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Wine in Words: Notes for Better Drinking Hardcover – April 14, 2015
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THE WASHINGTON TIMES By Aram Bakshian Jr. August 26, 2015
Samuel Johnson reminded us that one of the disadvantages of wine is that it "makes a man mistake words for thoughts." Over the years, many a thoughtless word has been written about wine, ranging from uninformed blather to pretentious pontificating. All the more reason to be grateful for "Wine in Words" by Lettie Teague, wine columnist for The Wall Street Journal. In this brief, winning collection of miniature essays, Ms. Teague shares her knowledge of and love for wine with an easy charm and a sure touch.
Lettie Teague, author and wine columnist for The Wall Street Journal, also has a new book, "Wine in Words." Teague's light and entertaining read offers five essential words: acidity, aroma, balance, structure and texture. Knowing these five words may not lead to a better understanding of wine, Teague points out, but use of these words will make it sound like you do.
Pat Kettles The Anniston Star Aug 19, 2015
"The perfect book for oenophiles and oenophobes alike. Fun facts, crisp writing, and no pretensions. Lettie Teague has written the first and only wine book I could read from beginning to end without getting a hangover. Wine in Words should be on every bookshelf in America." —Nelson DeMille, novelist
“If Nora Ephron had been a wine journalist, her work would read like that of Lettie Teague.” —Peter Hellman, journalist, The New York Sun
"Lettie Teague’s Wine in Words can be joyfully paired with every reader who is seeking brilliant, entertaining, and incisive writing about all things wine." —Drew Nieporent, restaurateur, Tribeca Grill, Nobu, Bâtard
“Lettie Teague is a true original—witty, articulate, and in love with wine as well as fascinating people...One of America’s most gifted commentators on all things about wine.” —Robert M. Parker Jr., founder, The Wine Advocate
"Wine writer Lettie Teague — known for her blunt, chatty style that demystifies the cult of the grape without diluting its allure — has once again taken issue with highfalutin attitudes about the wine world. In her new book, Wine in Words, the Wall Street Journal wine columnist offers beginners a primer on the basics of acidity and structure, and gives wine snobs a piece of her mind. In quick-reading essays akin to small sips, Teague redeems Chablis, decries 'wine charms,' and wonders aloud about the future of wine in the state that spawned Snookie (hint: New Jersey.)" -Associated Press
"With ruminations on everything from wine regions to winery dogs, Wine in Words is an engaging read from a critic who is both knowledgeable and relatable. She’s aware of the ABC (Anything But Chardonnay) club, has come to learn that wine can sometimes 'just be an adjunct to a meal,' and is wise to the practice of regifting bottles. Hence, her rules for getting it right." -Vogue.com
About the Author
Lettie Teague is the wine columnist at The Wall Street Journal and the winner of three James Beard Awards. Formerly, Teague was the wine columnist at Food & Wine for ten years. She is the author of Educating Peter and the coauthor of Fear of Wine.
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I just finished reading Lettie Teague’s Wine in Words, Notes for Better Drinking. Lettie is as much the resource as she is charming. Easy to read, personable, this valuable book is headed toward being one of the best wine books ever sold, historically… It’s a major keeper! Congratulations to Lettie Teague.
I have written a lot more: http://www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2015/08/10/wine-in-words-2/