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The Wine Lover’s Apprentice

About the book

The Wine Lover’s Apprentice takes a relaxed, low-key approach to the modern-day world of wine. Readers will learn tricks of the trade and strategies for navigating the shelves of a retail store or ordering wine at a restaurant. The Wine Lover’s Apprentice delves into the nitty-gritty details of winemaking and takes a look at the world’s major wine regions. Written in short, breezy sections, readers will gain a quick understanding of an area’s major grapes, the style or styles of wine, and the appellations that offer the best quality wine – and the best value.

Topics include:

  • Getting to Know Your Grapes
  • Conquering the Wine List
  • Navigating the Wine Shop
  • Serving, Sipping and Storing
  • Understanding the Wine Regions

By the end of this helpful guide, readers will become empowered to know what’s in a bottle, make an educated guess about its flavors, and help change the culture to make drinking wine what it should be – relaxing and fun.

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Praise for The Wine Lover’s Apprentice


I started reading this book and can’t put it down. Aside from being very knowledgeable, articulate, and au currant, Kathleen is witty, entertaining, and fascinating. Betcha you won’t be able to put it down either.

Brice Cutrer Jones, President, Emeritus Vineyards

A fun and insightful read for wine lover novices to elevate their knowledge of how climate and wine making techniques impact what is in the glass.  Straightforward and no-nonsense approach lighting the way to your personal, passionate vino journey.

Andrew Bell, President & CEO, Wine Symphony and Co-Founder
& President, American Sommelier Association