Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|An Introductory Guide to Wine|
Director: Lynn Stevenson
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational
Have you always wanted to learn more about wine, but didn't know where to start? AN INTRODUCTORY GUIDE TO WINE gives you the basics you need to understand and appreciate this intriguing beverage. Through interviews and dem... more »
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A true learning experience
Vino toujours | San Luis Obispo, Ca | 09/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Actually, I was lucky enough to find this DVD as a rental. I was genuinely impressed with this video. Production
quality was very good, but this video was just amazing in terms of the absolute amount of information given
and the scope of the topics that were covered. Obviously a great deal of thought and planning went into
the production. I was absolutely impressed with the content. I learned a tremendous amount of information
about wines. This DVD doesn't just discuss wines, it discusses grape growing, crops, fermenting, aging, packaging and distribution.
It also discusses the different types of bottles for wines, the different styles of wine glasses, how to open
bottles of wine and champagne. I just can't say enough great things about this DVD. I loved it. My only advice
would be that if you watch it with the genuine interest of getting as much from it as you can, TAKE NOTES!!!
There is so much information that you will not remember everything!! This is an excellent DVD!!!"
Great reference wine video
K. Lisson | Albany, NY | 11/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fabulous video, full of information on all aspects of wine, from growing the grapes to fermentation, aging and serving wine. A great review for wine experts, and a fact-packed video for those interested in learning more about wine. If you like what you see in this video, consider picking up a 'wine course' book from your local library."
Fanshawe | SC, USA | 02/25/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Fortunately, I watched this as a rental, and I'm glad I did not purchase. I found this DVD to be somewhat annoying, and I'm surprised by the other five star reviews. The content did not seem balanced, most of it focused on wine production, which I was not particularly looking for. The sound quality is just terrible. One speaker in particular, who was discussing wine labels and tasting, would have been very interesting except that the sound and picture quality appeared to be filmed with a 1980's video camera in someone's home with a very bad microphone. Very uneven.
Throughout the whole production, Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" plays, which becomes tiresome *very* quickly. Many of the segments could have done without music altogether, and this added nothing.
One item that I found odd was a very detailed segment toward the end about champagne and sparkling wines. It was very informative, but seemed more of an add-on and did not really fit with the rest of the program. I only wish that more wine styles had been covered like this, but sparkling wines were the only ones to get this detailed treatment. If you are interested in learning more about sparkling wines, this may be for you.
Might be worth a rent on Netflix for some, but otherwise I wouldn't add it to my collection."
Infomative & useful
R. Wong | Malaysia | 06/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have to say that this was a well planned & informative program. The topics are structurized ideally into core subjects & very relevant to those wanting to learn or know more about wine. Have also found it to be useful & educational when sharing or educating base on the subject. Very brief, good topic choice & a sure good buy. Ideal as an educational program"