WINES AND THE ART OF TASTING by Jack Durac

WINES AND THE ART OF TASTING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Durac counters the difficulty Of writing an introduction to tasting by alternating his tour of the world's great vineyards with a program of suggested comparisons and empirical descriptions of the results, for a total of 71 testings. He covers the German whites, shows a clear preference for the French, snubs Italy, mentions Central Europe and patronizes our own johnny-come-lately Californians. Despite the inflated prices, the Classification of 1855 has hegemony and Durac holds to it so rigidly he ranks Mouton Rothschild as a deuxieme. Sound if conservative advice, but a terribly expensive way to choose your drink.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1974
Publisher: Dutton