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Sniffing the Cork

And Other Wine Myths Demystified

From the warm and funny perspective of nationally known wine expert Judy Beardsall, Sniffing the Cork: And Other Wine Myths Demystified shares tips that will help you cut through the snobbish opinions of clerks and waiters to find wine you truly enjoy for all occasions.

After twenty years in the wine business, trailblazer Judy Beardsall shares her passion with the world through this entertaining guide to all things wine and why it should be savored, not sipped.

Perfect for those intimidated by wine and connoisseurs alike, Beardsall takes readers on a tour of the wine world, offering guidance that will help anyone understand what to look for, what to spend, and how to communicate when purchasing wine.

Readers will as find answers to the myths surrounding the wine world, such as why you should not sniff the cork, as well as the secrets to understanding “winespeak,” the nutritional and therapeutic benefits of wine, the keys to properly serving, storing, and collecting wine, and multiple suggestions of affordable wines—perfect for both connoisseurs and those daunted by wine shops and wine lists.

Judy Beardsall started her career at the prestigious Sherry Lehmann wine store in New York, where was the first woman manager. She was then director of wine sales for Peerless Importers, New York's largest wholesale distributor of wines. She is currently the president of Beardsall & Associates, Inc., creators of world-class wine cellars and managers of high-end wine portfolios. As the "Wine Lady," Judy has been profiled, interviews or cited in W, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Decanter magazine, and The Ritz-Carlton Magazine.