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A Year of Wine: Perfect Pairings, Great Buys, and What to Sip for Each Season

3 Ratings: 4.3
A book by Tyler Colman

"Usually, I feel as though reading about wine instead of drinking it is a bit like going to the Playboy mansion bound, gagged and blindfolded. But that's never been the case for Tyler Colman's writing, whether it's his books or his blog. This is fun, … see full wiki

Tags: Books, Wines, Wine
Author: Tyler Colman
Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine
Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment
3 reviews about A Year of Wine: Perfect Pairings, Great...
review by . April 16, 2009
This is a very informative book, well written and easy to read.     This book takes a different approach than say, The Wine Bible. It provides you information about food and wine pairings, suggests wineries and wine regions to visit and in what season.    It also has articles on glassware, saving leftover wine, etc. This is a very practical and useful guide. It is good for novices.    He may, at times, be overly simplistic, and confuse …
review by . January 13, 2009
Most serious readers -- and certainly most books designed to help people become serious readers -- know not to let their choices, let alone their tastes, be influenced too heavily by best-seller lists and the recommendations of various "experts." Give them the respect you think they deserve, sure, but develop your own tastes, sample widely, explore what intrigues you, and make your own choices. Maybe get to know your local independent bookstore or a retailer who specializes in what you're interested …
review by . December 25, 2008
Dr. Vino is a good writer and this book is a pleasure to read. What's more important is that he puts context in context. You may have had the experience of tasting a wine for the second time and being amazed at how much it had changed. Most of us are familiar with this effect but have no idea what to do with it. What the author does is try to make sense out of context and turn it to the wine lover's advantage.  You may not agree with all of his positions, but this is a wonderfully provocative …
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