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Snooth User: ScottMerlot

Good Reading for Beginners

Posted by ScottMerlot, Dec 30, 2009.

I don't know if this is proper but, I have a book recommendation. I have been reading Great Wine Made Simple, by Andrea Zimmer. It is chock full of useful information and wine tastings in each chapter to illustrate her points. It is not the least bit overwhelming in style or approach. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn an easier approach to purchasing wine, rather than throwing darts at a dartboard, lol.


Reply by zufrieden, Dec 30, 2009.

I have not read this book myself, but the recommendation is perfectly copesetic. Only, is the author's name Andrea Immer? I have seen a book of this name by that author at In any case, your testimonial means I will take a peak at the book myself. Thanks for the information.


Reply by GregT, Dec 31, 2009.

That's her. She's one of only a few female Master Sommeliers in the US.

Hey Zuf - speaking of typos, I think you meant copacetic!


Reply by zufrieden, Dec 31, 2009.

To say nothing of "...taking a PEAK at" the book. Actually, getting away from wine for a moment, I can't verify your spelling tip. I keep getting copesetic as the correct spelling. But as it is US Slang, I suppose there might be more spellings out there...

Aside from all this fun, it looks like Ms. Immer is an excellent bet for beside reading! I may just add the book to my modest collection.

Reply by dmcker, Dec 31, 2009.

I vote for copasetic. It's always the way I've spelled it, anyway, even if the Snooth spellcheck wants me to insert a 3rd 'c' in place of the 's'. Wonder if they're using an MS dictionary... ;-(

Noticed any degradation in spelling and syntax after several glasses, Zufrieden? ;-)

Happy New Year. Already midmorning Jan. 1, 2010 over here.

Reply by ScottMerlot, Jan 1, 2010.

First, my apologies for the mistake ... yes it is Andrea Immer. I am the typo king and I wrote this just before going to bed, so I missed it when I proofread the posting.

Second, I would like to apologize for not getting back to you sooner; things have been quite hectic.

I have to agree with dmcker ... my spelling and syntax degrade exponentially after several glasses ... go figure, *LOL*!!

Reply by plano bob, Jan 1, 2010.

If you like her books (she has several) you should watch her show on the Fine Living Network (FLN). It's called Pairings with Andrea and it is outstanding. 30 minutes, easy to follow, not intimidating, matches food and wine. I've been following her for a long time. Also, I actually think she has changed her last name to Andrea Immer Robinson. She's got a website as well. Love her. Happy New Year!

Reply by GregT, Jan 1, 2010.

Hey I ignored the "peak" because that was too easy. I picked on copacetic (copasetic) because it's one of those made up slang words that may not really have a "correct" spelling. Somehow spelling pedantry and slang just seemed amusing at the time.

Reply by zufrieden, Jan 1, 2010.

Nice! And I suppose there may well be some truth in the fact that that extra glass might have contributed to the odd type over the past few days. As for copasetic, I find that quite copesetic - as a spelling, I mean.

Happy New Year!

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