A 'pocket sommelier' offering a new approach to wine that gives readers the confidence to make wine choices based on their own sense of taste and the way they like to eat, drink and live.
Award-winning sommelier Chris Morrison believes that your wine decisions should be driven by your own sense of taste - and by the way you like to eat, drink and live. In This Is Not A Wine Guide he helps readers develop the confidence to choose, purchase, serve, share and ultimately even collect wine without feeling the need to rely on the 'old rules' involving notes, scores, jargon and reviews.
Morrison answers the question all of us ponder when faced with choosing wine from a wine list or from the bottleshop shelf: 'Where do I start?' This Is Not A Wine Guide tackles the fundamentals and then moves from the bottle forwards: into the reasons you choose it, open it and drink it; with what company, under what circumstances, in what glasses - and with what food.
Because this is a wine book for people who also love food. For Morrison, food and its taste and textures represent the narrative that can unlock wine - 'wine doesn't make sense without food'.
This Is Not A Wine Guide is packed with information and advice to help you get the most out of your wine experience, whether it's cracking a bottle for a barbecue, navigating a wine list in a restaurant, wondering what to serve with kimchi, or what to do when the cork crumbles.
Chris Morrison has over 20 years' experience as a sommelier in the UK and Australia. He has worked for Sir Terence Conran at Bluebird and Coq d'Argent in London, and for Australian restaurants including Sydney's Guillaume at Bennelong, and Quay. Chris is an experienced keynote speaker, wine educator, wine judge and writer.