I have been in the vineyard part of the wine industry since 1999 and therefore have met with nearly every owner of every winery in my state and i STILL learned a few things from this book. I was worried that he would focus on wines that are beyond the financial ability of the average consumer (because a lot of critics/reviewers only write about high priced bottles), but this author doesn't turn down any price. I was worried when the first wine i started reading about was $800 at auction, but then the next one i looked at was $25. He is great at spinning a story with each individual wine, while giving some interesting facts about them. He writes almost like he has a special relationship with each one with the attention to detail he gives in each review. The author ends each review with the standard, what winery and where it was made, appearance, aroma, body, taste, finish, price and food pairing. Two things i don't normally see, but was very happy to, was the serving temperature and through what year the wine will be drinkable. I got this book for free to give my honest opinion on it, but if you keep an eye on it, this book is offered free to Kindle users every now and then.
At first glance I thought this was a collection of wine reviews. Instead, I found that each wine was a story that John Turi beautifully created – from the history of the wine to opinions. The book is well-written and, at times, even funny. The book was entertaining as John shares his various experiences.I’ve never had much knowledge of wine. In fact, I have been intimidated by my lack of general knowledge on the subject. I found that this book provided me with a good entry level knowledge of some of the different types of wines that are out there. I especially liked the fact that he started off with some basics about wine drinking – I really needed that info! I read the book over the course of a couple hours. I was pulled in immediately and couldn’t put it down. If you are like me, and don’t know too much about wines, then this book is for you!
For full disclosure, I did receive this item at a discounted rate in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. I am an avid Amazon customer and rely on honest reviews, like this one, to make my buying decisions. I am under no obligation to provide a positive review and receive no incentive or rewards for doing so.
Wine can have many health benefits in moderation (there are also low-alcohol or alcohol-free varieties). This book provides many insights on wines, such as including a guide on room temperatures for different kinds of wine. The author does a great job of explaining the different kinds of wine and gave each a story. Great for any wine enthusiast who also enjoys stories.
This product was received for free in exchange for an unbiased review.
This is a great book for one wanting to get started in wine drinking. The author is very thorough in touching on the basics in the beginning which helps a lot. This is a form of art in my opinion and John has done an excellent job in touching on some types of wine. The history as well as a personal touch certainly makes this all the more enjoyable to read.
Great purchase! Although I received this at a discount in exchange for my honest review, it in no way reflects my review itself. I'll probably be purchasing more at full price as stocking stuffers for my close friends and sisters for Christmas. Great buy, great price!
I had this book sent to my kindle for free or at discount for my honest review.
I love love love this book! I love wine and drink it at least once a month. In this book the rate the wines but also give tje background history on the wine and why it was made. All wine enthusiasts should have this book!
This book is definitely for the wine lovers and is super informative on all the different types of wine! I really learned quite a bit from reading this. As a wine drinker myself I had no idea of some of the things that go into the wine and the production! Pretty interesting!
Best book about wine and the love of wine I've ever read. The author's personal touch through out every chapter makes for some very compelling reading, it was hard to put the book down. Can't wait for the movie adaptation! :-) I highly recommend this book for wine novices all the way to master sommeliers alike, there's something for everybody in this book - get it, read it, fill your glass with wine and hoist it in the air - cheers!