Godforsaken Grapes

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Godforsaken Grapes hunts down obscure and underappreciated wines from Switzerland, Austria, Portugal, France, Italy, the United States, and beyond.

“Wilson’s signature wit and wisdom returns as he recounts the travel shenanigans that lead him around the world in a rabbit hunt for these obscure and under-the-radar wines. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of the wine industry and an itch to book a ticket to destinations you’ve never heard of before.”
–Imbibe Magazine

1 in stock

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Godforsaken Grapes: Why Do We Mostly Drink Only 20 Grape Varieties?

There are nearly 1,400 known varieties of wine grapes in the world. But 80 percent of the wine we drink is made from 20 grapes. In Godforsaken Grapes, Jason Wilson looks at how that came to be. In so doing he embarks on a journey to discover what we miss.

Hunting Down the Reasons

Wilson moves far beyond the “noble grapes.” He hunts down obscure and underappreciated wines from Switzerland, Austria, Portugal, France, Italy, the US and more. In the process, he looks at why these wines fell out of favor (or never gained it in the first place). He also looks at what it means to be an obscure grape. As well as how geopolitics, economics, and fashion have changed what we drink. A combination of travel memoir and epicurean adventure, Godforsaken Grapes is an entertaining love letter to wine.

About Jason Wilson

Jason Wilson is an award-winning journalist and the author of Boozehound and Godforsaken Grapes. He has been the series editor for Best American Travel Writing since its inception in 2000. Wilson has also written for the Washington Post, the New York Times, The New Yorker, and many others. He lives in the Philadelphia suburbs.

“Wilson’s signature wit and wisdom returns as he recounts the travel shenanigans that lead him around the world in a rabbit hunt for these obscure and under-the-radar wines. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of the wine industry and an itch to book a ticket to destinations you’ve never heard of before.”
— Imbibe Magazine

 

“Part travelogue and part journey to realize his own taste preferences, Wilson offers a spirited, highly personal argument for drinking more adventurously.”
— Punch

 

Godforsaken Grapes will be sure to amuse the adventurous wine lover in your life, and perhaps also inspire them to raise a glass of Mondeuse Noire.”
— Vinous

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