By Robert V. Camuto
Robert V. Camuto’s curiosity in wine became a keenness while he moved to France and started digging into neighborhood soils and cellars. Corkscrewed recounts Camuto’s trip via France’s myriad regions—and how the adventure profoundly replaced every little thing he believed approximately wine.
The international of significant wines used to be ruled through nice Bordeaux châteaux. As these châteaux have been got up by way of moguls and foreign businesses, the center of French winemaking shifted to the world of small manufacturers, whose wines mirror the lovely variety of neighborhood surroundings, soil, and culture—terroir. during this e-book we stick to Camuto throughout France as he works harvesting grapes in Alsace, learns approximately wine and bombs in Corsica, and eats and beverages his method during the world’s maximum bacchanalia in Burgundy. alongside the course he discovers a brand new iteration of winemakers who've rejected chemical compounds, ingredients, and technologically altered wines. His e-book charts an odyssey into this new international of French wine, a global of biodynamic winegrowing, natural remedies, lunar cycles, and grape forms some time past pushed aside as “difficult.” Camuto’s paintings is a pleasant glance past the grocery store into the kaleidoscopic global of flavors provided through the real vintners of France.
"[Corkscrewed] conjures up thirst and curiosity... Mr. Camuto's adventures will introduce readers to little-known French wines like Domaine Borrely-Martin of Provence, Chateau Mosse of Roussillon and Domaine des Tres Cantous of Gaillac and to the passionate participants that persevere regardless of the absence of economic gift. those is probably not the wines that earn one spurs as a gourmet, yet they definitely may perhaps produce a priceless experience of humility at how a lot there's to benefit. I can't wait to drink them." Eric Asimov, long island instances, eating & Wine part "Camuto's lighthearted e-book is a very stress-free learn that chronicles the author's trip via French wine state in a delicious choice of tales approximately wine, meals, vineyards and wine-makers." Beth Hiser Bloomsbury overview