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First Big Crush: The Down and Dirty on Making Great Wine . . . Down Under

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Review of ‘First Big Crush: The Down and Dirty on Making Great Wine . . . Down Under’

Wine books make corking good presents, and this year's offerings run the gamut from info-packed to irreverent. George Taber's smart and highly readable To Cork or Not to Cork: Tradition, Romance, Science, and the Battle for the Wine Bottle is firmly in the former camp. Taber, whose 2005 bestseller Judgment of Paris detailed the crucial…

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