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Preface Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction: As the Corkscrew Turns 1. Rebel with a Chateau 2. The Wrath of Grapes 3. Among the Mayonnaise 4. The Madman of Bandol 5. A Brother's Blood 6. Drinking with Uncles Jacques 7. Poop and People in the New French Wine Country 8. The Soul of Cote Rotie 9. Remembering Gaillac 10. Heaven, Hell, or Burgundy 11. The Moon, the Stars, and the Loire 12. Where Goes Chatus Appendix: Featured Winemakers

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Funny, intelligent, and revealing look at small, ecologically minded, high-quality wineries in France

About the Author

Robert V. Camuto has been a journalist for nearly thirty years. He is a contributor to Wine Spectator and the Washington Post, and his articles have appeared in many other magazines and newspapers. He and his family live in France.


"[Corkscrewed] inspires thirst and curiosity... Mr. Camuto's adventures will introduce readers to little-known French wines like Domaine Borrely-Martin of Provence, Chateau Mosse of Roussillon and Domaine des Tres Cantous of Gaillac and to the passionate individuals that persevere despite the absence of monetary reward. These may not be the wines that earn one spurs as a connoisseur, but they certainly may produce a worthy sense of humility at how much there is to learn. I can't wait to drink them." Eric Asimov, New York Times, Dining & Wine section "Camuto's lighthearted book is a particularly enjoyable read that chronicles the author's journey through French wine country in a scrumptious collection of stories about wine, food, vineyards and wine-makers." Beth Hiser Bloomsbury Review

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