Jonathan Nossiter's new book was released in France today. (Taste and Power or as French Amazon has it listed as...Mondovino: The Book.).
I've been immersed in my own book cover debate, as a result I have been obsessed with the symbolism and power of other wine book cover art which nicely recalls the clouds from the Mondovino image. And then it's tweaked; his name, placed like cojones on either side of the tumescent wine glass' stem. Oh, that art department.
The wine journal Decanter wrote on their site that Nossiter gives it to everyone--and especially Parker. And as a result, (thank you Tyler for alerting me) Mr. Robert M. Parker Jr. ripped a characteristically snarky tirade.
Get this snippet that he posted on his website eBob.com.
"It is Nossiter and his ilk (call them the scary wine gestapo) chanting the same stupid hymn that demand wines be produced in only one narrow style.....but bring on the suckers and fools....some one will certainly buy into his propaganda as they did that migraine-inducing disingenuous...."
The entry visible to all on his ebob website is a rant. Now, I rant, but I do try to stay away from name calling. So in the middle of this, wanting to crunch a proper behavioral analysis of Bob, a press release and hold further forth on the Nossiter book, something popped into my email box and blew my focus. The press release is a pretty good example of why I hate this whole GREEN thing in wineries and so Nossiter and Parker will have to wait.
+++The new Langtry Vineyard Tour Program gives visitors the opportunity to customize their visit to Langtry Estate by selecting from two different tour options that focus on the vineyards, the history of the property and the wines. This is the first time that the winery has offered property tours. Guests will ride in battery-operated Global Electric Motorcars during the tour. The vehicles are a clean, green transportation alternative.+++
Wine is becoming so Disney-esque.
Are we supposed to assume that because they go electric in cars they go natural in wine? Perhaps. However, it's not the case.
And that's also why this organic thing gets under my skin.
But that's another rant for another time. After all, as Mr. Parker might say about me and my "ilk," part of the scary wine gestapo.
That's almost as good as the Terroir Jihadists.