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Natalie Berkowitz, "The Winemaker's Hand"Fri, 9/19/2014 - 6:00pm
In The Winemaker's Hand, Natalie Berkowitz gathers conversations with over forty winemakers from around the world to bring the joys and problems of winemaking into sharp focus.
In these fascinating interviews, winemakers from the United States and abroad clarify the complex process of converting grapes into wine, with more than forty vintners candidly discussing how a combination of talent, passion, and experience shape the outcome of their individual wines. Each winemaker details their personal approach to the various steps required to convert grapes into wine. Natalie Berkowitz speaks to winemakers from different backgrounds who work in diverse wine-producing regions, including Chile, England, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, and the United States. They talk about family and unfamiliar grape varietals, their struggles with local terroirs, and the vagaries of Mother Nature. Some represent small family wineries with limited production while others work for corporations producing hundreds of thousands of bottles. Each individual offers rare insight into how new technologies are revolutionizing historic winemaking practices. The interviews are supplemented with personal recipes and maps of winemaking regions.
Natalie Berkowitz is a wine, food, and lifestyle writer. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, and other publications. She is also the author of the wine blog Winealicious, and formerly taught a wine appreciation course to seniors at Barnard College and Columbia University.
A wine-tasting will accompany this event. Please note that pre-registration at the Westhampton Free Library is required. Call 631-288-3335 for more details.