Wine Wars

Wine Wars

The Curse of the Blue Nun, the Miracle of Two Buck Chuck, and the Revenge of the Terroirists

Book - 2011
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Globalization has pushed back the borders of the wine world, creating a complex, interconnected market where Old World and New World wines and producers compete head to head. Writing with wit and verve, Mike Veseth (a.k.a. the Wine Economist) tells the compelling story of the war between the market forces that are redrawing the world wine map and the terroirists who resist them. It is the battle for the future of wine--and even for its soul. The fight isn't just over bottles bought and sold, however; power and taste are also at stake. Who will call the shots in the wine market of the future? Who will set the price? Whose palate will prevail? Will it be Two Buck Chuck or tradition-steeped vintners? Veseth masterfully brings all of these questions together in the only book on the wine business written engagingly for all lovers of wine.
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers : Distributed by National Book Network, 2011
ISBN: 9780742568198
Branch Call Number: 338.476632 VES 2011 22
Characteristics: vi, 253 p

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Sep 21, 2012

A delightful read, engagingly written with plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor, but also with the scalpel analysis of a good economist who also happens to appreciate fine wine. If you had to read one book to understand the global/local wine business, read this!

jpmnyc Sep 17, 2011

Excellent book for the person who likes random facts about the world and enjoys wine.

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