In her book, “Good, Better, Best Wines, A No-Nonsense guide to Popular Wine” (Alpha Books, $ 12.95), author and wine critic Carolyn Evans Hammond says more ink is being spilled on writing high-priced, hard-to-find wines than on big names, cheaper (less than $ 15) those most Americans buy.
When she realized that there was no book that tackled well-known brands, such as Yellowtail, Gallo, and Sutter Home, to name a few, and even, the horrors, wines clubbed, Hammond knew she had to write it down. After all, as she says in the foreword, “… with over 20 great eight dollar chardonnays on the shelves side by side, it’s hard to know which one to choose. You certainly can’t taste or even taste it. smell them all before you buy, and there aren’t many labels to scratch and sniff. So it’s clear that it’s high time a reviewer carefully examined – and tasted – the most popular wines in the world. United States … “