A Monthly Guide to Swirling, Sipping, and Pairing with Friends
by Maureen Petrosky
I drink wine but am by no means a connoisseur. This book is an accessible, unsnobby and good guide to wines and it left me knowing a great deal more. Oh, and let’s not forget that this title is pretty; the bright colors and layouts really appealed to me. Organized by month, each chapter is packed with information. For example, January is about Cabernet Sauvignon, April is Merlot, August is Sauvignon Blanc and November is Pinot Noir. The author imagines that readers will use this guide as they form their own wine clubs; sounds like a great idea.
There is information on how to organize and host an event. There are tips for “tasteful tastings,” food pairings, ways to talk about wine and more.
Those who want to learn about wine and/or those who want to learn along with friends, will very much enjoy this title. It would make a great gift to a friend or one’s self.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Chronicle Books for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: 30 May 2023