Anyone Can Taste Wine: You Just Need This Book


By Cees van Casteren, MW

The world of wine can be incredibly intimidating to both the seasoned and novice drinkers alike, with seemingly endless titles and contradictory sources of information everywhere. Now, translated for the first time in English, Carus Books is pleased to bring you an international best-selling guide to tasting and appreciating wine, Anyone Can Drink Wine. Filled with expert knowledge and written by an internationally-acclaimed Master of Wine, Cees van Casteren, this title is already earning international acclaim, and is entering its fourth printing.


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If you love wine, this book will give you all the knowledge and self-confidence you need to become a world-class taster. It reveals in methodical steps exactly how to acquire essential skills. Cees (it’s pronounced ‘Case’) van Casteren is a brilliant scientist, author, and international wine competition judge, as well as one of the global super-elite (less than 500 top experts worldwide) who have been able to earn the supreme title, Master of Wine.

Cees is a brilliant taster, but just as importantly, he knows how to communicate his knowledge clearly and with real insight. Consumers will love this book, but I learnt a lot from it too. And I’ve been tasting professionally for 35 years.”

-Tim Atkin, MW

“In terms of providing vocabulary, van Casteren has created a straightforward, gloriously colourful, strongly visual aroma wheel based on Dr Anne Noble’s wine aroma wheel, but different – one of the best I’ve seen, to be honest.” Read more here.

Cornelius (Cees) van Casteren MW is a Dutch writer and educator. He has won numerous awards for wine tasting since 2000 and became a Master of Wine in 2012. Cees is a Rioja Educator, Ambassadeur du Champagne and WSET Educator. Since 2004, Cees has written 12 books and more than 600 articles. He publishes weekly in three newspapers of the Associated Press, is correspondent for Meininger’s Wine Business International and writes for several other magazines. Cees is also partner of the blog with 90k+ followers on Instagram and Facebook, and he runs his own independent consultancy and training business. He currently is Chairman of the Association of Vinologists, the main trade association for professionals in the Netherlands.

ISBN: 9781637700341


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Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 7.375 × 9.875 in


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