With all the options one has at their fingertips these days for information, gathering too much information can be inhibiting. So I want to endorse a wine reference that is one of those must read resources. Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher write a wine column for the Wall Street Journal every Friday in the section called the Weekend Journal. I am fairly certain that the column is syndicated so it may be in one of your local papers but if it isn’t, the Wall Street Journal is readily available at your supermarket no doubt. Gaiter and Brecher, the husband and wife team are, in my estimation, one of the very best wine writers of the day because they are REAL people who know wine. They are the consummate, unpretentious wine writers who love wine, the experience surrounding wine, and communicate those joys in the everyday realities of life. Their Friday column in the Journal is worth the price of the paper. Their reviews are not snobby, are written in everyday terminology and I have found their recommendations to be very reliable. I don’t believe I have been disappointed in a single recommendation of theirs that I have been able to follow up on.
They have a couple books published the most recent of which is Wine for Everyday and Every Occasion and it is written in the same down to earth lingo of their column. If you are not familiar with their writings, become so as soon as possible.