HEDONIST IN THE CELLAR: Adventures in Wine

By: JAY McINERNEY

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In the two decades since "Bright Lights, Big City" reinvigorated contemporary fiction, Jay McInerney can claim a great many accomplishments, including the mantle that "Salon "has given him: "the best wine writer in America." Of his previous collection, "Bacchus and Me, " Robert M. Parker, Jr., concluded: "Brilliant, witty, comical, and often shamelessly candid and provocative." And "The New York Times "added: "McInerney's wine judgments are sound, his anecdotes witty, and his literary references impeccable. Not many wine books are good reads; this one is."
In "A Hedonist in the Cellar, " he gathers more than five years' worth of essays and continues his exploration of what's new, what's enduring, and what's surprising, giving his palate a complete workout and the reader an indispensable, idiosyncratic guide to a world of almost infinite variety. Rieslings from the Finger Lakes, Armagnac from Gascony, powerhouse amarones from Valpolicella, the most fearsome critics in England, chocolate-friendly bottles from all over the globe, new developments in Chile and Argentina--these are only some of the delights now ready to be savored in a collection driven not only by wine itself but also the people who make it and those whose enjoyment is matched by their curiosity.
Full of terroir and flavor, svelte personalities, and keen insight into the trade, these are irresistible essays for anyone enthralled by the manifold pleasures of wine.

Title: HEDONIST IN THE CELLAR: Adventures in Wine

Author Name: JAY McINERNEY

Categories: Beverages WINE,

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE:

ISBN Number: 1400044820

ISBN Number 13: 9781400044825

Binding: HC w/DJ

Book Condition: GOOD Condition

Seller ID: IM332747