Sunday, July 15, 2018

7/16/18 on KUCI 88.9fm - Janeane features THE WINE LOVER’S APPRENTICE - Words of Wisdom for Would-Be Oenophiles By KATHLEEN BERSHAD

LISTEN to today's show with Kathleen Bershad!

The Wine Lover's Apprentice by Kathleen Bershad, my new favorite book, will let you in on what every oenophile should know but was afraid to ask! Kathleen is a fantastic expert (bio below) and has practical suggestions for learning about wines, without pretension, and navigating everything from the grocery store to a dinner party, as well as some basic tips for anyone who loves wine.


Words of Wisdom for Would-Be Oenophiles


Praise for The Wine Lover’s Apprentice

“I started reading this book and couldn’t put it down. Kathleen is witty, entertaining, and fascinating.” —Brice Cutrer Jones, president of Emeritus Vineyards

“Straightforward and no-nonsense approach lighting the way to your personal, passionate vino journey.” —Andrew F. Bell, president of Wine Symphony, Inc. and co-founder of the American Sommelier Association

The definitive book for any wine novice

Should I decant? How many types of glassware should I buy? What’s the best corkscrew to use? Sommelier Kathleen Bershad has the answers. In The Wine Lover's Apprentice, Bershad acknowledges the importance of tossing out the rules about wine and taking a relaxed approach to storing and serving everyday bottles.

Readers will learn tricks of the trade and strategies for navigating the shelves of a retail store or ordering wine at a restaurant. The Wine Lover's Apprentice delves into the nitty-gritty details of winemaking and takes a look at the world’s major wine regions. Written in short bites, readers will easily gain a quick understanding of an area’s major grapes, the style or styles of wine, and the appellations that offer the best quality wine (or the best value). 

Topics include:

What You’re Tasting When You Taste Wine

Conquering the Restaurant Wine List

Navigating the Wine Shop

Serving, Sipping, and Storing

And More!

The Wine Lover's Apprentice unravels the terms you see when reading a wine review, looking at a bottle, or listening to a wine geek talk vino. By the end of this helpful guide, readers will become empowered to know what’s in a bottle, be able to make an educated guess about its flavors, and help change the culture to make drinking wine what it should be—relaxing and fun.

About the Author:

Kathleen Bershad has fifteen years of experience in the food and wine industry and has honed the art of matching people with wine. Through her company, Fine Wine Concierge, she advises clients on building wine collections and organizing their cellars. She resides in Armonk, New York.

The Wine Lover’s Apprentice

Words of Wisdom for Would-Be Oenophiles

By Kathleen Bershad

Skyhorse Publishing hardcover, also available in eBook

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