Wine may be one of the world s oldest beverages, but it s never been a better time to pour a glass. Whether you prefer robust reds or crisp, zippy whites, you ll find lots to drink in in this pocket-sized guide packed with information, how-tos, and trivia for wine enthusiasts of every variety. Seasoned sommeliers and newbie wine fans alike will learn expert tasting techniques, which glassware to use and when, how to pair wine with food, how to build a wine collection (no fancy cellar needed!) and even how to open a bottle of wine when no one brought a corkscrew. Plus, guides to wine lingo, proper serving temperatures, and the best wines for every price point. Like all STUFF titles, the handy size and attractive package make this book perfect for a gift. Sante!
Melissa Monosoff is a sommelier, restaurant consultant, and wine and spirits educator. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, she served wine for years in some of Philadelphia s top restaurants before relocating to Texas, where she now lives and works.