Unquenchable!: A Tipsy Quest for the World's Best Bargain Wines

Unquenchable!: A Tipsy Quest for the World's Best Bargain Wines

by Natalie MacLean


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399537806
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Natalie MacLean is the award-winning author of Red, White, and Drunk All Over, named the Best Wine Literature Book (English) at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. An accredited sommelier and journalist, her wine e-newsletter, Nat Decants, is read by more than 130,000 wine lovers. Her free mobile app, “Wine Picks & Pairings: Natalie Maclean,” has been downloaded 100,000 times.

Table of Contents

A Nose for a Bargain: Opening Thoughts xi

Beyond the Adventures xvii

1 SUNDAY: The Wine Wizards of Oz 1

2 MONDAY: The Unbearable Lightness of German Riesling 41

3 TUESDAY: Helicopters, Hawks, and Hellacious Ladybugs 83

4 WEDNESDAY: The Cape Crusaders of Africa 123

5 THURSDAY: Vino Under the Volcano 167

6 FRIDAY: A Smoldering Liquid Tango 201

7 SATURDAY: A Storm of Pleasure in Every Port 235

8 SUNDAY: La Vie en Rose en Provence 279

Drinking My Words: Closing-Time Comments 317

Acknowledgments 325

Index 329

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“I learned so much from Natalie MacLean's humorous, literate, lively adventures in search of great buys in wine. Fun to read, her book introduces you to many winemakers who could be in novels, to out-of- the-way places you'll want to add to your travel list, and, most of all, to an appreciation of vino as integral to the joy of living. I'm restocking my racks with her smart suggestions.”—Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun

"With fully extracted prose that lingers on the palate, Natalie MacLean has wisely headed off the beaten path to get at the essence of wine. As she probes the elusive intersection of quality and value, we are lucky sidekicks on her well-observed journey through the landscapes, people, stories, and-let's just say it-buzzes that make wine so wonderful.”—Benjamin Wallace, author of The Billionaire's Vinegar

“Natalie pulls us along happily into her wide world of wine-you are right there with her at the table or in an underground cellar. The conversations are lively and the wine flows. And when a winemaker pours a glass for her, you might look around wondering, 'Where's mine?' She made me itchy to get on a plane and hit the wine route myself.”—Kermit Lynch, award-winning wine merchant and author of Adventures on the W

“A rollicking travelogue of her journeys around the world in search of the best vino that won’t break the bank.—The Washington Post

“A light, informative adventure in wine appreciation that should have broad appeal. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal

“Natalie MacLean’s Unquenchable is one of this year’s most entertaining—and genuinely useful—wine books.”—Louisville Courier-Journal

“Passionate, witty, honest, and informative. This entertaining read is a must for wine lovers.”—VintageCellars.com

“Highly educational and witty, neophytes and professionals will drink this up.” —Wine Enthusiast Magazine

“The narrative is so captivating that Unquenchable becomes a page-turner after reading a few pages of the introduction.”—Winesworld.com

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