THE LESS IS MORE APPROACH TO WINE is an extension of the popular wine classes Charles Springfield teaches throughout New York City. Combining various themes like Wine 101, prominent wine regions and "New World versus Old World" comparisons, this wine education book brings all that vocabulary, knowledge and personality into a comprehensive written guide. The book also takes the opportunity to expand on several topics that cannot be covered in a 90-minute class. However, it stays true to his teaching approach of delivering information in easy to understand and manageable doses.
With a digestible serving of wine education, sprinkled liberally with a generous pinch of entertainment, the book takes the reader on a journey all the way from the origin of wine thousands of years ago all the way to the present day and how to successfully shop for, serve and store wine for day-to-day life. When equipped with the proper information, wine lovers can feel confident and empowered to make decisions that are better suited for their own personal enjoyment -- not what someone else tells them they should or should not like or drink. It's an ideal guide for anyone getting into wine for the first time or people who've worked with wine for some time and want to deepen their understanding.
With this book, Charles wants to make wine accessible, approachable and fun. He is part of a growing number of wine intellectuals and leaders of the new school in wine education throughout the United States that want to democratize wine for the enjoyment of the masses. In addition to teaching wine classes, he hosts food and wine pairing events, conducts private and corporate events and seminars, and is the producer and host of "Maneuvering Wine with Style" on YouTube.