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From food pairings to the art of wine tasting, this charmingly illustrated guide makes the world of wine more welcoming than ever! Calling all wine newbies and wine nerds: This illustrated guide is refreshing as a rosé and flavorful as a merlot. Growing up in a family that's been in the wine business for five generations, Madelyne Meyer would be the first to tell you, you From food pairings to the art of wine tasting, this charmingly illustrated guide makes the world of wine more welcoming than ever! Calling all wine newbies and wine nerds: This illustrated guide is refreshing as a rosé and flavorful as a merlot. Growing up in a family that's been in the wine business for five generations, Madelyne Meyer would be the first to tell you, you don’t need a book to enjoy wine . . . but knowing more about your favorite glassful can be a pleasure all its own. In Welcome to Wine, Meyer pairs her expert knowledge with 200 witty, whimsical illustrations that make all the essentials crystal clear—so you can get to the good part sooner! Food pairings and the art of wine tasting Serving temperature (without getting hung up on precision!) Key wine regions and exactly how wine is made From choosing wine fora date night to training your nose to pickup “notes,” this is the friendliest guide to wine.


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From food pairings to the art of wine tasting, this charmingly illustrated guide makes the world of wine more welcoming than ever! Calling all wine newbies and wine nerds: This illustrated guide is refreshing as a rosé and flavorful as a merlot. Growing up in a family that's been in the wine business for five generations, Madelyne Meyer would be the first to tell you, you From food pairings to the art of wine tasting, this charmingly illustrated guide makes the world of wine more welcoming than ever! Calling all wine newbies and wine nerds: This illustrated guide is refreshing as a rosé and flavorful as a merlot. Growing up in a family that's been in the wine business for five generations, Madelyne Meyer would be the first to tell you, you don’t need a book to enjoy wine . . . but knowing more about your favorite glassful can be a pleasure all its own. In Welcome to Wine, Meyer pairs her expert knowledge with 200 witty, whimsical illustrations that make all the essentials crystal clear—so you can get to the good part sooner! Food pairings and the art of wine tasting Serving temperature (without getting hung up on precision!) Key wine regions and exactly how wine is made From choosing wine fora date night to training your nose to pickup “notes,” this is the friendliest guide to wine.

41 review for Welcome to Wine: An Illustrated Guide to All You Really Need to Know

  1. 4 out of 5

    Randal White

    A fun, richly illustrated introduction to wine. I found it to be easily readable, and very unpretentious. I enjoyed reading this book, and picked up some new information to use. I would recommend this book to anyone starting to explore the world of wine. Or to anyone who just wants have a better understanding of wine.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kristen Curtis

    This may be the wine talking but I really enjoyed this book!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Wendy

    For someone who loves a glass of wine every weekend, I sure didn't know enough about this beverage. And this is an understatement; I didn't know nearly anything about it. The peak of my knowledge was the fact that while wine might be healthier for the heart than other alcohols, it's still alcohol, so it's not that great for ya - ha! Okay, needless to say, I needed someone to pass me a book like "Welcome to Wine," a gorgeous, illustrated guide to the very basics (and not just basics) of wine drink For someone who loves a glass of wine every weekend, I sure didn't know enough about this beverage. And this is an understatement; I didn't know nearly anything about it. The peak of my knowledge was the fact that while wine might be healthier for the heart than other alcohols, it's still alcohol, so it's not that great for ya - ha! Okay, needless to say, I needed someone to pass me a book like "Welcome to Wine," a gorgeous, illustrated guide to the very basics (and not just basics) of wine drinking and serving. In terms of knowledge I took away from it, it's simply wonderful. My favorite subjects included wine glasses, how to pair wine with food, and what the different flavors in wine are. I basically went from a noob to someone who can actually serve good wine properly. Most importantly, the illustrations are truly beautiful. Because of this, I wouldn't only buy this publication for myself, but also gladly give it away as a tasteful present. I know I will be returning to it for a refresher, and perhaps also give it to my company to flip through as I host a tasting session at home. *Thank you to the Publisher for a free advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Joseph Willis

    Welcome to Wine is one of those books that is going onto my list of Swiss Army recommendations and gifts. Wine, of the many aspects of food and drink out there, tends to come across as the most intimidating and frustratingly unassailable. There is the fear walking into a store and looking at the wall of wines, just not knowing what to actually get. Then the awkwardness of being in a conversation talking about the wine, and just hoping you don’t come across as stupid. This is what makes Welcome t Welcome to Wine is one of those books that is going onto my list of Swiss Army recommendations and gifts. Wine, of the many aspects of food and drink out there, tends to come across as the most intimidating and frustratingly unassailable. There is the fear walking into a store and looking at the wall of wines, just not knowing what to actually get. Then the awkwardness of being in a conversation talking about the wine, and just hoping you don’t come across as stupid. This is what makes Welcome to Wine such a wonderful book. Now, are you going to be the foremost knowledge on wine after you read this? No. Will you feel more confident and sure in the previously mentioned situations? Absolutely. First, at no time does it feel like Madelyne is talking down to, or condescending to, her readers. She has an obvious and infectious love of the drink and wants others to love it as well. It’s clear from the start that she is brimming with knowledge, but she works to make sure the reader doesn’t feel overwhelmed or drowning in all there is she could tell us. It is great for wetting the appetite and making you want to start to look past the edges of what is here. Second, the illustrations and drawings peppered throughout are absolutely wonderful and make the reading even more delightful. I definitely get a “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” vibe from it in the best way imaginable. They add a lot to the reading experience and make connecting with the content that much easier. If you are already deep into your personal wine journey, this may not be the book for you, but if wine is something you want to get into, or you are a wine lover who wants to help an acquaintance take those first steps in, this is an absolutely wonderful book to start at. Get it for yourself, or as that nice little gift, maybe with a bottle of your personal favorite to really get them started. Thank you to the publishers and netgalley for providing me with an advanced copy for an honest review.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Ryo

    I received a copy of this book for free in a Goodreads giveaway. I drink wine (more now during the pandemic), but I'm nowhere close to being a connoisseur, so this book was a great introduction to more of the details behind drinking and making wine. I really liked the cute illustrations; my only complaint about those were I wish there were more of them, because I thought they were fun and whimsical. I enjoyed the various tidbits about serving wine and tasting wine. I'm sure you could write entire I received a copy of this book for free in a Goodreads giveaway. I drink wine (more now during the pandemic), but I'm nowhere close to being a connoisseur, so this book was a great introduction to more of the details behind drinking and making wine. I really liked the cute illustrations; my only complaint about those were I wish there were more of them, because I thought they were fun and whimsical. I enjoyed the various tidbits about serving wine and tasting wine. I'm sure you could write entire books about these topics individually, but I appreciated the brief introduction to these concepts. I did find the last parts of the "Wine Growing" section to be rather dry, however. There's a list of different varietals and the characteristics of each and where they're grown, etc., but this is presented as a simple list, and I would have appreciated a more fun, visual format. The maps of different wine-growing regions were neat, but the blurbs for each area seemed too short, and I wanted more detail. The book ends with a "Winemaking" section that goes into a lot of the technical aspects of actual winemaking, which were presented in a fun way using a lot of diagrams. I do wish there were a conclusion at the end to tie everything up, as the book ends rather abruptly after the winemaking section, but overall I enjoyed this brief read about a beverage I often consume.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Meredith

    **I received and voluntarily read an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.** Great introduction to wine for beginners. At times, it still felt a little overly technical, but for the most part, the author did a great job of keeping it fairly simple to follow. There's also a great guide to wine/cheese pairings as well as wine/food pairings within the book for those who care more about how wine tastes and enhances food rather than how it's made. T **I received and voluntarily read an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.** Great introduction to wine for beginners. At times, it still felt a little overly technical, but for the most part, the author did a great job of keeping it fairly simple to follow. There's also a great guide to wine/cheese pairings as well as wine/food pairings within the book for those who care more about how wine tastes and enhances food rather than how it's made. The illustration were nice, and I really wish there had been more. I hope the author will one day make a sequel/follow up to this book. She does such a great job of breaking it down, I would love to have her break down the wine industry that has popped up in the southeastern US over the last couple of decades, where there is a lot of brewing done with muscadine and scuppernong grapes. Overall, it's a great book, one that would be perfect for anyone just starting to learn about wine, or even those who just want to learn more background than the average wine enthusiast.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Pam

    Thank you NetGalley and The Experiment Publisher for the opportunity to read and give an honest review of this book. As someone that enjoys a glass of wine a couple of times a week, I was interested in learning more about the beverage. The information was simple and straightforward without overloading the reader. It was just the right amount of information about the different white, red, and rosé wines. The book discussed the variety of areas in which wine is produced and the things that most inf Thank you NetGalley and The Experiment Publisher for the opportunity to read and give an honest review of this book. As someone that enjoys a glass of wine a couple of times a week, I was interested in learning more about the beverage. The information was simple and straightforward without overloading the reader. It was just the right amount of information about the different white, red, and rosé wines. The book discussed the variety of areas in which wine is produced and the things that most influenced the grapes and the taste of the wine. It discussed how to tell a good wine from a bad one, or a spoiled one. The author’s cartoon-like illustrations added to the charm and readability of this book. The onlyparts of the book that did not specifically interest me were the ones on how wine is made and how to make my own wine. I am much more interested in drinking my wine than making it.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Danielle D

    Being a novice wine drinker I knew only a little about wine before reading this book. I knew the usual couple of things, but this book opened my eyes. It is a great introduction to the different types of wines, tastes, smells and what to look for in a great bottle. Information was also given on how to store wine, good pairings and even glass and bottle types. When finished I felt more knowledgeable and not as intimidated. Another thing that drew me in was the gorgeous illustrations. I absolutely Being a novice wine drinker I knew only a little about wine before reading this book. I knew the usual couple of things, but this book opened my eyes. It is a great introduction to the different types of wines, tastes, smells and what to look for in a great bottle. Information was also given on how to store wine, good pairings and even glass and bottle types. When finished I felt more knowledgeable and not as intimidated. Another thing that drew me in was the gorgeous illustrations. I absolutely loved this book and look forward to buying a couple to give as gifts this holiday season with a great bottle of wine…now that I know how to pick one properly. I want to thank NetGalley, the author and publisher for the e-ARC of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are honest, my own and left voluntarily.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Francis M. Torres

    This book is what I needed in my life right about now, especially now that the holidays are around the corner. I am a huge lover of wine, but when it comes to pairing, and how to gift them and how to serve them as well? And how much is appropriate to consume? I didn’t know that at all. I just loved my glass of Chardonnay to the FACE and called it a day. But there is more to it than what I think it is. And I Can’t wait to get a real copy to put in my bookshelf, this is something I will be needed This book is what I needed in my life right about now, especially now that the holidays are around the corner. I am a huge lover of wine, but when it comes to pairing, and how to gift them and how to serve them as well? And how much is appropriate to consume? I didn’t know that at all. I just loved my glass of Chardonnay to the FACE and called it a day. But there is more to it than what I think it is. And I Can’t wait to get a real copy to put in my bookshelf, this is something I will be needed for years to come. Thanks NetGalley and the publishers at The Experiment for giving me the opportunity to read this book.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Megan Chasteen

    Thanks to NetGalley and The Experiment for this free advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Welcome to Wine, written and illustrated by Madelyne Meyer is a lovely crash course in everything wine. From tastings to pairings, to the making of wine and wine regions, this book has a little of everything for both the wine novice and connoisseur (and everyone in between). I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I actually have some background in wine--I spent a year taking classes and spending time in Thanks to NetGalley and The Experiment for this free advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Welcome to Wine, written and illustrated by Madelyne Meyer is a lovely crash course in everything wine. From tastings to pairings, to the making of wine and wine regions, this book has a little of everything for both the wine novice and connoisseur (and everyone in between). I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I actually have some background in wine--I spent a year taking classes and spending time in vineyards to learn about all of the "behind the scenes" work that goes into the beverage I take so much delight in drinking. Reading Meyer's book brought back those memories and made me want to pull out my old textbooks! She writes with obvious knowledge of her field and goes into each subject with care--giving just enough information to give the reader a good foundation, but not so much that it is overwhelming. Plus, I loved her sense of humor and her sweet illustrations! I definitely recommend this to anyone who is or knows a lover of wine and who might want to learn more about it! :)

  11. 5 out of 5

    Bethany

    Anyone who has ever been interested in wine and needs illustrations, this book is for you. The author tackles everything from wine production, wine regions, wine grapes, pairings, gifting wine, etc to what a wine with "legs" means. The illustrations are perfect. The material is concise without being stingy. This would be a great present for a young adult who is just starting to drink wine, or someone just getting into wine who may be interested in the process. A very interesting read. Anyone who has ever been interested in wine and needs illustrations, this book is for you. The author tackles everything from wine production, wine regions, wine grapes, pairings, gifting wine, etc to what a wine with "legs" means. The illustrations are perfect. The material is concise without being stingy. This would be a great present for a young adult who is just starting to drink wine, or someone just getting into wine who may be interested in the process. A very interesting read.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Allison

    This book was a very cool introduction to learning about wine. There was lots of great information about glass types and pairings and what blends well together. This is great information to have for nights when you're trying to be a bit classier and not just drink a bottle of wine in whatever cups around with ice cubes in it. Thank you to the publishers and netgalley for providing me with an arc for an honest review. This book was a very cool introduction to learning about wine. There was lots of great information about glass types and pairings and what blends well together. This is great information to have for nights when you're trying to be a bit classier and not just drink a bottle of wine in whatever cups around with ice cubes in it. Thank you to the publishers and netgalley for providing me with an arc for an honest review.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Cozy Book Spot

    A great and fun book about wine for beginners! I love wine and I have my favorites but to be honest I don't know much about wine. This book explains everything from what kind of glass you should use, how to hold the glass, wine region, aroma, flavors, food pairings and a lot more. I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review A great and fun book about wine for beginners! I love wine and I have my favorites but to be honest I don't know much about wine. This book explains everything from what kind of glass you should use, how to hold the glass, wine region, aroma, flavors, food pairings and a lot more. I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review

  14. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Karsh

    This is supper helpful, I think I now know enough to win at a wine and cheese party. The sketches are fun and add character to the information.

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