Los Angeles– Since it’s first edition, The Instant Wine Connoisseur , written by real wine connoisseurs Mervyn Hecht and John Blanchette, provides an intimate glimpse into today’s world of wine. Now it’s better than ever. This edition will help you to better understand the different tastes of wines and their sources, so you can successfully choose wines from a restaurant menu or a wine store shelf-without relying on ratings by others.
Readers who are world travelers, by armchair or otherwise, can read about many places of interest to a wine lover.
Discover restaurants and famous chefs all over the world, try their recipes (delightfully included with detailed photos throughout this book), and learn about the great areas of the world for wine production and how to best visit them. Learn the short cuts to the names, regions, textures, and tastes of the best wine varieties. In short-read this book to expand your knowledge and appreciation of the great culture of wine. It will make you look good to your mate or date as the Wine Connoisseur you always had inside you.
Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: Independently published (September 28, 2018)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.1 ounce softcover 110 Pages
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Mervyn L.Hecht (b. 1938) graduated from Harvard Law School in 1963. Since then he has written five books and hundreds of articles about diverse subjects, including food, restaurants, legal matters, investments, and wine. In 1997 he wrote the first edition of The Instant Wine Connoisseur, followed by the second edition in 2003. For the past 40 years he has been writing weekly restaurant and wine reviews for various newspapers in the Los Angeles area.
Mr. Hecht is a certified wine judge for the state of California and has participated in many wine tastings at the California and Los Angeles County fairs, and for several years he taught an extension course at UCLA on wine tasting and wine service. In 2010, he reflected on his law career with “Great Cases I Lost: Thirteen Legal Cases Which Taught Me Humility” later followed by “Hard Knocks: Hilarious Life Lessons of a Lawyer”. Mr. Hecht currently works for several companies that source and distribute food and wine products internationally and is a contributing restaurant critic for the Santa Monica Daily Press. He currently resides in Los Angeles.