The Gourmand Awards jury announced that For the Love of Wine is the national winner in its category: Best Wine Book of the Year.
The great story of Georgia wine is very well written, with deep insights for its values, challenges, and meaning for wine culture. Everyone who cares about wine will love this book.
In 2011 when Alice Feiring first arrived in Georgia, she felt as if she’d emerged from the magic wardrobe into a world filled with mythical characters making exotic and delicious wine with the low-tech methods of centuries past. She was smitten, and she wasn’t alone.
For the Love of Wine is Feiring’s emotional tale of a remarkable country and people who have survived religious wars and Soviet occupation yet managed always to keep hold of their precious wine traditions. Embedded in the narrative is the hope that Georgia has the temerity to confront its latest threat—modernization.