When the wine does not have the characteristics that you have come to expect from that varietal then there truly is a Great Disturbance in the Force.
If this book is ever made into a movie, Chile’s tourism department will be swamped with Americans who will want to go on the new Chilean wine trail.
If you love a well-crafted, beautifully-plotted book, you will enjoy Vertical. As with all of Rex’s books, you'll have to bring your brain to the table. And a dictionary wouldn't hurt, either.
Yeah, yeah. I know I'm late to the party in getting on the Sideways bandwagon, but I don't care.
"Reading" the books by audio has been very satisfying and listening to Sideways is not my first rodeo.
A Rite of Paso reads like it was a collaboration between Dick Tracy, Walt Whitman, Humphrey Bogart, and Truman Capote. With Woody Allen overseeing the plot twists.
Warning! The word "geek" or the phrase "geek out" appears a lot in this review. Because I geeked out over a lot of stuff.
Just about every wine book I have has dated itself by honing in on specific vintages, which, years later, are no longer available, making the recommendations irrelevant. In manufacturing they call that planned obsolescence.
What that means is that the past few weeks have seen me immersed neck-deep in California wine. Figuratively speaking, of course.