Title WINE SNOBBERY: AN EXPOSE
Book Condition Near Fine/Near Fine
Publisher Simon & Schuster 1992
067170804X / 9780671708047
Seller ID RWARE0000022296
A crisp clean hardcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib: Exploring the history and current status of wine production, marketing, and drinking, Barr concentrates primarily on the United States, Britain, and France. A British wine writer, he seems particularly to enjoy comparison of British and American tastes, trade publications, and wine management in restaurants. His tone occasionally smacks of high-handed muckraking. However, his extensive research and critical approach provide unusual insight and considerable detail not found elsewhere. Even those who differ with Barr's conclusions should agree that he offers a unique, often uncomplimentary perspective on the world of wine as it has developed and pretty much as it is today. His book will interest and sometimes aggravate serious wine enthusiasts and professionals.