30-Second Wine by Gerard Basset

I like red wine, it is my favourite alcoholic drink, but I can’t say I know a lot about it. So I was very curious to read 30-Second Wine by Gerard Basset*. It is part of a series I’ve read a few books from. This one follows the same format with 50 essential topics explained in half a minute, over two pages, which includes a relevant picture.

30 Seconds Wine by Gerard Basset

30-Second Wine has seven chapters: the vineyard, the winery, classic grapes and wines, history, iconic regions, the business of wine, and enjoyment of wine. As you can see, the topics are so varied making the book very interesting. Each chapter has a profile, a person’s biography being told in only two pages, with the most relevant details.
I liked the book, as it offers an insight on all aspects regarding wine, from how vines are pruned and sometimes grapes cut off, to details regarding Pinot Noir and medieval monks.

30-Second Wine by Gerard Basset

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My rating: 5/5 Stars
Would I recommend it: Yes
Published by: The Ivy Press
Year it was published: 2018
Format: Paperback
Genre(s): Non-fiction
Pages: 160

About the author: Gérard Basset OBE, editor, is currently the only person in the world to hold the combined titles of Master of Wine, Master Sommelier, Wine MBA, and the World’s Best Sommelier. Trained in Lyon, he became head sommelier at a Michelin-starred hotel in England and went on to co-found the Hôtel du Vin chain. Basset was honored with the OBE in 2011 for services to the hospitality industry and named Man of the Year by Decanter magazine in 2013.
Some of the books in 30-Second Series: Anatomy; Ancient Greece; Architecture; Brain; Chemistry; Climate; Economics; Einstein; Elements; Fashion; Forensic Science; Great Inventions; Literature; Math; Medicine; Newton; Opera; Physics; Psychology; Quantum Theory; Wine.
Website & Social Media Links: 30-Second

*I was sent a copy of 30-Second Wine by Gerard Basset for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.



4 thoughts on “30-Second Wine by Gerard Basset”

  • It’s nice to have an insight and find out more about your favourite drink. I’ve read a lot of gin books and things about gin which has really interested me as it’s my favourite drink x

    • I think she would like it. It has so many details on a wide range of topics that surely she will learn something from it.

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