The authors of the delightfully commonsensical Wine For Dummies, White Wine For Dummies and Red Wine For Dummies (IDG Books) are used to hearing their names spoken in the same breath--and not just by toddlers. Take the audiences at the wine tastings they run and the classes they teach. "Whenever we express differing opinions about a wine, everyone laughs," says Mary. "But we each have our own opinions about wine and we don't always agree--or feel that we have to."
They often do, though. And even their differences seem to be complementary. Ed is an incredible storehouse of information on vintages, producers and specific bottlings. Mary looks at the big picture: how wine is made, how to describe its taste, how to demystify it so that more people can enjoy it.
"If you look at Wine For Dummies, it's pretty easy to tell who wrote what," says Ed.