Americans are drinking more alcoholic beverages than ever, and almost 30 percent of tipplers name wine as their drink of choice. Recent studies have touted the health benefits of wine-drinking. So why is wine so intimidating? The sheer numbers and types of wines? The wine snobs with their arcane terminology? The French with their insufferable Frenchiness? Demystifying oenophilia and offering more than a few laughs along the way, Jennifer Rosen’s THE CORK JESTERÂ’S GUIDE TO WINE is a collection of fast, funny anecdotes and informative lessons sure to entertain both the vintage idiot and the savvy sipper. In the book’s introduction, Rosen offers a typically frank explanation of her approach: "A wise winemaker told me, ‘Drinking wine with a sommelier is like making love to a gynecologist: it’s better if they donÂ’t tell you everything they know.’ Instead, I offer a series of bite-sized stories; Trojan horses filled with facts programmed to infiltrate and lodge in your brain, with no effort on your part."