Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review & Giveaway - Good, Better, Best Wines

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Book Review & Giveaway - Good, Better, Best Wines

About the Book
As much as Americans love the finer things, 90% of the wines bought in America are popular big brands that cost less than $15 a bottle—yet no one has ever compared them, until now. In Good, Better, Best Wines, a new book launched this week, wine expert Carolyn Evans Hammond ranks the most popular big brand wines by grape variety and price point, up to $15 per bottle. This book is particularly timely given America is drinking more wine than ever and is poised to become the world’s biggest wine consumer by 2012 according to The International Wine and Spirit Record.

In Good, Better, Best Wines readers will find:
  • The good, better and best big name wines under $5, $8, $11 and $15, for each major grape variety
  • Hundreds of bottle images, for easy recognition on the shelf
  • Jargon-free tasting notes
  • Perfect party wine recommendations for specific occasions
  • Trade secrets for getting the most out of each bottle
And because Good, Better, Best Wines focuses on the best-selling wines in the United States—think names like Beringer, Barefoot, Kendall-Jackson and Woodbridge—they’ll be stocked at the local store.  These are the most widely available wines in America.

About the Author
Carolyn Evans Hammond is an accomplished wine writer whose articles have appeared in such eminent magazines as Decanter and Wine & Spirit International in the United Kingdom, as well as Maclean’s, Taste, and Tidings in Canada.  Her first book, 1000 Best Wine Secrets, earned critical acclaim and international distribution.  She also issues a newsletter, runs a wine club, conducts seminars, and publishes a blog on her website—  She holds the Diploma from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and a BA from York University.
To learn more about Carolyn and her new book Good, Better, Best Wines, view her book trailer at

My Take on the BookWhile I am not wine expert, this book allows me to seem like I am! I enjoy drinking win, but to be honest I tend to choose based on moods and cost, not necessarily based on quality. I have definitely chosen wrong in the past and have dealt with the aftermath!

This book helps the new wine drinker or the expert and gives them a plethora of information on some of the best known wines (250 bottles reviewed). The book is easy to read and very visual, as the author has provided a pictorial guide to the wines for the reader to use as a reference.

Seeing that the book is small enough to toss in the car or a purse, this handy reference can go anywhere with you!

I recommend this book to anyone that loves wine, but doesn't feel that they have a lot of knowledge on the subject, it will move you into the major leagues!

If this book sounds like something you would like in your own library you can find it on Amazon!

How would you like to win a copy of this book for yourself? I will be giving away five books to lucky readers! All you need to do is let me know why you would have an interest in this book to be considered and your favorite wine thus far. The contest will run for one week and will end on May 11, 2010.

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