Red, White, and Drunk All Over

Red, White, and Drunk All Over

A Wine-soaked Journey From Grape to Glass

Book - 2007
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In this bodice-ripping wine book that got widespread and excellent reviews in hardcover, multiple James Beard and IACP award-winning writer Natalie MacLean's journey through the international world of wine is the perfect companion for neophytes and wine aficionados alike.

Natalie travels to the ancient vineyards of Burgundy to uncover the secrets of the pinot noir, the "heartbreak grape" from which some of the most coveted wines in the world are made. She visits the labyrinthine cellars of Champagne to examine the myths and the mystique of bubbly. She pulls on sturdy boots to help with the harvest at the vineyards of iconoclastic Californian winemaker Randall Grahm and goes undercover as sommelier for a night in a five-star restaurant with a wine list the thickness of a telephone directory. She looks at the influence of powerful critics, notably Robert Parker and Jancis Robinson, invites readers into her dining room for an informal wine tasting, and compares collecting notes at a bacchanalian dinner with novelist Jay McInerney.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2007
Edition: Pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781582346496
Call Number: 641.22 M2238r 2007
Characteristics: 304 p. ; 21 cm


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Mar 12, 2011

Natalie MacLean imparts a fresh perspective on wine that many of us have been thirsty for. You will be immensely entertained and vastly enlightened by the genial author’s uncomplicated approach to wine. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is even the slightest bit enthusiastic about wine!

debwalker Jan 02, 2011

By the editor of Canada's largest wine website


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