Fear of wine: an introductory guide to the grape

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Bantam Books, Oct 1, 1995 - Cooking - 320 pages
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In this friendly introductory guide, food and wine writer Leslie Brenner tells how to:
Pour and taste wine
Develop a taste memory
Order from a wine list
Select a wine at the store
Match food with wine

In addition, helpful sidebars illuminate such subjects as:
How--and why--to swirl without sloshing
Disarming a snotty waiter
Ten great wines to bring to a dinner party
Going beyond California Chardonnay
Starting your own cellar for under $100

Along the way, Lettie Teague's funny and informative cartoons enhance the text and make great devices for remembering the most important facts. Before long,
your old standby, Chateau Screwtop, will be a distant memory. Accessible and concise, Fear of Wine will appeal to anyone who wants to know a little bit about a subject that can bring great pleasure.

At last, a guide that is as fun to read as wine is to drink!

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What sets this title apart is its tone. Brenner (The Art of the Cocktail Party, Dutton, 1994) and Teague understand that every wine connoisseur was once a beginner and never lecture to novices but ... Read full review


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About the author (1995)

Leslie Brenner, author of the award-winning American Appetite: The Coming of Age of a Cuisine, received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Columbia University. Her book reviews and features have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Harper's, and other publications. Greetings from the Golden State is her first novel.

Lettie Teague is an executive editor at "Food & Wine" magazine. She writes a monthly column for the magazine, "Wine Matters," for which she won the 2003 James Beard M. F. K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award. She is also the illustrator and coauthor of "Fear of Wine.

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