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- What Makes a Champagne Great?
- Argentina’s Great Imported Winemaker
- Why More American Winemakers are Hand-Pruning, Hand-Harvesting and Foot-Stomping their Grapes
- Wine Week, Part One
- Wine Week, Part Three
- Tasting with Dom Pérignon's Richard Geoffroy
- Visiting India’s Wine Country
- All Good Things
- Wines of Bolivia
Over on Mouthing Off, I've just posted about why Slate wine columnist Michael Steinberger's new book, Au Revoir to All That, is required reading for anyone who cares about food, wine or France (as an added bonus, it's well-written enough to qualify as fun summer reading, too.) The abridged version: Steinberger compiles devastating details on, among other obstacles, France's crippling appelation system, to show why we're looking, well, anywhere but France for culinary innovation. But he also offers a few glimmers of hope. In honor of Bastille Day, after the jump, Steinberger offers a cheat sheet on four maverick French winemakers worth watching.
Michael Steinberger's Au Revoir to All That