Advice from Winemakers, Sommeliers, and Connoisseurs
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.
MARNIE OLD is one of the country’s top sommeliers and wine authors, and a breath of fresh air in the stuffy wine world. She teaches for New York’s Astor Center and hosts the webisode series Uncorked at Philly.com. Marnie has designed many of Philadelphia’s finest wine and cocktail programs, such as those at Parc and Continental Midtown. Her first book, He Said Beer, She Said Wine, is an entertaining debate on food pairing with co-author Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Formerly the director of wine studies for Manhattan’s renowned French Culinary Institute, Marnie also served as the founding education chair for the American Sommelier Association. For more info, visit www.marnieold.com