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Book Review: Two New Takes on Natural Wine

Review by Tim Patterson. Alongside the profusion of wine bars and wine weeks focused on so-called "natural wines"--wines made with minimal winemaker intervention and chemical adulteration-- two new books try to explain the phenomenon and assess its significance for the future of wine. In Authentic Wine: Toward Natural and Sustainable Winemaking, British scientist / wine writer Jaime Goode and New Zealand-born consulting winemaker and Master of Wine Sam Harrop make a plea for maintaining and defending the diversity of wines and wine styles from around the world, concentrating on careful, in-depth analysis of the technical and philosophical issues involved.
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Book Review: The Latest in Wine and Food Pairing

Food & Drink / Wine : Vinography (2 years ago)

Review by Tim Patterson. If you find the subject of food and wine pairing confusing, intimidating or irritating, read Francois Chartier's Taste Buds and Molecules and then Tim Hanni's Why You Like the Wines You Like in quick success... Read Post

Book Review: A Toast to Bargain Wines by George Taber

Food & Drink / Wine : Vinography (2 years ago)

Review by Tim Patterson Books and articles about bargain wines are a dime a dozen--check that, a nickel a dozen. And like many forms of wine recommendations, they tend to be frustrating, too, since the phenomenal global proliferatio... Read Post

Book Review: The Geography of Wine by Brian J. Sommers

Food & Drink / Wine : Vinography (6 years ago)

Review by Tim Patterson. This is a very useful, though not very exciting book. No rhapsodies about mind-bending encounters with memorable wines, no personality portraits of wild and crazy winemakers, no dirt on the owners of winedom... Read Post


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