I live right next door to Napa and Sonoma, eat daily in a town that is run by foodies and live with a French husband, so I am sure that it is no surprise that wine is an ever-present part of my life. But in reality I don’t know much about it!
I know what the general rules are and I know what I like, but beyond that I am clueless! So when the lovely ladies of Women on Writing asked if I wanted to check out part of a new series on wine written by Sara J. Fasolino from 101 Publishing, I said “bien sûr!”
Considering the history and prestige surrounding cabernet sauvignon I was expecting a massive tome, so I was pleasantly surprised when the Cabernet Sauvignon: Beginners Guide to Wine ebook turned out to be just 22 pages. However those 22 pages are filled to the brim! Being a francophile, I was particularly interested in the history which I found fascinating!
I have friends who make wine at home and I have heard them talk about it on many occassions, but I was not aware of the actual process that they technically go through…now I know! It is so much more fun drinking their results knowing what went into it!
These days when you step into a store you are met with hundreds if not thousands of wines…and labels! Sara takes you through the process of understanding and deciphering the labels so that you can make the right purchase decisions. Once you get it home, you’ll know exactly how to prepare it, serve it and what to serve it with (my favorite part!).
This book gave me just enough knowledge to be dangerous and I loved it! Not only that, but at a price of $2.99 for each book, I can very easily buy the whole series and learn about the vast majority of wines that are out there which I think will allow me to enjoy food that much more (you know me, always have food on the brain!).
If you don’t believe me you can try one out for yourself for free. Yep, you heard me right, free! If you visit the Wine 101 Facebook page and access this special app url, you will see a selection of Sara’s ebooks, pick the one you want to receive, fill out your name and email and voilà!