- Author: RACHEL SIGNER
- Publisher: Hachette Books
- Language: English
- Release date: 10/2021
- Number of pages: 288
- Dimensions: 13 x 20cm
- Format: hardcover
- ISBN: 9780306924743
From the publisher of Pipette magazine, discover natural, wine-soaked memoirs about finding your passion - and falling in love.
Rachel Signer dreamed of being that girl: the one who smoked hand-rolled cigarettes out the window of her 19th-century Paris studio, wore secondhand Isabel Marant jeans and sipped a glass of crushed-rose-scented Beaujolais with a touch of horse mane. Instead, she was a freelance journalist and underappreciated waitress in New York City, frustrated with always being broke and completely unhappy in love. When she tastes her first fizz-natural (pet-nat for short), a type of natural wine made without additives or chemicals, she embarks on a deeply personal and professional journey of self-discovery that takes her to Paris, Italy, Spain, Georgia, and finally the wilds of South Australia, and forces her, faced with her "Wildman," to ask herself a difficult question: can she really lead the unconventional life she claims to want?
In You Had Me at Pet-Nat, as Signer begins to understand these revolutionary wine producers who are disrupting the industry, their deep commitment to making their wine with integrity and with as little intervention as possible, she realizes that if she doesn't face her own commitment issues head on, she won't be able to live a life as free, unpredictable, and singular as the wine she loves.
Rachel Signer is the founder and publisher of Pipette Magazine, an independent print magazine focused on natural wine, sold in over twenty countries through independent bookstores and wine shops. Her writing on natural wine has appeared in numerous online and print publications. Originally from the United States, Ms. Signer lives in South Australia with her husband and daughter and produces natural wine under the Lucy M and Persephone brands.
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