Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Buy this book for everyone you know

I've sort of made half-assed attempts to find a good wine guide but haven't committed to anything because, well, everything seemed so similar that I wasn't sure what I should buy and why.

Luckily, Kristin solved my problem for me by giving me Oldman's Guide to Outsmarting Wine. This book is amazing, and I've barely scratched the surface. I've learned a ton of stuff already — about why certain flavors come through in certain wines depending on their aging techniques and such and the importance of the scent of a wine — and there's no telling what sort of wine freak I'll be when I finally finish the book.

The tone of the book is just irreverent enough, and the design is simple and sophisticated-yet-quirky. The chapters are bite-sized, so you could plunk this book down on your toilet and make bathroom time into learnin' time if you found yourself lacking any other time to read.

I can't imagine finding a wine book more suited to my personality and disposition.


Blogger nashgirl said...

So glad you like it. The cover alone is what sold me, but then I gave it a 5-minute read in the bookstore and just knew it was right for you.

1/06/2007 6:11 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home