2011 Gourmand Wine Book Award winner - USA
2011 Gourmand World Cookbook Award winner - Named "Best in the World" in its category
2012 Nautilus Book Award - Food / Cooking / Healthy Eating
2012 James Beard Book Award Finalist - Reference & Scholarship
2012 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Book Award Finalist - Wine, Beer or Spirits
"What I'm reading: the latest from two of my favorite authors,
THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE. Outstanding."
—Tim Ferriss, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body
“The #1 Wine Book of the Year as chosen by 195 'Best Of' lists.”
—Compiled by Jane Kelly and the team behind Eat Your Books, 12/21/11
“Wonderful…It placed second on our list of the 12 best food or wine books of the year, behind Modernist Cuisine…We love this book.”
—Anthony Gismondi and Kasey Wilson, CFUN Radio, 12/21/11
“My favorite wine book this year, the one that will end up with the most worn pages…A worthy follow-up to their fabulous WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT, it's packed with practical and clever advice.”
—Bill Ward, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 12/14/11
“A book that will welcome, engage, and enlighten a broad spectrum of wine lovers, from the novice to the expert....Invaluable, even for people with loads of wine experience.” —Jameson Fink, Foodista, 12/9/11
“The Best Wine Book of the Year…Their latest book is good. Very good. And it's organized like their books CULINARY ARTISTRY and WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT — classics for every thoughtful cookbook shelf.” —Jenn Garbee, LA Weekly, 12/2/11
“Smart, well-informed advice and guidance about wine…One of the 11 Best Food Books of 2011.” —Carey Polis, The Huffington Post, 11/29/11
“Remarkably down to earth, and often fun…One of the five best wine books of the year.” —Wine columnist Lettie Teague, The Wall Street Journal, 11/19/11 & 10/27/11
“The perfect wine course that cuts to the chase and leaves out all those tedious details…The 'cheat sheet' that can make you appear as if you’ve studied wine for years…Startlingly comprehensive.” —Baroness Sheri de Borchgrave, Hamptons Cottages and Gardens, 11/15/11
"The best wine book I'd laid my eyes on in a very long time...Original...Enlightening and entertaining.” —Tom Wark, Fermentation, 11/2/11
From the Author
"Like the authors' previous food and wine book WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT, THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE should become a standard reference for both wine beginners and avid connoisseurs, packed as it is with so much useful advice and insider tips."
--David Lincoln Ross, The Daily Beast (1/6/12)
We are grateful to be kicking off 2012 on such a high note: Our latest labor of love THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE was recently named "The #1 Wine Book of the Year" as chosen by 195 year-end "Best Of" lists (including those of the Chicago Tribune, LA Weekly, Minneapolis Star Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Vancouver Sun, and Wall Street Journal) compiled by the website Eat Your Books.
THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE even made several lists of the year's very best food books, including those of Beth Fish Reads, CFUN Radio, Foodista, Good Housekeeping, the Huffington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the San Francisco Chronicle. And it's also been singled out for praise from leading wine authorities such as master sommelier Doug Frost, award-winning author Mark Oldman, and Marguerite Thomas of Wine Review Online, who deemed it "an essential addition to every wine lover's library."
THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE picks up where our book WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT left off in exploring the relationship between food and wine, delving more deeply into the notion of wine as a "sauce" that "accents and enhances flavor in food," as Chez Panisse's Alice Waters and Paul Bertolli put it so beautifully.
There's never been a better time to master wine -- or to enjoy its delicious pleasures. Wine's role in a healthy lifestyle has been advocated by experts ranging from bestselling author Michael Pollan (who wrote in IN DEFENSE OF FOOD that "The fact is that people who drink moderately and regularly live longer and suffer considerably less heart disease than teetotalers") to the official U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans (which acknowledge the beneficial effects of moderate alcohol consumption).
And there's never been a better book written expressly to help food lovers master wine. THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE introduces you to dozens of America's best sommeliers (from such top restaurants as Blue Hill, Daniel, Eleven Madison Park, the French Laundry, the Inn at Little Washington, Le Bernardin, Manresa, Per Se and Spago), sharing their insider perspectives on and insights into the world of wine. As Ted Loos of Epicurious wrote when recommending the book as one to read in 2012, "You're borne along in a conversation with real people, rather than being sat down and lectured."
THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE is your invaluable daily reference for looking up more than 250 wines to discover how they're pronounced, where they're produced, what grapes they're based on, their flavor profiles, serving tips, food pairings, notable producers, and more. And because wine is a never-ending journey, you're bound to discover new resources for learning more, including recommended books, magazines, websites, and organizations.
While we're thrilled by the reviews THE FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO WINE has received from critics, we are equally thrilled by the comments we've read from readers: "It is just the type of book my husband and I have been looking for"..."It's the best wine book I've seen that is specifically geared to foodies...I love that it offers layers of information so I can I get more out of it as my wine knowledge increases." Our friend and fellow author Rose Levy Beranbaum, who deemed it "extraordinary," attests, "I love the chart on page 270 of 'Holy Grail Food and Wine Pairings,' which should be laminated and hung in every kitchen."
If you loved THE FLAVOR BIBLE and/or WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU EAT and you enjoy wine, we know that you will also love this book -- which we wrote expressly for you.
With delicious wishes,
Karen and Andrew