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Savvy Girl: A Guide to Wine – Tips to Find the Perfect Bottle of Wine

Savvy Girl: A Guide to Wine – Tips to Find the Perfect Bottle of WineWith a passion for learning and desire to be savvy, Deal would crave the knowledge how-to books promised to offer, but found them painful to complete. As a result, Deal decided to create Savvy Girl, a lifestyle brand for information rich, yet concise guides on the topics women care about. Savvy Girl produces beautiful 100-page guidebooks that readers can finish in 5 hours or less. In today’s world where we are drowning in information, yet starved for knowledge, Savvy Girl believes in cutting through the clutter by delivering guidebooks that help women get savvy and get back to their fabulous life.

The first of many in the Savvy Girl series, Savvy Girl: A Guide to Wine provides tips on how to taste, talk about, buy and enjoy wine. In less than five hours you will know what makes great wine better than good wine, how to ask a sommelier for a wine recommendation, and even throw out words like “terroir” and “tannin” like WineSpeak is your first language.

  • Swirling is not just for show. I know that swirling can come off as pretentious, but there’s a good reason for it. Swirling helps some of the wine evaporate, making the wine easier to smell. What you may not know is that your taste buds can only detect sweet, acidic, bitter and salty flavors, so your cherry and lemon flavors are actually aromas you smell, not taste.
  • Not all wines improve with age. Shocker right? In fact, 95 percent of all wine is meant to be consumed within a year, so drink up that $6.99 Cabernet Sauvignon you’ve been storing in your pantry because it isn’t going to get any better with time!
  • Champagne is a region in France not a type of wine. Only sparkling wines made in the Champagne region of France can be called Champagne. In other words, that bottle of California bubbly you picked up the other day should be called sparkling wine.
  • How long can wine last after it’s opened? It depends on how much air is in the bottle since oxygen causes a wine to turn. That being said a good rule of thumb is about 2-3 days.
  • The Judgment of Paris. The now famous 1976 Judgment of Paris was a blind tasting that pitted Burgundy Chardonnays against California Chardonnays. The panel of judges—who consisted of the then highest-ranking French wine connoisseurs—ranked the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay from Napa Valley the highest. This event is what put Napa, California on the map.
  • Old World Versus New World Wine Names. In most Old World Countries (think Europe), wines are named after the place the grapes were grown instead of by the name of the grape (for example, Chablis instead of Chardonnay or Sancerre instead of Sauvignon Blanc), and in New World countries (think everywhere but Europe) wine is named after the varietal (so Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot…etc)
  • Many Chardonnays go through a winemaking process called Malolactic Fermentaton (aka “ML” or “Malo”).Malo is routine for red wines but a stylist choice for white wines. This process turns the malic acid in wine (think of the acid in a tart green apple) to lactic acid (think of the softer acid in milk), which adds a creamier texture to the wine.

Savvy Girl: A Guide to Wine – Tips to Find the Perfect Bottle of WineAbout Savvy Girl
At the age of 18, Brittany Deal traded in her North Face fleece in Seattle, WA for miniskirts and stilettos to attend the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. After graduating with a Business degree, Brittany began working at a bank in Los Angeles, but grew tired of her commutes and took a leave of absence to travel the world to gain perspective on her life. Somewhere in between the Bolivian Amazon, bug spray and reading countless how-to books on her Kindle, Deal gave up while realizing people are drowning in information, yet starved for knowledge and Savvy Girl was born!

Deal would crave the knowledge how-to books promised to offer, but found them painful to complete. As a result, Deal decided to create Savvy Girl, a lifestyle brand for information rich, yet concise guides on the topics women care about. Savvy Girl produces beautiful 100-page guidebooks that readers can finish in 5 hours or less. In today’s world where we are drowning in information, yet starved for knowledge,

Savvy Girl believes in cutting through the clutter by delivering guidebooks that help women get savvy and get back to their fabulous life.

The first of many in the Savvy Girl series, Savvy Girl: A Guide to Wine provides tips on how to taste, talk about, buy and enjoy wine. In less than five hours you will know what makes great wine better than good wine, how to ask a sommelier for a wine recommendation, and even throw out words like “terroir” and “tannin” like WineSpeak is your first language.

Deal and the Savvy Girl team are working toward creating over 100 Savvy Girl guides to help women get the knowledge they need to get savvy, solve their problems and get more fun out of life. Savvy Girl knows that we don’t need to be an expert on every topic; we just want to be savvy.

Currently, Savvy Girl: A Guide to Wine is available for purchase at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, select book retailers and wineries. For more information please visit www.savvygirl.net

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