The New Wine Book Thread

The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails is endlessly fascinating and beautifully done altogether with the exception of the cheap and nasty paper upon which it is printed.
 
Just recently received 'South of Somewhere' by Robert Camuto which I am rather enjoying. I'd call it a more personal story of his friendship/interaction with a number of winemakers rather than a guide or a critique. Very glad that I bought it.
OOh, I have Palmento and really enjoyed it (enough to have read it twice and dipped in for research). Where does "SoS" cover, Mark (H)?
 
Hi David,

Just finished SoS and really enjoyed it. A focus on his interactions with two, three or four winemakers in a number of regions. Chapters in/on Calabria, Abruzzo, Umbria, Campania, Etna, Vulture, Puglia, Lazio and Amalfi. He brings the winemakers to life, sometimes with some wry and pointed comments, but mostly with an appreciation of their work and toil.

Quite a lot of coverage of what he ate too...

Having read your review of Camilla Gjerde's book 'We Don't Want Any Crap In Our Wine - The Women Behind The Bottle', I ordered a copy late last year which has finally arrived (the post to NZ seems dire at the mo' with my latest edition of Noble Rot mag taking nearly three months to get here!), so I'm looking forward to getting into that.
 
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