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The Wine Avenger - Willie Gluckstern

The Wine Avenger

By: Willie Gluckstern, Ben Crumlich (Illustrator)

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Published: 23rd June 1998
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IT STANDS TO REASON THAT IF OUR FOODS ARE NOW LIGHTER AND MORE DYNAMIC, OUR WINES SHOULD BE ALSO.

A longtime champion of the victimized wine consumer, Willie Gluckstern debunks the myths and misinformation surrounding the (allegedly) complex subject of wine. His straightforward advice includes:

  • The wines that go BEST with food -- and why.
  • A cure for label worship: "There are just as many lousy $60 bottles as $3.99 bottles."
  • How to avoid getting ripped off in stores and restaurants.
  • How to choose a great wineshop: "Do they know where Italy is?"
  • Dreary housekeeping tips, such as storage, decanting, saving opened wine, and "that sulfite thing."

    Plus, the straight poop on oak, "the MSG of wine," a few well-chosen words for greedy restaurants and retailers ("Those bastards "), and an "unprecedented" expose of mass-market Champagne, including how to find the good stuff by cracking the secret label code.

    Irreverent, informative, and controversial, "The Wine Avenger" is indispensable for beginners as well as enthusiasts.

  • Preface
    Introduction
    Taste: It's Not What You Think
    Wine and Food: The Basics
    Where Do Great Wines Come From?
    Quality: What to Look For
    Oak: The MSG of Wine
    The Grapes Whites
    Chardonnay
    Sauvignon Blanc
    Chenin Blanc Riesling
    Und...Other Germanic Grapes
    Reds
    Merlot
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Sangiovese
    Nebbiolo
    Syrah
    Zinfandel
    Pinot Noir
    Barbera
    Gamay
    Cabernet Franc
    Housekeeping Storage: Do's and Don'ts
    The Bad Bottle
    Decanting: When and How
    Is Older Wine Better?
    Serving Temperature
    The Sulfite Thing
    Saving Opened Wine
    Cooking with Wine
    Retail: Buyer Beware
    Wine In Restaurants: Dining's Downside An Open Letter To Restaurant Critics
    Bring Your Ownwine Ratings: What's the Real Score?
    Champagne: WIth Respect
    Wines For Food
    The Strategy
    A Few Helpful Do's and Don'ts Appetizers
    Salads and Vegetables
    SeafoodPizza Pasta Roasted Meats Game Picnics
    Ethnic Cuisinesitaly
    Northern Central
    Sicily and the South
    Germany, Austria, and the Scandinavian Countries
    France
    Northern and Central
    Provence and the Southwest
    AlsaceSpicy Foods of the Wesern Hemisphere
    Tex-Mex/Southwestern Mexican
    CaribbeanCajun/Creole
    Indian and Asian
    Thai and Vietnamese Indian Chinese
    JapaneseCheese
    Desserts SO...
    Index
    Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

    ISBN: 9780684822570
    ISBN-10: 0684822571
    Audience: Professional
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 192
    Published: 23rd June 1998
    Publisher: FIRESIDE BOOKS
    Dimensions (cm): 18.49 x 13.21  x 1.27
    Weight (kg): 0.2