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Welcome to Wine

An Illustrated Guide to All You Really Need to Know

By Madelyne Meyer

The world of wine, right at your fingertips
Even growing up in a family that’s been in the wine business for five generations, Madelyne Meyer knows what it’s like to struggle to understand even the basics about wine. In Welcome to Wine, she pairs her hard-won expert knowledge with 200 witty, whimsical illustrations that make all the essentials crystal clear:
  • The art of wine tasting
  • Glass shape and serving temperature made simple
  • Flavor profiles and grape varieties
  • Foolproof food pairings
  • How and where wines are made
  • "Terroir" and more terms demystified
  • Suggested wines for gift-giving, date night, and more.

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“This cheerful wine primer makes for an all-around enjoyable and easy-to-swallow experience. The ample illustrations are simple, colorful, and fun.”Publishers Weekly

Welcome to Wine is an engaging and delightful primer to savoring the world—and flavors—of wine. I gulped it down!”—Bianca Bosker, author of Cork Dork

“All that you need to jump-start your own wine education is tucked into this lively, user-friendly primer. From terroir to tertiary aromas, Madelyne Meyer hasn’t missed a thing. And her witty drawings, sprinkled through these pages, are sure to make you grin.” —Peter Hellman, author of In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire

Welcome to Wine is the guide all creative souls have been waiting for. As someone who learns visually, Madelyne's illustrations are not only charming, but incredibly helpful. Wine is an art and a science, and this book beautifully combines both into an easy-to-understand reference guide. I cannot recommend it enough!”—Paige Comrie, wine expert, photographer, and blogger, @winewithpaige

“I love this fresh approach to wine education! Wine is supposed to be fun, and this book makes a seemingly daunting topic accessible and enjoyable. Pair this book with a glass of your favorite red or white!”—Cecily Gamba, wine blogger and influencer, @youhadmeatbordeaux

“Colorful, comical, and easy to digest, Madelyne’s down-to-earth approach to wine education does away with pretense and demystifies the basics. The perfect primer for budding wine enthusiasts.”—Jana Kreilein, sommelier, wine blogger, and influencer,
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November 24, 2020