Wine Savvy: The Simple Guide to Buying and Enjoying Wine Anytime, Anywhere

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You don't need a 1000-page encyclopedia to find out how to appreciate the flavors of wine, order wine in a restaurant or pick a wine to go with dinner. Wine Savvy is a toolbox of wine tasting, buying and serving skills that you can use whether you want to spend $5 or $50. In accessible language, with good humor, writer and wine educator Heidi Yorkshire demystifies wine in this book.

Wine Savvy was nominated for an IACP/Julia Child Cookbook Award. The book was translated into Japanese and published in Japan by YoYoSha.

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"There ain't no answer. There ain't going to be any answer. There never has been any answer. That's the answer." It's wonderfully appropriate and telling that this Gertrude Stein quote appears in the pages of Wine Savvy, author Heidi Yorkshire's no-pressure, informative wine primer geared toward grape novitiates who want to build confidence in their taste, "without anyone's opinions or prejudices getting in the way."

Short-listed for the prestigious Julia Child Award for wine/spirits writing, Wine Savvy's 105 large-print pages, divided into 17 chapters, take the beginner through simple tasting exercises, taste-bud "training," even "swirling without spilling." And Yorkshire--who's a teacher, Bon Appetit and Wine Spectator contributor, and wine columnist for The [Portland] Oregonian--proves to be a great, low-key mentoring voice; this is someone who readily admits to barely being able to keep a straight face at her first wine tasting. The book's liberal use of quotes and advice from others in the wine trade is equally inspiring: one "expert" admits that, blindfolded, he couldn't tell the red wine from the white; regarding wine "ratings," another opines "only God knows the difference between an 86 and an 87." Although some information in this revised edition may already be a bit dated, tips such as the two questions that'll make the stuffy sommelier your pal give it lasting value. Wine novices couldn't do much better than having Heidi Yorkshire's book around to offer an encouraging paraphrase of Miss Stein: It'll be all right. There, there. --Tony Mason

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Simple steps to a lifetime of wine enjoyment!
All the information you need to:
Select terrific wines at low prices
Fine-tune your taste buds
Identify the best buys on a restaurant wine list
Find a good wine merchant
Pick wines that will enhance your meals
Become a self-assured, well-informed wine consumer.

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