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Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Wine Knowledge! Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide

Hello Friends,

A bottle of wine can offer countless pleasures—trust me, I know. Yet the subject of wine can be very intimidating. I see this firsthand, during regular visits to wine shops and in-store tastings, and I’m talking basics: all Rieslings are sweet, all Chardonnay is oaky, old wines must be better, etc. I preach that expanding one’s wine knowledge will usually expand one’s enjoyment of wine. It’s worked for me. I also believe that the best learning comes from tasting wine and trying new things. That said, there is a good reason why my book shelves at home are filled with wine books.


On a press trip years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack, the dynamic duo behind Wine Folly. This was well before the first edition of the book came out, and I knew these two would be successful. Justin was the magician behind the scenes making it happen, and Madeline was electric—one of those engaging, outgoing people who has never met a stranger. She was re…

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