The first buying guide to focus exclusively on the popular big brands you can find anywhere!
When it comes to wine, your "wants" are pretty simple: a good wine at a price you can afford, that's stocked at your local wine shop or supermarket. You don't need a lot of detail, just the stripped-down, jargon-free facts: how the wine tastes, how much it costs, and if you'll be able to find it. Good Better Best Wines gives you just that. It reveals in plain English, the good, better, and very best wines for the money you're willing to spend--along with photos of over 250 clearly labeled bottles to make shopping easier.
Good Better Best Wines is the first book to rank the best-selling wines in the US with names like Beringer, Woodbridge, Rosemount and Lindemans. These tend to be big-sellers elsewhere as well so they'll likely be stocked at your local store.
Inside you'll find:
- The good, better, and best big-name wines under US$5, $8, $11, and $15 for each major grape variety, from Chardonnay to Shiraz.
- Perfect party wines for specific occasions--wedding receptions, dinner parties, garden parties, and more.
- Trade secrets for getting the most out of each bottle, including proper storage, service techniques, and food pairings.
This is what other wine pros are saying:
"They're big, they're out there, but they're not all the same. This book cuts a sure course through the ocean of popular wines. Carolyn's enthusiasm and stylistic panache tells you what you need to know -- and fast." - Andrew Jefford, Columnist for Decanter and The World of Fine Wine magazine.
"It's about time someone of Carolyn's' calibre stepped forward to champion these humble yet satisfying wines. The first paragraph alone is worth the price of admission." - Richard Best, The Frugal Oenophile
"This book is a fabulous resource. It really filled a niche that needed to be addressed." - Lynne Webb, Publisher, Mygourmetconnection.com
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Carolyn Evans Hammond is a qualified sommelier, wine educator, seasoned journalist, and writer. Before writing about wine, she worked in the London wine trade.
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