Books And Authors

A Beer Drinker’s Guide To Knowing And Enjoying Fine Wine

Author: Jim Laughren, CWE

This friendly, arm-around-the-shoulder volume educates and enlightens about the wonders of fine wine and the delights of a good brew from a beer drinker’s point of view. No snotty disquisition, no highfaluting monologues. A fun read that’s written to educate without patronizing, this upbeat volume opens the window on everything you need to know about one of the world’s most popular drinks.
“Jim Laughren’s no-nonsense approach to these two marvelous beverages leaves no room for swill, yet elevates both great beer and exceptional wine to the levels they deserve.”                           -Jeff Erway, President and Head Brewer, La Cumbre Brewing Company

Wine styles and varietals, tasting and scoring techniques, the major international regions, the ins and outs of winemaking, wine buying, and wine storage and collecting are all laid at the reader’s feet among nuggets of beer lore, the secrets of decoding winespeak, and much more.

So whether you’re one of 80 million beer drinkers who’d like to brush up on your wine smarts, have a beer drinker (or two) in your life who wants to know more about the “good grape,” or have an interest in wine but have been put off by gurus and wine books that make you feel like you’re back in school, A Beer Drinker’s Guide To Knowing And Enjoying Fine Wine is the ideal place to begin.




About The Author

Jim Laughren, CWE, loves wine. He has for a very long time. Known for his irreverent approach and abiding enthusiasm for all things fermented, he is president of Chicago-based WineHead Consulting, a Certified Wine Educator and former importer-distributor of fine wines from around the world. He loves nothing more than sharing his passion for excellent wine with others, whether through wine lists, tastings, trainings or in the pages of A BEER DRINKERS GUIDE TO KNOWING & ENJOYING FINE WINE.