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The Wine Curmudgeon’s Guide to Cheap Wine
Everything you need to know about cheap wine – how to buy it, what to look for, how to tell if it’s any good – and written by someone who has made cheap wine his life’s work. Jeff Siegel is a nationally known wine writer whose work has appeared in a variety of newspapers, regional and national magazines, and websites.
“In everything I write, my philosophy is the same: The wine industry tries to intimidate consumers instead of educating them — and nuts to that. That means you won’t see winespeak here, wine scores and ratings, or hoity-toity writing that implies that I’m better or cooler or neater than you are. Because I’m not. I just drink more wine.”
Praise for Jeff Siegel and the Cheap Wine book:
• “I’m impressed. I don’t read many ‘wine’ books these days, but your breakdown of the system and situation we have in this country is very well done” — Eric Orange, CEO and founder of LocalWineEvents.
•”Almost everything under $10 that you mention, we already carry. The ones we don’t, I try immediately to get into my mouth then into my 10 stores” — Roz Mayberry, wine consultant, Spartan Stores.
• “Simple, but useful advice on how to make good choices when choosing from a seemingly infinite number of choices of cheap bottles of wine. Befriending a retailer, the benefits of blends, buying wines you know you like but from different producers and choosing wines from less-heralded regions are just some of the pieces of good advice this book has between its covers” – Kyle Schlachter, Colorado Wine Press.