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Wine Reads

A Literary Anthology of Wine Writing

Jay McInerney

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Grove Press
28 November 2018
A delectable anthology celebrating the finest writing on wine.

In this richly literary anthology, Jay McInerney - bestselling novelist and acclaimed wine columnist for Town & Country, the Wall Street Journal and House and Garden - selects over twenty pieces of memorable fiction and nonfiction about the making, selling and, of course, drinking of fine wine.

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 Rhone 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 rose 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. Jewish-Czech writer and gourmet Joseph Wechsberg visits the medieval Chateau 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.
By:   Jay McInerney
Imprint:   Grove Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 165mm,  Spine: 35mm
Weight:   765g
ISBN:   9781611856279
ISBN 10:   1611856272
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   28 November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jay McInerney is the author of twelve books, most recently Bright, Precious Days. His other novels include Bright Lights, Big City, Model Behaviour and The Good Life, which received the Grand Prix Litteraire. He writes a monthly wine column for Town & Country and was previously the wine columnist for the Wall Street Journal and House and Garden. Many of those columns were collected in Bacchus and Me and A Hedonist in the Cellar. In 2006 McInerney won the James Beard MFK Fisher Award for Distinguished Writing.

Reviews for Wine Reads: A Literary Anthology of Wine Writing

His wine judgments are sound, his anecdotes witty and his literary references impeccable. * New York Times * A scabrously scintillating stylist. * Guardian * No contemporary author quite matches Jay McInerney. * Mail on Sunday * One of the most gifted writers of his generation...whatever he does makes fascinating reading. * Observer *


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