From one of the world's leading cooking schools, this book offers expert advice on buying, storing, serving, and selling wine for the everyday wine lover. "Le Cordon Bleu Wine Essentials" lets the everyday wine lover become a true wine connoisseur. Shedding light on a world as fascinating for its science and history as it is for its intricate etiquette, this guide unfolds the entire art and craft of wine in a beautifully designed and illustrated volume. With contributions from the world's leading wine makers, sommeliers, and wine professionals, "Le Cordon Bleu Wine Essentials" provides commonsense advice on the everyday world of wine from selecting, buying, and storing wine, to guidelines for tasting, appraising, ordering, and serving all varieties. The book also includes a behind-the-scenes look at winemaking, building a well-balanced wine collection, and practical advice on investing in wine.