Appropriate for Beverage Management and Intro. to Wine courses within Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management departments. This book is intended for students of wine who are looking for a true professional understanding of the subject: one that includes the culture and context of humankind's most civilized and important drink. Appropriate for Beverage Management and Intro. to Wine courses within Culinary and Hospitality Management department. Taste centered - students learn about the fun and excitement of wine before they're required to learn about the history, typologies and winemaking. Author steers clear of lists (wine brands, distributors, drinks) and focuses on practical information to aid the learner in general wine knowledge.