This years book is extra special, as we are featuring a book curated by our dear friend Evan Goldstein!
Perfect Pairings: A Master Sommelier’s Practical Advice for Partnering Wine with Food
Author: Evan Goldstein
The quintessential resource for matching wine and food, Perfect Pairings acts as a guide to wine, wine terminology, and wine-growing regions as well as a cooking guide: this versatile coffee table book includes 58 companion recipes developed by celebrated chef Joyce Goldstein that showcase each type of wine.
As thousands of wines from around the globe enter the marketplace and the American palate continues to adopt flavors from a range of cultures, the task of pairing wine and food becomes increasingly complicated. No longer is the choice simply red or white, or wines from California, France, or Italy. The typical shopper today has access to wines from those regions plus South Africa, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, and Australia. If that isn’t confusing enough, Asian, Creole, and Latin American dishes might find their way onto the same table. Perfect Pairings, by well-known Master Sommelier and respected restaurant industry veteran Evan Goldstein, provides straightforward, practical advice for how to pair wine with each meal.
He not only passed the notoriously rigorous Master Sommelier exam at the wee age of 26 (the youngest American to pass at that time), but he has been a lifelong sports fan, with season tickets to the San Francisco Giants.
In September 2022, the Giants honored Goldstein’s deep knowledge of wine and baseball by making him Master Sommelier of the team, a first for any American professional sports team.