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Reading between the Wines
by Terry Theise
Acclaimed importer and wine guru Terry Theise, long known for his top-notch portfolio and his illustrious writing, now offers this opinionated, idiosyncratic, and beautifully written testament to wine. What constitutes beauty in wine, and how do we appreciate it? What role does wine play in a soulful, sensual life? Can wines of place survive in a world of globalized styles ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 19th 2011 by University of California Press
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I drink a glass of wine maybe three times a year (typically a cheaper version of the "New World, bold, hedonistic" wines Theise decries) and have zero belief in spirituality and the soul. So why did this book strike such a chord with me? Theise's integrity, expertise, and heart-on-his-sleeve advocacy stir your interest and win your respect. His passion for his cellermasters' work and lives is infectious, and he has the ability to communicate his abstract, highly personal responses to these wines ...more