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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Perigee Trade; Reprint edition (September 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399537805
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399537806
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,040,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“I learned so much from Natalie MacLean's humorous, literate, lively adventures in search of great buys in wine. Fun to read, her book introduces you to many winemakers who could be in novels, to out-of- the-way places you'll want to add to your travel list, and, most of all, to an appreciation of vino as integral to the joy of living. I'm restocking my racks with her smart suggestions.”—Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun

"With fully extracted prose that lingers on the palate, Natalie MacLean has wisely headed off the beaten path to get at the essence of wine. As she probes the elusive intersection of quality and value, we are lucky sidekicks on her well-observed journey through the landscapes, people, stories, and-let's just say it-buzzes that make wine so wonderful.”—Benjamin Wallace, author of The Billionaire's Vinegar

“Natalie pulls us along happily into her wide world of wine-you are right there with her at the table or in an underground cellar. The conversations are lively and the wine flows. And when a winemaker pours a glass for her, you might look around wondering, 'Where's mine?' She made me itchy to get on a plane and hit the wine route myself.”—Kermit Lynch, award-winning wine merchant and author of Adventures on the W

“A rollicking travelogue of her journeys around the world in search of the best vino that won’t break the bank.—The Washington Post

“A light, informative adventure in wine appreciation that should have broad appeal. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal

“Natalie MacLean’s Unquenchable is one of this year’s most entertaining—and genuinely useful—wine books.”—Louisville Courier-Journal

“Passionate, witty, honest, and informative. This entertaining read is a must for wine lovers.”—VintageCellars.com

“Highly educational and witty, neophytes and professionals will drink this up.” —Wine Enthusiast Magazine

“The narrative is so captivating that Unquenchable becomes a page-turner after reading a few pages of the introduction.”—Winesworld.com

About the Author

Natalie MacLean is the award-winning author of Red, White, and Drunk All Over, named the Best Wine Literature Book (English) at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. An accredited sommelier and journalist, her wine e-newsletter, Nat Decants, is read by more than 130,000 wine lovers. Her free mobile app, “Wine Picks & Pairings: Natalie Maclean,” has been downloaded 100,000 times.

More About the Author

Natalie's free wine e-newsletter at www.nataliemaclean.com offers wine picks, articles and humor. Some 50,000 wine lovers in 36 countries subscribe and it was twice named one of the three best food and wine newsletters at the James Beard awards.

At the 2003 World Food Media Awards in Australia, Natalie was named the World's Best Drink Writer. The competition received more than 1,000 entries. An international and independent panel of 47 food and wine experts selected her from a short-list of 14 nominees from the U.S., Canada, U.K., New Zealand and Australia. Natalie has also won four James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards for her writing about drinks, including the MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award, in memory of one of America's greatest food writers. This award was given out at the end of the ceremony for work of literary merit. She was also nominated for this award in 2005. Natalie has also won an unprecedented five Bert Greene Awards for excellence in food journalism, presented by the International Association of Culinary Professionals, four awards from the American Association of Food Journalists, four from the North American Travel Writers Association and three honorable mentions at the National Magazine Awards.

Customer Reviews

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Each chapter is summarised with her recommended best bargain wines and food matches.
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Her style is warm, welcoming, friendly, funny and informative all at once.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Julie Howe on January 15, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Just like buying a wine from a well-loved and trusted producer, I was confident that Natalie's second book would fill my glass with the knowledge, wit and resources that I enjoyed with her first. What I didn't know is how much I now want to travel with her!

Her style is warm, welcoming, friendly, funny and informative all at once. She lives life large and makes you want to also.

The descriptions of the countryside, the wine, the food and the people were tantalizing. Seriously, I want to be her friend so we can share a glass over some great food, talk about our latest "must read" book and where we want to travel next.

If you haven't read Red, White and Drunk All Over or Unquenchable, run, don't walk to your bookstore or online bookseller.

So, Natalie, where are we headed next?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Babydoc on January 15, 2012
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Enjoyed the 1st of her books, and her wine reviews on-line.. Easy reading, informative, I dare you not to laugh or even smile while persuing further knowledge in the "quest for great inexpensive" wines.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Greg Dew on January 9, 2012
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Natalie has captured the uniqueness of wine internationally, whether it is here in Australia, or in South Africa, or in Europe, or in South or North America. All the Winemakers she talks with speak with genuine passion about their love of wine and their involvement. We wine lovers, as consumers, should appreciate the "work of art" in each glass of wine we enjoy so much. I thoroughly enjoyed reading of Natalie's adventures worldwide. Of course, special interest to me being a South Australian were her interviews with the eccentric, but brilliant Wolf Blass, along with Peter Gago and Stephen & Prue Henschke. It was of special significance to me when I recently drove past the Wolf Blass Visitor Centre at Nuriootpa (Barossa Valley) and retraced Natalie's talk with Wolf Blass. Very well done, Natalie. I know you would be welcome back here anytime (soon hopefully). Greg DEW, Adelaide, South Australia.Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World's Best Bargain Wines
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By paulsharp on January 2, 2012
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The author is a born storyteller, and the stories she tells about the world of wine and its creators are fun and fascinating. This is not a book about what wines to drink, although she does make some recommendations. This is more about understanding the wine making business and what makes it tick.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ken Kardash on January 1, 2012
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This gem of a book combines travelogue and wine tasting, which has been done before. What gives it an ingenious twist is focusing on those regions of the world that for various market reasons produce quality wines at a bargain price. Each chapter explores a wine-producing area from one of eight different countries spread over four continents. The author, a well-known online wine critic, interviews local vintners after giving some background on each area. The accounts of these interviews, invariably conducted during wine tastings, are one of the most charming aspects of the book. Maclean has a novelist's ear for dialogue and eye for detail, which makes the tastings seem personable and revealing of more than just the quality of the wine. Subtly, her biography and that of the vintners are woven into the experience. Instead of being distracting, this tactic highlights the social element that has always made wine drinking such a basic human pleasure.

At the end of each chapter, there are a variety of lists - ranging from the practical, such as "best values" from the region, to the somewhat free-association "reading lists" that represent the author's attempts to capture the essence of a particular locale. Suggested food-wine pairings are also listed and often described in detail in the text. My only criticism, actually backhanded, is that the number of regions was so limited. A sequel seems natural and would be appreciated by non-pretentious wine lovers everywhere!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fine Wine on December 26, 2011
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If you buy one wine book this year or next, this is it. You'll learn an astonishing amount about wine including wine regions around the world, food and wine pairing and some amazing winemakers. You'll want to read it twice.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jim on December 25, 2012
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I'm afraid that Natalie is pointing us to many $40 and $50 wines that she may consider bargains but in reality are not. Worse, the tasting notes in her website are unauthorized and unattributed copies of notes from famous wine writers such as Jancis Robinson. Also, she requires wineries to subscribe to her newsletter in order for her to review their wines. All this is according to the US publication Palate Press, with comments from many of the aforementioned wine writers.

This is entertainment only. Don't expect to learn anything new here.
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