500 Red Wines
If choosing a red wine seems mystifying, 500 Red Wines (Sellers Publishing, 2009; $17) by Christine Austin will simplify your search. This compact guide banishes the intimidation factor with just enough info to inform your choices. Wines are organized geographically; five wines are featured from each region along with a description of the area, price range, food-pairing suggestions, tasting notes, vintage years, and vineyard details. A description of the winemaking process, a glossary of terms, shopping advice, and more are also included.
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