All of which brings me to a new wine book that is like no other in my experience: The Wine Lover’s Daughter: A Memoir (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017), by Anne Fadiman.
What makes this book so unusual—and remarkable—is that Anne Fadiman herself is no wine lover. Oh, she doesn’t dislike wine. Rather, she sensorily just doesn’t get it, thanks to being a so-called “supertaster,” which involves a heightened, often unpleasant, even painful sensitivity. “It’s not that I disliked the taste of wine, exactly. It’s that there was too much taste,” she says.
Reading it now. Love it so far (about half way thru).
There was an essay adapted from this book on The New Yorker, IIRC…
I got one for Christmas
Halfway through and thoroughly enjoying it.
Here’s the excerpt
I was surprised by this. She’s a great writer. Really enjoyed it
Here was a previous thread discussing. New Yorker article on Genetics, Taste Sensitivity, and Wine - WINE TALK - WineBerserkers
Jamie Goode has a book on wine flaws coming out.