Tales from the Wine Floor: 100 Questions Asked of a Sommelier (Hardcover)

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By James Quaile, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
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Unlike most books on wine nowadays, Tales from the Wine Floor is geared toward true beginners--those who enjoy wine but lack the most basic understanding of it. This book offers an easy-to-digest crash course on wine and ready-reference written by a Sommelier. The author explains the intricacies of wine to the average Joe (or Joanne) in a way that is easy to understand and highly entertaining. Here is an easy reference Q&A based on real questions (often absurd or hysterically funny) asked by regular, wine-drinking people and the answers the author gives them in his job as "The Wine Guy." Among the questions and answers that comprise this book are: What Are Sulfites? Why Does the Same Wine Sometimes Taste Different? How Do I order Wine at a Restaurant? How Do I Host a Wine Tasting at Home? And, Why is Champagne Served on a Funny-Shaped Glass? Illustrated with amusing drawings by New Yorker cartoonist John O'Brien, novice wine enthusiasts will find Tales from the Wine Floor informative, easily accessible, and a delight to read.

About the Author

James (Jimmy) Quaile has had an illustrious 40-year career as a restaurateur, musician, educator, wine blogger, and Certified Sommelier. He has a passion for sharing his wine knowledge with humor and wit. Jimmy took on the role of restaurateur in 2003, with the help of his wife, Janet, a professional chef. Over a decade later, he transitioned to work as a Wine Consultant for Roger Wilco, a $45 million liquor business and a leading wine retailer.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781493074655
ISBN-10: 1493074652
Publisher: Lyons Press
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2023
Pages: 228
Language: English