Around the World in Eighty Wines
- Exploring Wine One Country at a Time
- Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
- Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-01-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
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The journey starts in London, Phileas Fogg's home base, and follows Fogg's itinerary to France and Italy before veering off in search of compelling wine stories in Syria, Georgia, and Lebanon. Every glass of wine tells a story, and so each of the 80 wines must tell an important tale. We head back across Northern Africa to Algeria, once the world's leading wine exporter, before hopping across the sea to Spain and Portugal. We follow Portuguese trade routes to Madeira and then South Africa with a short detour to taste Kenya's most famous Pinot Noir.
The route loops around, visiting Bali, Thailand, and India before heading north to China to visit Shangri-La. Shangri-La? Does that even exist? It does, and there is wine there. Then it is off to Australia, with a detour in Tasmania. The stars of the Southern Cross guide us to New Zealand, Chile, and Argentina. We ride a wine train in California and rendezvous with Planet Riesling in Seattle before getting into fast cars for a race across North America, collecting more wine as we go. Pause for lunch in Virginia to honor Thomas Jefferson, then it's time to jet back to London to tally our wines and see what we have learned.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Amazon Customer on 11-18-17
A smooth listen
When I heard Eric Summerer was reading this book, it became a must listen.
Veseth uses story to share his knowledge of the global wine culture and market. He takes a survey approach tailored to the reading public. The French history, Argentina beyond Malbec, Napa Valley wine trains, Veseth takes each region on its own merit.
Listening to Eric Summerer's soothing voice read the final wine list is enough to put one to sleep.