Like a book club, but better, this approachable guide breaks down the basics of wine in a month-by-month format for a year's worth of sips and wine-party inspiration. Learning about wine should be fun and is easy to do, if you have a few key things: wine (of course), an opener, a few friends, and this book. That's your Wine Club! Each month, discover the key elements of a specific style of wine or varietal, from Cabernet Sauvignon in January to bubbly in December, including taste-testing tips, history, and tasty throw-together or make-ahead bites that pair beautifully with whatever you're pouring. So, uncork (or twist the top off of) a bottle, pour yourself a glass, and join the best club of all: The Wine Club ! A FUN GIFT FOR WINE LOVERS: The love for wine is eternal, and everyone is always hungry for knowledge. Though the pages may be sprinkled with some technical terms, the focus of this handy book is primarily the club: entertaining your guests and enjoying good wine, food, and friends.
GREAT FOR FOODIES, TOO: This book is perfect for both wine newbies and seasoned wine enthusiasts who are looking for easy ideas for polished get-togethers without much hassle.
EXPERT AUTHOR: Maureen Petrosky knows wine! Columnist and author of previous books on wine and cocktails, she is a lifestyle expert focused on helping young professionals, moms, neighbors, and co-workers bring their social media engagement experiences to life with real-world social clubs. Fans love her accessible and fun approach to making quick and easy yet sophisticated recipes, parties, decorating, cocktails, and fabulous food and wine pairings.
• Wine lovers, both new and old
• People looking to learn more about wine
• A night of entertainment, or themed series of get-togethers, with couples, friends, or families
• Gift for wine enthusiasts and wine-tasting hosts
• Fun housewarming gift, unique birthday or special occasion present for relatives or coworkers, specialty gift for adults who are hard to buy for
• Pairing with a bottle of red, white, rose, or sparkling to create a thoughtful gift for women or men who appreciate good wine and good company
Maureen Petrosky is an author, television personality, classically trained chef, and food stylist. She is currently an Entertaining & Lifestyle Expert who appears regularly on NBC's TODAY show, Access Live and Local Now and hosts multiple video series. Author of The Wine Club, A Month-by-Month Guide to Learning About Wine with Friends (published in 2005), The Cocktail Club: A Year of Recipes and Tips for Spirited Tasting Parties, and Zero Proof Drinks & More and columnist for TODAY.com and thekitchn.com, fans love her accessible and fun approach to quick and easy yet sophisticated recipes, parties, decorating, food and wine pairings, and of course drinks.