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Publisher Comments:

IT STANDS TO REASON THAT IF OUR FOODS ARE NOW LIGHTER AND MORE DYNAMIC, OUR WINES SHOULD BE ALSO. andlt;BRandgt; A longtime champion of the victimized wine consumer, Willie Gluckstern debunks the myths and misinformation surrounding the (allegedly) complex subject of wine. His straightforward advice includes: andlt;BRandgt; andlt;UL TYPE=DISCandgt; andlt;LIandgt;The wines that go BEST with food — and why. andlt;LIandgt;A cure for label worship: "There are just as many lousy $60 bottles as $3.99 bottles." andlt;LIandgt;How to avoid getting ripped off in stores and restaurants. andlt;LIandgt;How to choose a great wineshop: "Do they know where Italy is?" andlt;LIandgt;Dreary housekeeping tips, such as storage, decanting, saving opened wine, and "that sulfite thing." andlt;/ULandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Plus, the straight poop on oak, "the MSG of wine," a few well-chosen words for greedy restaurants and retailers ("Those bastards!"), and an andlt;Iandgt;unprecedentedandlt;/Iandgt; expose of mass-market Champagne, including how to find the good stuff by cracking the secret label code. andlt;BRandgt; Irreverent, informative, and controversial, andlt;Iandgt;The Wine Avengerandlt;/Iandgt; is indispensable for beginners as well as enthusiasts.

Synopsis:

Irreverent, informative, and controversial, this book offers indispensable information for beginners as well as for wine enthusiasts. 2-color throughout. 50 line drawings.

About the Author

Willie Gluckstern,andlt;/Bandgt; an outspoken critic of wine snobbery, label worship, and over-oaked Chardonnay, is the founder of Wines for Food, a consumer wine school in New York City. He has written the wine lists for hundreds of Manhattan restaurants, and is the purchasing director for the popular wineshop Nancy's Wines in New York City. He lives in New York City with his moldering 8-track tape collection.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

TASTE: It's Not What You Think

WINE AND FOOD: The Basics

WHERE DO GREAT WINES COME FROM?

QUALITY: What to Look For

OAK: The MSG of Wine

THE GRAPES

WHITES

Chardonnay

Sauvignon Blanc

Chenin Blanc

Riesling

Und...Other Germanic Grapes

REDS

Merlot

Cabernet Sauvignon

Sangiovese

Nebbiolo

Syrah

Zinfandel

Pinot Noir

Barbera

Gamay

Cabernet Franc

HOUSEKEEPING

Storage: Do's and Don'ts

The Bad Bottle

Decanting: When and How

Is Older Wine Better?

Serving Temperature

The Sulfite Thing

Saving Opened Wine

Cooking with Wine

RETAIL: Buyer Beware

WINE IN RESTAURANTS: Dining's Downside

AN OPEN LETTER To RESTAURANT CRITICS

BRING YOUR OWN

WINE RATINGS: What's the Real Score?

CHAMPAGNE: WIth Respect

WINES FOR FOOD

The Strategy

A Few Helpful Do's and Don'ts

Appetizers

Salads and Vegetables

Seafood

Pizza

Pasta

Roasted Meats

Game

Picnics

ETHNIC CUISINES

ITALY

Northern

Central

Sicily and the South

Germany, Austria, and the Scandinavian Countries

FRANCE

Northern and Central

Provence and the Southwest

Alsace

Spicy Foods of the Wesern Hemisphere

Tex-Mex/Southwestern

Mexican

Caribbean

Cajun/Creole

Indian and Asian

Thai and Vietnamese

Indian

Chinese

Japanese

Cheese

Desserts

SO...

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684822570
Author:
Crumlich, Ben
Author:
Crumlich, Ben
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Entertaining
Subject:
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Subject:
Wine and wine making
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Entertaining - General
Subject:
Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Entertaining
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Wines of the World
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
June 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 LINE DWGs
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.25 x 5.25 in 9.205 oz

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