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Wine for Women: A Guide to Buying, Pairing, and Sharing Wine Hardcover – Bargain Price, October 1, 2003
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About the Author
Leslie Sbrocco is the award-winning author of Wine for Women and a regular wine columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. Her work has appeared in publications such as O, The Oprah Magazine; Family Circle; Redbook; and Working Mother. She is the host of the Emmy-nominated show Check Please! on PBS and appears regularly on national radio and television including the Today show and CNN. In addition to her writing and television work, Sbrocco is a nationally recognized speaker and wine consultant for the Kimpton Hotel Group. She lives with her family in Sonoma County, California.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
It's almost unkind to say this is a book for beginners because there are so many of those around and they are so often failures. Not this one. Sbrocco starts off fresh and plain and simple--and stays that way. She doesn't, as do so many others, suddenly fall to prattling about "degrees Brix" and "clonal selection." Instead of jargon and intimidation she concentrates on the real values of wine: fun, pleasure, charm, cheer, warmth, and delight. She's got her own way of expressing things, and it works. When she tells you that Pinot Grigio is the denim of wines; when she tells you that the effect of acid in wine is like that of a push-up bra--it lifts and separates--you know what she's talking about, laugh out loud, and want to hear more.
Sbrocco knows that wine's foremost place in life is beside food--it is the grace of the civilized table. And so if you know of any wine, look it up and see what she suggests you eat with it. Do that; then look up a dish (or one of her recipes), and see what she suggests you drink with it. Do that, too. Rinse and repeat. Pretty soon you'll understand why I'm so over the moon about this delightful, happy, funny book.--Bill Marsano has won a James Beard medal for writing on wines and spirits; he is also the Wine Editor of Hemispheres Magazine, the in-flight monthly of United Airlines.
It has helped me a great deal not only learn more about wine, but the food ideas and recipes are great too!
The author's style is light and fun to read, but most importantly I learned a ton about wine and food and am ready to share my new found knowledge with family and friends.
Now when I go to the supermarket, I will be able to find more wines I like.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in knowing more about wine, food as you will learn alot.
I appreciated the varied price ranges for wines and the recipes with wine suggestions. And while I can't claim after reading this book to be a wine expert, I can say I now feel more confident and knowledgeable when selecting a wine at a restaurant or purchasing wine for my family or as a gift.
I would highly recommend this book - it was an enjoyable read and will be a great reference guide for years to come.
I had the pleasure of sitting in one of Leslie's seminar's at this year's Boston Wine Expo, and Leslie truly is very knowledgeable and really knows how to reach an audience of all wine comprehension levels.
Buy the book you, or that special lady in your life will love it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book has been my "go to" for many years now. I have loaned it to so many friends that the last copy never made it home so I had to purchase another one. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Tsjarcor
Love this book. I have learned so much about wine from this book. Book was packaged nicely and quickly to me.Published on December 14, 2013 by dendan
This is a fluff book. While there are some interesting tidbits, the overall concept was not what I was expecting. Read morePublished on December 11, 2013 by L. Hunt
I bought this book a couple years ago. I like it so much I wanted to get it for my daughter who had moved to wine country.
She enjoys it also.
Great information-filled book/guide for the novice and advanced wine connoisseur. Takes we ladies through a wonderful guided tour -- enjoy the ride!Published on April 16, 2010 by Dahrie J. Hayman
Already a fan of Leslie Sbrocco (from her local SF TV programs), I came to the book with a smile on my face, and a lilt in my step, as I slid onto a bar stool and picked up her... Read morePublished on March 12, 2010 by Carole Bumpus, Author
I found this book to be easy to use. It is very comprehensive in terms of the grape varietals it covers. Read morePublished on May 29, 2007 by Anne T