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Reading between the Wines

by Terry Theise University of California Press
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Pbk 208 pages
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Acclaimed importer and wine guru Terry Theise, long known for his top-notch portfolio and his illustrious writing, now offers this opinionated, idiosyncratic, and beautifully written testament to wine. What constitutes beauty in wine, and how do we appreciate it? What role does wine play in a soulful, sensual life? Can wines of place survive in a world of globalized styles and 100-point scoring systems? In his highly approachable style, Theise describes how wine can be a portal to aesthetic, emotional, even mystical experienceand he frankly asserts that these experiences are most likely to be inspired by wines from artisan producers.

Preface to the Paperback Edition

ONE Befriending Your Palate
TWO What Matters (and What Doesn’t) in Wine
THREE Remystifying Wine
FOUR The Three Humors
FIVE Pressing Hot Buttons
SIX Of Places and Grapes
SEVEN Wine from Outside
EIGHT Wines That Mattered: Or, “The Dog Ate My Point Scores”


GÇ£Thiese is a man I'd like to drink with. Any wine. GÇ£
Terry Theise, winner of the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional, is an importer of boutique wines from Germany, Austria, and Champagne. His articles have appeared in The World of Fine Wine magazine