33 Bottles of Wine - White Wine Edition
Why Should Red Wine Get All the Attention?
There's something special about white wine. Maybe it's the texture - so light and delicate, hiding a flavor that can be equally light and floral - or sometimes bold, tropical and vibrant. Maybe it's the way the sun lights it in your glass on a warm day like a sparkly jewel. Or maybe, it's the way it pairs so perfectly with tough-to-match foods like pad thai or curry.
I decided to celebrate this sometimes overlooked segment of the wine world with a book designed specifically for white wines, from dry Alsatian Riesling to tropical New Zealand Sauvingnon Blanc, and everything in between. It pairs exceptionally well with poultry, fish, and ... your favorite vintage Sauternes!
Delightfully-Dorky Flavor Wheel
As with the standard 33 Wines, the flavor wheel on each interior page can be used to quickly evaluate a wine’s flavor long. For low values of the flavor, fill in dots near the wheel’s center. This wheel is designed specifically for the flavors found in white wines, with an emphasis on maturation-derived qualities like wood and yeast, as well as flavors like acidity and minerality. A Gewurtztraminer from Alsace is used in the example shown.
A teeny, tiny amount of real white wine has been added to the ink in each edition, cryptically noted on the back of the book.
33 White Wines is made with 100% recycled papers sourced from North America. Interior pages are 100% post-consumer recycled content, and covers are made with 100% reclaimed paper (made from a blend of post-consumer and post-industrial waste). The books are printed with care and infused with a little bit of white wine in sunny Portland, Oregon.