Tasting the Past
The science of flavor and the search for the origins of wine
Published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
This must be the only wine book in the world that starts with a bottle of wine from a hotel mini-bar. Even more singular is that the hotel is in Amman, Jordan.
It was a little bottle of red wine, produced by Cremisan Cellars in Bethlehem. Like most mini-bar wine, it should have tasted pretty awful, neutral at best. It surprised Kevin Begos by being spicy, different, balanced, even possibly with a...