Wine for Every Day and Every Occasion
Red, White, and Bubbly to Celebrate the Joy of Living
Publication Date: October 2004
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Choosing a bottle of wine should be fun, not frightening. After all, one of the most important elements of enjoying wine is not so much the vintage or the vineyard but the occasion on which it is enjoyed.
In their new book, Wine for Every Day and Every Occasion, Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher, authors of the popular weekly "Tastings" column in the Wall Street Journal, give you the kind of honest, accessible wine information that is hard to find.
In Wine for Every Day and Every Occasion, Dottie and John, as they are known to their fans, answer the most frequently asked questions about what wine to drink on specific occasions. They cover all the bases: What wine should I put away for my newborn's twenty-first birthday? What wine is best with Thanksgiving turkey? They also suggest ways in which wine can make every day a little bit more of an occasion -- how to throw a wine tasting, how to start a wine-tasting group, even how to add wine to your tailgating party. And they share scores of tips from people like you.
Chapters include lists of specific wines and provide readers with suggestions for choosing Champagne to ring in the New Year and for chilled whites (and even reds) to drink in the summer. There is no stodginess about vintages and there are no numbered ratings. Wine for Every Day and Every Occasion gives you simple, straightforward advice to help you choose the best wines for life's best moments. As Dottie and John say, "The problem with most wine books is that they are about wine. Our book is about life."
So raise your glass to Wine for Every Day and Every Occasion. And drink to life.
Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher have been prominent journalists for more than thirty years. Between them, they have worked at the Miami Herald, the New York Times, Newsweek, and the Wall Street Journal. They have written the Journal's "Tastings" column since 1998 and have appeared on CBS Sunday Morning, Today, Martha Stewart Living, CNN, the Fine Living Network, CNBC, and National Public Radio. They also write a monthly wine column for SmartMoney magazine and are the authors of The Wall Street Journal Guide to Wine: New and Improved and Love by the Glass: Tasting Notes from a Marriage. Dottie and John have two daughters, Media and Zoë, and celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary in 2004. Their first wine together was André Cold Duck.
Gaiter and Brecher’s matter-of-fact writing style will not intimidate the novice or offend the veteran wine enthusiast.