Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Voodoo Vintners

In the wine world, the self-important Robert Parker, with his comb-over and air of gravitas, has come to represent fustiness and, worse, buffoonery.  The new wine celebrities are young, idealistic, and borderline certifiable.
-- Voodoo Vintners: Oregon's Astonishing Biodynamic Winegrowers by Katherine Cole. She doesn't pussyfoot around.

I've been interested in learning more about biodynamic winegrowers, especially local ones, ever since I read Rowan Jacobsen chapter on biodynamic wine making in California in American Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and Fields, reviewed here.

OSU Press sent this to me and it is definitely a great reminder of what terrific books they turn out.

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Julie @ Read Handed said...

This book sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing a teaser. If you get a chance, mine is here.

Barbara said...

I'm not a wine connoisseur by any stretch of the imagination, and I had always wondered whether that was why I found descriptions of wine so laughable. Perhaps not, if your teaser is any indication.

Rose City Reader said...

Julie: Thanks for stopping by. I'll come visit.

Barbara: Maybe it is the fault of the describer! Cole writes really well and she doesn't pull any punches -- it makes the book very readable.

YesIndeedy said...

Hooray for you -- I was starting to feel left out -- my current read is a 19th century French novel, yikes . .. ;-)

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