The Wine Avenger (Paperback)
|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:
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.
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.
"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