From grape to glass, this highly readable, charmingly illustrated guide will teach you everything you need to know to enjoy wine.
With its fun, conversational tone and funky illustrations, How to Drink Wine is a brand-new kind of wine resource. Instead of drilling down into the nitty-gritty details of one specific region or varietal, it gives a digestible overview for anyone who’s looking to learn the basics or up their wine game.
Award-winning sommelier Grant Reynolds and The Infatuation co-founder and CEO Chris Stang help boost your wine confidence in the most unpretentious way with information on navigating the store, dissecting a label, tasting in public without looking like a jerk, building your vocab (hello, “tannins” and “cuvée”), pairing your wine with social situations (think brunch, beach days, and pizza nights).
They walk you through how to figure out exactly what you like to drink, framing it through the lens of the most widely accessible types—for instance, if pinot noir is your usual jam, try a bottle from Beaujolais next time. With this book, a wine key, and just one kind of glass (really!), you’re sure to become the resident wine expert—or at least be able to fake it really well.
Grant Reynolds is an award-winning sommelier, included in Forbes’s 30 Under 30 in 2017 and named Wine & Spirits’ Best New Sommelier in 2013.
He is the owner of the wine shop Parcelle and is a partner in the New York City restaurants Charlie Bird, Pasquale Jones, and Legacy Records.
Grant has been featured in Bon Appétit, GQ, Condé Nast Traveler, and Vogue, and he has written about wine for Vanity Fair.