About The Book
The Right Wine is a user’s manual for wine—for a backyard barbecue, an everyday meal, a complex dinner menu, or a spectacular restaurant experience, this book can help you make the choice that fits the food, the occasion, and your budget. Whether you’re a novice or a connoisseur, The Right Wine can make selecting wine almost as enjoyable as drinking it.
Award-winning wine author Tom Maresca writes in simple, clear, and sensible language that punctures the pretensions and mystique associated with wine. He introduces a new way of thinking about how and why certain wines go well with certain kinds of food—and why others don’t. Maresca also provides a down-to-earth explanation or how wines change as they mature; he suggests wines suitable for short- and long-term cellaring; and he lists six wines that you can keep on hand to suit most every occasion. For clarity, wit, good taste, and adventurous enjoyment The Right Wine is the essential accompaniment to wine of any vintage.
“A fine job . . . highly entertaining.” —Robert M. Parker, Jr.
“A charming, chatty, and useful book. All wine buffs can gain insight and knowledge from Maresca’s very personal, very enlightened and intelligent approach to wine and food pairings.” —Anthony Dias Blue
“A user-friendly guide for the novice as well as the serious oenophile.”—Bon Appetit
“By far the most accessible guide to matching wine with food available today.” —John Mariani