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The Wine Snob's Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Oenological Knowledge

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  26 ratings  ·  3 reviews
A nicely structured, lightly acidic addition to the handy Snob’s Dictionary series, decoding the baffling world of winespeak from A to Z.

Wine Snob. The very phrase seems redundant, doesn't it? When faced with this snobbiest of snobberies, the civilian wine enthusiast needs the help of savvy translators like David Kamp and David Lynch. Their Wine Snob’s Dictionary delivers
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 14th 2008 by Clarkson Potter (first published October 6th 2008)
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Jan 11, 2009 Rhonda rated it 4 of 5 stars
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if one likes Ambrose Bierce and wine, (separately, of course!)one could hardly do better than to read this book. It is a wonderful dictionary of people and terms, written with decent accuracy and a sense of the tongue in cheek. I already learned form my uncle that Robert Parker is an ass, but it's fun to learn about how various people have affected the wine trade.
It was a very quick read. It's snarky enough to be entertaining even though you're reading a book in dictionary form. Its lack of snobbery makes it totally accessible and it's in its making fun of the snobbery of oenophilia that it derives its comedy.
Steph gave me this book, and I have learned so much more about wine already. So sadly yes, I am a self proclaimed Wine Snob.
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