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by Tom Maresca

The Right Wine Hardcover – December 1, 1990

The Right Wine Hardcover – December 1, 1990. by. Tom Maresca (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. He begins at the beginning, helping us to identify our wine preferences; we graduate to dinner parties and restaurant dinners for two; and finally forge ahead to the ultimate: wine for a party of four dining on different main courses.

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He begins at the beginning, helping us to identify our wine preferences; we graduate to dinner parties and restaurant dinners for two; and finally forge ahead to the ultimate: wine for a party of four dining on different main courses.

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Tom Maresca is a wine journalist and author with 30 years of experience. He has written two books on wine, Mastering Wine, which one the first-ever Clicquot Prize for Wine Book of the Year, and The Right Wine. He collaborated with his wife, Diane Darrow, to write two books Italian food and wine, La Tavola Italiana and The Seasons of the Italian Kitchen and an ebook Not The Same Old Spaghetti Sauce.

Mr. Maresca belongs to the school that believes, in the manner of some cosmic dating service, that there is a wine for every dish - indeed for delicacies that have never known the intimacy of a dish. My own feelings about this hypothesis are equivocal at best. There seems to be an enormous audience out there eager to know exactly which wines go with everything from calamari to cuchifritos.

This guide to selecting wine describes choosing wines for everyday meals, special dinners, and entertaining, putting together a wine celler, and food and wine combinations, and compares menus and wine lists of four restaurants to illustrate the integration of food and wine
Although Maresca's down to earth approach is as evident here as it is in Mastering Wine, this book gives much more scope to his awesome knowledge of wine and food and the power of his pen. He approaches the topic with his usual pedagogic sensitivity, putting the reader in real life situations to provoke a mental dialouge about what he is trying to teach. Gradually, we graduate from the everyday to the truly remarkable. By the "final exam", Tom has us picking several alternative "perfect" wines from the menu of a five star restaurant, including a single wine for ourselves and two other guests with diametrically opposed tastes at a multi-course meal. No small feat, and one that would usually make one squirm uncomfortably, but thanks to Tom's ebullient approach we can't help but enjoy it!
Too many wine books dwell unremittingly on specific wines, with effusive, elaborate descriptions of the tastes of the wines, the history of the vineyards, the winemaking technique, the microclimate, and other tidbits. But rarely do they do much to connect the wines to the foods and occassions to which they are best suited; the kind of concrete advice that helps the reader make better selections when choosing wines for everyday drinking, for the home cellar or from the restaurant menu. This book helps the reader end the search for "the right wine" by helping us understand the full range of choices that are availble and that the end of the search is the beginning of a true adventure.
Tom is no wine snob, and the book is full of common sense advice designed to make one realize that almost any wine can be "the right wine" if it suits the occassion and, most of all, if it suits the tastes of those who drink it. However, his palate is as discriminating and his descriptive power is almost magical. If the book wern't so hard to put down, you'd be running out to buy the foods and wines he describes every five minutes. This book just fun to read...and I doubt if there is a wine lover at any level that can't learn something from it.
lets go baby
I can't believe this book is out-of-print. What a shame! It is an incredibly well-written, informative guide to matching wine with food. I've been studying wine and taking wine classes and exams for a number of years and I can say that this book was as useful to me as a novice as it continues to be now. The author is quite knowledgeable and makes this intimidating subject very easy to understand. It is a lot of fun to read and the author makes clear that the reader is entitled to his/her own tastes in wine and gives his preferences only as a point of reference. His advice is generally applicable and universal. I find his suggestions to match perfectly with my own experience and those of other wine collectors I know.
In other words, his advice is right on the mark and if you want to learn to match wine with food you should get your hands on a copy of this book.
This book is not user friendly at all. It is arranged like a novel. If you want to find out what kind of wine to serve with the dish you are making, there are lots of suggestions here but no good way to find them. The index and the table of contents are pretty worthless in this regard and there aren't many tables or even lists. Not a very usable book in my opinion.
The Right Wine ebook
Tom Maresca
Beverages & Wine
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1175 kb
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Grove Pr; 1st edition (December 1, 1990)
357 pages
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