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Great Wines Under $20 offers select wines (100 red, 100 white) from around the world and organized by type: Chardonnay, Riesling; Merlot, Shiraz, etc., with suggested food pairings. Elyse Luray writes in clear and simple language, avoiding the arcane "wine-speak" that many beginning wine buyers find intimidating. The handy and portable size makes it an essential reference, whether browsing the local wine shop or ordering online. A color-coded index provides handy icons that quickly identify food pairings—beef, ...

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Overview

Great Wines Under $20 offers select wines (100 red, 100 white) from around the world and organized by type: Chardonnay, Riesling; Merlot, Shiraz, etc., with suggested food pairings. Elyse Luray writes in clear and simple language, avoiding the arcane "wine-speak" that many beginning wine buyers find intimidating. The handy and portable size makes it an essential reference, whether browsing the local wine shop or ordering online. A color-coded index provides handy icons that quickly identify food pairings—beef, chicken, fish, pasta, salad, etc., and the perfect wineglasses and tips from experts.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781440214486
  • Publisher: Krause Publications
  • Publication date: 6/9/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Elyse Luray has been a featured auctioneer at "A Toast To Women In Wine," a partnership with Wine Spectator magazine to host the nation's premier celebration of female winemakers and fine cuisine. She can also be seen at the podium at Miami's Food and Wine auction and the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation. Elyse is an appraiser and historian in popular culture, formerly on the staff of Christie's and was a regular on Antiques Roadshow. Currently she is one of five hosts on PBS' History Detectives. Elyse has also been the appraiser on the yearly HGTV special The Longest Yard Sale and for the popular HGTV show If Walls Could Talk and is a contributor on the Nate Berkus Show as an appraiser.
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Table of Contents

I Am a Pop-Culture Girl 4

How to Read a Label 6

On the Question of Corks 8

Glasses 10

What Vintage Should I Drink 12

What Food Should I Pair Wine With? 13

Food Pairing lcons 15

just Chill ... Or Not 16

Types of Red Wine 17

Types of White Wine 19

Wine-Growing Regions 21

Prices 26

Elyse's Top 10 Affordable Wine Gifts 27

Thank You 28

About the Author 30

Red Wines 32

White Wines 133

Winery Contacts 234

Elyse's Top 10 Whites, Reds, and Sweet 242

Special Occasions 243

Glossary 244

Wine Index 249

Resources 254

Bibliography 254

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    The author really breaks things down, and the guide is easy to r

    The author really breaks things down, and the guide is easy to read. I have actually found myself going back and checking this book for ideas before buying wine for dinner parties. As someone who knows almost nothing about wine, I found this book quite informative.

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  • Posted January 3, 2012

    Nice book

    informative book on wines

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