Educating Peter (Paperback) by Teague, Lettie
Based on a wildly popular series of columns Lettie Teague wrote for Food & Wine magazine, Educating Peter chronicles the lessons Teague gave her close fiend Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone magazine and complete wine novice.
Abandoning the "dummy-oriented" style of so many beginner's wine books, Teague's entertaining and humorous narrative documents the dozens of hours the two spent together as she introduced her seriously wine-challenged friend to the essential facts of wine. This book explains everything amateur and expert wine lovers need to know--from how to hold a glass and swirl it to release the wines flavors, to how wine is made, and how to read labels and glean facts from the shapes and colors of bottles. In addition to giving an overview of the great wine regions of the Old World and New, Teague explains how to read wine lists in restaurants and how to develop a great wine cellar at home.