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April 17, 2007

Perfect Wine Pairings Book

Our Liquor Snob buddies covered an interesting-looking book today about how to pair foods and beverages. We thought it was a pretty cool idea, and when we went to the page Amazon recommended another book that caught our eye - Perfect Pairings: A Master Sommelier's Practical Advice for Partnering Wine with Food. We're always getting wine pairing questions from our friends, so we thought it would be a good idea to cover this book to help out the pairing novice.

Read on for the full book description from Amazon

As thousands of wines from around the globe enter the marketplace and the American palate continues to adopt flavors from a range of cultures, the task of pairing wine and food becomes increasingly complicated. No longer is the choice simply red or white, or wines from California, France, or Italy. The typical shopper today has access to wines from those regions plus South Africa, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, and Australia. If that isn't confusing enough, Asian, Latin American, and Creole dishes might find their way onto the same table. Perfect Pairings, by well-known Master Sommelier and respected restaurant industry veteran Evan Goldstein, provides straightforward, practical advice for choosing the right bottle for each meal. The quintessential resource for matching wine and food, this book includes 58 companion recipes developed by celebrated chef Joyce Goldstein that showcase each type of wine.

Perfect Pairings combines in-depth explorations of twelve grape varietals, sparkling wines, and dessert wines with guidance about foods that enhance the wide range of styles for each varietal. Whether the Chardonnay is earthy and flinty; rich, buttery, and oak-infused; fruity and tropical; or aged and mature, Goldstein explains how to match it with dishes that will make the wine sing. His clear, educational, and entertaining approach towards intimidating gastronomical questions provides information for all readers, professional and amateur alike.

Amazon - Perfect Pairings

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Posted by Head Wino at April 17, 2007 8:42 PM
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