Grasping the Grape is a guide to the world's most prominent and essential wine grapes. Striking a balance between practical information and approachable, conversational tone, author Maryse Chevriere goes varietal by varietal to provide an overview of the major wine-growing regions the grape is grown in, the wines they make, and their flavor profile and distinguishing characteristics.
The book also features supporting information like fun, cleverly designed infographics on how to read the world's major wine labels, a glossary that breaks down the essential technical and tasting terminology you need to know to speak wine, and an introductory guide to basic food and wine pairings. Essentially, think of this book as your pocket sommelier: the one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about what's in your glass.
James Beard Award-winning humorist and certified sommelier Maryse Chevriere was most recently the Wine Director at Dominique Crenn's acclaimed San Francisco restaurant, Petit Crenn.
She currently resides in Boston where she works in hospitality and continues to develop her popular @freshcutgardenhose account.