Item #2809 Reflections of a Wine Merchant; On a lifetime in the vineyards and cellars of France and Italy. Neil I. Rosenthal.
Reflections of a Wine Merchant; On a lifetime in the vineyards and cellars of France and Italy

Reflections of a Wine Merchant; On a lifetime in the vineyards and cellars of France and Italy

New York: North Point Press, 2009. First Paperback. Paperback. 257 pages. 21 x 14 cm. In Reflections of a Wine Merchant, Rosenthal shares the experience of learning his trade: the friendships, the adventures, and the challenge of convincing others to love what he loves. He introduces us to his growers, who make wines of pronounced character using time-honored and "unscientific" methods of grape growing and vinification, and we listen to them muse on their work and speak of their traditions. We voyage through the great wine regions of France and Italy, confront the obstacles posed by globalized marketing and the media's blunt-edged ratings systems, and witness, from Rosenthal's unique perspective, three decades of remarkable controversy, hype, and change. Above all, we share the joys - and pitfalls - of an often enviable business that goes back to the beginnings of civilization and can connect us with our deepest values. Color illustrated wrap. Near fine. Item #2809

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