Natural Wine for the People: What It Is, Where To Find It, How To Love It

Ten Speed. Aug. 2019. 176p. illus. index. ISBN 9780399582431. $18.99; ebk. ISBN 9780399582448. COOKING
Wine journalist Feiring (The Dirty Guide to Wine) introduces readers to natural wines, which are made with as little interference as possible. The opening chapters provide a primer in wine basics, such as production, storage, and tasting. This is particularly useful for novice wine drinkers. Enthusiasts, however, may find themselves at odds with the author’s tone and sentiments. With luck, they’ll push past these earlier chapters to the sections spotlighting various natural wine producers from around the world. Feiring has some terrific stories, such as when she tricked a party of blind tasters into thinking a Vermont wine might be an Italian classic. Yet for this reviewer, knowledge of such wines and producers would have made the author’s case for the natural beverages all the more stronger.
VERDICT Colorful, introductory guidance into the world of natural wines that will be appreciated especially by beginners.
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