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About Wine Culinary Arts Title Now Available from Thomson Delmar Learning


Albany, NY, 07/12/2006, Thomson Delmar Learning, the leading provider of lifelong learning products and services for the health care, technology and trades, and career education markets and part of The Thomson Corporation, announces the availability of About Wine, the newest title in the About Series line of culinary arts books. Recipient of a quality endorsement from the American Culinary Federation Foundation, About Wine offers practical information on the fundamentals of wine, different grape varietals, winemaking, tasting and wine evaluation, providing readers with a full guide to the world of wine.

About Wine distinguishes itself with its highly visual layout and design including photographs, illustrations, charts, tables, wine labeling and regional maps. In addition, this book offers an accessible writing style making this sometimes complex subject matter easy to comprehend and reference. About Wine is essential to anyone responsible for managing wine within the hospitality industry. The reader is provided with an in-depth exploration of the world’s wine regions including Europe, North America, and the Southern Hemisphere. Also covered are the topics of selling and serving wine, developing and managing a wine list, and purchasing and cellaring wine.

“Our publishing goal for culinary arts and hospitality is based on extensive research with educators in the field. Today’s culinary students are demanding books that are more user-friendly and visual and we are confident that the color photographs, maps and detailed diagrams in About Wine provide readers with strong visual demonstrations,” explains Kristin McNary, channel manager, Thomson Delmar Learning.

“This book is ideal for professional chefs, culinary arts students, those in the hospitality industry or individuals with a general interest in wine. We are delighted to endorse this new resource and know the industry will find great value in it,” adds Michael Baskette, CEC, CCE, CCA, AAC, director of Educational Development for the American Culinary Federation Foundation in St. Augustine Florida.

Also available as part of the About Series:


About Professional Baking: About Professional Baking is the new benchmark for professional baking books. This book captures the science behind the baking while clearly demonstrating the methods of preparation. Culinary students and professionals alike will be impressed with this fresh new approach. With fully kitchen-tested recipes demonstrating best practices and key techniques, and more than 700 full-color photographs illustrating step-by-step techniques, this book was written with today’s culinary students and professionals in mind.

Modern Garde Manger: Modern Garde Manger is a beautifully illustrated book providing a fresh, new approach to the ever-evolving artistry of garde manger. This highly visual, accessible, and carefully researched book, contains fully-tested recipes, and spans the broad international spectrum of modern garde manger. Recognizing the range of responsibilities and interests the garde manger chef carries, this book addresses a varied selection of skill sets divided between five areas of instruction, each focusing on a different aspect of the chef’s required knowledge and responsibilities.

Additional titles from leading culinary experts will continue to be added to the series. For more information, please visit: or contact Lindsay Brown at

About The Thomson Corporation and Thomson Delmar Learning

The Thomson Corporation (TSX: TOC; NYSE: TOC), with 2005 revenues of $8.5 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate e-learning and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson has approximately 40,000 employees and provides services in approximately 130 countries. Thomson Delmar Learning ( is the leading provider of lifelong learning products and services for the health care, technology and trades, and career education markets. Thomson Delmar Learning’s market-leading imprints include Autodesk Press, Chilton, Milady, NetLearning, OnWord Press, Singular Publishing Group, and West Legal Studies.


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