Author Max Potter tells the story of the extortion attempt on the owner of the world's most famous vineyard. Unfortunately, the book reads like it was written by the Burgundian Travel Authority.
Did you know that the Kir Royale was named for a French resistance fighter? Or that the South American classic, the Pisco Sour, was invented by a bartender from Utah (!) who was working in Peru? These and ot...
Wine Grapes, the huge new encyclopedic work by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, and José Vouillamoz covering 1,368 varieties of grapes used to make wine around the world, is at once full of surprises and unsurprising.
It’s a tough question to answer and it is a question that pierces straight through into our subconscious where answers are elusive. Yet, you should have an answer to the question.
Charles Neal, a San Francisco-based writer and wine importer, spent almost a decade researching and writing Armagnac: The Definitive Guide to France's Premier Brandy. He's now done it again with Calvados: The Spirit of Normandy, an all-encompassing volume that is the result of another 10-year period of travel, research and writing about the brandy based on the apples and pears of northern France.