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James A. Cox
Midwest Book Review, March 2013

Performed with wit and verve, A Guide to Wine teaches the listener about the process of winemaking and the traditions of wine drinking, the many choices that grape-growers and winemakers face, tips and tricks for properly cellaring, serving, tasting and food-matching wine, and more. An extended survey of major wine regions in the Old World and the New rounds out this excellent primer for anyone curious about wine’s culinary and social delights. © 2013 Midwest Book Review

Audiobooks Today, July 2011

Julian Curry takes a light approach to what might be a stuffy subject. A GUIDE TO WINE has enough information contained on the four CDs to keep the most assiduous wine snob entertained, yet it is geared for the novice who wishes to understand how to judge and buy wine, along with all the requisite terminology needed. From understanding a wine label to learning what to ask for in restaurants when ordering fish or beef, it’s all here. It’s also an overview of the regions where the best wines are made, and how they are produced. Wine is one of the few pleasures anyone of sophistication can acquire, and in our culture of over-consumption and obesity, sipping and savoring is a welcome indulgence preferable to gulping and slurping.

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