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Product Details

  • Paperback: 167 pages
  • Publisher: Bacchus Press; 2nd edition (September 14, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0961352523
  • ISBN-13: 978-0961352523
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,733,774 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is an excellent, practical, easy-to-read guide that will appeal greatly to all wine drinkers" -- Robert M> Parker, Jr. The Wine Advocate

About the Author

James Gabler grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Washington & Lee University where he earned degrees in economics and the law. He served two years in the U.S. Army as a finance office. He practiced in the Maryland and D.C. courts as a civil trial lawyer for 40 years both for the defense and the plaintiff. By vote of his peers, he was listed in "The Best Lawyers in America." During his years in practice, he developed an interest in wine and wrote and published Wine into Words: A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language (1984), How To Be A Wine Expert (1987), Passions: The Wines and Travels of Thomas Jefferson (1995), winner of the prestigious Veuve Clicquot Wine Book of the Year award, and How To Be A Wine Expert, 2nd edition (1995). Since retiring from the law Jim has written Wine into Words, 2nd edition (2004), An Evening with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson: Dinner, Wine, and Conversation (2006 and 2013) and Be Your Own Wine Expert (2011). In 2011 he wrote his first novel, God's Devil, about a priest whose consuming ambition is to become the first American Pope, and he lets nothing stand in his way. Jim has recently finished a second novel, The Secret Formula. It is about about the Coca-Cola secret formula and money beyond the wildest dreams. All of Jim's books are available in print editions. An Evening with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. The Secret Formula, God's Devil, and Be Your Own Wine Expert are also available as Ebooks.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Phillips on January 9, 2011
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This handy book succinctly describes most commonly available wines, by country of origin and color. My husband and I like to evaluate the wine we have with dinner, and refer to this book to help with additional descriptors. I've used it for help in selecting the winery for a wine that I'm not familiar with. We also use it for help in selecting a wine to go with a special dinner dish.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jim Youngston on December 18, 2010
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Good base level book with basic information. This book is helpful to take with you to the wine shop when you want to try a new varietal. The author is clearly knowledgable about the subject and covers a lot of ground.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By timmobrien@yahoo.com on September 1, 1999
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The book How to be a Wine Expert is not even a good choice for the avid beginner. It has little information that the reader can utilize in becoming a wine drinker that will be able to distinguish an Ecco Domani from a Rothschild.
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James Gabler grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Washington & Lee University where he earned degrees in economics and the law. He served two years in the U.S. Army as a finance office. He practiced in the Maryland and D.C. courts as a civil trial lawyer for 40 years both for the defense and the plaintiff. By vote of his peers, he was listed in "The Best Lawyers in America." During his years in practice, he developed an interest in wine and wrote and published Wine into Words: A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language (1984), How To Be A Wine Expert (1987), Passions: The Wines and Travels of Thomas Jefferson (1995), winner of the prestigious Veuve Clicquot Wine Book of the Year award, and How To Be A Wine Expert, 2nd edition (1995). Since retiring from the law Jim has written Wine into Words, 2nd edition (2004), An Evening with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson: Dinner, Wine, and Conversation (2006 and 2013) and Be Your Own Wine Expert (2011). In 2011 he wrote his first novel, God's Devil, about a priest whose consuming ambition is to become the first American Pope, and he lets nothing stand in his way. Jim has recently finished a second novel, The Secret Formula. It is about about the Coca-Cola secret formula and money beyond the wildest dreams. All of Jim's books are available in print editions. An Evening with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. The Secret Formula, God's Devil, and Be Your Own Wine Expert are also available as Ebooks.