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A Winemaker's Library
December 27, 2004 3:16 PM   Subscribe

A Winemaker's Library. Sean Thackrey is a well-respected winemaker from Northern California, who is unusual in that he prefers to learn from old writings on the subject than from modern enological studies. His personal website includes not only practical information and interviews, but a collection of his favorite texts about winemaking through the ages, with his own introductions.
posted by liam (4 comments total)

 
Only made it through the Hermitage docs so far. Very cool. Thanks.
posted by arse_hat at 5:42 PM on December 27, 2004


Love the "well-respected" link:
Winfred worked on movie crews for her entire career. In 2001, at the age of 102, she published her first and only book, "Member of the Crew," about her experiences.

"My mother died at the age of 103, and she drank a glass of wine every night," Thackrey says.
Of course, I have an ingrained prejudice against wines that are impossible to find more than five miles from the winery and/or cost a zillion dollars a bottle, but this is great stuff. Thanks for the post.
posted by languagehat at 6:23 PM on December 27, 2004


Strangely, l'hat, I had always heard Thackrey's wines were virtually unobtainable. Then one day I stopped at liquor store down the road from my apartment here in NYC because it offered treats for my dog, and inquired about Pleiades on the off chance. They had all Thackrey's wines. Orion and Sirius are very, very expensive, but Pleiades is only somewhat unreasonable. I understand your ingrained (or ingraped, ugh) prejudice, but I do appreciate the small producer's unique craftsmanship and accept that it will probably cost a premium.
posted by liam at 7:04 PM on December 27, 2004


Oh, yeah, I accept that too -- I called it a prejudice, not a reasoned objection. But I'm delighted to hear about the availability of the wines, and if I'm ever in a position to blow money on good wine again, I'll look for them!
posted by languagehat at 7:49 AM on December 28, 2004


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