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Wine: The Ultimate Educational Resource of Red Wine, Types and Origin, Red Wine Selecting & Food Pairing And Tips On Wine Occasion Matching
By Martin Guessmann
Reviewed by Jason Pettus
This was my May selection from the Kindle Owners Lending Library (a side perk of having an Amazon Prime account, in which you get to check out a Kindle book for free once a month); and I sure am glad I didn't pay anything for it, because it turns out to be one of those semi-scams you often see over there, with just a blog post's worth of information but being advertised as a full-length book. Read from start to finish in an unbelievable ten minutes, this "expert's guide to red wine" is like a real-life version of that Simpsons joke about the Olson twins doing an audio guidebook to an art museum: "Well, there's Cabernet Sauvignon, and that's niiice...oh, and there's Merlot, and that's nice too. Then there's Gamay, and that's niiice..." Unless you have a compelling reason to believe otherwise, do yourself a favor and immediately distrust any book being sold at the Kindle Store for $2.99 or less, and that doesn't have an accompanying paper version; because I'm realizing the hard way this year that the place is filled with literally millions of titles like today's, essentially con jobs from terrible writers who are trying to trick you into spending three bucks on a blog post you wouldn't have read for free in the first place.
Out of 10: 0.2