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The Battle for Wine and Love: Or How I Saved the World from Parkerization


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"I want my wines to tell a good story. I want them natural and most of all, like my dear friends, I want them to speak the truth even if we argue,” says Alice Feiring. Join her as she sets off on her one-woman crusade against the tyranny of homogenization, wine consultants, and, of course, the 100-point scoring system of a certain all-powerful wine writer. Traveling through the ancient vineyards of the Loire and Champagne, to Piedmont and Spain, she goes in search of authentic barolo, the last old-style rioja, and the tastiest new terroir-driven champagnes. She reveals just what goes into the average bottle—the reverse osmosis, the yeasts and enzymes, the sawdust and oak chips—and why she doesnt find much to drink in California. And she introduces rebel winemakers who are embracing old-fashioned techniques and making wines with individuality and soul.

No matter what your palate, travel the wine world with Feiring and youll have to ask yourself: What do i really want in my glass?

About the Author

ALICE FEIRING is a James Beard Foundation Award-winning journalist whose blog,, was named one of the seven best by Food & Wine. Formerly the wine/travel columnist for Time, she writes for the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Cond� Nast Traveler, and the Los Angeles Times Magazine, among many others. She lives in New York City.

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— Contents —

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Age of Innocence 7

Chapter 2 What I Learned at UC Davis 41

Chapter 3 Putting Syrah on the Couch 62

Chapter 4 Rioja Loses Its Spanish Accent 88

Chapter 5 Who Stole the Krug? 113

Chapter 6 Desperately Seeking Scanavino 139

Chapter 7 The Lone Guinea Fowl of Burgundy 178

Chapter 8 My Date With Bob 208

Chapter 9 The Revolution: The Land

Robert Parker Forgot to Review 225

Acknowledgments 259

Index 263

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Feiring, Alice
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Specific Ingredients - Natural Foods
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Cooking and Food-Wines of the World
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