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In Search of Bacchus: Wanderings in the Wonderful World of Wine Tourism

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From the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of Judgment of Paris and To Cork or Not To Cork comes a delightful, entertaining, and informative exploration of the thriving world of wine tourism.

George M. Taber set out on the wine lover's ultimate dream: a journey to the twelve most beautiful and fascinating wine-producing regions around the globe. In Search of B
ebook, 320 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by Scribner (first published 2009)
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Catherine Woodman
"wandering" is the operative word. There are moments that this book is interesting. But mostly it is just idiosyncratically droning on about places. Parts of it I know, having grown up with oenophile parents in the Bay area in the 1960's and going to the concerts at Mondavi and having an early education int he Napa Valley--and that part of it isn't the least bit inclusive of the wineries there. SO it makes me question the information in the other chapters where I know less. But the real problem ...more
Sep 10, 2015 Jill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I gave this 4 stars more for my reaction and interest in the subject than the actual book. Although I would probably do 3 stars for the book itself. Combining travel, wine and history made a great read for me. Considering buying a copy to keep for future travel reference!
Jun 02, 2012 Sara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I bought this at the dollar store & now know why it was there. And maybe I shouldn't mark this as read since I got 3/4 of the way through and gave up. I'd start reading and enjoy what I was learning about vineyards & history and then the author would meander off about stuff only really snobby wine enthusiasts would know about. I finally gave up when it seemed that I had already read the same story line about a vineyard trying to make itself more marketable. I'd only recommend this book t ...more
Kevin Donohue
Some good info. Helpful if you looking to planning to do some wine touring.
Oct 26, 2009 Tuck rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
this author has won all kinds of awards for writing about wine, but i don't really see how. pretty flat stories, though some good info about the individual wines themselves. lawrence osborne's "the accidental connoisseur" is 10 times better. bummer, i had high hopes with this taber book, but his visits to different areas of the globe was just too hurried and superficial.
Terrence Jones
Nov 05, 2011 Terrence Jones rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable trip through the world's wine regions but a bit dry and slow going. Taber doesn't have the flair for words that Lawrence Osborne showed in "The Accidental Connoisseur".
I'm not going to finish this because I am tired of reading about luxury resorts and golf courses. I enjoy the [mostly:] casual atmosphere of our local wine area. Glad we have it.
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