Red, White and Drunk All Over : A Wine-soaked Journey from Grape to Glass
Natalie MacLean spent three years sipping, spitting and slogging her way through sun-drenched vineyards and cobwebbed cellars to bring us this witty, knowledgeable and exuberant book about the world of wine. In the ancient vineyards of Burgundy, she uncovers the secrets of Pinot Noir, the 'heartbreak grape', then moves on to the labyrinthine cellars of Champagne to examine the mystique of luxury bubbly and the grandes dames who made it a drink of celebration the world over. She compares notes with novelist Jay McInerney at a bacchanalian dinner, goes undercover as a sommelier for the night in a five-star restaurant, and explores the influence of powerful critics Jancis Robinson and Robert Parker. You may have a head for wine, but Red, White and Drunk All Over will show you its heart.
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- Hardback | 288 pages
- 140 x 216 x 34mm | 521.63g
- 02 Apr 2007
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
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'Always erudite and eminently readable, MacLean's book is a terrific beginning for the inchoate wine connoisseur' Rex Pickett, author of Sideways 'Any reader, male or female, should find learning about wine completely painless' Jancis Robinson 'There's everything here: old stories and new, an enquiring mind and bags of enthusiasm' Hugh Johnson 'An engaging and very accessible guide to the world of wine' Naomi Duguid, co-author of Mangoes & Curry Leaves, Home Baking and Hot Sour Salty Sweet
About Natalie MacLean
Natalie MacLean has received several James Beard Awards and the IACP's Bert Greene Award. Recently named one of the Top Thirty Power Women by Elle magazine, she writes for Bon Appetit and Food and Wine magazines and publishes an e-newsletter, Nat Decants, that has some 22,000 subscribers in thirty-six countries.