Grape-A-Hol: How Big Business is Subverting Artisan Winemaking and the Future of Fine Wine
Grape-A-Hol: How Big Business is Subverting Artisan Winemaking and the Future of Fine Wine

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The world is awash with wine – nearly 30 billion liters are produced every year. But how much is truly fine wine? Vastly less than what is claimed to be. By coining the term “Grape-a-hol” and defining it as “an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grape juice and passed off as a substitute for fine wine,” this book exposes the questionable practices of big business and the regulatory myopia of governments that are subverting artisan wine making, altering consumer tastes, and sabotaging the future of fine wine.
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About Michael F. Spratt and Mark L. Feldman

Michael F. Spratt, Ph.D., is a founder and owner of Destiny Bay Vineyards. Michael currently serves as President of the Waiheke Winegrowers Association, is a Director of New Zealand Winegrowers, and a founding member of The Specialist Winegrowers of New Zealand. Prior to launching Destiny Bay in 2000, he was a partner in mergers & acquisitions consulting for PricewaterhouseCoopers in their San Francisco office. Read more

Excerpt

Excerpt from the Book

The essays in this book address concerns shared by many small artisan winemakers which are debated by participants up and down the supply chain.
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$13.99 / Perfectbound
ISBN: 9781457510304
120 pages
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