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Unquenchable : a tipsy quest for the world's best bargain wines

Author: Natalie MacLean
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Group, ©2011.
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" We wine writers tend to be obsessive souls. How else can a person stay fascinated throughout a career with just one drink? Compare us to food writers: Over their lives, they'll encounter thousands of ingredients and ways of combining and cooking them. Wine, by contrast, is just fermented grapes. But it engages our primary senses-smell, taste, feel-in a way that is both hedonistic and cerebral. That's why I've
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie MacLean
ISBN: 9780399537073 0399537074
OCLC Number: 706017155
Notes: "A Perigee Book."
Includes index.
Description: xx, 344 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: A nose for a bargain: opening thoughts --
Beyond the adventures --
Sunday: the wine wizards of oz --
Monday: the unbearable lightness of German riesling --
Tuesday: helicopters, hawks, and hellacious ladybugs --
Wednesday: The cape crusaders of Africa --
Thursday: Vino under the volcano --
Friday: a smoldering liquid tango --
Saturday: A storm of pleasure in every port --
Sunday: La vie en rose en Provence --
Drinking my words: closing-time comments.
Responsibility: Natalie MacLean.
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" We wine writers tend to be obsessive souls. How else can a person stay fascinated throughout a career with just one drink? Compare us to food writers: Over their lives, they'll encounter thousands of ingredients and ways of combining and cooking them. Wine, by contrast, is just fermented grapes. But it engages our primary senses-smell, taste, feel-in a way that is both hedonistic and cerebral. That's why I've spent the past several years traipsing around the world, visiting wineries, tasting their offerings, and searching for the world's best cheap wines. The narrative is as familiar as Arthur's quest for the grail and as naive as Dr. Seuss's plaintive search for the affirmative in Are You My Mother? With her signature conversational style, Natalie MacLean takes you on a whirlwind journey through the world of wine, searching for great taste at a low cost. By turns confessional-with guilty admissions from a penny-pincher who loves simple pleasures-and spirited, Unquenchable is informed by MacLean's decade-long career as an award-winning wine writer. In this engaging and enlightening book, MacLean recounts her adventures with the most passionate personalities in some of the most gorgeous, off-beat places in the world-from the crazed vintner who explains his philosophy while speeding down the Autobahn to the Sicilian winemakers you don't want to disappoint with your tasting notes. Yet there's plenty to take away from her inspired recommendations for food pairing to lists of favorite value wines and vintners, plus plenty of pointers that will enhance your own drinking pleasure. "--

"With her signature conversational style, Natalie MacLean takes you on a whirlwind journey through the world of wine, searching for great taste at a low cost. In this engaging and enlightening book, MacLean recounts her adventures with the most passionate personalities in some of the most gorgeous, off-beat places in the world--from the crazed vintner who explains his philosophy while speeding down the Autobahn to the Sicilian winemakers you don't want to disappoint with your tasting notes. Yet there's plenty to take away, from her inspired recommendations for food pairing to lists of favorite value wines and vintners, plus many pointers that will enhance your own drinking pleasure"--

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