Wine Politics: How Governments, Environmentalists, Mobsters, and Critics Influence the Wines We Drink (Google eBook)
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 business—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 matters— right down to the taste of the wine in your glass tonight.
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Review: Wine Politics: How Governments, Environmentalists, Mobsters, and Critics Influence the Wines We DrinkUser Review - Aditi Gupta - Goodreads
A very intriguing book which provides insights into the politics that is involved within the wine industry alongside detailed account of history wine and regions. Read full review
Review: Wine Politics: How Governments, Environmentalists, Mobsters, and Critics Influence the Wines We DrinkUser Review - Thomas Moses - Goodreads
Starts with too much history, but the post-WW2 information is fascinating. Disappointed to find out how easily others can control the consumer, but the small independent wine makers have given us a glimmer of hope. Great contrast between US and French wine making. Read full review