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The Cork Jester's Guide to Wine: An Entertaining Companion for Tasting It, Ordering It & Enjoying It [Paperback]

Jennifer Rosen
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7 Sep 2006
From choosing a bottle of wine to bring to a dinner party to ordering from a restaurant wine list, many Americans are intimidated by the unpronounceable names and highbrow image of wine. Jennifer Rosen arms readers with the knowledge necessary to approach wine with confidence rather than fear. Through entertaining anecdotes, readers learn how to order with ease; what terms like "oak" and "earth" mean; what to expect from a sommelier; how to tame the red wine headache; how to cook with wine; storage and glassware tips; making wine at home; and much more. Witty and irreverent, Rosen sets novices at ease while delighting connoisseurs with her adventures and sophisticated palate.

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  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Clerisy Press (7 Sep 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578602777
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578602773
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 13.9 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,620,833 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Either if you are a Novice or a Seasoned wine enthusiast you will find this book to be most delightful. A truly excellent reference covering everything there is to know about wines and how to best enjoy then. You will find useful information on how to choose a wine for your own or to bring to a friend house according to the occasion, how to order a bottle from a restaurant menu, how to store wine in your house, which glassware to use with an specific wine, and even how to cook with wine.

Additionally you will learn the correct vocabulary in order to impress your friends and understand the terms used by the "experts". In all this book will give you the confidence and the knowledge that will allow you to enjoy the wine experience even more.

Absolutely a must have, you won't be disappointed
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have for Wine Lovers both Novices and Experts 17 Sep 2006
By David De Sousa - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Either if you are a Novice or a Seasoned wine enthusiast you will find this book to be most delightful. A truly excellent reference covering everything there is to know about wines and how to best enjoy then. You will find useful information on how to choose a wine for your own or to bring to a friend house according to the occasion, how to order a bottle from a restaurant menu, how to store wine in your house, which glassware to use with an specific wine, and even how to cook with wine.

Additionally you will learn the correct vocabulary in order to impress your friends and understand the terms used by the "experts". In all this book will give you the confidence and the knowledge that will allow you to enjoy the wine experience even more.

Absolutely a must have, you won't be disappointed.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unorthodox Wine Lover's Guide 11 Jan 2007
By Gordon A. Sinclair - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the easiest and funniest writer about wine west of the Hudson! She has been hanging around grapes and writing for the Rocky Mountain News longer than most wine writers and has stomped on grapes and a few inflated heads of others who talk and write about wine. This is a 200 page booklet that will satisfy those just beginning and even those who think they are aficionados! An example of her wit and not taking any of the business of wine too seriously is her chapter (I think all are articles which have appeared in the News) on dessert wines: "Just Desserts, Cressing The Bellybutton." You may think this review sounds like I know Jennifer Rosen, but I have never met her. But, I have been in the high-end restaurant business in Chicago and Florida for 25 years, and know a good thing when I read it!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rosen hits the spot again. 17 Sep 2006
By Elliot Essman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Superbly entertaining; you didn't know more ink could be spilled on wine, but I guess there is always a new insight to add to the cellar. Rosen has really uncorked on this one. It's actually a shame she has to confine her brilliance to a book instead of the encyclopedia she truly needs. Perhaps one day.

I am translating choice morsels of this into actual purchases (now that I finally have space for a cellar). Thanks for the confidence.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent and enthusiastically recommended giftbook for wine lovers of all seasons. 4 Jan 2007
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Award-winning wine writer Jennifer Rosen presents The Cork Jester's Guide To Wine: An Entertaining Companion For Tasting It, Ordering It, and Enjoying It, a thoroughly accessible guide to the joy of savoring fine wine for readers of all culinary backgrounds. From how to recognize and distinguish the basic characteristics of wine, to important considerations when storing wine, to how to read and recognize what the nuances of the label say about a potential wine choice and much more, The Cork Jester's Guide To Wine offers savvy advice with wry insights topped off with chuckle-inducing tidbits. An excellent and enthusiastically recommended giftbook for wine lovers of all seasons.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Even better than the first 29 Aug 2007
By Michael Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Jennifer Rosen has outdone herself with her latest iteration on wines and unraveling the mystique surrounding them. In my opinion, it is even better and more humorous than her first book. I find myself referring to it again and again. Well worth the cost.
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