A wine book for the beginner that will help you to understand the history of wines. You will learn about wine trivia. You will learn about the most popular regions where wines are made. You will learn the correct pronunciation of various wines. You will learn how to select and serve wines. You will learn how to select wines in restaurants.
There are many tales and legends about wine that go back before the time of Christ. The history of wine is deeply rooted in traditions, customs and the souls of people. Alberto Savinio once stated, "Tell us your history through wine."
Twelve centuries ago, Charlemagne stood where the Rhine turns west, glanced across the snowy slopes that glistened in the spring sunlight, sights one patch that was bare and said, "Secure the heights and set a vineyard where the ground is clear," and it was done.
The castle of Johannesberg is just one of many stories compiled in this book, there are many such tales, some are true, some are fascinating and some are hard to believe.
So with this in mind, this book was written to add a little more enjoyment and perhaps bring a smile to ones' faces as they sip wine with a legend or tale related to its tradition and winemaking history.