The Accidental Connoisseur

An Irreverent Journey Through the Wine World

Recommended by Randall Grahm, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #26 in Wine

What is taste? Is it individual or imposed on us from the outside? Why are so many of us so intimidated when presented with the wine list at a restaurant? In "The Accidental Connoisseur," journalist Lawrence Osborne takes off on a personal voyage through a little-known world in pursuit of some answers. Weaving together a fantastic cast of eccentrics and obsessives, industry magnates and small farmers, the author explores the way technological change, opinionated critics, consumer trends, wheelers and dealers, trade wars, and mass market tastes have made the elixir we drink today entirely... more

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Randall Grahm What is amazing about the book, for me, is the quality of the writing, which is lovely and very funny. (Source)

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