Wine reads : a literary anthology of wine writing
|Format:||Print Book 2018|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies|
Including excerpts from novels, short fiction, memoir, and narrative nonfiction, Wine Reads features big names in the trade and literary heavyweights alike. We follow Kermit Lynch to the Northern Rhône in a chapter from his classic Adventures on the Wine Route . In an excerpt from Between Meals , long-time New Yorker writer A. J. Liebling raises feeding and imbibing on a budget in Paris into something of an art form--and discovers a very good rosé from just west of the Rhone. Michael Dibdin's fictional Venetian detective Aurelio Zen gets a lesson in Barolo, Barbaresco, and Brunello vintages from an eccentric celebrity. In real life, and over half a century ago, Jewish-Czech writer and gourmet Joseph Wechsberg visits the medieval Château d'Yquem to sample different years of the "roi des vins"alongside a French connoisseur who had his first taste of wine at age four.
Also showcasing an iconic scene from Rex Pickett's Sideways and work by Jancis Robinson, Benjamin Wallace, and McInerney himself, this is an essential volume for any disciple of Bacchus.
ContentsIntroduction / Jay McInerney
Taste / Roald Dahl
A stunning upset / George Taber
Blind tasting / Jancis Robinson
The notion of terroir / Matt Kramer
The wineführers / Donald and Petie Kladstrup
My fall / Roger Scruton
Wine / Jim Harrison
From sideways / Rex Pickett
Perils of being a wine-writer / Auberon Waugh
East of Eden, 1963-1965 / Julia Flynn Siler
Afternoon at Château d'Yquem / Joseph Wechsberg
From a long finish / Michael Dibdin
The assassin in the vineyard / Maximillian Potter
Burgundy on the Hudson / Bill Buford
Just enough money / A. J. Liebling
From Sweetbitter / Stephanie Danler
Northern Rhône / Kermit Lynch
The importance of being humble / Eric Asimov
The secret society / Bianca Bosker
A pleasant stain, but not a great one / Benjamin Wallace
The wine in the glass / M. F. K. Fisher
My father and the wine / Irina Dumitrescu
From the making of a great wine / Edward Steinberg
War and the widow's triumph / Tilar J. Mazzeo
Billionaire winos / Jay McInerney
The 1982 Bordeaux / Elin McCoy
Remystifying wine / Terry Theise.
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|Publisher|| New York :2018
|Edition||First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.|
vii, 392 pages ; 24 cm