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Wine Secrets

Wine Secrets

Advice from Winemakers, Sommeliers, and Connoisseurs
Quirk Books

By Marnie Old

In Wine Secrets, forty of the world's top wine experts share the tricks, techniques, and wisdom they've learned through decades of experience. Celebrity chef Jacques Pépin shares the best uses for leftover wine in the kitchen. Sommelier Oliver Boru proves that you sometimes can judge a wine by its label. Restaurateur Piero Selvaggio tells diners the best way to send back an unacceptable bottle. Plus tips on tasting, drinking, ordering, storing, and more.

Each technique is described in the expert's own words, along with a short profile and commentary from author/sommelier Marnie Old. With advice ranging from the basics (does anything pair well with broccoli?) to the extreme (yes, you can freeze open bottles of wine!), Wine Secrets will appeal to beginners as well as established oenophiles.

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Size: 5-1/4 x 6-3/4 in;
Pages: 192 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: July 2009
ISBN: 9781594742613
ISBN10: 1594742618
Marnie Old is among the best-known sommeliers and wine educators in the United States. She has created wine lists for many upscale eateries including New York City's Morimoto and Buddakan. She is assistant dean of wine studies at Manhattan's French Culinary Institute and a member of the faculty at Temple University.