The Pleasure of Wine

by Joseph Hilbers



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/25/1998

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 73
ISBN : 9781420898477

About the Book

The Pleasure of Wine has been written for the new wine drinker or casual wine drinker, who wishes to learn more about the many varieties of grapes, where they are grown and what kinds of wines they produce.

It covers all the major wine producing regions of California as well as several other states that have significant wine industries. It will also introduce the reader to major wine producing countries such as France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal and some others as well.

In a concise style, it describes table wines, dessert wines, brandy, vermouth and sparkling vintages and where and how they are made.

This book will tell you how to get started in tasting and selecting wines and how to become knowledgeable with the various varietal wines as well as their appellation or place of origin.

About the Author

Joe Hilbers has spent most of a lifetime career in journalism, writing about wine and alcoholic beverages. In this pursuit, he has been to ten wine producing countries and nine states in the U.S. that are factors in the wine industry.

For ten years, he was Executive Editor of the 'Wine Guide of California', published for wine merchants in California. Previously, he was Southern California Manager for a group of business publications that were published for the wine, spirits and hospitality industries.

Presently, he is Editor and Publisher of a newsletter entitled 'Vittles, Vintages and Voyages'. Anyone interested in looking at this newsletter may do so on the Internet at

During the years, he has been a member or associate of the United States Bartenders Guild, the Wine & Spirits Importers Club and the North Coast Prestige Wine Society. Presently, he is a member of the Southern California Restaurant Writers and the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association.