November 2, 2010

November 2, 2010
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In Daring Pairings, the adventurous companion to the acclaimed Perfect Pairings, Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein shows how anyone can bring less-conventional grape varieties like albariño, grenache, grüner veltliner, malbec, and tempranillo to the table for spot-on pairings. He ventures into wine’s new frontiers, exploring the flavors and pairing potential of 36 distinctive grapes from around the world, including Argentina, Spain, Italy, Greece, and France. Goldstein offers advice on crafting unforgettable wine and food pairings, suggests wines for everyday and special occasions, and recommends producers and importers—while 36 chefs present recipes specially tailored to Goldstein’s wine selections (like Paul Bartolotta, Michelle Bernstein, and Charlie Trotter).

I have three copies of Daring Pairings to give away! tablehopper readers can enter the drawing to win by forwarding this week’s tablehopper newsletter to one friend, but even more would be so very fabulous. Just tell your friend(s) why they would dig a subscription to the tablehopper e-column (not a blog!), or point out this book, or an event or happening that you think your friend would like. Simply CC or BCC luckyme@tablehopper.com so I know you sent it—I promise I won’t use anyone’s email address. Deadline to enter is 11:59pm Sunday November 7th—I’ll notify the winners next week. Cheers!