Tales from the Wine Floor: 100 Questions Asked of a Sommelier (Hardcover)
Unlike most books on wine nowadays, Tales from the Wine Floor is geared toward true beginners--those who enjoy wine but lack the most basic understanding of it. This book offers an easy-to-digest crash course on wine and ready-reference written by a Sommelier. The author explains the intricacies of wine to the average Joe (or Joanne) in a way that is easy to understand and highly entertaining. Here is an easy reference Q&A based on real questions (often absurd or hysterically funny) asked by regular, wine-drinking people and the answers the author gives them in his job as "The Wine Guy." Among the questions and answers that comprise this book are: What Are Sulfites? Why Does the Same Wine Sometimes Taste Different? How Do I order Wine at a Restaurant? How Do I Host a Wine Tasting at Home? And, Why is Champagne Served on a Funny-Shaped Glass? Illustrated with amusing drawings by New Yorker cartoonist John O'Brien, novice wine enthusiasts will find Tales from the Wine Floor informative, easily accessible, and a delight to read.