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  • ISBN 0803276354
  • ISBN13 978-0803276352
  • Language English
  • Author Robert V. Camuto
  • Publisher University of Nebraska Press; 1st edition (November 1, 2008)
  • Pages 212
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  • Category Cooking
  • Subcategory Beverages and Wine
  • Size ePub 1566 kb
  • Size Fb2 1114 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 378

Robert V. Camuto’s interest in wine turned into a passion when he moved to France and began digging into local soils and cellars. Corkscrewed recounts Camuto’s journey through France’s myriad regions—and how the journey brought about a profound change in everything he believed about wine. The world of great wines was once dominated by great Bordeaux châteaux. As those châteaux were bought up by moguls and international corporations, the heart of French winemaking moved into the realm of small producers, whose wines reflect the stunning diversity of regional environment, soil, and culture—terroir. In this book we follow Camuto across France as he works harvesting grapes in Alsace, learns about wine and bombs in Corsica, and eats and drinks his way through the world’s greatest bacchanalia in Burgundy. Along the route he discovers a new generation of winemakers who have rejected chemicals, additives, and technologically altered wines. His book charts an odyssey into this new world of French wine, a world of biodynamic winegrowing, herbal treatments, lunar cycles, and grape varieties long ago dismissed as “difficult.” A celebration of the diversity that makes French wine more than a mere commodity, Camuto’s work is a delightful look beyond the supermarket to the various flavors offered by the true vintners of France.

Robert V. Camuto’s interest in wine turned into a passion when he moved to France and began digging into local soils and cellars.

Robert V. Corkscrewed recounts Camuto’s journey through France’s myriad regions-and how the journey profoundly changed everything he believed about wine. The world of great wines was once dominated by great Bordeaux châteaux. As those châteaux were bought up by moguls and international corporations. Camuto’s interest in wine turned into a passion when he moved. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking Corkscrewed: Adventures in the New French Wine Country as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

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His book charts an odyssey into this new world of French wine, a world of biodynamic winegrowing, herbal .

His book charts an odyssey into this new world of French wine, a world of biodynamic winegrowing, herbal treatments, lunar cycles, and grape varieties long ago dismissed as 'difficult'. A celebration of the diversity that makes French wine more than a mere commodity, Camuto's work is a delightful look beyond the supermarket to the various flavours offered by the true vintners of France. Download from free file storage. Скачать с помощью Mediaget. Camuto's interest in wine turned into a passion when he moved to France and began digging into local soils and cellars

Robert V. Camuto's interest in wine turned into a passion when he moved to France and began digging into local soils and cellars. Corkscrewed recounts Camuto's journey through France's myriad regions-and how the journey brought about a profound change in everything he believed about wine.

Corkscrewed : Adventures in the New French Wine Country His book charts an odyssey into this new world of French wine, a world of biodynamic winegrowing, herbal treatments, lunar cycles, and grape.

Corkscrewed : Adventures in the New French Wine Country. Robert V. The world of great wines was once dominated by great Bordeaux chateaux. His book charts an odyssey into this new world of French wine, a world of biodynamic winegrowing, herbal treatments, lunar cycles, and grape varieties long ago dismissed as "difficult. Camuto s interest in wine turned into a passion when he moved to France and began digging into local soils and cellars. Corkscrewed recounts Camuto s journey through France s myriad regions and how the journey brought about a profound change in everything he believed about wine. The world of great wines was once dominated by great Bordeaux ch'teaux

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Camuto’s first book,Corkscrewed: Adventures in the New French Wine Country describes a pilgrimage through French wine country and was published in 2008 (University of Nebraska Press) to critical acclaim. The story is of a new generation of French regional winemakers striving to preserve endangered traditions, reconnect with nature, and produce quality wines on what are oftentimes little known terroirs.

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Kanrad
This book is full of valuable information on committed French wine makers; it's the kind of book everyone who's truly interested in wine will devour. The people Camuto met along the way are REAL CHARACTERS and I was fascinated by their ideas and dedication to the art of making wine. So intrigued we were that we set out to find some of these guys, and what a trip!
Hanad
Met the autor in France this summer at a wine tasting. Book lived up to my expectations.
Mayno
I gave it as a gift for Christmas. My Daughter was very pleased
with all the information. I'm sure it will serve her well.
Foxanayn
This is a very entertaining account of the current status of the French wine industry. It is well written by a knowledgeable author.
Wenyost
I have NY Times wine writer Eric Asimov to thank for bringing this book to my attention; he called it one of the best he'd read in 2008, and I'm inclined to agree (though he no doubt read a lot more titles than I did). Camuto combines curiosity about traditionally-made French wines, more than a few of which are produced by serious (if sometimes slightly eccentric) vignerons, with an incisive and empathetic eye for people (his portrait of "Uncle Jacques" is quite touching). Each chapter recounts a visit to a different region in France, including conversations with winemakers, tasting impressions, and some local viticultural history. Indeed, the text reads almost as if it were a diary of these travels and visits. Thoroughly recommended.

Having said that, I noticed more spelling and grammatical errors, typos, and mistakes in this book than in any other I've read. (No proofreaders at the publisher?) Many of these are easily overlooked, yet some are substantive. Two examples: "all but a few winemakers are willing to do without [sulphur]" (the author means to state the opposite); Loire Valley wines made of Chenin blanc are "low-acidity" wines (Chenin blanc is a high-acid grape, particularly when grown in the Loire Valley). So in a way this book really is like a diary, transcribed directly from notebook without revision, warts and all. But like a letter from a friend, it is still a good read.
Marad
If what you worry about when you worry about wine is drowning in rivers and lakes and seas of homogeneous and technologically altered plonk ("a perpetual assembly line of high-octane wines that tend to taste alike"), help is on the way. Well, maybe not "help" per se, but inspiration.

Although you will most likely want to run right out and buy wines from all the producers profiled in the book, that isn't the point. The author is not a professional wine critic or wine speculator; he's a passionate observer and insightful investigator. He also loves wine and all that it can mean in the context of food, culture, society and history.

With an often elegant, sometimes eclectic, but always very personal style, Camuto demonstrates a truly inspired sensitivity and commitment to his subject. There's also something "deeper" in the book that I can't quite put my finger on yet but that goes beyond any prosaic comments about natural wine or devoted growers. Perhaps it's the notion that wine IS food, sustenance, and a catalyst for experiences that are even more significant and profound than what transpires in the vineyard or at the dinner table. At the very least, Camuto delivers "a collection of love letters to wine," as a Seattle reviewer aptly described it. That alone is more than enough for me.

"Corkscrewed" is the last in a rather long list of wine books that I've read over the past decade and more. I wish it had been the first.
Nto
Corkscrewed, although promoted as a deep insight into the French wine
culture is more than that, yes indeed, much more than a tome for
oenophiles. Certainly It is a perceptive narrative of the fascinating
array of wines in different sections of France. All revealed by
someone who is profoundly knowledgeable of the differences and nuances
of those differences in various wines produced in a number of sections
of France. But it reaches far beyond being just a well written
discourse on such wines. It is made up of fascinating human interest
vignettes about those involved in various aspects of French grape
raising and wine production. These are the people the tourist never
meets, or more importantly, never gets to know as friends. This is a
tribute to the author's far above average writing and perception
capability. The book is filled with the escapades of this "seeker of
wine growers." The reader really gets to know these people, many of
whom are the latest extension of families who have been in the wine
producing occupation for years, yes, even centuries. You follow the
author as he travels from region to region, in many cases unveiling
wines known to only a few. The human interest element reflects a writer
who has been a skilled and observant journalist for years. Just one
example, when he decides to become a "grape picker" for a week. The
reader shares the joy of a dedicated wine aficionado getting involved
in producing his favorite libation. And you can feel the aches and
pains of working from sun up to sundown in the vineyards. And even the
satisfaction when his fellow veteran grape pickers celebrate his
achievement by the traditional grape dunking -'ceremoniously
depositing him as his "baptism of grapes" into a tub of his favorite
fruit. This is a pleasant journey into the French wine country, related
by an individual who has both a superb command of what wine is all
about and an equally superb command of the writing art, effectively
employed to explain the appreciation of the wine mystic. Obviously, I
think this book is a definite "keeper."
Jack Raskopf, Fort Worth, Texas