3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Enjoying wine without being intimidated,
This review is from: Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-soaked Journey from Grape to Glass (Hardcover)
Drinking and enjoying wine should be a pleasure no matter what the person's knowledge or experience is. It should never be a daunting experience, one should never feel intimidated when buying or choosing a wine.
Ms. Maclean's book is about this simple albeit sometimes forgotten concept. Her book is not for those wine freaks who know everything about a winemaker's family, nor it is a technical book in the strict sense. Yes, it will teach even the most accomplished wine enthusiast a thing or two, but it's never ostentatious nor boring, rather quite the opposite. "Red, White and Drunk All Over" is simply an ode to the most incredible beverage ever invented and through a series of anectodes Ms. Maclean brings the matter back to earth from the heavens where, it seems it usually resides by reading other accomplished writers.
Not only Natalie Maclean is witty and resourceful, but her self deprecating humor is a breath of fresh air and her book will be dear to all those who want to enjoy a good bottle without being too serious and pedantic about it.