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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0684822571
ISBN-13: 9780684822570
Sku: 30318651
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  192
 
"I have come to believe that a well-made $10 or $12 Saumur-Champigny -- with its medium weight, ripe piquant fruit and delicate herbal finish--must be, dollar for dollar, the best of all possible red wines for food." (from the first line)
Irreverent, informative, and controversial, this book offers indispensable information for beginners as well as for wine enthusiasts. 2-color throughout. 50 line drawings.
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Irreverent, informative, and controversial, this book offers indispensable information for beginners as well as for wine enthusiasts. 2-color throughout. 50 line drawings.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.

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This wonderfully opinionated book about wine and food contains advice for getting the most for your wine money, matching wine to cuisine, and avoiding the pretentious pitfalls that lie in wait for beginning wine buffs.

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New York Times
"THE WINE AVENGER, a slim paperback, promises to transform the reader into 'a wine-food genius' in one hour. It doesn't. What it does is deliver, in a highly entertaining way, randomly clustered opinions, tips, observations and explanations. Gluckstern doesn't have likes and dislikes. He has mad love affairs and Balkan-style blood feuds....The real point of THE WINE AVENGER is the opinions, and Gluckstern is full of them. If you don't agree, tough." - William Grimes 08/26/1998
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0192
Product attributePublisher:   Touchstone Books
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