Just a few years ago, Richard Best would have described himself as a virtual tea-totaler. His interest in wine blossomed after attending a wine show and his intensive research into the subject led to an irregular wine column in a small-town newspaper. A book soon followed...The Frugal Oenophile's Lexicon of Wine Tasting Terms quickly became an industry-standard reference for both enthusiasts and winery personnel.
Today Frugal One publishes a more-or-less monthly newsletter and a wine-of-the-week pick (priced in keeping with his “salary” as a stay-at-home dad). He is both a member of, and webmaster for, the Wine Writers' Circle of Canada, as well as host of FrugalWine.com.
Richard is a popular presenter and delivers an entertaining mix of wine knowledge, humour, and pithy insights. His over-riding goal is to help people understand wine at its most basic level. His unique "Zen" approach to understanding wine slices through the mystery, mythology and double-speak surrounding wine.
1. Richard Best, "The Frugal Oenophile's Lexicon of Wine Tasting Terms" ( Chester Press: 2003 )
2. New! Richard Best, "The Frugal Oenophile on Wine & Grapes" ( Chester Press:: 2004 )
3. New! Richard Best, "The Frugal Oenophile's Compleat Winetasting Kit" ( Chester Press: 2005 )