
27(8)
8 Wine Styles: Weather-Good or Bad?
35(2)
9 Wine Styles: Winemaking Influence
37(6)
Part 2 Wine Tasting
10 Wine Styles: The Components
43(4)
11 Wine Styles: Aroma
47(4)
12 Wine Styles: Bouquet
51(4)
13 Wine Styles: What is Wine?
55(2)
14 Wine Styles: Tasting Protocol
57(2)
15 Bottles
59(4)
16 Big Bottles
63(4)
17 Bottle Shape
67(2)
18 Corks
69(4)
19 Synthetic Corks
73(4)
20 Screw Caps
77(4)
21 Labels
81(4)
22 Organic Wines
85(6)
Part 3 Wine Defects to Avoid
23 Wine Defects
91(4)
24 Wine Defects: Sulfites
95(4)
25 Wine Defects: Sulfites - Part 2
99(4)
26 Wine Defects: Sulfites - Part 3
103(4)
27 Wine Defects: Sulfites - Part 4
107(2)
28 Wine Defects: Mercaptans
109(2)
29 Wine Defects: High Alcohol
111(2)
30 Wine Defects: Cork Taint
113(6)
Part 4 Varietal Wines
31 Muscat
119(4)
32 Chardonnay
123(4)
33 Sauvignon Blanc
127(4)
34 Riesling
131(2)
35 Gruner Veltliner
133(2)
36 Sparkling Wine
135(4)
37 "Tiny Bubbles"
139(4)
38 Irving Smith Kogan
143(2)
39 Rose
145(4)
40 Pinot Noir
149(4)
41 Merlot
153(2)
42 Cabernet Franc & Friends
155(2)
43 Tempranillo
157(2)
44 Cabernet Sauvignon
159(4)
45 Other Varietals
163(6)
46 Dessert Wines
169(4)
47 Ice Wine
173(4)
48 Oddball Wines
177(2)
49 Madiera
179(4)
50 A New Wine - Slender
183(4)
51 Brandy
187(4)
Part 5 Tools of the Trade
52 Gadgets: Corkscrew
191(4)
53 Gadgets: The Foil
195(2)
54 Gadgets: The Foil Cutter
197(2)
55 Gadgets: Decanting
199(4)
56 Gadgets: The Wine Funnel
203(4)
57 Gadgets: The Non-Drip Pourer
207(4)
58 Gadgets: The Aerator
211(4)
59 Gadgets: Herbert Allen Remembered
215(4)
60 Gadgets: The Champagne Key
219(6)
61 Gadgets: The Champagne Stopper
225(6)
Part 6 Buying and Keeping
62 Wine Aging
231(4)
63 Wine Storage
235(6)
Part 7 Your order, Sir?
64 Wine Service
241(4)
65 The Complete Tasting
245(12)
66 Serving Temperature
257(4)
67 Glassware
261(4)
68 Pulling the Cork
265(4)
69 The Difficult Cork
269(4)
70 The Tasting Protocol
273(4)
Part 8 What goes with this food?
71 Wine Pairing with Food
277(2)
72 Esoteric Considerations
279(4)
73 Setting the Table
283(4)
74 Planning your Dinner
287(4)
75 Planning Your Dinner-2
291(4)
76 Flavor Matching
295(4)
77 The Weight of Wine
299(4)
78 Cooking with Wine
303(2)
79 Low Acid Foods
305(2)
80 Sweet Food and Wine
307(2)
81 Salty Foods
309(2)
82 Umami
311(2)
83 Spicy Food Pairing
313(2)
84 Soup Pairing
315(4)
85 Ambience
319(2)
86 What Do You Do with the Leftovers?
321(4)
87 Holiday Wines
325(2)
88 Holiday Wines - 2
327(2)
89 Holiday Wines - 3
329(4)
90 Global Warming and Wine
333(4)
91 Weather: Good or Bad?
337(4)
92 Blood Alcohol
341(6)
93 Blood Alcohol-2
347(4)
94 Moderate Consumption of Wine
351(16)
95 The Physician's Conundrum
367(2)
96 Recent Health News
369(4)
97 Weight Gain with Wine-a myth?
373(4)
Acknowledgements 377(2)
Glossary 379(14)
Index 393