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Wine Politics: How Governments, Environmentalists, Mobsters, and Critics Influence the Wines We Drink

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After reading this intriguing book, a glass of wine will be more than hints of blackberries or truffles on the palate. Written by the author of the popular, award-winning website DrVino.com, Wine Politics exposes a little-known but extremely influential aspect of the wine businessand#151;the politics behind it. Tyler Colman systematically explains how politics affects what we can buy, how much it costs, how it tastes, what appears on labels, and more. He offers an insightful comparative view of wine-making in Napa and Bordeaux, tracing the different paths American and French wines take as they travel from vineyard to dining room table. Colman also explores globalization in the wine business and illuminates the role of behind-the-scenes players such as governments, distributors, and prominent critics who wield enormous clout. Throughout, Wine Politics reveals just how deeply politics mattersand#151; right down to the taste of the wine in your glass tonight.

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"Kudos to Tyler Colman for this illuminating look at wine's fascinating backstory. This excellent overview of how important politics is to the taste of the wine in your glass is a new kind of wine book, essential for every wine lover's bookshelf."and#151;Elin McCoy, author of The Emperor of Wine: The Rise of Robert M. Parker, Jr. and the Reign of American Taste

"In shrewdly examining how politics influences the production, distribution, and consumption of wine on both sides of the Atlantic, Tyler Colman has written a much-needed and long-overdue book. Wine Politics won't necessarily make you a better taster, but it will unquestionably make you a more enlightened drinker."and#151;Mike Steinberger, wine columnist for Slate magazine

About the Author

Tyler Colman teaches wine classes at New York University and the University of Chicago. He contributed to the third edition of The Oxford Companion to Wine and his articles have appeared in Food and Wine and Wine and Spirits.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Sidebars

Preface and Acknowledgments

1. What Is Wine Politics?

2. Soil and Society: Wine in France and America before 1935

3. Authenticating Origins: Appellations and Quality

4. Baptists and Bootleggers: The Strange Bedfellows of American Wine

5. Who Controls Your Palate?

6. Greens, Gripes, and Grapes

7. Celebrating Diversity

Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520267886
Author:
Colman, Tyler
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Wines of the World
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 b/w photographs, 3 line illustrations,
Pages:
204
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in

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» Cooking and Food » Beverages » Bartending and Liquor
» Cooking and Food » Beverages » Wine » General
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» Cooking and Food » Reference and Etiquette » Historical Food and Cooking
» History and Social Science » World History » General
» Science and Mathematics » Biology » Taxonomy

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"Kudos to Tyler Colman for this illuminating look at wine's fascinating backstory. This excellent overview of how important politics is to the taste of the wine in your glass is a new kind of wine book, essential for every wine lover's bookshelf."and#151;Elin McCoy, author of The Emperor of Wine: The Rise of Robert M. Parker, Jr. and the Reign of American Taste

"In shrewdly examining how politics influences the production, distribution, and consumption of wine on both sides of the Atlantic, Tyler Colman has written a much-needed and long-overdue book. Wine Politics won't necessarily make you a better taster, but it will unquestionably make you a more enlightened drinker."and#151;Mike Steinberger, wine columnist for Slate magazine

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