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Hardcover The Instant Wine Connoisseur, 2nd Edition, with Wine-Food Pairings & Recipes by Famous Chefs Book

ISBN: 0966248155

ISBN13: 9780966248159

The Instant Wine Connoisseur, 2nd Edition, with Wine-Food Pairings & Recipes by Famous Chefs

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Know immediately what's really important about wines.-- Wine labels and wine lists begin to make sense -- focuses on the practical problems most wine drinkers face.-- Wine customs such as which wines... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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This was a great eye-opener for me

I loved this book. It only took 3-4 hours to read, but I felt that I learned all I needed to know about wine to really begin learning from tasting. After reading this small book I feel that I understand what to look for in a glass of wine, and my appreciation of both food and wine is enhanced. I tried one of the recipes and my husband loved it! Good job!

Look..Smell.. Taste.. Read..

Great body and flavor. Smooth and unique, easy to digest. The reader can taste and smell the grapes colorful discriptions. A relaxing page turner. One sip is not enough. Bravo ! Mr. Hecht Paul.H

Jump Start Your Enjoyment of Wine

In less that than the time it took me to fly from Los Angeles to Houston, I doubled, if not tripled, my enjoyment of a glass of wine. Benjamin Bloom, one of America's great educational psychologist explained long ago that one enjoys most what one knows. Mr. Hecht's slim, readable and entertaining overview delivers just enough knowledge to dramatically increase the pleasure of a glass of wine. This little volume is filled with anecdotes and insights into the micro-environments that are best for various grapes, how the grapes are processed into wine, different types of wines, foods that complement those wines and more. Mr. Hecht, a retired attorney, delivers on his promise to provide an enjoyable reading experience that, in turn, provides many enjoyable wine-tasting experiences. I can say that I enjoyed both the plane trip and the Merlot savored upon arrival in Houston.

Extemely informative book.

I learned more from this little book than from some big, tediuous books I've read about wine. This may be the best bargain in wine books anywhere.


Not since Pliny (the Elder) has anyone traveled so far for his appreciation of wine...I'm just grateful that he has taken me with him! I have seen, smelled, touched, and above all tasted the wines of which Mr. Hecht has educated me; all with a sense of esthetics, intelligence, humor, and economy. I now spend one tenth of what I did previously on my wine collection and receive a hundred times the enjoyment...and compliments! He is the Bacchus and the Aldous Huxley of the Noble Grape. My search for his next book is superceded only by my search for his wine cellar!
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