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Wine Politics


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List of Illustrations List of Sidebars Preface and Acknowledgments 1. What Is Wine Politics? 2. Soil and Society: Wine in France and America before 1935 3. Authenticating Origins: Appellations and Quality 4. Baptists and Bootleggers: The Strange Bedfellows of American Wine 5. Who Controls Your Palate? 6. Greens, Gripes, and Grapes 7. Celebrating Diversity Notes

About the Author

Tyler Colman teaches wine classes at New York University and the University of Chicago. He contributed to the third edition of The Oxford Companion to Wine and his articles have appeared in Food & Wine and Wine & Spirits.


"An enlightening volume on a complex topic." Publishers Weekly "Contain(s) so much history, data and anecdotes in a highly readable 144 pages." -- John Mariani Bloomberg News "It is the kind of book a wine economist would want to read and gift as a gift to friends. " Journal Of Wine Economics "Exposes a little-known but influential aspect of the wine business: the politics behind it." Times Higher Ed Sup (Thes) "A fascinating and fast-paced ride... His accomplishment is remarkable." Gastronomica: Journal Of Food & Culture 'A delight to read with its clear prose and fluid style." Good Wine Under $20 "I'm not aware of any other single volume that pulls so many strands of research and analysis together in such a readable package.' Vinography "Succinct and up-to-date... Recommended." -- Philip Whalen, Coastal Carolina University Jrnl Of World History Serious and provocative Chicago Tribune

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