Good, Better, Best: A No Nonsense Guide to Popular Wines If you are a wine collector or connoisseur this is not the book for you. However, if you are looking for affordable easy-to-find wines, you have found your book. Carolyn Evans Hammond has a no-nonsense approach some of the world’s top selling wines. The first two chapters which cover trade secrets and wine drinking tips are worth the read. The wines in the following chapters are organized by grape varietal and then by price. A basic description of each varietal is provided with a multitude of informative tidbits on the side. Most importantly, the book only covers wines that are under $15. And for your party planning needs, she also recommends wines for various events ranging from backyard barbeques to wedding receptions. This book is great resource for your next trip to the wine store.
Carolyn Evans Hammond
(April 2010, $12.95, ISBN: 978-4-59257-977-8, Alpha Books)
Note: Garden State Woman is fortunate to be working with Maria Baniel, one of New Jersey's top independent wine experts as its wine advisor. Maria is passionate about wine and has traveled extensively throughout wine producing countries adding to her knowledge. Following a very successful corporate career Maria is developing a second career in the wine industry organizing and hosting wine tasting events and advising clients on developing wine cellars.