A brilliant, beautifully designed, and timely book. Jane Anson has written an essential portrait of today’s world of organic, biodynamic and natural wine by highlighting the people, passions, and bottles that count with her characteristic sensitivity and style.’ Elin McCoy, Wine & Spirits columnist: Bloomberg News
‘A book that celebrates wines as they should be – heroic, alive, respectful of the land and the simplicity of good taste.’
Francis Mallmann, Chef‘Jane is one of the rare writers on wines who captures the essence of her subject without resorting to winespeak, sharing her expertise with irresistible enthusiasm, approachability and authority. More than a reference book, this gem takes a fresh look at the world of handcrafted wines and their journey from terroir to cellar.’ Michel Roux, O.B.E.
‘If you’re a wine drinker who’s always wondered where all the craft wines are then you need to buy this book, which doesn’t just tell you, but also brings them to life with stories and food ideas.’ Victoria Moore, Daily Telegraph & BBC Good Food
Featuring 250 tasting notes of hand-crafted wines from every corner of the globe, as well as grower profiles and recommendations from some of the best sommeliers from around the world, this is the complete go-to guide on the subject of hand-crafted wines. Organic, biodynamic, and natural wines have seen a huge surge in popularity in recent years, with many high-end, commercially successful producers converting to organic and biodynamic practices to supply the increasing demand for wines that are good for both the drinkers and the environment and that are produced with care. Written by award winning wine expert, Jane Anson, this stylish compendium explores what makes these wines different, how they are produced and why they are enjoying such a boom. Whether you're a wine-buff or just love wine, this beautiful collection is for you.
Jane Anson is an award-winning wine writer and accredited wine teacher. She is a contributing editor to Decanter magazine and a regular contributor to the hugely popular US podcast ‘Wine for Normal People’ podcast (50k downloads per episode on average. She is an award-winning wine writer, most recently she won the Louis Roederer Feature Writer of the Year award in 2016 (and was shortlisted for the Louis Roederer Online Communicator of the Year). Jane writes a monthly wine column for Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post and a weekly column for decanter.com.