- Series: Andrea Robinson's Wine Buying Guide for Everyone
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Broadway (May 14, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0767911849
- ISBN-13: 978-0767911849
- Product Dimensions: 4 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,411,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Andrea Immer's Wine Buying Guide for Everyone (Andrea Robinson's Wine Buying Guide for Everyone) Paperback – May 14, 2002
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Aiming to provide practical buying guidance on more than 400 of the most popular and available wines on the market, Andrea Immer's Wine Buying Guide for Everyone narrowly misses the mark. Immer, a master sommelier and author of Great Wine Made Simple, devotes the bulk of this buying guide to lists, such as "30 Most Popular Chardonnays," "The Top 50 Wines You're Not Drinking," and "Impress the Date: Hip Wines," and, in a separate section, short written reviews. Unfortunately, the lists, with no more than wine names and value and price ratings, aren't very insightful, nor are the reviews, which often seem to favor style over substance. One wishes Immer perhaps had skipped the lists entirely and made her reviews a little more full-bodied. There are redeeming qualities, however, including the Kitchen Fridge Survivor Grade, which measures how long a wine will keep after it's opened; cuisine lists, which suggest wines to go with Chinese food, pizza, and so forth; and a blank area for notes after each review so readers can track wines they've tried and jot down their impressions. This book, however, as Immer said of one wine, "offers less flavor for the money than its competitors." --Andy Boynton
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The Ultimate Buying Guide to Americas Most Popular and Accessible Wines
The first guide to buying wine that grades the top-selling premium wines in stores and restaurants: popular supermarket brands, trade-up brands, and super-premium labels. Andrea Immer, one of Americas foremost wine authorities, surveyed thousands of wine professionals and ordinary consumers, who assess what really matters mosttaste and value for the money. She also provides:
Best-of lists: The top performing wines
Immer Best Bets: Andrea Immers top picks for every major buying dilemma, from inexpensive crowd pleasers to blue-chip choices for business entertaining
The Top Fifty Wines Youre Not Drinking: These wines are less well known, but offer good availability and great value
Immersion Course: Quick and easy label-reading lessons to give you instant buying expertise
Kitchen Countertop (and Fridge) Survivor grades: How long will the wine keep after its opened? Now youll know the wines freshness window after opening.
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Not only are over 400 wines commonly found on wine lists and at retail establishments, but the other helps here on so right on! There is "Best of Lists" "Immer's Top Picks" "The Top 50 Wines You're Not Drinking" "Immersion Course" and "Kitchen Fridge/Countertop Survivor".
She brings the confusing world of wine down to ordinary people level in her book and now in this practical wine tool. What I love the best about this is her suggestions, e.g. "You're Invited--Inimpeachable Bottles to Bring to Dinner" and "What to drink with Mexican Food."
The wines are ranked by price AND value for the money. I've gotten several selections and they have all been great. Believe it or not, there are wines that go with Mexican and Chinese food. I don't waste money at the wine store any more. Great Job.