Synopses & Reviews
Are you someone who drinks wine, but doesn't think wine? Who hates pretentious and#8220;winespeakand#8221;and#8212;but would like help finding new wines to try? Then, this guide is for you! In short, it provides expert information for nonexperts who want to get the most satisfaction for their money. Celebrated wine critic Tom Stevenson lifts the lid on branded wines, revealing which of the most widely available varieties are consistently the best-whatever the vintage or price. He groups wines by cost, rates them by style (so you can see which ones are similar to your favorites), and provides an A-Z of recommended, highly recommended, and to-die-for choices.and#160;and#160;
".... recommendations on each wine profile are an especially helpful and fun feature ... Overall, this is a well-designed, accessible volume that will encourage wine drinkers who are stuck in a rut to try something new.and#8221; and#8212;Library Journal
All it takes is a minute to master wine! In this fun yet sophisticated guide, world wine authority Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan shows you how simple it can be to figure out which wines will please your palate. Just take the quick and easy flavor test, and Simonetti will lead you through the thicket of choices and point you to the ones you'll like best. No fuss, no memorization, and no fancy language required!
About the Author
Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan is only the fourth woman in the US to achieve the coveted international title of Master of Wine--the world's top credential for wine expertise. She serves as a judge in major wine and spirits competitions worldwide, has won the 2008 Tasting Trophy awarded by the Institute of Masters of Wine, and has trained thousands in the industry. Jennifer is author of The Everyday Guide to Wine by The Great Courses
(2010), Your Guide to Spirits and Cocktails by The Great Courses
(November 2011), and the just-completed Food and Wine Pairing with the Masters
. She has appeared on TV, (Today Show
, Fox Business
, Fox News
, Bloomberg, and CBS); in print (Fortune
, Wine Enthusiast
); and on radio (Sirius XM, Martha Stewart, Bloomberg).