Wine expert Daniel Johnnes reveals the secrets of getting a really good deal on a great bottle of wine. Without using stuffy, technical language, he presents wonderfully complete discussions of 200 wines, a guide to "hot spots" for finding good value wines, explanations of grape varieties and the wine making process, and more.
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Daniel Johnnes is the wine director of Montrachet and Tribeca Grill, and winner of the James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine Service. He is also a wine importer under his own label. Michael Stephenson was both packager of and contributor to The Essential Guide to Wine.From Library Journal:
Sommelier to three New York restaurants, Johnnes offers contemporary advice on wines to try and buy. Following concise explanations of grape varieties and the making, tasting, and serving of wine, he addresses some common misconceptions about wine and food. His selections for the top 200 wines are grouped by the handy designations of body and color and explained through information about the winery, winemaker, area, and/or wine itself. The price and a food match are also included. Johnnes's advice is basically sound, and reasonably priced wines are well represented. Unfortunately, some wines may not be easily found. Johnnes also offers specific recommendations for setting up an instant cellar for $500, $1000, or $5000?a formula of limited interest to real oenophiles, who make cellar decisions to suit their personal taste. Further, specific recommendations will be somewhat dated in a year or two. There isn't much that is new here. Recommended only for libraries maintaining exhaustive collections on this topic.?Carolyn I.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140513167