Matt’s Skinner Wine Book Heard It Through the Grapevine
Sommeliers and wine books, despite the topic, can be dry affairs – long, drawn out and tough going, even for a chef that has committed to expanding his wine knowledge. Matt’s latest title, however, is a real winner; probably the best beginner wine book I ever laid eyes on.
His writing style is super relaxed, and the book’s 176 pages completely cover the topic of viticulture –from purchasing and drinking to pairing and properly storing wine. In most cases, only a page of text covers the subtopics, making the book an easy read – the kind of book where you can read a few pages each day and still remember what you read the day before.
The photographs would have what I describe as “magazine style,” meaning they don’t just add gloss; they add depth to the book and help explain the topic on hand.
In short, Matt’s book is well put together, looks good and reads great – so, go grab it, read it and get smarter on wine. You and your sommelier might just end up friends!
Read our interview with Matt Skinner
Buy Matt’s Skinner’s book Heard It Through the Grapevine (Mitchell Beazley ,$24.99) online at Amazon.com