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Accidental Connoisseur An Irreverent Journey Through the Wine World

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ISBN-10: 0865477124

ISBN-13: 9780865477124

Edition: 2004

Authors: Lawrence Osborne

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What is taste? Is it individual or imposed on us from the outside? Why are so many of us so intimidated when presented with the wine list at a restaurant? In The Accidental Connoisseur, journalist Lawrence Osborne takes off on a personal voyage through a little-known world in pursuit of some answers. Weaving together a fantastic cast of eccentrics and obsessives, industry magnates and small farmers, the author explores the way technological change, opinionated critics, consumer trends, wheelers and dealers, trade wars, and mass market tastes have made the elixir we drink today entirely different from the wine drunk by our grandparents. In his search for wine that is a true expression of…    
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 3/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Born in England, Lawrence Osborne is a travel writer and novelist, and the author of the Bangkok Days and The Forgiven. His short story 'Volcano' was selected for Best American Short Stories 2012, and he has written for the New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveller, the New Yorker, Forbes, Harper's and other publications. www.lawrenceosborne.net