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Contents List of Recipes Acknowledgments Introduction: Wine and Food Today Creating Pairings That Work How to Navigate the Grapes White Wines Albarino Arneis Assyrtiko Chenin Blanc Garganega Gruner Veltliner Marsanne Muscat Pinot Blanc Prosecco Roussanne Semillon Torrontes Trebbiano Txakoli Verdejo Vermentino Red Wines Aglianico Barbera Cabernet Franc Carignan Carmenere Cinsaut Dolcetto Gamay Grenache Malbec Mencia Mourvedre Nebbiolo Petit Sirah Pinotage Tannat Tempranillo Touriga Nacional Xinomavro About the Chefs Summary of Wine Styles Shopping for Wine Glossary Resources General Index Recipe Index

About the Author

Evan Goldstein is a Master Sommelier and a four-time James Beard Award nominee for Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year. He is the author of Perfect Pairings (UC Press) and Five Star Service: Your Guide to Hospitality Excellence, and is President and Chief Education Officer of Full Circle Wine Solutions.


"A terrific book for anyone interested in answering the question, "Which wine with which dish?" But it's much more than that, serving as a detailed reference for less-mainstream wine grapes." -- Linda Murphy Wine Review Online Bringing to bear a wealth of knowledge and experience, Master Sommelier Goldstein offers some novel approaches. Booklist "A comprehensive guide (for) the adventurous wine explorer." San Antonio Express-News "Explores the pairing potential of 36 emerging grape varietals, matching each grape with recipes from star chefs." Food & Wine Online "Goldstein has put serious thought into how flavors of wines like Albarino work with food, a through-the-looking-glass work that educates on a little-considered topic." SF Chronicle "A terrific book for anyone interested in answering the question, "Which wine with which dish?" " -- Linda Murphy Wine Review Online "An exploration of 36 wine varieties. Each wine is paired with a recipe tailored for the match by a renowned chef." La Cucina Italiana "Provides a lot to chew on... Can help casual drinkers who are reaching for a new wine by offering a range of food pairing tips." Dr. Vino "One-up(s) his own 2006 "Perfect Pairings" by concentrating on wines from 36 lesser-known grape varieties. " Washington Post

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