This holiday season give a book to your favorite wine, spirits or culinary lover: Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest For The World’s Best Bargain Wines by Natalie MacLean.
This timeless book is full of insider tips, hilarious humor, adventures, funny stories and key tips on how to locate wines with the best value. MacLean takes her readers on a wine journey to eight of the world’s best winemaking regions using her palate and smart wit. With each region she suggests a wine for each night of the week. The goal of this book is to “demystify wine price in relation to quality”; simply to help us wine shoppers pick out $15 wines that taste as good as $30 or $50 ones. MacLean admits that she is a wine cheapskate and is proud of it! “Wine doesn’t have to be expensive to taste great”.
MacLean has serious vino street cred. She was named the World’s Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia, has won four James Beard Foundation Journalism awards and six IACP Bert Greene Awards. She is the only person to win both the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award from the James Beard Foundation and the M.F.K. Fisher Award for Excellence in Culinary Writing from Les Dames d’Escoffier International. An accredited sommelier, she is the author of Red, White and Drunk All Over, recently chosen, out of more than 6,000 entries in 60 countries, as the Best Wine Literature Book in the English language at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.
Professionals and amateurs alike will drink this book up. It is a joyful book and an enjoyable read. You will want to curl up with a glass of wine and won’t put “Unquenchable” down until you finish the bottle.
You can read more reviews of my new wine book Unquenchable here.