Friday, May 12, 2017

Uncorking a Lie - Review & Giveaway

Review


UNCORKING A LIE by Nadine Nettmann
The Second Sommelier Mystery

Paul Rafferty has finally found the bottle he's been searching for, the 1975 Chateau Clair Bleu, and is celebrating with a special dinner with friends, including sommelier Katie Stillwell. But when Katie opens the wine, she immediately notices something wrong. The $19,000 bottle of wine is a counterfeit! Cooper, the only other person aware of the fraud dies that night in an apparent accident, but Katie isn't so sure his death was accidental. Finally telling Paul the truth about the wine, he hires her to find out who is behind the counterfeit wine. Between working her job at the restaurant and studying for the Advanced Exam, Katie will attempt to ferret out the truth and uncork a lie.

Like fine wine, the Sommelier Mystery series gets better with age. This second entry is crisp and clean delivering a well executed mystery. As an admitted oenophile, I love the wine descriptions at the start of each chapter. Nettmann's knowledge and love of wine shines through increasing my own appreciation for this delightful beverage. Katie Stillwell continues to be a likeable and relatable protagonist, although there was a scene near the end that made me cringe at the stupidity of her actions. That being said, I enjoyed following her thought process as she reasoned through the mystery as she would an unknown wine, finding clues and discovering the truth.
Revealing collectors and counterfeiters, professionals and fans alike, UNCORKING A LIE  shows that wine is an integral part of the lives of many. Nadine Nettmann skillfully guides readers through this infinitely fascinating world of wine while providing readers with an entertaining mystery. I savored this book and look forward to the next!

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14 comments:

  1. The synopsis? Books looks like a fascinating read. Thank you, Lisa. So appreciate the heads up to a new author and new series. Find the subject very interesting. When my son was 4 he had a cold that would not leave the pediatrician was talking about putting my son in the hospital to find out why nothing was working. While I was waiting in his office there was a new medical journal sitting there. I picked it up and started reading. The second article in talked about a couple of hospitals who did controlled studies with wine. It was found that patients who had really bad respiratory infections healed in a matter of days when given a good quality fruity red wine. Patients who'd had major heart surgery healed a lot faster and with far less complications than those who were given regular medications It both cases it was found that 3 ounces at bed time was the most effective treatment. The reason it's not used? Not cost effective. In other words they can't make a lot of money off that practice. I showed Dr. Bader the article when he came in. He read it. Said let's give that a try before we do anything more drastic. In 5 days my son was over his infection. That was when I had developed a 'limited' interest in wide. I am really looking forward to learning more. From a different perspective. Thank you for a chance to get this new read. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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    1. Thank you, Della! And that's fascinating about wine and respiratory infections. I'll definitely keep that in mind!

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  2. A $19,000 bottle of wine that turns out to be counterfeit -- a wonderful premise for a story, and I can't wait to read it. Della, your comments about wine and respiratory infections were very interesting since I get them often. I will have to try the fruity red wine route ~ Thanks for featuring Uncorking a Lie on your blog, Kathy!

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  3. I've never been a big wine drinker. This story sounds interesting.

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  4. Wine is a very popular item today. We have several wineries in close proximity to us and they even have tour vans that will take you to the various wineries. Thanks for hosting Nadine Nettman's latest book on your blog.

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    1. Thank you, Robin! That's perfect that they have tour vans as you can visit several wineries and don't have to drive. Enjoy!

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  5. Book sounds like a fascinating read. A $19,000 bottle of counterfeit wine should be a great story.

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  6. I found it interesting that the Bible recommends a little wine for stomach problems and "frequent cases of sickness" I noted that I said in 5 days he was over his cold. He was a lot better. But not completely over it, yet. Dr. Bader saw him 7 days after I started using the wine and he felt that Sam was well on the mend and suggested another couple of days, then stopping. That was the only real illness he had as a kid. He's in his late 40's now and has rarely had a health problem. Della

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    1. Meant to mention. I looked up the verse and it was in 1 Timothy 5:23. Della

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  7. Looks like a great read so I am hoping, always so exciting to meet a new author and read. Thanks for the chance Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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