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From the world-renowned sommelier Aldo Sohm, a dynamic, essential wine guide for a new generation NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FOOD52 Aldo Sohm is one of the most respected and widely lauded sommeliers in the world. He's worked with celebrated chef Eric Ripert as wine director of three-Michelin-starred Le Bernardin for over a decade, yet his philosophy an From the world-renowned sommelier Aldo Sohm, a dynamic, essential wine guide for a new generation NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FOOD52 Aldo Sohm is one of the most respected and widely lauded sommeliers in the world. He's worked with celebrated chef Eric Ripert as wine director of three-Michelin-starred Le Bernardin for over a decade, yet his philosophy and approach to wine is much more casual. Aldo's debut book, Wine Simple, is full of confidence-building infographics and illustrations, an unbeatable depth of knowledge, effusive encouragement, and, most important, strong opinions on wine so you can learn to form your own. Imbued with Aldo's insatiable passion and eagerness to teach others, Wine Simple is accessible, deeply educational, and lively and fun, both in voice and visuals. This essential guide begins with the fundamentals of wine in easy-to-absorb hits of information and pragmatic, everyday tips—key varietals and winemaking regions, how to taste, when to save and when to splurge, and how to set up a wine tasting at home. Aldo then teaches you how to take your wine knowledge to the next level and evolve your palate, including techniques on building a “flavor library,” a cheat sheet to good (and great) vintages (and why you shouldn't put everything on the line for them), tips on troubleshooting tricky wines (corked? mousy?), and, for the daring, even how to saber a bottle of champagne. This visual, user-friendly approach will inspire readers to have the confidence, curiosity, and enthusiasm to taste smarter, drink boldly, and dive headfirst fearlessly into the exciting world of wine. Praise for Wine Simple “If you’ve ever felt like you ought to be smart about wine, this is the book. Aldo makes wine approachable and never dumbed down.”—Madeline Puckette, co-founder of Wine Folly “A meal at Le Bernardin is always an incredible experience, especially with Aldo’s expert knowledge and effortless charm! It can be intimidating to choose wine, but with Wine Simple we can all feel like world-class sommeliers.”—Chrissy Teigen “Whoever thinks wine is all about snobbery and intricate complexity should open this book! In less than 300 pages, Aldo Sohm manages to open the doors of this universe with wit, fun, and great pedagogy. A perfect, personal beginner’s guide by a legend in our industry, Wine Simple will surely be the bedside book for a new generation of wine lovers.”—Pascaline Lepeltier, Master Sommelier and managing partner, Racines NY


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From the world-renowned sommelier Aldo Sohm, a dynamic, essential wine guide for a new generation NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FOOD52 Aldo Sohm is one of the most respected and widely lauded sommeliers in the world. He's worked with celebrated chef Eric Ripert as wine director of three-Michelin-starred Le Bernardin for over a decade, yet his philosophy an From the world-renowned sommelier Aldo Sohm, a dynamic, essential wine guide for a new generation NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FOOD52 Aldo Sohm is one of the most respected and widely lauded sommeliers in the world. He's worked with celebrated chef Eric Ripert as wine director of three-Michelin-starred Le Bernardin for over a decade, yet his philosophy and approach to wine is much more casual. Aldo's debut book, Wine Simple, is full of confidence-building infographics and illustrations, an unbeatable depth of knowledge, effusive encouragement, and, most important, strong opinions on wine so you can learn to form your own. Imbued with Aldo's insatiable passion and eagerness to teach others, Wine Simple is accessible, deeply educational, and lively and fun, both in voice and visuals. This essential guide begins with the fundamentals of wine in easy-to-absorb hits of information and pragmatic, everyday tips—key varietals and winemaking regions, how to taste, when to save and when to splurge, and how to set up a wine tasting at home. Aldo then teaches you how to take your wine knowledge to the next level and evolve your palate, including techniques on building a “flavor library,” a cheat sheet to good (and great) vintages (and why you shouldn't put everything on the line for them), tips on troubleshooting tricky wines (corked? mousy?), and, for the daring, even how to saber a bottle of champagne. This visual, user-friendly approach will inspire readers to have the confidence, curiosity, and enthusiasm to taste smarter, drink boldly, and dive headfirst fearlessly into the exciting world of wine. Praise for Wine Simple “If you’ve ever felt like you ought to be smart about wine, this is the book. Aldo makes wine approachable and never dumbed down.”—Madeline Puckette, co-founder of Wine Folly “A meal at Le Bernardin is always an incredible experience, especially with Aldo’s expert knowledge and effortless charm! It can be intimidating to choose wine, but with Wine Simple we can all feel like world-class sommeliers.”—Chrissy Teigen “Whoever thinks wine is all about snobbery and intricate complexity should open this book! In less than 300 pages, Aldo Sohm manages to open the doors of this universe with wit, fun, and great pedagogy. A perfect, personal beginner’s guide by a legend in our industry, Wine Simple will surely be the bedside book for a new generation of wine lovers.”—Pascaline Lepeltier, Master Sommelier and managing partner, Racines NY

30 review for Wine Simple: A Totally Approachable Guide from a World-Class Sommelier

  1. 5 out of 5

    Christina Rzepka

    Really enjoyed this book!! Will definitely refer to this book for years to come.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Madeline

    I mean...I don't know anything about wine and borrowed this book because it was colorful, but I learned that I probably killed my fancy German wine by leaving it in the fridge since August. I mean...I don't know anything about wine and borrowed this book because it was colorful, but I learned that I probably killed my fancy German wine by leaving it in the fridge since August.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tyler

    Clear language, clearly written for rich people.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Claire

    This is one of my favorite wine books I’ve read. Similar to wine folly but a different format. Equally fun, a bit more focused towards hospitality and home enjoyment of wine than really building up knowledge base of regions etc. I may buy a copy!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Salliewt

    Nicely organized, easy to understand, and full of great charts and illustrations that provide additional information. Font size seemed too big at first, but got used to it quickly. Really nice book to read if you have an interest in wine.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jacob Avery

    This was such a fun read. I definitely will leave on my coffee table and will continually refer to it. Learned a lot, accessible - anyone who likes wine should pick up this book.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Zahreen

    Excellent and beautiful guide - highly reccomend along with Wine All The Time by Marissa Ross.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    I feel like this book was written just for me, just for this time in my life. I have enough wine knowledge that this book isn’t totally overwhelming, and enough of a base line to make sense of what this book talks about. But it is soooo full of information, I could taste wine religiously for a decade and still get something out of this book. I have a lot of curiosity about wine but I always have struggled what to do next to learn more, so as a result, I end up in little wine ruts, where I stick t I feel like this book was written just for me, just for this time in my life. I have enough wine knowledge that this book isn’t totally overwhelming, and enough of a base line to make sense of what this book talks about. But it is soooo full of information, I could taste wine religiously for a decade and still get something out of this book. I have a lot of curiosity about wine but I always have struggled what to do next to learn more, so as a result, I end up in little wine ruts, where I stick to what I know, varying only slightly. This book gives me the courage to try new things. In fact, it URGES me to try new things. Every 2nd or 3rd page, I found myself googling something, hopping on a wine app, or adding something new to my wine shopping list. I’m hooked. The book itself is also absolutely stunning! It is so visually appealing. (No joke, I thought about whether I could tear out a page and frame it, because I liked it so much). It has charts and maps and pictures to help you remember stuff. It’s beautifully made. Even the edges of the pages are dyed, so it looks gorgeous when closed. The best part about this book is I know I will pull it out to reference it all the time. There is so much useful info in here, I’ll be tempted to tote it with me to restaurants. Finally, the thing I like most about this book is Aldo’s attitude toward wine. This guy is a wine genius (he talks about wine characteristics he can identify just by tasting, and it’s mind boggling to even think someone could do such a thing), but he makes wine so approachable. Not snobby. And he reminds us to just continue to taste, take notes (mental or otherwise), and find what we like. There is no shame in knowing whatever level you know. It’s just an opportunity to learn that much more! I’m so excited to continue my wine journey with what he’s taught me in this book.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Michael MacDonald

    Good and approachable overview of understanding wine from one of NYC's most tenured and venerated sommeliers. What I liked about this book was it's straightforward and succinct format, with good tips scattered throughout. Sohm's tips for pairing are super-helpful for someone like me who really doesn't know where to start in pairing wine & food. Sohm introduced me to the phrase, "wine wardrobe" to describe the wine that you keep as party of your pantry for enjoyment - a lot more relatable of a ph Good and approachable overview of understanding wine from one of NYC's most tenured and venerated sommeliers. What I liked about this book was it's straightforward and succinct format, with good tips scattered throughout. Sohm's tips for pairing are super-helpful for someone like me who really doesn't know where to start in pairing wine & food. Sohm introduced me to the phrase, "wine wardrobe" to describe the wine that you keep as party of your pantry for enjoyment - a lot more relatable of a phrase for me than what other books/personalities would call a "wine collection." There were 2 things I didn't like about the book. One was that the book felt like a communication of lived experience without backup, so the book seemed more like an oral history/passing down of superstitions rather than grounded facts (the section on wine storage stood out). The other thing was the way that natural wine was addressed throughout the book. It's clear that Sohm is uncomfortable with the natural wine movement, and hasn't quite come to terms with it. Natural wine is always described in awkward terms, and the fact that his only real suggestion is to pair natural wine (such a broad spectrum) with "Nordic food" feels like a way of excusing his inability to come to terms with natural wine by making a subtle reference to famed Danish restaurant, Noma. It's a decent book for people interested in exploring wine, but I can't see myself actually recommending it to others.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Mason Jones

    This is a fun read. I'm pretty wine-familiar, but wouldn't call myself an expert, especially when going outside the California wines. This is a fun book, presented in a breezy, casual way but with lots of information. It's a book that you'll read through, learn bits and pieces from, then use as a reference in the future. The topics include everything from varietals and regions to how to taste and pay attention to the wines, glassware and storage, and more. Fun. I give it 3 stars instead of 4 bec This is a fun read. I'm pretty wine-familiar, but wouldn't call myself an expert, especially when going outside the California wines. This is a fun book, presented in a breezy, casual way but with lots of information. It's a book that you'll read through, learn bits and pieces from, then use as a reference in the future. The topics include everything from varietals and regions to how to taste and pay attention to the wines, glassware and storage, and more. Fun. I give it 3 stars instead of 4 because the organization is a bit haphazard, and I think it could have used more details about how to approach learning about a new region/varietal/type, what to look for, and where to start.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Pier

    If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the wine lover 🍷 in your life, Wine Simple by Aldo Sohm is it! (Sohm is the wine director at the fabulous Le Bernardin restaurant in NYC as well as owner of the Aldo Sohm Wine Bar). This is a totally approachable guide to learning more about wine growing, wine regions, how to taste, how to pair, even how to pick the right glasses! And it’s so beautifully designed and illustrated! I wish I could share pictures on here. This is definitely staying on my coff If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the wine lover 🍷 in your life, Wine Simple by Aldo Sohm is it! (Sohm is the wine director at the fabulous Le Bernardin restaurant in NYC as well as owner of the Aldo Sohm Wine Bar). This is a totally approachable guide to learning more about wine growing, wine regions, how to taste, how to pair, even how to pick the right glasses! And it’s so beautifully designed and illustrated! I wish I could share pictures on here. This is definitely staying on my coffee table ☺️.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Terry Croyle

    Much fun, much to learn and retain. I appreciated that each important element was presented in no more than two pages. Aldo Sohm has a grasp on wine that would require a lifetime in the business to acquire and has graciously shared this knowledge with us. The book reinforced the fact that if I really want to become knowledgeable about wine, I'd better get started on the practice of mindful drinking. Will keep this one around for reference. Much fun, much to learn and retain. I appreciated that each important element was presented in no more than two pages. Aldo Sohm has a grasp on wine that would require a lifetime in the business to acquire and has graciously shared this knowledge with us. The book reinforced the fact that if I really want to become knowledgeable about wine, I'd better get started on the practice of mindful drinking. Will keep this one around for reference.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Kuhn

    I learned a lot more than I ever knew existed about regions, varietals, pairings, and flavors! Went a little too specific and detailed for me, as I am truly clueless when it comes to wine. Hopefully, I will grow into the knowledge as I taste more wine and reference this book to understand what I am tasting and the particular journey of grape to glass. The illustrations and pages were so beautiful, it makes a nice coffee table book.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Chris Collier

    Best impulse book purchase I’ve ever made. Exciting, inspiring, humbling. Aldo makes wine drinking accessible and inspires me to want better wines. He also subtly.... bluntly showed me in this book everything I do wrong, and yet he does so with the most grace and lack of arrogance I’ve experienced from a sommelier. If you’re mildly interested in wine, buy this book.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Meredith

    Worth the cost of the book and the time it took to read it. I'll definitely use it as a quick reference book, too. Worth the cost of the book and the time it took to read it. I'll definitely use it as a quick reference book, too.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Julie Bock

    Plainly written. Approachable information for wine drinkers and appreciators of all levels. Great insider information and guidance from one of the best sommeliers!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia Van

    Finished within one day, very enjoyable and easily digested introduction to wine.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Alexa

    A nice read on wine and wine making. I learned a lot!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Adam

    A great introduction to the world of wine, which assumes you know very little and explains all through artwork and breakdowns of key knowledge.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Carlos Nunes

    Good guide to start the wine journey

  21. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    Lived the graphic format, easy going and informative read. Now I'm off to drink..... Lived the graphic format, easy going and informative read. Now I'm off to drink.....

  22. 4 out of 5

    Geo

    Elegant and informative. My untrained palette is not worthy, but Sohm says that is where anyone should start. Helpful in planning my next Named Wines order!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Mimi

    This is the best book I could have read during this Sheltering in Place. It felt like I traveled to France,Italy,Spain,California etc and walked through grape vines and tasted wonderful wines with lovely people. I also learned a lot. It is unpretentious and funny. 🍷

  24. 5 out of 5

    Meredith

    As the title says this is a simple guide to wine and how to pair it to types of food, regions of cuisine, etc. While fun and interesting as an ebook, I'm definitely considering it as a paperback to add to my collection as a quick reference of what to drink. As the title says this is a simple guide to wine and how to pair it to types of food, regions of cuisine, etc. While fun and interesting as an ebook, I'm definitely considering it as a paperback to add to my collection as a quick reference of what to drink.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Marcelo Ferranti

    The best intro book about wine out there.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Linnea

    Deeply accessible and entertaining. I love wine and always want to learn more and this book embraces the basics as much as the fancy sommelier tricks, so I learned a lot while also nodding my head in agreement. Caveat: I know that pricing is always an issue re. wine, but this book does assume a certain solvency, so take that with a grain of salt.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Janette Valencia

    Easy to read, nice colorful pages. A great addition to your wine learning books.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Megan Dill

    What a fun read! I’ll be going back to this book often when pondering which wine to try next.🍷🥂

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jen

    Not really a book to sit down and read, more of a reference guide to someone wanting to learn about wine - which I am! Really clear and interesting information, and a beautifully designed book.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kate

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