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Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite
If you have always wanted to know more about wine without coming across as one of those arrogant connoisseurs then you’ll love J.P. Bary’s "The Persistent Observer’s Guide to Wine". Starting with the notion that the wine industry and so-called wine experts make the process of selecting and pairing wines much too difficult, he sets out to help readers wade through the nonsense without reducing our interest in, and love for, wine. What is so great about Bary’s book is that it is all about the reader’s perception and taste of the wine, rather than what the experts tell you that you should taste or smell.
This is the fantastic part of this book because although it is sort of a beginner’s guide to wine. Bary never makes the reader feel like a class-less wine drinker. There is no need to memorize types of grapes or pretend to taste flavors you don’t because he expertly takes you through the nuances of wine: smells, tastes, tactile sensations and undertones so that you begin to understand, at your own pace, exactly why your taste buds respond positively to some wines and negatively to others. His uncanny ability to help you dig through the tricks and gimmicks in the wine industry in a humorous but helpful way will have you walking away from this book with a new confidence in your own ability to appreciate a good bottle of wine. After reading this, you will no longer be intimidated by know-it-all wine drinkers or condescending sommeliers as you’ll be able to glance at a wine list and find what appeals to your taste buds, regardless of what everyone else says you should taste. This engaging book is funny and informative and simply written for those who love wine but have no desire to analyze it to the point where you need several bottles just to get back to enjoying it.