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by Carolyn Evans Hammond

  • ISBN: 1592579779
  • Category: Cookbooks
  • Author: Carolyn Evans Hammond
  • Subcategory: Beverages & Wine
  • Other formats: doc txt azw lit
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: ALPHA (April 6, 2010)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • FB2 size: 1902 kb
  • EPUB size: 1168 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 835
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Good Better Best Wines is the first book ever to rank best-selling wines. I hope you find it useful.

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Good, Better, Best Wines book. Title: Good, Better, Best Wines Author: Hammond, Carolyn Evans Publisher: Alpha Books Publication Date: 2010/04/06 Number of Pages: 238 Binding Type: PAPERBACK Library of Congress:.

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Her new book Good Better Best Wines: A No-Nonsense Guide to Popular Wines 2nd Ed. is now on shelves. Carolyn Evans-Hammond is a London-trained sommelier, two-time bestselling wine book author and a freelance contributing columnist for The Star. Read about Carolyn's scoring system here. She is a seasoned wine educator, judge, and media personality with 20 years of journalism experience. Her new book Good Better Best Wines: A No-Nonsense Guide to Popular Wines 2nd Ed.

That's where Good Better Best Wines, 2e comes in. It's small enough to pop in your pocket and take with you to the . It's small enough to pop in your pocket and take with you to the store.

Just tell me what's good! The first buying guide to focus exclusively on the best-selling wines in North America that you can find anywhere!

When it comes to wine, your "wants" are pretty simple: a good wine, at a price you can afford, that's stocked at your local wine shop or supermarket. Good Better Best Wines gives you just that. It reveals in plain English, the good, better, and best wines available for the dollars you're willing to spend--up to $15--along with photos of clearly labeled bottles to make wine shopping easier.

And because Good Better Best Wines is the first book to rank the best-selling wines in North America--think names like Beringer, Kendall-Jackson, and Woodbridge--you bet they'll be stocked at your local store.

Inside you'll find:

*The good, better, and best big-name wines under $5, $8, $11, and $15 for each major grape variety

* Perfect party wines for specific occassions--weddings, dinners, backyard barbecues and more

* Trade secrets for getting the most out of each wine, including storage tips, serving techniques, and food pairings

Seasoned journalist and qualified sommelier Carolyn Evans Hammond makes wine accessible with her witty and light approach to the subject. Her first book, 1000 Best Wine Secrets, earned critical acclaim,a nd her writing has appeared in such eminent publications as Decanter, Wine & Spirit International, The Times in London, and others.


Reviews about Good, Better, Best Wines (7):
Mmsa
EDIT on July 5th, 2015:

We have had a most welcome cool snap of Canadian air here down South for the last few days and a couple of nights ago, after a few adult libations, I determined that I needed to make a bicycle run to the closest wine dispensary for another bottle of blood thinner; in this case our local CVS...

I really had forgotten about this book but, as I looked at the offerings [scanty at best] I seemed to remember from working up my "cheat sheet" as mentioned below, that Mark West had a decent wine on it and there I was looking at a Pinot Noir by them for sale at $8.99.

Turned out that this wine is a very palatable "chillable" red and I recommend it if you don't mind breaking convention that way.

And, after we both enjoyed that wine I thought to myself this afternoon: "I wonder if it is among the recommendations in GOOD, BETTER BEST and, lo-and-behold, there it is as the top ranked Pinot Noir in the $$$ category!

Good lick Carolyn; and thanks!

***
This little book is an excellent resource, and when combined with "Oldman's Guide to Outsmarting Wine: 108 Ingenious Shortcuts to Navigate the World of Wine with Confidence and Style", anyone wanting a self-directed educational introduction into the world of wine [and wine history] has at their disposal a powerful tandem.

ONE POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENT

The only improvement I would make to the format is to have charts also. I extracted my own charts from the information so that if we go shopping for instance, for Pinot Grigio, we have a "cheat sheet" that gives Carolyn's picks in each price range of <$5, $5-$8, $8-$11, $11-$15.

ONE CAVEAT

And that leads me to my only caveat... these are Carolyn's picks and not those of even a 3-4 person panel. So one might have some disagreements with the picks at the price points. We - my wife & I - don't see how Bogle's Cabernet could have been omitted from inclusion in either the $$$ [$8-$11] set or the $$$$ [$11-$15] set but it was...

Nonetheless, easily 5 STARS and, IMO, a trend-setting endeavor!
Kiaile
Wake up to the revolution! There's a lot to love these days in box wines, screw tops, and what used to be "cheap plonk"! Advances in viticulture and wine-making technology are making alternate closures consistently awesome and raising quality across the board, but you still have to know where to look for the good stuff. This book makes a handy guide. Use it in any grocery store and bring home a tasty bottle of wine you won't have to think twice about at checkout.

-Unfussy descriptions help you pinpoint the flavors you can expect from a variety (e.g. Pinot Gris) or particular producer's bottle
-Quick-reference layout and small size make it non-embarrassing to take to the store
-Recommendations have yielded quality results for this (former wine-industry) tester

You'll still want complexity and local goodness (if you're lucky enough to live near a wine region) sometimes. But every other night, a solidly delicious bottle of Syrah for under $15 can be your new normal.
Jockahougu
STRAIGHT FORWARD TO THE POINT. I LIKE THE SET UP. FINALLY A WINE BOOK THAT ISN'T DESIGNED FOR SNOBS. RED, WHITE, SPARKLING AND THE BEST FOODS AND OCCASIONS TO PAIR A BOTTLE OF WINE WITH. EACH BOTTLE CONTAINS A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE TASTE AND ALCOHOL VOLUME. INEXPENSIVE WINES TO PRICIER ONES DISPLAYED AS $-$$$$$$ AND ALL THOSE IN BETWEEN. NATURALLY EXACT PRICE IS NOT LISTED AS THOSE THINGS VARY.TWO PAGES WILL HAVE 3 BOTTLES OF WINE: RECOMMENDATIONS LISTED AS GOOD, BETTER AND BEST. PER BRAND.COURSE I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY A PERSON OF TASTE WOULD DISDAIN THIS BOOK. CHECK THIS: "DID YOU KNOW? CLASSIC SPARKLING WINE ARE ACTUALLY CYLINDRICAL BEFORE BEING COMPRESSED AND INSERTED INTO BOTTLE NECKS,WHERE THEY ARE THEREBY DISFIGURED INTO THAT FAMILIAR MUSHROOM SHAPE BY THE PRESSURE?" I SAY, NO S*** !SERIOUSLY?! GIVE NOVICES SOME CREDIT MAN!
I am hcv men
I first purchased the kindle version of this book and did not like the fact that the $, $$, $$$ symbols that the author uses throughout the print book are not included in the e-book (at least on my android). I returned the kindle version and got the printed version and liked it MUCH better. The rankings make more sense when you can see the price categories. The paperback version is an excellent reference - its small and easy to take around.

The author makes a statement in the book that 90% of the wines sold in the country are under $15 and the $20 and up wines make up less than 3%. So if you have looked on the shelves and seen Barefoot, Yellow Tail, Woodbridge, Turning Leaf and wondered which one to get, this book can help. This is obviously not the book to get if you are looking for a wine to impress people, but perfect for wine to have with that relaxing night at home or barbeque.

I would have liked to have seen a chapter listing the major "players" in each price segment and some information about them.
Der Bat
I have about 12 bottles of wine in my cabinet, all under $15 each...so this book was perfect for me! Everything else I tried to read was about wines I had never heard of, were not available and probably out of my price range. This book was delightful, categorizing popular wines as "good, better, best". I appreciated informational side notes on pages, a collection of interesting wine facts, how to pronounce words, what food to pair a wine with and more. All this is written in a straightforward, easy to understand conversational tone. I liked this book so much I promptly bought a copy for my sister (who makes her own wine), my brother & a colleague who enjoy wine. A great little guide for the majority of wine drinkers...no snobbery here!

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