The Battle for Wine and Love
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The Battle for Wine and Love : Or How I Saved the World from Parkerization

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"I want my wines to tell a good story. I want them natural and most of all, like my dear friends, I want them to speak the truth even if we argue," says Alice Feiring. Join her as she sets off on her one-woman crusade against the tyranny of homogenization, wine consultants, and, of course, the 100-point scoring system of a certain all-powerful wine writer. Traveling through the ancient vineyards of the Loire and Champagne, to Piedmont and Spain, she goes in search of authentic barolo, the last old-style rioja, and the tastiest new terroir-driven champagnes. She reveals just what goes into the average bottle--the reverse osmosis, the yeasts and enzymes, the sawdust and oak chips--and why she doesn't find much to drink in California. And she introduces rebel winemakers who are embracing old-fashioned techniques and making wines with individuality and soul.

No matter what your palate, travel the wine world with Feiring and you'll have to ask yourself: What do i really want in my glass?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 271 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 272.15g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0156033267
  • 9780156033268
  • 400,101

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Praise for THE BATTLE FOR WINE AND LOVE:

"Ms. Feiring is entertaining and passionate. And she knows a great wine when she tastes one."--Eric Asimov, The New York Times





"[An] unflinching look at what rings false in the wine world today -- the packaged, crinkle-cut uniformity of mass-production wines, the glossy allure of wine marketing and the sometimes tawdry ways in which producers believe their own hype."--Los Angeles Times
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