Monday, April 7, 2014

Wineducation: Wine in a Book

I love wine, but like many things that I proclaim to love I don't know all that much about it.  Being a busy Mama I tend to find something I like, in this case a Merlot or Petite Sirah, and keep moving without taking the time to figure out exactly what it is I like about it.  The web is a great place to research and gather information like little eggs in a wire basket, but I do enjoy a tangible item that I can hold, mark my place, and add notes if I feel so inspired, so to fulfill those needs I turn to a good old fashion book.

I decided to create my own "I want to read Wine Biblio-List," and here are the must-haves I found:

The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil:
What else needs to be said, nothing screams, "I am full of knowledge," quite like creating a book and calling it a "bible." Glancing at the available for view pages on Amazon it was easy to see how comprehensive the Wine Bible is, I think it would make a great wine reference book.
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Wine for Dummies by Ed McCarthy & Mary Ewing-Mulligan:
It is okay to admit when you don't know something (this is what I tell my six year-old on a pretty regular basis), and once you can admit you know nothing, well, then you can start to learn and Wine for Dummies is a pretty good place to start. I wouldn't necessary classify myself as a wine "dummy," but....I am in definite need of some wine wisdom.

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The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert by Richard Betts:
Learning does not have to be serious and stuffy, if there is a fun way to glean some new information, I say go for it.  This Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide may just be the right path that will lead you to wine expertise (or at least teach you what varieties of wine you prefer and why).

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