"Buying wine in Alberta is made simple with the latest edition of Uncorked! The Definitive Guide to Alberta's Best Wines under $25 (2014 edition). Join Calgary Herald journalists and wine afi
"Buying wine in Alberta is made simple with the latest edition of Uncorked! The Definitive Guide to Alberta's Best Wines under $25 (2014 edition). Join Calgary Herald journalists and wine aficionados Shelley Boettcher and Darren Oleksyn on a journey through the shelves of Alberta's wine and liquor stores.
Succinct and straightforward, this book will make even novices feel confident about picking out a wine for any occasion. Each wine entry is illustrated with an image of the label, to help you identify the wine, and fun wine trivia, food-pairing suggestions and "uncork" suggestions (occasions for which the wine is particularly suitable). Each wine also has a closure icon, a handy reference that shows what you'll be dealing with?a regular cork, a champagne cork, a screw cap or a swing-top cap.
Reds, whites, rosés, bubbly wines, sweet wines, fortified wines?Uncorked! covers them all. With additional tips on cellaring, Darren's top wine picks and guidance on where to buy wine and how to learn about it, Uncorked! is the perfect companion for your next trip to your local wine store. "
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Shelley Boettcher is the national CBC Radio monthly weekend wine columnist and a wine columnist for Domus magazine. She was the executive editor of Wine Access magazine and a former wine columnist at the Calgary Herald. She holds a master's degree in journalism, and her advanced certification from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust. She has also studied with the International Sommelier Guild.
Darren Oleksyn was the managing editor of Wine Access magazine and has been a journalist for more than 20 years. He is a regular wine writer for the Calgary Herald. He has travelled extensively throughout North America's wine regions, and has an advanced certification from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust.