Friday, January 23, 2009
Book Review: The Botanist and the Vintner
Just finished, after struggling through for 6 months, The Botanist and the Vintner by Christy Campbell. Yes, I'm a very slow reader--sometimes. This book came recommended to me by some fellow bloggers. Being a botanist and working with vintners, I thought it would be right up my alley. While the book is a great account of how the vine disease phylloxera was discovered and how it was eventually remedied in France, the book was a bit dry for my tastes. It is a great historical account of "how wine was saved for the world". If you are interested in reading about the history of viticulture in the last two centuries, take a look at it. It just wasn't a page turner for me.