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Making sense of contemporary wine culture with the 'Wine Savant'




Wine.com worker Allen Bohnert stocks shelves with bottles of wine at the wine.com warehouse in Oakland, Califorina.
Wine.com worker Allen Bohnert stocks shelves with bottles of wine at the wine.com warehouse in Oakland, Califorina.
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I've never really been big on Valentines Day, but I'll take any excuse to eat chocolate and enjoy a fine bottle of wine. But lately I've been in a bit of a wine rut. Loving the ones I drink, but I drink them all the time.

Frankly, I've become a little afraid of trying anything new. That was until I picked up Michael Steinberger's new book, "The Wine Savant: A Guide to the New Wine Culture."