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Karen MacNeil

Autor(a) de The Wine Bible

14 Works 853 Membros 5 Reviews

About the Author

Karen MacNeil is director of the wine program at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. She consults countrywide on the subject of wine and has appeared often on television, including the "Today" show. She's written more than 1,000 articles on wine for "The New York Times", "Travel & mostrar mais Leisure", "Bon Appetit", "Fine Cooking", "The Wine Spectator", "Elle", and other major newspapers and magazines, and she currently writes a monthly column for both "Sunset" and "Cooking Light". She lives in Napa Valley with her husband, winemaker Dennis Fife. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1954-03-27
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Organizações
New York Times

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Is it just me, or is _all_ wine writing annoying and a little offensive? The whole thing is based around the same faulty assumption, which is that there is a single linear measure of a wine's quality, by which every bottle can be ranked from best to worst. What crap! Certainly, it's possible to talk about technical qualities and defects, or their absence, but there's a lot more to whether a wine is good for a particular purpose, and in a particular context, than just those simple judgments. Just once, I'd like to see some wine writing that gives more thought to context.

Still, I do admit that the book contains a lot of useful facts about wine growing regions and types of wine. It could be especially helpful in demystifying some European wine labels.

In summary: a useful reference, but not a very enjoyable read.
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JohnNienart | outras 3 resenhas | Jul 11, 2021 |
Seasonal menus, with suggested wine pairings, from a “Cooking Light” columnist and PBS series host . . . .

Divided by seasons, each section offers a specific menu and the recipes for each of the suggested dishes in that menu. There’s also an explanation of the process of pairing wine with a meal, a guide to pairings, a wine and recipe selection guide, and information on styles of port, madeira, and sherry as well as a chart for dessert wines.

The recipes run the gamut, but there are many easy-to-prepare, delicious recipes. Try the Raspberry-Almond Muffins an afternoon snack, White Bean and Bacon Dip with Rosemary Pita Chips for an appetizer, Rosemary-Grilled Lamb Chops for an entrée, New Potatoes with Balsamic-Shallot Butter for a side dish, and Chocolate-Chunk Bread Puddings for a perfect dessert.

On the downside, some of the suggested wine pairings are pricy and there aren’t always alternate suggestions. But for those who enjoy cooking, and like a glass of wine with their meals, this book is worth a look.
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jfe16 | Jul 12, 2020 |
Excellent and all encompassing wine resource.
 
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Bnickle | outras 3 resenhas | Feb 22, 2016 |
A good introduction to what wines are, the making of wine, how to taste, etc. Covers and describes the main winemaking regions of the world. Could use an updated edition though; this is 10 years old already.
 
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Salsabrarian | outras 3 resenhas | Feb 2, 2016 |

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Obras
14
Membros
853
Popularidade
#30,001
Avaliação
4.2
Resenhas
5
ISBNs
23
Idiomas
2

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