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Good Better Best Wines -  A No-Nonsense Guide to Popular Wines

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A No-Nonsense Guide to Popular Wines
Now a Bestseller in Canada and the USA

When it comes to wine, your "wants" are pretty simple: a good wine, at a price you can afford, that's stocked at your local wine shop or supermarket. Good Better Best Wines gives you just that. It reveals in plain English, the good, better, and best wines available for the dollars you're willing to spend--up to $15--along with photos of clearly labeled bottles to make wine shopping easier.

And because Good Better Best Wines is the first book to rank the best-selling wines in North America—think names like Beringer, Kendall-Jackson, and Woodbridge—you bet they’ll be stocked at your local store.

Inside you’ll find:

  • The good, better, and best big-name wines under $5, $8, $11, and $15 for each major grape variety
  • Perfect party wines for specific occasions—weddings, dinners, backyard barbecues, and more
  • Trade secrets for getting the most out of each wine, including storage, serving techniques, and food pairings.
April 2010, $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-59257-977-8
Alpha Books/Penguin USA

To interview the author, or to request a copy for review, please contact Gardi Wilks at, or call 708.434.5006.


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"They're big, they're out there, but they're not all the same. This book cuts a sure course through the ocean of popular wines. Carolyn's enthusiasm and stylistic panache tells you what you need to know -- and fast." Andrew Jefford, columnist for Decanter and The World of Fine Wine magazine.

"Finally, a wine book for the rest of us! Carolyn Hammond sniffs and swirls her way through the liquor store so that you don’t have to. The genius of her approach is that she recognizes we want tasty wines that are reasonably priced. Brava Carolyn!" Natalie MacLean, author of Red, White and Drunk All Over and editor of

"It's about time someone of Carolyn’s' calibre stepped forward to champion these humble yet satisfying wines. The first paragraph alone is worth the price of admission." Richard Best, The Frugal Oenophile

"This book is a fabulous resource. It really filled a niche that needed to be addressed." Lynne Webb, Publisher,

"We're in an era when cheap wine can be very good and Good Better Best Wines helps you get the best. Innovative concept with tons of good stuff to buy and enjoy. My kind of wine book." Billy Munnelly, Author, Billy's Best Bottles

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