About the Book
In Wine Secrets, forty of the world’s top wine experts share the tricks, techniques, and wisdom they’ve learned through decades of experience. Celebrity chef Jacques Pépin shares the best uses for leftover wine in the kitchen. Sommelier Oliver Boru proves that you sometimes can judge a wine by its label. Restaurateur Piero Selvaggio tells diners the best way to send back an unacceptable bottle. Plus tips on tasting, drinking, ordering, storing, and more.
Each technique is described in the expert’s own words, along with a short profile and commentary from author/sommelier Marnie Old. With advice ranging from the basics (does anything pair well with broccoli?) to the extreme (yes, you can freeze open bottles of wine!), Wine Secrets will appeal to beginners as well as established oenophiles.
MARNIE OLD is one of the country’s top sommeliers and wine authors, and a breath of fresh air in the stuffy wine world. She teaches for New York’s Astor Center and hosts the webisode series Uncorked at Philly.com. Marnie has designed many of Philadelphia’s finest wine and cocktail programs, such as those at Parc and Continental Midtown. Her first book, He Said Beer, She Said Wine, is an entertaining debate on food pairing with co-author Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Formerly the director of wine studies for Manhattan’s renowned French Culinary Institute, Marnie also served as the founding education chair for the American Sommelier Association. For more info, visit www.marnieold.com
About the Author
Sommelier and author Marnie Old is one of the country’s leading wine personalities and a breath of fresh air in the wine world.
An engaging and energetic speaker, she is sought out for her intuitive ‘plain english’ explanations of complex wine topics. Marnie hosts Philly.com’s weekly wine and spirits webisode series Uncorked, writes a humorous wine column for the Philadelphia Daily News and teaches at New York’s luxurious Astor Center.
Her latest book Wine Secrets, is a collection of practical wine advice shared by 40 of the world’s top wine experts. F
ormerly the director of wine studies for Manhattan’s esteemed French Culinary Institute, Marnie served as the founding education chairperson for the American Sommelier Association. Marnie also co-authored He Said Beer, She Said Wine, a colorful and entertaining debate on food pairing with Discovery Channel beer guru Sam Calagione, host of Brew Masters and founder of Dogfish Head Brewery.