X Rated Wines: The Wine-X Magazine Guide to Wine

by Darryl Roberts, Editors Of Wine X Magazine

Crown Publishing Group | November 14, 2000 | Trade Paperback

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Are you tired of wine reviews with flowery descriptions that read like grocery lists? Yeah, well, so are the authors of X Rated Wines, the ultimate source for everyone who likes wine but can''t get into pedantic wine critics and stuffy wine books and magazines -- in other words, for real people. Features include:

More than 1,500 wines reviewed, each having received one of the magazine''s trademark rankings, from X (Gets It Done) to XXX (Gotta Have It).
Reviews divided into "Over $15" and "Under $15" categories so         it''s easy to buy wine within your budget.
Background information so you can learn a thing or two about what you''re drinking.
Amusing sidebars like the "Top Ten Fast Food and Wine Suggestions" and "Music and Wine Pairings."

The reviews in X Rated Wines are both irreverent and insightful. Consider this critique of a Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon: "A deep French kiss in a phone booth -- nice depth, great mouth feel, a little woody, a bit tight." Or this Australian shiraz: "Like a Grant Hill slam dunk -- bold, spicy and in your face!" Whether you''re pondering what to purchase at your local spirits shop or which bottle to order with dinner, X Rated Wines will open your mind to a new way of thinking about wine.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 in

Published: November 14, 2000

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0609806327

ISBN - 13: 9780609806326

Found in: Wine and Spirits

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X Rated Wines: The Wine-X Magazine Guide to Wine

by Darryl Roberts, Editors Of Wine X Magazine

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 in

Published: November 14, 2000

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0609806327

ISBN - 13: 9780609806326

From the Publisher

Are you tired of wine reviews with flowery descriptions that read like grocery lists? Yeah, well, so are the authors of X Rated Wines, the ultimate source for everyone who likes wine but can''t get into pedantic wine critics and stuffy wine books and magazines -- in other words, for real people. Features include:

More than 1,500 wines reviewed, each having received one of the magazine''s trademark rankings, from X (Gets It Done) to XXX (Gotta Have It).
Reviews divided into "Over $15" and "Under $15" categories so         it''s easy to buy wine within your budget.
Background information so you can learn a thing or two about what you''re drinking.
Amusing sidebars like the "Top Ten Fast Food and Wine Suggestions" and "Music and Wine Pairings."

The reviews in X Rated Wines are both irreverent and insightful. Consider this critique of a Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon: "A deep French kiss in a phone booth -- nice depth, great mouth feel, a little woody, a bit tight." Or this Australian shiraz: "Like a Grant Hill slam dunk -- bold, spicy and in your face!" Whether you''re pondering what to purchase at your local spirits shop or which bottle to order with dinner, X Rated Wines will open your mind to a new way of thinking about wine.

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Are you tired of wine reviews with flowery descriptions that read like grocery lists? Yeah, well, so are the authors of X Rated Wines, the ultimate source for everyone who likes wine but can’t get into pedantic wine critics and stuffy wine books and magazines -- in other words, for real people. Features include:

* More than 1,500 wines reviewed, each having received one of the magazine’s trademark rankings, from X (Gets It Done) to XXX (Gotta Have It).

* Reviews divided into "Over $15" and "Under $15" categories so it’s easy to buy wine within your budget.

* Background information so you can learn a thing or two about what you’re drinking.

* Amusing sidebars like the "Top Ten Fast Food and Wine Suggestions" and "Music and Wine Pairings."

The reviews in X Rated Wines are both irreverent and insightful. Consider this critique of a Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon: "A deep French kiss in a phone booth -- nice depth, great mouth feel, a little woody, a bit tight." Or this Australian shiraz: "Like a Grant Hill slam dunk -- bold, spicy and in your face!" Whether you’re pondering what to purchase at your local spirits shop or which bottle to order with dinner, X Rated Wines will open your mind to a new way of thinking about wine.

About the Author

DARRYL ROBERTS is the editor and publisher of Wine-X magazine, today''s fastest-growing wine magazine. Its reviews have been quoted everywhere from the Wall Street Journal to Glamour. He lives in Santa Rosa, California.

STEWART DORMAN is co-owner/winemaker for Adrian Fog Winery.  He lives in Healdsburg, California.

From Our Editors

Many people have a great passion for wine. They also have no use for the elitism that often goes along with it. Wine-X Magazine caters to this group of wine lovers. Now you can enjoy reviews of more than 1500 wines in X Rated Wines: The Wine-X Magazine Guide to Wine. It contains historical background on each wine while offering entertaining reviews. There are amusing sidebars, such as 10 best wines to enjoy with fast food and the 10 best wine references in movies.

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