ISBN #: 978-1909365209
Page Count: 160
Copyright: February 15, 2013
Publisher: Bluffer's; Revised Edition
One of Bluffers.com's best-selling series. They're non-fiction guides written by experts sourced over the years but are by no means dull or jargon-laden - rather they are irreverent, full of wit and expertise. Bluffer's Guides boast that they are providing the ammunition people need to get by on dazzling bluff and sheer wit alone.
The Bluffer's Guide to Wine is very informative, as I have no clue, whatsoever, when it comes to wine. I must admit, I don't care for it, but I did enjoy Goodall and Eyres notable dry humor. To quote:
"Put in the most simple terms, wine is fermented grape juice."
They go on to describe, in detail, how to understand labels, essential equipment (the nose), tasting, varieties, and wining and dining etiquette. They also have a definite opinion on non-alcoholic wines:
"Non-alcoholic wines are not wines. Wines, like some human beings, have an absolute need to be alcoholic."
While I enjoyed the wit and wisdom, anyone wanting to become a connoisseur of wine will find everything they need within these pages. A varietal bouquet of information, if you will.
*A physical copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.