By Robert V. Camuto
Robert V. Camuto’s curiosity in wine become a keenness while he moved to France and commenced digging into neighborhood soils and cellars. Corkscrewed recounts Camuto’s trip via France’s myriad regions—and how the adventure profoundly replaced every little thing he believed approximately wine.
The international of significant wines was ruled via nice Bordeaux châteaux. As these châteaux have been acquired up through moguls and foreign companies, the guts of French winemaking shifted to the world of small manufacturers, whose wines mirror the beautiful range of neighborhood setting, soil, and culture—terroir. during this ebook we stick with Camuto throughout France as he works harvesting grapes in Alsace, learns approximately wine and bombs in Corsica, and eats and beverages his means during the world’s maximum bacchanalia in Burgundy. alongside the course he discovers a brand new iteration of winemakers who've rejected chemical compounds, ingredients, and technologically altered wines. His booklet charts an odyssey into this new international of French wine, an international of biodynamic winegrowing, natural remedies, lunar cycles, and grape forms some time past pushed aside as “difficult.” Camuto’s paintings is a pleasant glance past the grocery store into the kaleidoscopic global of flavors provided via the real vintners of France.
"[Corkscrewed] evokes thirst and curiosity... Mr. Camuto's adventures will introduce readers to little-known French wines like Domaine Borrely-Martin of Provence, Chateau Mosse of Roussillon and Domaine des Tres Cantous of Gaillac and to the passionate contributors that persevere regardless of the absence of economic present. those will not be the wines that earn one spurs as a gourmand, yet they definitely might produce a useful feel of humility at how a lot there's to benefit. I can't wait to drink them." Eric Asimov, manhattan occasions, eating & Wine part "Camuto's lighthearted e-book is a very relaxing learn that chronicles the author's trip via French wine nation in a delicious selection of tales approximately wine, nutrition, vineyards and wine-makers." Beth Hiser Bloomsbury assessment