"Your Love Affair with Wine: How to Meet and Fall in Love with a Bottle of Wine," is now available in print and digital formats on Amazon.
Time spent with a good bottle of wine can, in fact, be the start of a lifetime romance. This is the first of a three book series on how to meet and fall in love with a bottle of wine. Each individual’s love affair with wine is unique. Each bottle is a date with intrigue, a conversation waiting to be had. Our relationship with wine, like many a good story, involves a journey. When we start the trip, we are not sure about the who, what, where, when, why and how, but we know we want an experience. A great one. Another thing is for sure: We, as the protagonist in our own story, will evolve and grow as we experience the pleasures that wine has to offer.
Like finding the right coach for your favorite sport or the right person to cut your hair, this book involves getting started or, if you are an experienced wine taster, getting another point of view. This book addresses how to approach wine, how to find and buy wine, how to pair wine with food, how to taste wine and how to party with wine. You will also learn how much wine to buy for any given event and how to buy inexpensive wines that taste fabulous. If you decide to buy an expensive bottle of wine, you can use the knowledge you pick up from this book to help make educated choices at the bottle shop. We will explore wine faults, why they occur, and what to do about them.
You will also understand what goes into making fine wine and why the price you pay may be a fair one. You will gain comfort in speaking with sommeliers, wine retailers and others looking to sell you the perfect bottle for any occasion. And you will know what it takes to find a bottle that takes you to the moon with pleasure. You will receive practical advice on how to build a mental library of aromas and flavors so you can identify them in your wine, which is at the heart of wine tasting. Here’s what’s going to happen on our journey together through the world of wine:
1) You will experience a philosophy that gives you comfort in exploring, choosing, drinking and enjoying wine.
2) You will be able to size up any wine. Then you can discuss your impressions of the wine with others. If you want to.
3) You will have a game plan for connecting with other wine lovers to fabricate a life that is rich in enjoyment and punctuated by insights, surprises and delights. When it comes to wine, nobody knows it all and we’ve got a lot of exploring to do. Let’s get started.
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