• Wine Food: New Adventures in Drinking and Cooking

    The wine lover's and food lover's playbook, with 75 wine styles and 250 producers to try with 75 recipes that go with them perfectly."Wine food" is the new way to talk about wine pairing, coined by the evolving breed of wine drinker and cook who wants to discover a wider range of wines and match them to the rustic, casual, global food they love to eat. In Wine Food, natural wine bar and winery owner Dana Frank partners with author and stylist Andrea Slonecker to deliver 75 recipes for brunches, salads, vegetable dishes, picnics, weeknight dinners, and feasts with friends, all inspired by delicious, affordable wines that go with them beautifully. Each recipe opens with a succinct overview of the wine style that inspired it, describing the grapes and naming the countries the wine comes from, followed by a brief explanation of how it complements the flavors and textures in the recipe. Recommendations for three to eight producers for every wine style highlighted will help cooks find a wide range of bottles in corner wine shops, grocers, and online. Frank and Slonecker also include a wine flavors cheat sheet, a label lexicon lesson, a short course on wine tasting like a pro, and illustrated features on matching wine with types of favorite foods (typical take-out, beloved pasta dishe...

    • ASIN: 0399579591

  • Merlot & Brussels Sprouts: Fundamentals of Pairing Wine with Plant-Based Foods

    Ever wondered what pairs well with mushroom risotto? Or why certain foods pair best with red or white wine? Perhaps you're a strict vegetarian struggling to find wine to pair with your meatless meals, or maybe you're just trying to eat a little healthier. Merlot & Brussels Sprouts shows you how to choose the perfect wine to pair with your favorite foods. You'll discover delicious plant-based recipes that will impel you make dinner at home and perhaps try something new. Merlot and Brussels Sprouts will give you the tools you need to be a bad-ass wino. You'll learn how wine is made, which wines are best served chilled, and how to be a more educated consumer.

    • ASIN: 1717703615

  • Max McCalman's Wine and Cheese Pairing Swatchbook: 50 Pairings to Delight Your Palate

    From the foremost master of cheese in the country, Max McCalman, comes a practical twist on wine and cheese pairings that includes detailed information about the history, production and unique flavor of fifty of the world’s finest cheeses, as well as the accompanying information about the best wine varietals and vintages to pair them with. The easy-to-navigate swatchbook format fans out to reveal the ideal wine and cheese match for any occasion.

    • Brand: Random House
    • ASIN: 0770433839

  • The Wine Avenger

    IT STANDS TO REASON THAT IF OUR FOODS ARE NOW LIGHTER AND MORE DYNAMIC, OUR WINES SHOULD BE ALSO. A longtime champion of the victimized wine consumer, Willie Gluckstern debunks the myths and misinformation surrounding the (allegedly) complex subject of wine. His straightforward advice includes: The wines that go BEST with food -- and why. A cure for label worship: "There are just as many lousy $60 bottles as $3.99 bottles." How to avoid getting ripped off in stores and restaurants. How to choose a great wineshop: "Do they know where Italy is?" Dreary housekeeping tips, such as storage, decanting, saving opened wine, and "that sulfite thing." Plus, the straight poop on oak, "the MSG of wine," a few well-chosen words for greedy restaurants and retailers ("Those bastards!"), and an unprecedented expose of mass-market Champagne, including how to find the good stuff by cracking the secret label code. Irreverent, informative, and controversial, The Wine Avenger is indispensable for beginners as well as enthusiasts.

    • ASIN: 0684822571

  • Great Wine Made Simple: Straight Talk from a Master Sommelier

    • Brand: Robinson, Andra Immer/ Immer, Andrea
    • ASIN: 0767904788
    • UPC: 000767904788

  • Stuff Every Wine Snob Should Know (Stuff You Should Know)

    Full of tips, trivia, and useful how-tos, this pocket-sized handbook is the perfect gift for wine lovers.Wine is one of the world’s oldest beverages, and there’s never been a better time to fill a glass with the fruit of the vine. Whether you prefer robust reds, crisp whites, or subtle rosés, you’ll find lots to drink in on the pages of this pocket-sized guide, packed with information, how-tos, and trivia for wine enthusiasts of every variety. Seasoned sommeliers and budding oenologists alike will learn all things wine, including:   • How Wine Is Made   • How to Pour a Glass of Wine   • How to Pair Wine with Food   • The Truth About Sulfites   • How to Bring the Perfect Wine for Any Occasion   • And more!

    • ASIN: 1683690192

  • Whine: 50 Perfect Wines to Pair with Your Child's Rotten Behavior

    This isn't your ordinary wine pairing book! From sweet, pink wines to full bodied reds, Whine has the humor (and libations) to help you survive parenthood.Did your daughter just get out of bed for the twelfth time to ask for a glass of water? We've got the perfect rosé for your sanity. Did your son just have a meltdown in the middle of the grocery store? We've got a Pinot for your pain. Has your child's math homework left you in a state of total depression? Try a Syrah to get you out of that funk.Whine includes 50 perfect pairingsto matchyour child's perfectly rotten behavior! You'll also discover the best ways to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew (hint: use a shoe). As a bonus, each wine featured in the book comes with a sticker, so every time you sample a wine to match a rotten behavior, go ahead and add it to the Periodic Table of W(h)ine that folds out of the book. The sticker groupings will help you determine if your child has behavior problems, attitude problems, or just plain bad DNA!So whether you like your "juice" from the glass, the bottle, or the box, this is the perfect book to wine your way through the joys of day-to-day parenting.

    • Brand: RACE POINT
    • ASIN: 1631063359

  • Marilyn Merlot and the Naked Grape

    A Peculiar Collection of Uncommon Wines   Within these pages are more than 100 of the oddest wines ever produced. Some have unusual names, like Fat Bastard Chardonnay and Lazy Lizard Shiraz. Others feature curious artwork of singing frogs and UFO invasions. Still others boast unique production features, such as Braille typography, heat-sensitive ink, and lenticular art.   Along with full-color reproductions of the original labels, author Peter F. May shares stories about the origins of the wines and provides helpful tasting notes. Readers will learn about unusual vineyards (like Cleavage Creek, which donates its proceeds to breast cancer research) as well as the most innovative artists working in the wine label medium. Finally, there’s an appendix of resources that will help you locate these wines—so you can savor them yourself.

    • ASIN: 1594740992

  • Good, Better, Best Wines, 2E: A No-nonsense Guide to Popular Wines

    A snobbery-free guide to quickly finding which of the best-selling wines in North America are worth your money.While wine snobs are swirling and sniffing expensive wines that are tediously hard to find, the rest of us are just drinking wine. Popular wine. Big-brand wine. Big brands can spell terrific value, but you need to know which bottles to buy. That's where this second edition of Good Better Best Wines comes in. It's small enough to pop in your pocket and take with you to the store. And it's user-friendly enough to flip through on the fly.This book ranks the best-selling wines in the United States by grape variety and price point up to $15. And every bottle listed comes with a color photograph for quick and easy identification, so you can buy and run before getting stuck in a conversation with someone eager to share their vast wine knowledge with you! Of course, you'll also get other important details, such as each wine's smell, taste, texture, and alcohol level—but in Carolyn's relaxed, friendly tone.“They’re big, they’re out there, but they’re not all the same. This book cuts a sure course through the ocean of popular wines. Carolyn’s enthusiasm and stylistic panache tells you what you need to know—and fast.”— Andrew Jefford, columnist for Decanter and ...

    • ASIN: 1465476660