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As the author of two tomes on California wine, I know full well how short the lifespan is of a book. They come and go with the regularity of coastal fog, drifting in and out of existence. Some, because of the peculiarities of the media ritual of book reviewing, are more persistent than others. For example, anything Eric Asimov reviews and raves about can be counted to have a l ...
We recently were given the opportunity to review the 30th Anniversary Edition of 'Windows on the World Complete Wine Course' by Kevin Zraly (Sterling Epicure, 368 pages, $27.95): (Buy it here for $17.98) This book was written by the guy who was at 25 to be cellar master at the famed restaurant on top of One World Trade Center in New York City. This is an incredibly comprehensive book.
… Tannat and Uruguay: An Unlikely Duo I was sent a copy of Wines of South America: The Essential Guide by Evan Goldstein. He’s not only a Master Sommelier but also President and Chief Education Officer of Full Circle Wine Solutions. I can vouch for his abilities as an educator after peppering him with questions regarding the state of the South…
… The Question of Natural Wine: A review of the book by Isabelle Legeron MW image from website of Anthony Zinonos NATURAL WINE Isabelle Legeron An introduction to organic and biodynamic wines made naturally 208pp. Cico Books, July 1, 2014. $24.95 1782491007; 978-1782491002 [I]n its purest form natural wine is almost a miraculous feat — a great…