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Print Length: 96 pages
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Publisher: Savvy Girl; First Edition edition (November 20, 2013)
Publication Date: November 20, 2013
Sold by: Digital Services LLC
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Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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I was looking for a book on wines to educate myself before a girls trip to Napa. This book was educational, easy to read and fun! It was the perfect way to effortlessly get the knowledge that I needed to know about wines. The slogan of the book really says it all "So read'em, get savvy, and then get back to your fabulous life." LOVE IT!
I always feel self conscious when I don't know what wine to order at a restaurant or serve when I have a dinner party. This book was really informative but also fun to read. I feel like now I know way more about wine in general, and the book will also be a great resource to have on my book shelf for future questions!
I adore wine but when I go out and ask the waiter what Chardonnay or Cab he or she like best- they say "do you like full-bodied?" Or "how do you feel about chocolate undertone?" EtcI mean, I don't fricken know! Haha I know I love chocolate, but I can tell you I've never tasted it in any wine I've tried- chocolate undertone or not! HahaI've been wanting to learn more about wine and what all these things mean but always felt so overwhelmed by all the information out there, trying to sift through it.This book makes it easy. And now I get it, and can sound like I'm wine educated when I'm out.Really easy, yet intelligent read. Love!
I’ve always wondered why French and American Oak tasted different...and now I know why! This little wine book was as entertaining as it was educational - perfect for a lazy Sunday or vacation book. The history of wines and cute drawings helped to break up the text, and the whole book was just so approachable. I liked the Wino-buzzwords and poems too, they helped get the key points across without making me feel like I was trying to memorize a textbook. And, the whole book only took a few hours to get through!The author really brings you into her thinking and her romps through wine country. You feel like you could be sitting with her at a winery, chatting about your favorite glass. It was really fun to read! The author makes it OK to describe and enjoy wine on your own terms, and she does not make you feel bad if you don’t identify with proper wine descriptors like “chalky” or “minerally”. Sometimes, you really do just want to know if the wine is “yum or yuck” to you! She also debunked a lot of myths I’d heard from my “wine expert” friends. And the silly stories that started some of the chapters really made me giggle.Getting into the meat of the book, I found it really helpful to give each varietal its own persona. Thinking of sauvignon blanc as “sassy-grape” makes me remember it’s flavor and pairings. Speaking of which, the pairings are really helpful. I can’t wait to try thai food with a pinot gris as the author did! I sometimes wished for more detailed information of the grapes, or maybe that a few more grapes varietals were included...it was so interesting that I wanted to know more.I highly recommend this book to any gal (or guy...I caught my boyfriend reading through it several times!) who wants to know the basics of wine. From tips of how to host a wine-tasting party to how to order wine at a restaurant, it’s a very worthwhile read! I can’t wait to give it to my girlfriends and female colleagues for the holidays.
Easy to follow language which doesn't make the reader feel like a dunce. Good directions for pairings and wine tasting parties. Enjoyed reading it through - it is a reference book to be kept on your shelf so perhaps an indulgence in buying a hard copy might be in order?.
Great snapshot of wine basics that's entertaining and easy to read. I bought for my wife as a birthday gift and she loved it.
I'm writing a review because even though I'm a dude, I found this book to be extremely interesting. I purchased this guide as a gift for my friend, but found myself reading it from front to back. Now, I need to decide if you can gift a book with ruffled pages...Anyways, even though it's intended for women, I would highly recommend it to anyone. I started this book as a wine drinker and walked away a wino. Now I can actually talk about wine without sounding like a complete idiot. Although short, this is a fantastic read with all the essentials about wine. It's really one of those books where you lose track of time while reading. I believe it will make a great gift or reference on your next wine tasting trip. Stay savvy my friends.
Reading Savvy Girl, is like having a conversation with your best friend who has something great to teach you. It is written in such an approachable way but is jam-packed with information. Normally when I'm trying to learn a new subject, the information goes in one ear and right out the other, but not with Savvy Girl guides. The author gives you all the info you need and want to know while filtering out all the stuff I would forget about anyways! I can't wait for the next books in the series! I already feel so much more confident buying and ordering wine I know I will like.
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