Wine for Women: A Guide to Buying, Pairing, and Sharing Wine

Wine for Women: A Guide to Buying, Pairing, and Sharing Wine

by Leslie Sbrocco
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Wine for Women: A Guide to Buying, Pairing, and Sharing Wine 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
By Bill Marsano. The only thing I don't like about this book is the title. Yes, women buy most of the wine in this country. Yes, women are better tasters than men. But why take the risk of losing a whole sex as your audience? So let me say right away: This book is for men, too. It would be a mistake to miss it. It's almost unkind to say this is a book for beginners because there are so many of those around and they are so often failures. Not this one. Sbrocco starts off fresh and plain and simple--and stays that way. She doesn't, as do so many others, suddenly fall to prattling about 'degrees Brix' and 'clonal selection.' Instead of jargon and intimidation she concentrates on the real values of wine: fun, pleasure, charm, cheer, warmth, and delight. She's got her own way of expressing things, and it works. When she tells you that Pinot Grigio is the denim of wines; when she tells you that the effect of acid in wine is like that of a push-up bra--it lifts and separates--you know what she's talking about, laugh out loud, and want to hear more. Sbrocco knows that wine's foremost place is beside food--it is the grace of the civilized table. And so if you know any wine, look it up and see what she suggests you eat with it. Do that; then look up a dish (or one of her recipes), and see what she suggests you drink with it. Do that, too. Rinse and repeat. Pretty soon you'll understand why I'm so over the moon about this delightful, happy, funny book.--Bill Marsano has won a James Beard medal for writing on wines and spirits; he is also the Wine Editor of Hemispheres Magazine, the in-flight monthly of United Airlines.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read a proof copy of this book and I must say it is probably the most informative book for buying, drinking, and just using wine in general. I highly recommend this book to anyone wishing to become well informed on the subject of wine.