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A compact illustrated guide to the emerging and enormously popular category of natural wine, a style that focuses on minimal intervention, lack of additives, and organic and biodynamic growing methods.
Today, wine is more favored and consumed that it's ever been in the United States--and millennials are leading the charge, drinking more wine than any other generation in history. Many have been pulled in by the tractor beam of natural wine--that is, organic or biodynamic wine made with nothing added, and nothing taken away--a movement that has completely rocked the wine industry in recent years. While all of the hippest restaurants and wine bars are touting their natural wine lists, and while more and more consumers are calling for natural wine by name, there is still a lot of confusion about what exactly natural wine is, where to find it, and how to enjoy it. In Natural Wine for the People, James Beard Award-winner Alice Feiring sets the record straight, offering a pithy, accessible guide filled with easy definitions, tips and tricks for sourcing the best wines, whimsical illustrations, a definitive list to the must-know producers and bottlings, and an appendix with the best shops and restaurants specializing in natural wine across the country, making this the must-buy and must-gift wine book of the year.
About the Author
ALICE FEIRING is a leading voice in the natural wine movement, and the winner of the James Beard and Louis Roederer Wine Writing Awards. She is the author of seven books, including The Battle for Wine and Love, Naked Wine, For the Love of Wine, and The Dirty Guide to Wine. In 2013 she was named Imbibe magazine's Wine Person of the Year. Her website The Feiring Line has been an invaluable resource for natural wine enthusiasts since 2004.
“The perfect guide.”—Eater, “Best Cookbooks of Fall”
“An accessible guide to natural wine.”—New Worlder, “Essential Reading, Important Cookbooks Fall 2019”
“[A] comprehensive and nicely illustrated guide.”—AFAR, “Best Books of the Year”
“Alice Feiring is the original high priestess of natural wine, and this book is the perfect starter guide for anyone looking to get into or better understand these exciting wines. It’s a must-buy for anyone following this movement.”—Rajat Parr, James Beard Award–winning author of Secrets of the Sommeliers and The Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste
“Just like understanding the food we eat, understanding our favorite natural wines—how they are made and what’s in them—is of tantamount importance. This book is an essential guide for anyone who cares about eating and drinking intelligently.”—David McMillan, chef and co-author of The Art of Living According to Joe Beef and Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse
“A funny thing happened: I very literally begged Alice Feiring to write this book, et voilà, the woman delivered. Soulful, informative, irreverent, and, above all, actionable, Feiring has generously distilled years of experience and study into a slim guide that is a godsend for the nat-curious.”—Talia Baiocchi, editor in chief of PUNCH