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Palmento: A Sicilian Wine Odyssey

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Inspired by a deep passion for wine, an Italian heritage, and a desire for a land somewhat wilder than his home in southern France, Robert V. Camuto set out to explore Sicily's emerging wine scene. What he discovered during more than a year of traveling the region, however, was far more than a fascinating wine frontier. Chronicling his journey through Palermo to Marsala, and across the rugged interior of Sicily to the heights of Mount Etna, Camuto captures the personalities and flavors and the traditions and natural riches that have made Italy's largest and oldest wine region the world traveler's newest discovery. In the island's vastly different wines he finds an expression of humanity and nature--and the space where the two merge into something more. Here, amid the wild landscapes, lavish markets, dramatic religious rituals, deliciously contrasting flavors, and astonishing natural warmth of its people, Camuto portrays Sicily at a shining moment in history. He takes readers into the anti-Mafia movement growing in the former mob vineyards around infamous Corleone; tells the stories of some of the island's most prominent landowning families; and introduces us to film and music celebrities and other foreigners drawn to Sicily's vineyards. His book takes wine as a powerful metaphor for the independent identity of this mythic land, which has thrown off its legacies of violence, corruption, and poverty to emerge, finally free, with its great soul intact. Watch the Palmentobook trailer on YouTube.

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Robert V. Camuto is an award-winning journalist and travel writer. He is a contributor to Wine Spectator and the Washington Post and the author of Corkscrewed: Adventures in the New French Wine Country, available in a Bison Books edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803233997
Author:
Camuto, Robert V.
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Wine General
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Wines of the World
Subject:
Travel Writing-Italy
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
OTHER
Language:
English
Pages:
312

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Cooking and Food » Beverages » Wine » General
Cooking and Food » Beverages » Wine » Wines of the World
Cooking and Food » Beverages » Wines and Beer
Travel » Europe » Italy

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"Synopsis" by , Robert V. Camuto is an award-winning journalist and travel writer. He is a contributor to Wine Spectator and the Washington Post and the author of Corkscrewed: Adventures in the New French Wine Country, available in a Bison Books edition.
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