It’s written by Wes Marshall, who I’ve long enjoyed reading for his wine column articles in the Austin Chronicle, here in Texas.
The book claims to teach how to:
- Confidently match wine and food;
- Find Cabernet wine bargains;
- “Talk Chardonnay”;
- “Sniff and swirl”;
- Talk to restaurant sommeliers;
- Explore the world’s great wine regions;
Since I’m already a certified sommelier, I’m looking forward to reading through this book and comparing it to the lectures I already received in wine training. Since I already know how to “sniff and swirl”, and I don’t need to know how to talk to sommeliers (I could just talk to myself, if that were important, ha-ha!), I’m much more interested in reading through all the information about the various wine regions.