Are you tired of wine reviews with flowery descriptions that read like grocery lists? Yeah, well, so are the authors of X Rated Wines, the ultimate source for everyone who likes wine but can’t get into pedantic wine critics and stuffy wine books and magazines — in other words, for real people. Features include:
More than 1,500 wines reviewed, each having received one of the magazine’s trademark rankings, from X (Gets It Done) to XXX (Gotta Have It). Reviews divided into "Over $15" and "Under $15" categories so it’s easy to buy wine within your budget. Background information so you can learn a thing or two about what you’re drinking. Amusing sidebars like the "Top Ten Fast Food and Wine Suggestions" and "Music and Wine Pairings."
The reviews in X Rated Wines are both irreverent and insightful. Consider this critique of a Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon: "A deep French kiss in a phone booth — nice depth, great mouth feel, a little woody, a bit tight." Or this Australian shiraz: "Like a Grant Hill slam dunk — bold, spicy and in your face!" Whether you’re pondering what to purchase at your local spirits shop or which bottle to order with dinner, X Rated Wines will open your mind to a new way of thinking about wine.
"Wine X is the source for a new generation of wine consumers." – The Today show
About Darryl Roberts
DARRYL ROBERTS is the editor and publisher of Wine-X magazine, today’s fastest-growing wine magazine. Its reviews have been quoted everywhere from the Wall Street Journal to Glamour. He lives in Santa Rosa, California. STEWART DORMAN is co-owner/winemaker for Adrian Fog… More about Darryl Roberts
Published by Clarkson Potter Nov 14, 2000| 288 Pages| 5-1/2 x 8-1/2| ISBN 9780609806326