“Wine Bible” author Karen McNeil comes to Books and Books in Coral Gables this Thursday

It is probably fair to say that everybody who is interested in wine and wants to learn as much as possible about the subject has a copy of Karen McNeil’s “Wine Bible.” The one thing missing was indepth coverage about the wines of South America and other emerging wine regions. Wine lovers can rejoice because Karen McNeil is about to release an updated copy of her “Wine Bible,” and now all their questions about New World wines will be answered.

This Thursday October 15 at 7 pm Books and Books in Coral Gables is proud to host Karen McNeil with an hour wine tasting followed by a discussion with the author about her new book. Here is the full press release for this event.

Announcing the completely revised and updated edition of The Wine Bible, the perennial bestselling wine book praised as “The most informative and entertaining book I’ve ever seen on the subject”(Danny Meyer), “A guide that has all the answers” (Bobby Flay), “Astounding” (Thomas Keller), and “A magnificent masterpiece of wine writing” (Kevin Zraly).

Like a lively course from an expert teacher, The Wine Bible grounds the reader deeply in the fundamentals while layering on informative asides, tips, amusing anecdotes, definitions, glossaries, photos (all new for this edition), maps, labels, and recommended bottles. Karen MacNeil’s information comes directly through primary research; for this second edition she has tasted more than 10,000 wines and visited dozens of wine regions around the world. New to the book are wines of China, Japan, Mexico, and Slovenia. And through it all the reader becomes ever more informed—and, because of the author’s unique voice, always entertained: “In great years Pétrus is ravishing, elegant, and rich—Ingrid Bergman in red satin.” Or, describing a Riesling: “A laser beam. A sheet of ice. A great crackling bolt of lightning.”

About the Author:

Karen MacNeil is the only U.S. winner of every major wine award in the English language, including the James Beard Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year (2004).  She is the host of Wine, Food and Friends with Karen MacNeil (PBS nationally); a writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Food & Wine, Saveur, and Town & Country; and chairman emeritus of the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. As a consultant, Karen creates wine seminars for corporate clients, including Lexus, Merrill Lynch, Disney, and GE. She lives in St. Helena, California, and online at karenmacneil.com.

Wine Tasting event in the Courtyard, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

The wine for the event.

Pinot Noir – Vinum

Sauvignon Blanc – Babich

Cotes du Rhone – Ch Pesquier
Three different regions.


New Zealand

Rhone France

Followed by talk at 8:00pm

Event date:

Thursday, October 15, 2015 – 8:00pm

Event address:

265 Aragon Ave.

Coral Gables, FL 33134Karen_MacNeil_author_photo_low_res-1

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