Whether you enjoy the occasional glass of wine or you like to have one every night with dinner, Dan Amatuzzi's A First Course in Wine will provide you with everything you need to know about how to smell, taste, and enjoy fine wines. With stunning imagery and helpful diagrams throughout, you'll learn: *the science behind winemaking *how to interpret wine labels without stress *how to identify flavors in your wine *how to pair wines with foods *what to look for on restaurant wine lists *glossary of terms and a pronunciation guide *detailed information about vineyards and more Life is too short for wine you won't enjoy. Once you've taken this first course, you will read your restaurant's wine list with confidence and browse through the wine selection at your store with the knowledge that you're going to walk home with the perfect wine in hand. Dan Amatuzzi was the wine director at Mario Batali's OTTO before he became Eataly's beverage director. He studied wine production in Florence and was chosen to Zagat's inaugural class of New York's rising "30 under 30" culinary stars.
Following a semester in Florence studying wine production, DAN AMATUZZI entered the hospitality industry in New York City. His first job was polishing wine glasses at Mario Batali's flagship restaurant, Babbo. Since that time, Dan was sommelier at Del Posto in New York City before becoming wine director at Mario Batali's OTTO. He is currently the beverage director at Eataly, where he manages the wine program and teaches classes at Eataly's education center, La Scuola. His website, www.wineforthestudent.com, is based on wine and spirits education, featuring interviews with winemakers and regional grape descriptions. In 2011, Dan was chosen to Zagat's inaugural class of New York's rising "30 under 30" culinary stars. He has an MBA degree from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at NYU and currently lives in Manhattan.