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--Tilar Mazzeo, author of The Widow Clicquot
“A timely, interesting, educational approach to today’s wine picture. Wine still makes a feast out of a meal, but in times of not so plenty we will enjoy a bottle that is more reasonable. This tome is a must-read for wine lovers as well as the trade.”
--Margrit Mondavi, Vice President of Cultural Affairs at Robert Mondavi Winery
“There's been a mutiny in the wine world, and for years, George Taber has been camped out in the trenches with the contrarians who have been drinking snobbery under the table: the rogue masters of wine, the behavioral neuroscientists, the bargain-wine tycoons, the guerrilla consumer advocates. With the intimate precision of a world-class journalist, Taber has woven their stories together into a larger narrative about the demise of conventional wisdom in an industry that has been dominated by dusty elitism for centuries. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand wine's newly changed landscape—or who simply wants to drink better for less.”
--Robin Goldstein, author of The Wine Trials and director of the Center for Sensory Economics at the Culinary Institute of America
"A must-read for wine enthusiasts, especially those on a budget." --Kirkus
Best wine book ever. Cuts through all the hype and bull surrounding wine, marketing, branding, quality, "gold medals" and more.Published 11 months ago by Alan Nichols
George Taber has done some very nice books on the topic of wine, including the book on the Paris tasting that the Bottle Shock movie is very loosely based on.Published 12 months ago by Edward Woods
An interesting book, with intersting info, not really much to write here!
FOR sure worth a bargain price, as there is always an interesting tidbit and this book had a few. Read more
My goodness, to have tried all those wines Mr. Taber must have a liver the size of a large watermelon. Read morePublished on December 3, 2012 by Kenneth Umbach