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Wine Politics: How Governments, Environmentalists, Mobsters, and Critics Influence the Wines We Drink Hardcover – July 14, 2008
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In this economic history of vino, writer, teacher and blogger Colman explains how the wines we drink-that is to say, the bottles that wind up on the shelves and on our tables-are shaped by politics: "not only which grapes grow where, what can be written on the label, which wines are exported or imported, which wines are available in local stores, and how much a wine costs, but, perhaps most importantly... affects the quality of the wine in the bottle." Colman focuses on two of the biggest producer nations in the world, France and the United States, comparing the hold each has had on the industry. In France, vines grew abundantly and consumption became a national tradition, but Americans have been trying to grow wine grapes for at least 400 years-and have really been successful only in the past 40. The author also examines the significance of terroir, wine critics and distribution networks, the alcohol laws of different states (some dating back to Prohibition) and other factors complicating the relationship between those who make wine and those who want to drink it. By exploring these and other crucial concerns, Colman provides an enlightening volume on a complex topic.
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a very limited number of companies, mostly privately held, control just about everything we get on average store shelves the book teaches one important lesson. Drink what you like, search out obscure wineries, explore on your own, and trust your own judgment.
the cost along the path.
aficionados. In the preface, Tyler does mention that if you are
looking to resolve your personal conflicts between the Red / White
wine or find your political orientation, then this book is NOT for you.
To an extend I agree but again I encourage all wine lovers of all kinds to go ahead and pick a copy of this book.
To be honest, my opinion might be a bit biased as I have had the
pleasure to take a Wine course with him at NYU and had been looking
forward to this book for a bit now. It was great fun to be part of
Tyler's class as he took us on wonderful journey of Wine Culture and
Tasting. His ability to take a very intimidating topic of Wine and make
it very easy for amateurs is amazing. He does the same in this book as
his passion and knowledge of the subject is palpable.
Kudos to Dr. Vino on this book. To many more years of exploration of