Corkscrewed: Adventures in the New French Wine Country

Corkscrewed: Adventures in the New French Wine Country

by Robert V. Camuto
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803276354

ISBN-13: 9780803276352

Pub. Date: 11/01/2008

Publisher: UNP - Nebraska

Robert V. Camuto's interest in wine turned into a passion when he moved to France and began digging into local soils and cellars. Corkscrewed recounts Camuto's journey through France's myriad regions-and how the journey profoundly changed everything he believed about wine.

The world of great wines was once dominated by great Bordeaux châteaux. As those

Overview

Robert V. Camuto's interest in wine turned into a passion when he moved to France and began digging into local soils and cellars. Corkscrewed recounts Camuto's journey through France's myriad regions-and how the journey profoundly changed everything he believed about wine.

The world of great wines was once dominated by great Bordeaux châteaux. As those châteaux were bought up by moguls and international corporations, the heart of French winemaking shifted to the realm of small producers, whose wines reflect the stunning diversity of regional environment, soil, and culture-terroir. In this book we follow Camuto across France as he works harvesting grapes in Alsace, learns about wine and bombs in Corsica, and eats and drinks his way through the world's greatest bacchanalia in Burgundy. Along the route he discovers a new generation of winemakers who have rejected chemicals, additives, and technologically altered wines. His book charts an odyssey into this new world of French wine, a world of biodynamic winegrowing, herbal treatments, lunar cycles, and grape varieties long ago dismissed as "difficult." Camuto's work is a delightful look beyond the supermarket into the kaleidoscopic world of flavors offered by the true vintners of France.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803276352
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Series:
At Table
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface v

Illustrations xii

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction: As the Corkscrew Turns 1

1 Rebel with a Château 13

2 The Wrath of Grapes 39

3 Among the Mayonnaise 55

4 The Madman of Bandol 69

5 A Brother's Blood 79

6 Drinking with Uncle Jacques 89

7 Poop and People in the New French Wine Country 107

8 The Soul of Côte Rôtie 119

9 Remembering Gaillac 135

10 Heaven, Hell, or Burgundy 149

11 The Moon, the Stars, and the Loire 161

12 Where Goes Chatus 177

Appendix: Featured Winemakers 193

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