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9780520270329

A Carafe of Red

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  • ISBN13:

    9780520270329

  • ISBN10:

    0520270320

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-02-07
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr
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Summary

Every wine has a story. In this collection of elegantly written essays from the past thirty years, updated with a new introduction and endnotes, renowned author Gerald Asher informs wine enthusiasts with insightful, engrossing accounts of wines from Europe and America that offer just as much for those who simply enjoy vivid evocations of people and places. Asher puts wine in its context by taking the reader on a series of discursive journeys that start with the carafe at his elbow. In his introduction, Asher says, "Wine...draws on everything and leads everywhere." Whether the subject is a supposedly simple red wine shared in a Parisian cafeacute; or a Napa Valley Cabernet tasted with its vintner, every essay in A Carafe of Redis as pleasurable as the wines themselves.

Author Biography

Gerald Asher's is the author of A Vineyard in My Glass (UC Press), The Pleasures of Wine, Vineyard Tales, Wine Journal, and On Wine. As an international wine merchant, he was decorated by the French government in 1974 for his contribution to French viticulture, in 2001 was named Outstanding Wine Professional of the Year by the James Beard Foundation, and in 2009 was inducted into the Culinary Institute of America's Vintners Hall of Fame.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
A Carafe of Redp. 3
Storm in a Champagne Flutep. 14
Côte Rôtie and Condrieu: Drinking with Pliny and Columellap. 27
Côtes de Castillon: A Bordeaux Wine Rebornp. 37
Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrivé!p. 44
Armagnac: The Spirit of D'Artagnanp. 54
Les Chevaliers du Tastevinp. 63
Jerez de la Frontera: Sherry and Tapasp. 73
Malmsey: A Greek Classicp. 81
Barbaresco: A Glimpse of Paradisep. 90
Priorato: A Heady Success Storyp. 101
School Days on the Rhinep. 109
Franconia: Going for Baroquep. 117
California Cabernet Sauvignonp. 128
A Morning Tasting with Joe Heitzp. 141
Beaulieu Vineyard's Georges de Latour Private Reservep. 147
Santa Cruz Mountains: Ingenuity and Tenacityp. 157
Zinfandel: California's Ownp. 164
Wine and Food: The Myth of a Perfect Matchp. 176
Chardonnay: Buds, Twigs, and Clonesp. 185
Haut-Brion: A Most Particular Tastep. 199
Judgment of Paris: California's Triumphp. 209
A Silent Revolution: Organic and Biodynamic Winesp. 216
A Memorable Winep. 224
Missouri: Return of the Nativep. 229
Spreading the Word: Books on Winep. 242
Simple Pleasures: Warm Bread and Hot Chocolatep. 253
Indexp. 261
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