Synopses & Reviews
Now completely revised and updated, this new edition of the essential consumer guide to wine features all the most current information for todayand#8217;s wine landscape. The authors, longtime wine educators at The Culinary Institute of America, have added all the latest and most relevant information to their award-winning book, including new picks for the best regional producers, off-the-beaten-path finds, and bargain bottles. With a practical, anti-snob attitude, the emphasis is always on enjoying wine to the fullest in real-world scenarios and getting the best value for your dollar, whether splurging on a special-occasion bottle orand#160;deciding on your own and#8220;houseand#8221; wine. All the basics are covered, including the major wine grapes, flavor profiles, and decoding labels, plus up-to-date information on established and up-and-coming regions, advice on pairing wine with everything from Korean short ribs to all-American burgers, opinions on wine gadgets (yea or nay?), and more. Cheers!
"Their premise - that food lovers know flavor and therefore have the chops to understand, discover, and choose great wines to go with their meals - allows the authors to leave behind confusing wine statistics, vintages, critical wine scores, and tongue-tying wine classifications. Instead, they enliven their wine story-telling by going straight to the country's foremost sommeliers for food and wine pairing guidance."--Fine Cooking Magazine
"An essential addition to every wine lover's library"--Marguerite Thomas, WineReviewOnline.com
"There are plenty of food and wine pairing books on the market, but when Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg ... chime in, we know it's going to be an informational read."--Amanda Gold, San Francisco Chronicle
"Best Wine Book Of The Year: THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE
. Not because Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg co-authored it, though that would be reason enough. But because their latest book is good. Very good."
--Jenn Garbee, LA Weekly
"May be their best book yet." --Rozanne Gold, Huffington Post
ON WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT: "This husband-and-wife team has long had the knack of being on the cutting edge of America's fascination with the food world...In this new work on the magical pairing of food and wine, Dornenburg and Page again rely on a formidable array of insiders to inform and enliven their research." - Chicago Tribune
"The husband-and-wife team of Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page-he is a chef, she a journalist-has produced four books in the past six years, and these are the best places to experience the cult of the New American Chef." - New Yorker
"...Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page had me at 'hello' a long time ago. That was seven years ago when I read their first book, Becoming a Chef. They went on to enthrall me with Culinary Artistry and then Dining Out, books that have enriched the fount of culinary knowledge in North America..." - Vancouver Sun
A wine book unlike any other, THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE offers a fresh perspective via the single aspect of wine most compelling to food lovers: flavor.
At the heart of this indispensable reference, formatted like the authors' two previous bestsellers The Flavor Bible and What to Drink with What You Eat, is an encyclopedic A-to-Z guide profiling hundreds of different wines by their essential characteristics-from body and intensity to distinguishing flavors, from suggested serving temperatures and ideal food pairings to recommended producers (including many iconic examples). The book provides illuminating insights from dozens of America's best sommeliers via informative sidebars, charts and boxes, which complement the book's gorgeous four-color photography. Another groundbreaking work from two of the ultimate culinary insiders, this instant classic is the perfect gift book.
A new, revised and updated edition of the James Beard award-winningand#160;guide to wineand#160;fromand#160;The Culinaryand#160;Institute of America.
About the Author
STEVEN KOLPAN is a professor in wine studies at The Culinary Institute of America. He is the author of several books, including Exploring Wine and WineWise, winner of the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Beverage Book of 2009. In 2007, he was chosen as Wine Educator of the Year by the European Wine Council. Mr. Kolpan is the wine columnist for Salon.com and The Valley Table and has written more than 100 wine articles for many magazines, newspapers, and websites.MICHAEL A. WEISS has been professor of wine at The Culinary Institute of America for more than two decades. He is the co-author of the classic Exploring Wine: The Culinary Institute of America's Complete Guide to Wines of the World. In 2007, he was honored as Wine Educator of the Year by the European Wine Council. Weiss was awarded the Diploma of Honor from the Corporation des Vignerons de Champagne and inducted into the Confraria, or Brotherhood of Porto.The late BRIAN H. SMITH was professor of wine at The Culinary Institute of America for more than two decades. Along with Steven Kolpan and Michael A. Weiss, he is the author of the classic Exploring Wine: The Culinary Institute of America's Complete Guide to Wines of the World. Smith is also the author of The Sommelier's Guide to Wine.Founded in 1946, THE CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA is an independent, not-for-profit college offering bachelor's and associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts, as well as certificate programs in culinary arts, Latin cuisines, and wine and beverage studies. A network of more than 45,000 alumni has helped the CIA earn its reputation as the world's premier culinary college. The CIA, which also offers courses for professionals and food enthusiasts, as well as consulting services for the foodservice and hospitality industry, has campuses in Hyde Park, New York; St. Helena, California; San Antonio, Texas; and Singapore.