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Cheap Wine Book

The Wine Curmudgeon’s Guide to Cheap Wine

The wine industry sells wine based on intimidation, clever marketing, and more intimidation. Wine shouldn’t be that way. It should be fun. That’s the reason for this book, written by someone who has made cheap wine his life’s work, and isn’t ashamed to say so. It’s everything you need to know about cheap wine – how to buy it, what to look for, how to tell if it’s any good — and written by someone who has made cheap wine his life’s work. Jeff Siegel is a nationally known wine writer whose work has appeared in a variety of newspapers, regional and national magazines, and websites.

“In everything I write, my philosophy is the same: The wine industry tries to intimidate consumers instead of educating them — and nuts to that. That means you won’t see winespeak here, wine scores and ratings, or hoity-toity writing that implies that I’m better or cooler or neater than you are. Because I’m not. I just drink more wine.”

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I’m impressed. I don’t read many ‘wine’ books these days, but your breakdown of the system and situation we have in this country is very well done

Eric Orange

CEO and Founder , LocalWineEvents

Simple, but useful advice on how to make good choices when choosing from a seemingly infinite number of choices of cheap bottles of wine. Befriending a retailer, the benefits of blends, buying wines you know you like but from different producers and choosing wines from less-heralded regions are just some of the pieces of good advice this book has between its covers.

Kyle Schlachter

Colorado Wine Press

Almost everything under $10 that you mention, we already carry. The ones we don’t, I try immediately to get into my mouth then into my 10 stores.

Roz Mayberry

Wine consultant, Spartan Stores