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Big Macs & Burgundy - by Vanessa Price & Adam Laukhuf (Paperback)

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A National Bestseller - 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 elemental as acid, fat, salt, and minerals. Wine pro Vanessa Price explains how to create your own pairings while proving you don't necessarily need fancy foods to unlock the joys of wine. Building upon the outsize success of her weekly column in Grub Street, Price offers delightfully bold wine and food pairings alongside hilarious tales from her own unlikely journey as a Kentucky girl making it in the Big Apple and in the wine business. Using language everyone can understand, she reveals why each dynamic duo is a match made in heaven, serving up memorable takeaways that will help you navigate any wine list or local bottle shop. Charmingly illustrated and bubbling with personality, Big Macs & Burgundy will open your mind to the entirely fun and entirely accessible wine pairings out there waiting to be discovered--and make you do a few spit-takes along the way.



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"All I can say is bless Vanessa Price, because in every wine class or pairing dinner I've sat through, the information so earnestly imparted by sommeliers and experts has gone in one ear and out the other, but this? She had me at the rapture of crunching into a poof of fake cheese followed by the crisp acidity of Sancerre (followed by another Cheeto)."-- "TODAY.com"

"An informative, hilarious romp through the wine world for newbie enthusiasts to seasoned connoisseurs and every food and wine lover in between."-- "Modern Mississauga Magazine"

"Big Macs & Burgundy: Wine Pairings for the Real World, can transform you into an expert at pairing wine with just about anything, from pizza and Lucky Charms to pad thai and Popeye's... Refreshingly funny and written in language anyone can understand, it just might just be the only wine pairing book you'll ever need."-- "Maxim"

"If you've ever wondered what wine to pair with some of your favorite foods, like, say, Cheez-Its (I certainly have), check out Big Macs & Burgundy."-- "Food & Wine"

"In Big Macs & Burgundy: Wine Pairings for the Real World, [Vanessa Price] expands on her popular column for New York Magazine's Grub Street blog. Among Price's other supremely helpful fashion analogies: A Mendoza malbec, like an old pair of Levi's, is equal to any occasion and consistently good, even at the value tier; Italian Barolos are akin to tailored blazers--pricey yet foundational for adults; and vintage port is equivalent to a piece of prized leather, which becomes more nuanced with age."-- "Saveur"

"How fitting that a book about unexpected pairings is an unexpected pairing itself -- Big Macs & Burgundy is a delightful mix of personal storytelling, irresistible images and wine-world demystifying, ranging from etymology to geography. Thanks to Vanessa Price and Adam Laukhuf, I will never forget which wine pairs best with M&Ms. If we're all lucky enough to return to movie theatres, I'm gonna need a bigger tote bag."--Sloane Crosley "essayist and novelist"

"Big Macs & Burgundy is a joyous, life-affirming read. The food and wine descriptions are brilliant and often hilarious, and Vanessa Price is a warm, engaging guide. And her best trick? Doing what all the best teachers do: making you learn without realizing it."--Nick Jackson "master of wine and author of Beyond Flavour"

"This book is just so fun and truly what the wine world needs. Vanessa plays matchmaker to great effect here, and not just in terms of what to pair with Cardi B's Cheddar Bar-B-Que Chips, mozzarella sticks, or, my favorite, Sour Patch Kids. In disarming fashion, she demystifies and breaks down the what's-what in wine so as to leave you knowing that wine is not to be feared, but is, instead, your friend. Original, fun, smart, and empowering--it's perfect."--Richard Betts "winemaker and author of The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert"

"Vanessa Price's writing is personal, engaging, and refreshingly unpretentious, distilling complex ideas into easily accessible language. This book may be arranged around food and wine pairings, yet with its impressive scope and breadth, it also serves as an excellent introduction to understanding wine in general. I'd recommend it to anyone looking to learn more about the world of wine."--Peter Liem "author of ChampagneGuide.net and the James Beard Foundation Award-winning book Champagne"



About The Author



Vanessa Price is a sommelier, restaurateur, wine educator, and writer for New York magazine, as well as the founder and creative director of The Vinum Collective (www.vinumco.com).

Adam Laukhuf is the former editor in chief of the National and a veteran of Vanity Fair, Details, and the New York Observer, where he was executive editor.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6.9 Inch (W) x .7 Inch (D)
Weight: 1.35 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: Beverages
Publisher: Abrams Image
Format: Paperback
Author: Vanessa Price & Adam Laukhuf
Book theme: Wine, Alcoholic
Language: English
Street Date: October 13, 2020
TCIN: 81108555
UPC: 9781419744914
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-5013
Origin: Made in the USA
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5 out of 5 stars
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kristie - 4 years ago
I can’t put this book down - the graphics are amazing, wine education/explanation is clear and not overwhelming and the pairings are so much fun. With all the backstories included, it feels a little more like a novel and less like a how-to
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Best Wine Pairing Book Ever!

5 out of 5 stars
Dawn C - 4 years ago
Whether new to pairing wine, or a seasoned professional, this book should be on your shelf! Vanessa creatively takes the complexities of how to pair food and wine and makes it understandable for anyone. Add to that the accompanying photography, sketches and personal life stories woven into the text - both educational and entertaining!
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