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The Search For Good Wine

Posted on August 16, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Searching For Good Wine???... "The Search For Good Wine" a book by author John Hailman is about everything you need to know about wine. John Hailman has a remarkable flair for making the history of wine come alive without making it feel like a boring history class. As an avid wine lover myself, I was intrigued not only by the history of the wines, but intrigued on how those who made history, had a great passion for wine as well.

The author takes you around the world and gives you insight on choosing the perfect bottle of wine, all the while answering those questions that we wine lovers always wonder about. For example, do white wines ever go with red meats?

Or what would be the best first-cold weather wine as we say good bye to summer? As we explore for the answers to these questions and more, one thing’s for sure, whether or not white wines go with red meats…. Wine goes with everything, even with the food that’s bad for you. I personally love a good bottle…I mean glass of…. Fritz Windisch Dornfelder 2011 Germany Rheinhessen Red Wine… I know, I know, it’s a mouthful…but with my steak and caramelized onion pizza from my local pizzeria it’s absolutely delicious…and so is the pizza.

This book was educational, as well as, humorous. There was not a chapter in this book I did not enjoy. If I had to choose a favorite chapter, hands down it was “Finding the World’s Worst Wine”. I thought it was hilarious that the author even came up with this idea in the first place. What was even more hilarious is that he proceeded with his idea despite the fact that his friends refused to join him and his wife and daughters refused to watch.

If you are looking for a fun but educational way to learn about wine, this is definitely the book for you. “Wine is a healthy, cheerful subject, but can get pretty fancy is the wrong hands” and John Hailman definitely has the right hands for this subject. This book was gifted to me by the “University Press of Mississippi” and I was not compensated in any way for my review. This review expresses my personal opinion about this book “The Search For Good Wine.”

~xoxo Sincerely Yours, Nerisa :)

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