We'll drink to that
Three new books take very different approaches to the delicious subject of wine.
The Battle for Wine and Love, or How I Saved the World From Parkerization (Harcout), by Alice Feiring, is a fiercely independent wine journalist's defense of authentic, traditional winemaking versus corporate production and promotion.
The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine (Crown), by Benjamin Wallace, is the amazing but true story of the investigation into whether a bottle of Chateau Lafite Bordeaux, purported to have been owned by Thomas Jefferson and sold in 1985 for $156,000, was real or a brilliant forgery.
Investing in Liquid Assets: Uncorking Profits in Today's Global Wine Market (Simon & Schuster), by David Sokolin and Alexandra Bruce, is a guide to "investment grade wines" that can outperform blue chip stocks, written by a third-generation wine merchant.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor