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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang (March 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584796618
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584796619
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 7.4 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,226,357 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Laura Holmes Haddad is a food and wine journalist. A graduate of Smith College and the California Culinary Academy, Laura has worked as a caterer, freelance writer, cookbook editor, and a former editor at Wine X magazine. She has written for such publications as Beverage Media, Wines & Vines, and The Tasting Panel Magazine as well as for iVillage.com.

Laura is co-author of Pure Flavor: 125 Fresh All-American Recipes from the Pacific Northwest, and the forthcoming entertaining book Lulu Powers, Food to Flowers, due out in 2009. A native of San Francisco, she currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and baby. Visit her website at www.gourmetgrrl.com.








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Also like the hints for easy recipes that would complement the wine.
Kathleen Reidy
It's an outstanding introduction for any new to wines, and a recommended pick for any general-interest library strong in food and wine guides.
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If you're not a wine snob and you want to broaden your palate, this book is like having a friend (and wine expert) hold your hand.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen Reidy on May 29, 2008
Format: Paperback
I have a lot of friends who are enthusiastic about new wines and this is the best gift for men or women. It is written with a breezy insider's voice that is informed but fun and "quotable". Also like the hints for easy recipes that would complement the wine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Pringle on March 1, 2008
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I love many of the wines that I've tried, but there's so much more out there. Just try going to any good wine store; how's a person supposed to know?

For me, this book was a lot of fun to read. It painlessly educated me and I am on to new wine frontiers that I would not have explored before.
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By pte93d on August 1, 2010
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What a great book! If you've ever wanted to learn about wine, but you didn't want to deal with all the high intensity books and classes with the snooty teachers, this is the book for you! Move at your own pace, learn as you go, relax and enjoy! It's all here!
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If you're a wine drinker who believes wine falls into either the 'chardonnay or cabernet' areas - ANYTHING BUT CHARDONNAY - A GUIDE TO THE OTHER GRAPES is for you. It comes from a wine and food journalist who explores both well-known and obscure varieties, pairing discussions of red and white blends with recipes of recommended international foods to be served with them. It's an outstanding introduction for any new to wines, and a recommended pick for any general-interest library strong in food and wine guides.

Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch
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By E. D. on September 29, 2008
Format: Paperback
Tired of chardonnay? Yeah, me too. And that's why this book is such a treat. If you're not a wine snob and you want to broaden your palate, this book is like having a friend (and wine expert) hold your hand. It introduces you to wine varieties you've never heard of, and puts a new face to some you know well. The writer's style is totally accessible--there's no wine snob attitude here; just friendly, hip advice that so far (for me) has been 100% spot on. I refer to it when entertaining or going to a friends for dinner and find the food-pairing information really helpful as is the nifty "dinner party trivia" which gives you nuggets of wine trivia to drop on your friends. Pair the book with a bottle of an unusual variety (there's plenty listed) and you've got a fab hostess gift.
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