By Natalie MacLean
After 3 years of sipping, spitting, and slogging her approach via furry vine leaves and cellar cobwebs, award-winning author Natalie MacLean takes readers behind the curtain of the foreign wine international, exploring its background, traveling its such a lot evocative areas, and assembly a few of its such a lot charismatic personalities.
In Red, White, and inebriated All Over, Natalie travels to the traditional vineyards of Burgundy to discover the secrets and techniques of the pinot noir, the "heartbreak grape" from which probably the most coveted and dear wines on this planet are made. She visits the labyrinthine cellars of Champagne to check the myths and the mystique of luxurious bubbly and the grandes dames who made it the drink of party across the world. She pulls on good boots to assist with the harvest on the vineyards of iconoclastic Californian winemaker Randall Grahm and is going undercover as sommelier for an evening in a five-star eating place with a wine record the thickness of a yellow pages. She appears to be like on the impact of robust critics, significantly Robert Parker and Jancis Robinson, invitations readers into her eating room for a casual wine tasting, and compares gathering notes at a bacchanalian dinner with novelist Jay McInerney.
As humorous and fascinating as she is an expert, Natalie has an unconventional wit, interest, and obsession with all issues with regards to wine that make for a travel either fun and informative, from grape to bottle to glass.