Edited by aaustin, 15 February 2005 - 02:30 PM.
Who you read
Posted 15 February 2005 - 02:29 PM
Posted 17 February 2005 - 01:30 PM
In wine, I especially like reading Matt Kramer, an always provocative columnist for the Wine Spectator who I recently discovered has a weekly column in the NY Sun. His books, Making Sense of Wine and Making Sense of California Wine, are really good.
Patrick Matthews is a British writer whose done some really interesting wine books. His best, Real Wine, was published a few years ago, but I think you can still find it on Amazon.
I like Rod Smith, who writes about wine for the L.A. Times and for Wine and Spirits magazine.
Karen MacNeil's The Wine Bible is possibly the single best one-volume primer.
Frank Prial is the master!
Andrew Jefford's The New France is essential.
On the web, Mark Squires' wine bulletin board, which you can access through www.erobertparker.com, is full of lively and throughtful discussions.
Allen Meadows's site, www.burghound.com, is essential for any Burgundy lover, but you have to pay for it.
Natalie MacLean is always fun: www.natdecants.com
Beeradvocate.com and realbeer.com are excellent resources.
I am a big fan of Ed Behr's quarterly, "The Art of Eating,'' and Calvin Trillin and Jane and Michael Stern have always been my heroes. John T. Edge, John Thorne, Robb Walsh are great, and I have no doubt I've left out plenty of favorites.....
Posted 18 February 2005 - 03:40 PM