Reading between the Wines by Terry TheiseReading between the Wines by Terry Theise

Reading between the Wines

byTerry Theise

Hardcover | September 9, 2010

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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 experience—and he frankly asserts that these experiences are most likely to be inspired by wines from artisan producers. Along the way, Theise tells us a little about how he got where he is today, explores the meaning of wine in the lives of vintners he has known, and praises particular grape varieties. Reading between the Wines is a passionate tribute to wine—and to what it can say to us once we learn to listen.
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. He was Wine & Spirits magazine’s Man of the Year in 2001 and Food and Wine magazine’s Importer of t...
Title:Reading between the WinesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.77 inPublished:September 9, 2010Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520265335

ISBN - 13:9780520265332


Table of Contents


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"


Editorial Reviews

“The book is a compelling read.. . . It draws you in as a thinker, makes you wonder and even compels you to argue back at times.”