Digital Download Random House Audio 2012
DD ISBN 9780307969965 $17.50
Entertaining and sumptuous, author Jay McInerney's essays on extraordinary wines throughout the world are informative, candid, funny, and provocative. This easily accessible collection moves from whites to sparkling juices to rosés to robust reds in brief chapters. In McInerney’s narration the listener hears his bemusement, wanderlust, and pining for the most exceptional vintages and exotic vineyards. Despite the fact that his topic is sometimes viewed as pretentious and subjective, he speaks without bombastic tones about the quest for the ideal grape, occasionally injecting a note of awe into his discussions of viticulture. This work is steeped in the author's considerable "double-barreled habits" of writing and wine. His flair for vivid prose is complemented by down-to-earth tips on price ranges and sublime cuisine pairings. A.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2012]
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