Book review: Uncorked – Marco Pasanella

Uncorked bookThis book hase been on reading list since Christmas but I have only got round to it during our summer holiday in teh Roussillon.

This Italian-American furniture designer turned wine merchant tells the tale of how he decided to change his life and set up a wine shop in Seaport, South Manhattan.
Along with all the struggles you might expect be it financial or the taxman, it’s filled with moving anecdotes, stories and recipes that give this book the additional dimension it needs to make it not just informative to a wine geek full of hopes and ideas but to anyone remotely interested in non-fiction, wine-related adventure.

From the ancestral core of Italian food and wine culture to the reality of the wine market during the recession of 2008-2009, Marco has been through it all from the best to the worst and back and he delivers it with ease but emotion too.

It is not the greatest litterature work nor will it get the booker prize or attract the “Bestseller” attribute at WHSmith but it will tell you more about wine, New York, Italy and real life than 500 shades of grey. It’s well written and easy going, AND you will have plenty of easy recipes to pair your wines with.

A enjoyable read that I finished in 3 days 🙂

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