Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Cabernet Sauvignon Beginners Guide by Sara F. Fasolino

Almost every romantic setting, whether real or imaginary, features a perfect bottle of wine.

SaraBookCoverYou think romantic dinner for two - nice bottle of wine. Relaxing in front of a roaring fireplace - nice bottle of wine. Picnic in the park - nice bottle of wine. You get the picture.

While I enjoy a glass of wine now and then, I really have no clue when it comes to selecting that nice bottle of wine. Author Sara Fasolino, a certified sommelier, has the solution to this problem. She has written a series of brief books (under 25 pages each) covering all types of wines. 

Sara is currently highlighting the CABERNET SAUVIGNON BEGINNERS GUIDE edition through her WOW-Women on Writing Blog Tour.

As a fun introduction to the series, Sara is offering each and every reader of this post a free eBook from her Wine Series. The offer is available throughout her tour run which ends Sept. 7. There are 21 books in the series to select from. Just click on this link which will take you to the series’ Facebook page. There you simply register and choose which wine you’d like to learn more about.

I was interested in learning more about CABERNET SAUVIGNON. This booklet give a brief history, talks about where the grapes are grown, and some basic winemaking practices.

Cabernet Sauvignon is a hearty grape making it one of the most widely planted. Since it is grown in many regions, the price can range from under $20 to well over thousands of dollars. In addition, the numerous regions where it’s grown gives the wine amazing variety.
The author gives a brief explanation of the winemaking practices, as well as details about the different ways the wine can be stored prior to bottling. She notes how to read a label in order to know more about the wine and what region it came from.

The glasses used to drink wine can make a difference in the taste. Also, the way a bottle of wine is stored before and after opening are important to the taste.

However, one of the most important things the book explains - Cabernet Sauvignon is the ‘be-all and end-all’ when it comes to pairing a wine with chocolate.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON BEGINNERS GUIDE is a quick and easy book to read. It’s informative and presented in an easy-to-use style. This is a great book for anyone wanting to learn about wines while also a helpful reminder to those who already know a bit about wine.

You can find this book and series on Tweeter by using the hash tag #Wine101CabSauv. 

Cabernet Sauvignon Beginners Guide by Sara J. Fasolino, Wine Series, 101 Publishing, @2012, ASIN: B008GW15T2, eBook, 347 KB 

FTC Full Disclosure - This eBook was sent to me by the publisher/author as part of the author’s blog tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Do you enjoy a glass of wine now and then? What’s your favorite? Do you know how to select the right wine? Thanks so much for stopping by today. Remember to stop by the Wine Series Facebook page by Sept. 7th for a free eBook from the series. Have a great Wednesday and enjoy a good book with your glass of wine tonight.


  1. Mason - Oh, what an interesting series! It reminds me of a winery that my husband and I used to visit, where one could learn about all sorts of wine varieties. Thanks for sharing!

  2. The only things I know about wines is that there is red and white (right?)and wine is made from grapes. It would be awesome to know how to choose wine.

  3. Oh dear. My problem is I don't even know which wine I should learn about. I'm not a wine drinker so it's difficult for me to work appropiate references into my stories.


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