American Rhone: How Maverick Winemakers Changed the Way Americans Drink


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University of California Press
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7.0 X 1.2 X 10.1 inches | 1.75 pounds
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About the Author

Patrick J. Comiskey is a wine writer and critic for Wine & Spirits magazine. He has written about wine for many publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Food & Wine, Decanter, and Lucky Peach.


"A strong contender for wine book of the year."--Henry Jefffreys"The Guardian" (12/03/2016)
"The wine book of the year."--Dennis Schaefer"Santa Barbara News-Press" (12/15/2016)
"Comiskey has a skeptical reporter's mind, a poet's way with turns of phrase, an editor's sense of conservation of words, and a keen (and deep) understanding of - and respect for - wine as a subject matter, all of which come to bear in American Rhone."--Joe Roberts"1 Wine Dude" (08/31/2016)
"Thoughtfully conceived and very well written, this is essential somm reading."--The Somm Journal (08/01/2016)
"This book is superb."--California Grapevine (11/01/2016)
"Our five favorite liquor and wine books from 2016 A deep dive into this fascinating category, long beloved by wine geeks."--San Francisco Chronicle (11/25/2016)
"Delves into the American Rhone movement's wine-soaked origins in this vivid, in-depth account."--The Mercury News (11/30/2016)
"This is the most important wine book of the year, perhaps in many years."--The Seattle Times (12/02/2016)
"The definitive work on the Rhone movement." --Wine Review Online (12/03/2016)
"Crisply written, impeccably researched, balanced if fundamentally enthusiastic, scholarly but accessible, and full of unexpected details and characters."--The World of Fine Wine (12/01/2016)
"Comiskey really knows his stuff -- deep research is apparent here -- and he writes with a fluid style, so learning about American Rhône is a real pleasure. . . . A terrific book, well-written and informative. It deserves a place on your wine bookshelf."-- (12/20/2016)