Book 'Sommelier: the Illustrated Manual' Special Edition 2022

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All my notes on wine and food in one book. The handbook is designed for all aspiring sommeliers, but is also very useful for 'already sommeliers' who want to brush up, for winelovers who want to start putting their passion on a firm footing, and for professionals who want to earn more money by learning both how to manage their restaurant cellar and how to sell the right bottle to their customers.

  • Special Edition: 8 June 2022 - format 15 x 21 cm, 592 black and white pages printed on Crush Uva paper, ISBN 978-88-943070-3-0

FREE, JUST FOR THOSE WHO BUY ON MY BLOG, A COPY OF MY SPARKLING WINE GUIDE '500 BUBBLES IN 500' ED. 2018 [COLLECTOR'S EDITION].

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This book was born out of my need, when I was aspiring sommelierto have a memorandum, a well-organised, streamlined and intuitive notebook to study in. Between home and work, I had very little time and used every spare moment to study, from the train to various waits. In this book you will find all my notes on wine and food that I collected during the AIS coursesthe University of Gastronomic Sciences and in the work of almost 8 years as wine blogger. I sincerely hope you find it useful during sommelier courses and to support theAIS sommelier examinationFIS, Fisar and other associations. And, if you are already a sommelier, to take with you the world of wine in a single book on wine.

Special Edition

Special Edition printed on premium Made in Italy ecological paper obtained from by-products of agro-industrial processing that replace part of the cellulose from trees with a creative and technological process that uses only green energy. In particular, waste from wine processing has been used both for the cover and bookmark printed on 350g Favini Crush Uva FSC™ and for the inside pages printed on 90g Favini Crush Uva FSC™.

A wine-themed gift for sommeliers and wine lovers

With the sommelier book you will receive a free double-sided bookmark in grape cardboard with all the colours of wine and beer. I carefully pack each book, punched with a small four-leaf clover for good luck, with recycled kraft paper, stamp the book and write your name on it to pamper you, or simply to give it to you ready to give as a gift to a special wine lover like you (if it is a gift please specify in the notes so that I can write the name of the recipient).

Sommelier: The Illustrated Manual

All my notes on wine and food in one book.

  • PrefaceThe first reason to read this book, by Rocco Tolfa (journalist, author and TV presenter); the second reason to read this book, by Marco Antonucci (journalist, architect and lecturer).
  • Introduction: the figure of the sommelier, by Hosam Eldin Abou Eleyoun (President AIS Lombardia); the value of the sommelier in the restaurant, by Marco Sacco (chef patron 'Piccolo Lago' **Michelin); becoming a sommelier: it is not too late, by Chiara Bassi.
  • Chapter 1: the sommelier - sommelier tools; cellar management; wine service; customer relations; restaurant menus.
  • Chapter 2: wine - vine; vineyard; grapes; must; making still wines and base wines for sparkling wine production; sparkling wines; special wines; wine composition; bottling; alterations, defects and diseases.
  • Chapter 3: 52 grape varieties - synonyms; characteristics of the plant; characteristics of the wine produced; areas of cultivation in Italy and worldwide; DOCG & DOC where the grape variety is permitted.
  • Chapter 4: wine in Italy - climate; soils; zones, sub-zones (if any), wines and key grape varieties; DOC, DOCG; 3 typical foods/dishes with territorial pairing. [with drawn maps of wine-growing areas in each region].
  • Chapter 5: wine in France - climate; soils; areas, any sub-areas, wines and key grape varieties; DOC, DOCG; 1 typical food/dish with territorial pairing. [with drawn maps of the wine zones in each area].
  • Chapter 6: wine in the world - climate; soils; zones, any sub-zones, wines and key grape varieties; DOC, DOCG; 1 typical food/dish with territorial pairing. [with drawn maps of each state's wine-growing areas].
  • Chapter 7: the tasting - physiology of taste; how to taste; what glass to use; what evaluations to make (visual examination, olfactory examination, taste-olfactory examination, evolutionary state, harmony); duration of open bottle; judgement and prejudice.
  • Chapter 8: food and wine pairing - hints of the anthropology of taste; tasting food; examining food; tasting wine in relation to food; pairing technique; taste of ingredients; taste of cooking; taste of seasoning; taste of preservation; types of food and pairings.
  • Chapter 9: beer, spirits and liqueurs - beer (ingredients, production, brewing styles, beer tasting, food-beer pairing); distillates (distillation process, composition of a distillate, serving a distillate, tasting a distillate, types of distillate); liqueurs (classification by extraction method, cold liqueurs, bitters, herbs and drugs for making liqueurs, distillates and vermouths)
  • Chapter 10: history of wine and cuisine - ancient age (ancient Egypt, land of Caanan, ancient Greece, ancient Rome), medieval age (Early Middle Ages, Late Middle Ages), modern age (Renaissance, Baroque), contemporary age (from the French Revolution to the 20th century).
  • Wine etiquette
  • Conclusion

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Nicola Ax

Soddisfatto della scelta e di aver preso questo libro. Sia per me che per mia sorella. Ho appena terminato il secondo livello del corso da somelier con l’AIS. E con la giusta buona volontà, che non manca, e questo libro spero di riuscire a raggiungere il traguardo e diventare Sommelier. Ringrazio infinitamente Chiara Bassi per aver condiviso i suoi appunti. Grazie

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Nicola Ax

Soddisfatto della scelta e di aver preso questo libro. Sia per me che per mia sorella. Ho appena terminato il secondo livello del corso da somelier con l’AIS. E con la giusta buona volontà, che non manca, e questo libro spero di riuscire a raggiungere il traguardo e diventare Sommelier. Ringrazio infinitamente Chiara Bassi per aver condiviso i suoi appunti. Grazie

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Claudia

Grazie a Chiara per aver collezionato in un solo libro tutte le info per il corso AIS. Utile anche per chi vuole solo approfondire.

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Grazia Valentina Manelli

Molto soddisfatta dell’acquisto di questo libro che mi sono regalata per Natale! Ben organizzato e curato nei minimi dettagli. Da aspirante sommelier devo dire che era proprio quello che cercavo per poter avere tutte le nozioni necessarie “a portata di mano” ! La dedica di Chiara è stata poi una carezza , tra le righe riesce a trasmettere la passione la passione che sente . Complimenti ancora . Vivamente consigliato .

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The book 500 bubbles arrived completely ruined... it was a printing defect... Before reviewing negatively I sent an email explaining what had happened... I was told MORE THAN ONCE that a replacement book would arrive... after more than a month nothing has arrived yet.... not a very serious seller. ~~~~~~~~ Update as of 14/11/2022. No replacement book has arrived yet despite what the seller said... ~~~~~~~~ Update 17/11/2022 After some 'misunderstanding' book arrived in good condition.... 4 stars for the misunderstanding, book well done!

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The book 500 bubbles arrived completely ruined... it was a printing defect... Before reviewing negatively I sent an email explaining what had happened... I was told MORE THAN ONCE that a replacement book would arrive... after more than a month nothing has arrived yet.... not a very serious seller. ~~~~~~~~ Update as of 14/11/2022. No replacement book has arrived yet despite what the seller said... ~~~~~~~~ Update 17/11/2022 After some 'misunderstanding' book arrived in good condition.... 4 stars for the misunderstanding, book well done!

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The book 500 bubbles arrived completely ruined... it was a printing defect... Before reviewing negatively I sent an email explaining what had happened... I was told MORE THAN ONCE that a replacement book would arrive... after more than a month nothing has arrived yet.... not a very serious seller. ~~~~~~~~ Update as of 14/11/2022. No replacement book has arrived yet despite what the seller said... ~~~~~~~~ Update 17/11/2022 After some 'misunderstanding' book arrived in good condition.... 4 stars for the misunderstanding, book well done!

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Riccardo Checcaglini

Beautiful volume, lovely packaging, fast service and shipping. Congratulations to Chiara! Highly recommended

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Riccardo Checcaglini

Beautiful volume, lovely packaging, fast service and shipping. Congratulations to Chiara! Highly recommended

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Valerio Volpe

Fantastic text and super surprise on opening the parcel which denotes a lot of care, the same as in the book. Thank you Chiara and Good Work

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Emanuele D'Ambrosio

Hi chiara, I have also been an AIS sommelier for 3 years now and I also do my best to provide service during the courses! I bought your first edition as an aid to studying for my diploma and it was a great help to me, so I decided to also buy this latest illustrated edition and use it as a supplement to the first one and as a stimulus to go over the notions already learned during the various AIS levels!congratulations on your attention to detail 'see dedication written in your own hand' 🔝🔝🔝🔝compliments on the use of ecological paper and I could go on but I'll stop by saying thank you and keep it up 💪💪💪emanuele d'ambrosio

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Antonio Mazzola

Something wonderful, I have been a sommelier for some time now. I bought the book because reviewing never hurts, you have to say that it is optimal and comprehensive in everything. Thank you very much, congratulations again!

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Gaia

The book is pleasant to read, concise yet comprehensive, and touches on all the topics covered in the AIS sommelier course, but is within the reach of anyone approaching the world of wine with curiosity. Very fast shipping and nice packaging!

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Emilio Antichi

A manual but also a book that I immediately appreciated for its usefulness and the great work of publication in its 592 pages, of the many books on wine I consider this one to be one of the most INDISPENSABLE, 'must have' books in one's library.

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Lisa G.

Arrived on time beautiful packaging and the book looks very nice and very nice is the very original paper

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Antonio

Beautiful book and also very useful for those who are already sommeliers

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Albertina Castilletti

I had already bought the previous book but this one is even more complete. The idea of a personalised dedication is also beautiful, making it a truly perfect gift.

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Albertina Castilletti

I had already bought the previous book but this one is even more complete. The idea of a personalised dedication is also beautiful, making it a truly perfect gift.

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Albertina Castilletti

I had already bought the previous book but this one is even more complete. The idea of a personalised dedication is also beautiful, making it a truly perfect gift.

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Viviana C.

Technical, clear and comprehensive book. The work done and the attention to detail make this book a little gem for those who want to become part of this wonderful world. For me, it will be a starting point and guide for writing my thesis on oenology. Thank you Chiara for the love and passion you put into every page. Absolutely recommended.

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Viviana C.

Technical, clear and comprehensive book. The work done and the attention to detail make this book a little gem for those who want to become part of this wonderful world. For me, it will be a starting point and guide for writing my thesis on oenology. Thank you Chiara for the love and passion you put into every page. Absolutely recommended.

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Viviana C.

Technical, clear and comprehensive book. The work done and the attention to detail make this book a little gem for those who want to become part of this wonderful world. For me, it will be a starting point and guide for writing my thesis on oenology. Thank you Chiara for the love and passion you put into every page. Absolutely recommended.

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Giuseppe

Well done book, schematic but complete. Congratulations Chiara!

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Emanuela Vergari

Thanks for the help your book is very useful!

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Sabrina N.

I am very satisfied with my purchase!!!😊👍🏼Brava Chiara! You have encapsulated in 300 pg.. The essentials !!!!😊 This will help me prepare for the exam 🤪🙈😘

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Special Edition 2022 I Edition 2018 II Edition 2019 3rd Edition 2021
  1. Ringrazio calorosamente per la dedica personalizzata!

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  2. Libro molto dettagliato ma al tempo stesso di facile lettura. Buono per chi è alle prime armi e buono per chi da più esperto, ha bisogno di un ripasso!

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  3. Soddisfatto della scelta e di aver preso questo libro. Sia per me che per mia sorella. Ho appena terminato il secondo livello del corso da somelier con l’AIS. E con la giusta buona volontà, che non manca, e questo libro spero di riuscire a raggiungere il traguardo e diventare Sommelier. Ringrazio infinitamente Chiara Bassi per aver condiviso i suoi appunti. Grazie

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  4. Lavoro enorme fatto con cura. Sicuramente da approfondire la lettura e soprattutto la messa in pratica, complimenti

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  5. Consiglio questo volume sia a chi voglia ripassare sia a chi voglia approfondire la materia.

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