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To coordinate with the April 29 Virtual Wine Tasting With Michigan By The Bottle, we’ve gathered titles to help you learn more about wine and entertaining, as well as some fun movies about wine.


Wine Folly: Magnum Edition

Madeline Puckette, Justin Hammack

The expanded wine guide from the creators of Wine Folly, packed with new information for devotees and newbies alike. Wine Folly became a sensation for its inventive, easy-to-digest approach to learning about wine. Now in a new, expanded hardcover edi

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Cork Dork

Bianca Bosker

Bianca Bosker didn’t know much about wine—until she discovered an alternate universe where taste reigns supreme, a world of elite sommeliers who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of flavor. Astounded by their fervor and seemingly superhuman sen

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Wine. All the Time

Marissa A. Ross

Does the thought of having to buy wine for a dinner party stress you out? Is your go-to strategy to pick the bottle with the coolest label? Are you tired of choosing pairings based on your wallet, instead of your palate? Fear not! Marissa A. Ross is

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The Periodic Table of Wine

Sarah Rowlands

The Periodic Table of Wine is a fun, concise, and appealingly geeky new concept to wine appreciation. The foundation of the book is a periodic table designed to give a visual overview of how different styles of the world’s wines relate to one anoth

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Big Macs & Burgundy

Vanessa Price

Essential wine pairings for everything from popcorn to veggie burgers to General Tso’s Chicken, based on the wildly popular Grub Street column Sancerre and Cheetos go together like milk and cookies. The science behind this unholy alliance is as ele

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I Heart Cheese: A Cookbook

Mihaela Metaxa-Albu

It’s an undeniable fact: Cheese makes life better. With this special collection of recipes, you and all the cheese fanatics in your life can indulge in exciting new dishes that bring the world’s favorite culinary ingredient front and center—rig

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Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing

Michael Ruhlman, Brian Polcyn, Yevgenity Solovyev

An introduction to the creation of pork salami, sausages, and prosciutto outlines key techniques in the areas of preserving, cooking, and smoking, in a volume complemented by 125 recipes including Maryland crab, scallop, and saffron terrine; Da Bomb

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That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life

Marissa Mullen

Marissa Mullen takes cheese to a whole new level with her gorgeous, show-stopping cheese plates. With her simple step-by-step Cheese by Numbers method, she breaks down the cheese plate into its basic components--cheese, meat (aka the Salami River), p

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Wine Girl

Victoria James

An affecting memoir from the country’s youngest sommelier, tracing her path through the glamorous but famously toxic restaurant world At just twenty-one, the age when most people are starting to drink (well, legally at least), Victoria James became

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Backroads & Byways of Michigan: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions

Matt Forster

Whether it’s the Chicago and Territorial Roads, home of a historic and scenic railroad, or the Lower Peninsula’s Chain of Lakes area, Backroads & Byways of Michigan is the shortest route a visitor can take to explore like a local. Whether it

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Sideways

Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.

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Bottle Shock

Paris-based wine expert Steven Spurrier heads to California in search of cheap wine that he can use for a blind taste test in the French capital. Stumbling upon the Napa Valley, the stuck-up Englishman is shocked to discover a winery turning out top-

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