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From Chile to California, South Africa to Alsace, Ralph Steadman has seen the best of the world's wine-producing regions. On a search for the unique and original, he meets Aurelio Montes, the Chilean winemaker who planted syrah vines on a rocky, south-facing hill in order to "steal the wild complexity of the mountain's soul." In Spain, he learns of the white chalky soil called albariza that produces the sherry of the Jerez region. In California, the author describes crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, driving up into Marin County, and meeting enthusiastic winemakers whose vineyards sit precariously on the San Andreas fault. As the journey continues on through Burgundy, Champagne, and Sicily, Steadman brings the landscape and its people to life with pictures and prose.

Review:

"Steadman, illustrator of several of Hunter S. Thompson's gonzo narratives, also has a reputation in the world of wine — which is no contradiction, as he thinks of himself as 'a romantic and a lifetime supporter of the maverick tradition in all fields of human activity.' In this volume, which follows his well-received Grapes of Ralph, he wanders to notable vineyards in California, Chile, Spain, France, Italy and South Africa for a look at their grapes and wine-making techniques. Steadman chats with the owners, eyes their dogs, tastes their wines and takes notes, which frequently meander into fond digressions on unusual oenophilic practices. Still, it's Steadman's sketches that make the book: vertiginous mountain vineyards; splotchy caricatures of idiosyncratic vintners; lumpy, mustachioed villagers (male and female); even a brief album of wine dogs, 'grand cru mutts.' Although he's designed many wine labels himself, Steadman's no label snob; indeed, he rails against 'the rigid aristocracy of fine appellation' and misses the 'good, bad old days' when you could decant a nice Roussillon into your own jug straight from a pump at the wine cooperative. Readers dithering over the right bottle to surprise a wine-loving friend with might do better to shop at the bookstore for a Steadman instead." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

From Chile to California, South Africa to Alsace, Steadman has seen the best of the world's wine-producing regions. On a search for the unique and original, he brings the landscape and its people to life with pictures and prose.

About the Author

RALPH STEADMAN has illustrated many books, including Hunter S. Thompsons Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the fiftieth-anniversary edition of George Orwells Animal Farm. He is the author of The Grapes of Ralph (for which he won a Glenfiddich Food & Drink Award), Still Life with Bottle, The Book of Jones, and Gonzo: The Art.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION ix

CHILE xiv

SPAIN 4

CALIFORNIA 32

BOGGSHAFFT 56

CHAMPAGNE IMPRESSION 60

GASCONY 76

WINE DOGS OF THE WORLD 90

SOUTH AFRICA 96

WINE LABELS 126

WINE MAKING 138

SICILY 142

BURGUNDY 176

LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON 196

ALSACE 214

WINE SUITE 233

OLD SYRAH VINES 242

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 245

Product Details

ISBN:
9780151011674
Author:
Steadman, Ralph
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Subject:
Wine and wine making
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Wines of the World
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20051101
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Four-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
11 x 8.75 in 2.83 lb

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Product details 260 pages Harcourt - English 9780151011674 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Steadman, illustrator of several of Hunter S. Thompson's gonzo narratives, also has a reputation in the world of wine — which is no contradiction, as he thinks of himself as 'a romantic and a lifetime supporter of the maverick tradition in all fields of human activity.' In this volume, which follows his well-received Grapes of Ralph, he wanders to notable vineyards in California, Chile, Spain, France, Italy and South Africa for a look at their grapes and wine-making techniques. Steadman chats with the owners, eyes their dogs, tastes their wines and takes notes, which frequently meander into fond digressions on unusual oenophilic practices. Still, it's Steadman's sketches that make the book: vertiginous mountain vineyards; splotchy caricatures of idiosyncratic vintners; lumpy, mustachioed villagers (male and female); even a brief album of wine dogs, 'grand cru mutts.' Although he's designed many wine labels himself, Steadman's no label snob; indeed, he rails against 'the rigid aristocracy of fine appellation' and misses the 'good, bad old days' when you could decant a nice Roussillon into your own jug straight from a pump at the wine cooperative. Readers dithering over the right bottle to surprise a wine-loving friend with might do better to shop at the bookstore for a Steadman instead." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , From Chile to California, South Africa to Alsace, Steadman has seen the best of the world's wine-producing regions. On a search for the unique and original, he brings the landscape and its people to life with pictures and prose.

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