An Engaging Style That Makes the Book Fun to Read – San Jose Mercury News

The end of the year always brings flurries of new wine books, many of which are destined to become gifts for some wine lover. Two topics are getting a lot of attention this year: budget wines, and the tension between technology and “naturalness” in winemaking.

For a view of “budget” wine, there’s “Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World’s Best Bargain Wines” by Natalie MacLean. Her book is arranged by days of the week, with each day representing a region of the world. The Australia chapter (Sunday) focuses most of its attention on Penfolds and Henschke. Each chapter ends with a list of good-value wines and top producers. And MacLean has an engaging style that makes the book fun to read.

 

You can read more reviews of my new wine book Unquenchable here. 

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