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Book Title: The Wrath of Grapes: The Coming Wine Industry Shakeout and How to Take Advantage of It|
The author of the book: Lewis Perdue
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 28.62 MB
Date of issue: June 1st 1999
ISBN 13: 9780380801510
Read full description of the books The Wrath of Grapes: The Coming Wine Industry Shakeout and How to Take Advantage of It:Over long, hard decades, American winemakers have won the respect of connoisseurs everywhere. Many of the world's most cherished, and expensive, wines come fro the United States.. But today, the unique and eccentric wine industry faces agrim set of challenges that could transform it forever: oversupply in the face of flat consumption, devastating vineyard diseases, an antiquated distribution system, fierce competition from abroad, attacks from anti-alcohol forces, and an inability to capitalize on wine's proven health benefits.
But for you, these woes cn be an opportunity, as wine journalist Lewis Perdue explains in this fascinating book. Clearly and crisply, forsaking the snobbish "winespeak" that helps keep wine mysterious and is itself one of the industry's problems. Perdue takes you behind the scenes to show you why a shakeout is imminent and unstoppable, and how you can benefit from understanding the situation-from drinking better wine less expensively to investing in a business where the perqs can be decanted from a bottle. Pullin no punches, naming names, this is an invaluable glimpse into a colorful, competitive, cantankerous world whose current troubles can actually add immeasurable pleasure to your life.
Read information about the authorNew York Times best-selling author Lewis Perdue’s twenty published books have sold more than 4 million copies and have been translated into every major language in the world along with more than a dozen other tongues.
Of his twenty published books, fifteen are thrillers and the remaining five cover wine, technology, and how porn has driven the technology and business model of the World Wide Web.
Perdue studied physics and biology in college and usually works those into his books. He received his B.S. (1972) with distinction from Cornell University.
He has served on the faculties at UCLA and Cornell University, founded four companies including two technology firms, a wine company and a magazine, and been a top aide to a U.S. Senator and a state governor.
He has also run political races for Congress, worked as a Washington (D.C) correspondent (Ottaway/Dow-Jones, States News Service), a columnist for Gannett, The Wall Street Journal Online, CBS Marketwatch and TheStreet.Com.
Writing books is his first love, but in his spare time Lew goes backpacking, mountain biking and is editor and publisher of the digital wine trade publication Wine Industry Insight (wineindustryinsight.com)
ON A MORE PERSONAL LEVEL ...
I'm the grandson (on my mother's side) of a powerful Mississippi Delta planter who owned two plantations. On my father's side, there are university presidents, professors and a U.S. Senator who created Jim Crow segregation when he wrote the Mississippi state constitution.
Me? I got kicked out of Ole Miss for leading a civil rights march.
And I never dreamed I'd write books. I was a fat nerd always building weird science things in the garage, blanking out the local television station in Jackson Mississippi and winning science fairs all up through the international level. I thought I'd always be a scientist.
But after being kicked out of Ole Miss in 1967, described in my thriller, Perfect Killer. Perfect Killer is an incredibly personal novel for me because the hero's story is my own coming-of-age story in the 1960s and describes much of my family history.
Anyway, after the riot at Ole Miss I found myself disinherited and thrown out of the entire state.
I landed, eventually, at Cornell University after working in a factory in Horseheads New York and getting an associates degree from a great two-year school, Corning Community College where my English professor, John Orser, told me he thought I had writing ability.
Needing a way to pay my way through college, I began as a sports reporter for the Elmira Star-Gazette. I continued to support myself as a newspaper reporter at the Ithaca Journal when I entered Cornell University.
Even though I loved science and math -- especially quantum physics -- I found I loved writing more.
There's a lot more between then and now, but the following will give you a small idea: http://lewisperdue.com/?page_id=2
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