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A Beginner’s Guide

Kenneth Fredrickson


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Everything you need to know about the fruit of the vine―From A to Zinfandel

If you enjoy wine―but can’t articulate why―you’re not alone! From terroir to global varieties, Wine: A Beginner’s Guide breaks down the complex bouquets of winemaking and tasting into ways that are fun and easy to understand.

Learn what really makes a cabernet sauvignon red. Taste how it’s possible to detect a hint of leather, chocolate, or even rubber in a single sip. Confidently discuss the subtleties of different types of grapes with the guide that has everything you need to know to grow your love of wine.

Wine: A Beginner’s Guide includes:

Taste right―The four-Step process to tasting wine means you’ll get the most flavor from every swish and swirl.Pour with poise―Handle a bottle of vino just right, with tips on proper serving temperature, glass style, and long-term storage.Perfect match―An entire chapter on pairing with food means you’ll select a bottle that complements every meal.


Kenneth Fredrickson:

An active member of the International Court of Master Sommeliers, Ken Fredrickson is the Founder of Tenzing Wine and Spirits, an artisan importer and wholesaler in Chicago, Illinois. Following critical acclaim for his wine programs while working with world-renowned chefs Charlie Trotter and Wolfgang Puck, Fredrickson attained the rank of Master Sommelier in 2000.