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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.
From the Author: January 2012
"Like the authors' previous food and wine book WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT, THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE should become a standard reference for both wine beginners and avid connoisseurs, packed as it is with so much useful advice and insider tips."
--David Lincoln Ross, The Daily Beast (1/6/12)
We are grateful to be kicking off 2012 on such a high note: Our latest labor of love THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE was recently named "The #1 Wine Book of the Year" as chosen by 195 year-end "Best Of" lists (including those of the Chicago Tribune, LA Weekly, Minneapolis Star Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Vancouver Sun, and Wall Street Journal) compiled by the website Eat Your Books.
THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE even made several lists of the year's very best food books, including those of Beth Fish Reads, CFUN Radio, Foodista, Good Housekeeping, the Huffington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the San Francisco Chronicle. And it's also been singled out for praise from leading wine authorities such as master sommelier Doug Frost, award-winning author Mark Oldman, and Marguerite Thomas of Wine Review Online, who deemed it "an essential addition to every wine lover's library."
THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE picks up where our book WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT left off in exploring the relationship between food and wine, delving more deeply into the notion of wine as a "sauce" that "accents and enhances flavor in food," as Chez Panisse's Alice Waters and Paul Bertolli put it so beautifully.
There's never been a better time to master wine -- or to enjoy its delicious pleasures. Wine's role in a healthy lifestyle has been advocated by experts ranging from bestselling author Michael Pollan (who wrote in IN DEFENSE OF FOOD that "The fact is that people who drink moderately and regularly live longer and suffer considerably less heart disease than teetotalers") to the official U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans (which acknowledge the beneficial effects of moderate alcohol consumption).
And there's never been a better book written expressly to help food lovers master wine. THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE introduces you to dozens of America's best sommeliers (from such top restaurants as Blue Hill, Daniel, Eleven Madison Park, the French Laundry, the Inn at Little Washington, Le Bernardin, Manresa, Per Se and Spago), sharing their insider perspectives on and insights into the world of wine. As Ted Loos of Epicurious wrote when recommending the book as one to read in 2012, "You're borne along in a conversation with real people, rather than being sat down and lectured."
THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE is your invaluable daily reference for looking up more than 250 wines to discover how they're pronounced, where they're produced, what grapes they're based on, their flavor profiles, serving tips, food pairings, notable producers, and more. And because wine is a never-ending journey, you're bound to discover new resources for learning more, including recommended books, magazines, websites, and organizations.
While we're thrilled by the reviews THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE has received from critics, we are equally thrilled by the comments we've read from readers: "It is just the type of book my husband and I have been looking for"..."It's the best wine book I've seen that is specifically geared to foodies...I love that it offers layers of information so I can I get more out of it as my wine knowledge increases." Our friend and fellow author Rose Levy Beranbaum, who deemed it "extraordinary," attests, "I love the chart on page 270 of 'Holy Grail Food and Wine Pairings,' which should be laminated and hung in every kitchen."
If you loved THE FLAVOR BIBLE and/or WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT and you enjoy wine, we know that you will also love this book -- which we wrote expressly for you.
With delicious wishes,
Karen and Andrew . 2011. HARDCOVER.
Title: The Food Lover's Guide to Wine
Publisher: Little Brown & Company: 2011
ISBN Number: 0316045136
ISBN Number 13: 9780316045131
Book Condition: Used; Very Good
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