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A Beer Drinker's Guide to Drinking and Enjoying Fine Wine Book Review and #Giveaway



        I am a beer drinker and not your run of the mill lagers, but craft beer.  I have many friends that tell me I am a beer snob because it has to be a special occasion for me not to be drinking a craft beer of some kind.  From milk stouts, barrel aged beer, sours, or Whittier just to name a few, I just prefer these above all others.  I even have a beer cellar of over 6 cases of beer, of various makes and breweries (many of them are even rare to obtain beer).  In addition to my large collection and love of beer, I also have an extensive red wine collection.


        What I have always found intimidating about wine is all the rules about tasting, or how people who know about wine talk (although, I'm sure my friends say the same about me and beer).  I was super excited to receive the book A Beer Drinkers Guide to Knowing and Enjoying Fine Wine in exchange for writing a review.  I have actually been looking for a book that I could read on this subject without being bored or feeling like it was above my head for my level of wine drinking.

        This book is an easy going introduction to both wine and beer, showing all the comparison's that they have in regards to how many different types of beer and wine are available in the world.  It helps to understand each of these with their unique flavors and aroma's.  It doesn't have the snobby feel like most wine books I have tried to read have which make me feel as though I am below even reading them.  The book discusses all the different types of grapes and how or where they are grown can affect the taste of the wine being made.  It's just as how beer is affected by the hops that are used and the type of yeast is used in fermentation process.

        I absolutely love how the relaxed feel and flow of this book makes me actually want to learn more about wine and get involved in enjoying it a lot more than I do.  This book had a way to explain wine drinking and tasting in a way that feels comfortable, even to a novice beer or wine drinker.  Since I am familiar with beer terminology, having home brewed for a couple years as well attending beer festivals and talking with other beer drinkers and home brewers, I found this book very relatable,

        However, even if I didn't have prior knowledge this book explains things and makes them attainable for the everyday person who is looking to learn more or break into the beer and/or wine tasting world.  After diving into this book, I have gained a better appreciation for wine.  I still love me my Cabernet, but I am open to trying other types of wine, just as I am open to trying all types of beer.  I am so excited for others I know to read this book and learn a little more about beer and wine.

Available to Purchase/Cost: $15.10 
Recommendation: I really loved this book and how easily it was to read and understand comfortably the world of enjoying and drinking wine.  I highly recommend reading this book if you are curious about the fuss of wine drinking and beer.
Giveaway:  Smith Publicity is going to give one of A Lucky Ladybug's lucky readers a a copy of A Beer Drinker's Guide to Drinking and Enjoying Fine Wine Book to have of their own!
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28 comments:

  1. When I lived in Maryland, I liked a winery called Linganore. They did berry wines that were very tasty (and sweet).

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  2. My favourite beers are microbrews [from WA] - a Ridgetop Red from Silver City Brewery and Mac & Jack's African Amber Beer. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. I love Mascoto Wine. I have never been a beer drinker but have a boyfriend that does. I started drinking wine 3 years ago. I can't stand the taste of a dry wine.

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  4. I love Fruity wines. I really like raspberry and Cranberry wine especially.

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  5. I really like moscato. I hate the taste of beer.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  6. Love Yeungling light....that's what started my like into beer!

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  7. I love Merlot wine, brand is not so much a problem. Beer I like your lagers, Yuengling or I like Molson.
    dor.turner@yahoo.com
    dorrie turner

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  8. I am really liking this mulled red wine called witches brew.

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  9. Right now I really love Redd's Strawberry Ale.

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  10. I love a good Guinness! I like a lot of micro-brews too, but Guinness is still the favorite!

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  11. I love all Amber beers, but I've also started drinking the local craft brews. Bellevue Brewing Company in Bellevue, Washington has put out a lot of great varieties of beer.

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  12. I love all amber beers, but have started really enjoying the local craft brews. The newer local brewery Bellevue Brewing Company in Bellevue Washington has put out some great beers.

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  13. i dont drink beer or wine grey goose vodka is my fav!

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  14. I like red wines... I like to try new ones as I can.

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  15. I like stouts and other dark beers, they tend to be smoother and less carbonated. My favorite is probably Guinness.

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  16. Any dark lagers- blue moon is yummy

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  17. My favorite beer is Spotted Cow!

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  18. I really love cider "beers" and a lovely Cabernet Sauv.

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  19. A local vineyard makes amazing fruit wines; my favorites are strawberry and peach.

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  20. My favorite type of beer are the dark ones especially Guinness.

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