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Hedonist in the Cellar Adventures in Wine

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ISBN-10: 1400096375

ISBN-13: 9781400096374

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jay McInerney

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In "A Hedonist in the Cellar," Jay McInerney 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. Filled with delights oenophiles everywhere will savor, this is a collection driven not only by wine itself but also the people who make it. An entertaining, irresistible book that is essential for anyone enthralled by the myriad pleasures of wine.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Jay McInerney was born in 1955 in Hartford, Conn. and earned his B.A from Williams College in 1976. He did postgraduate study at Syracuse University, and was a Princeton in Asia fellow in 1977. McInerney's career includes stints as a newspaper reporter, a textbook editor, and a fact checker for the New Yorker magazine. His writing has appeared in a variety of periodicals including Paris Review, Vogue, and Atlantic Monthly. His books include "Model Behavior," "The Last of the Savages," and "Bright Lights, Big City."

Introduction
Foreplay
My Favorite White
Friulis Favorite Son: Tocai Friulano
Thin Is In: The New Wave of California Chardonnays
The Whites of the Andes
The Forgotten Whites of Bordeaux
No Respect: Soave
Gray Is the New White: Pinot Gris
Translating German Labels
"All Wine Wishes It Could Be Red"
The Shedistas of Santa Barbara
The Roasted Slope of the Rhone
The House Red of the Montagues and the Capulets
"An Extreme, Emotional Wine": Amarone
Cape Crusaders: South African Reds
The Black Wine of Cahors
Major Barbera
Go Ask Alice: The Dark Secret of Bandol
The Spicy Reds of Chile
Malbec Rising
Personality Test: Julia's Vineyard
How to Impress Your Sommelier
How to Impress Your Sommelier, Part One: German Riesling
No More Sweet Talk, or How to Impress Your Sommelier, Part Two: Austrian Riesling
The Semi-Obscure Treasures of Alsace
The Discreet Charms of Old-Style Rioja
The Mysterious Beauty of Sagrantino di Montefalco
Lovers, Fighters, and Other Obsessives
Oedipus at Hermitage: Michel Chapoutier
Ghetto Boys: Greg Brewer and Steve Clifton Get Radical
Jilted Lover: Auberon Waugh
The Obsessive: Remirez de Ganuza
Berkeley's French Ambassador: Kermit Lynch
The Mad Scientist of Jadot
Voice in the Wilderness: Willy Frank and the Finger Lakes
Finessing the Fruit Bombs
Mountain Men: The Smith Brothers of Smith-Madrone
Do the Brits Taste Differently? Michael Broadbent and Jancis Robinson
Robert Mondavi's Bizarro Twin: The Passions and Puns of Randall Grahm
Expensive Dates
First Among Firsts? The Glories of Cheval-Blanc
The Name's Bond
"A Good and Most Perticular Taste": Haut-Brion
The Maserati of Champagne
Bacchanalian Dreambook: The Wine List at La Tour d'Argent
Matches Made in Heaven
Fish Stories from Le Bernardin
What to Drink with Chocolate
Provencal Pink
Odd Couples: What to Drink with Asian Food
Bin Ends
Baby Jesus in Velvet Pants: Bouchard and Burgundy
Strictly Kosher
Body and Soil
New Zealand's Second Act
Bubbles and Spirits
Number Two and Bitching Louder: Armagnac
White on White: Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Monk Business: The Secrets of Chartreuse
Tiny Bubbles: Artisanal Champagnes
The Wild Green Fairy: Absinthe
Epilogue: What I Drank on My Forty-eighth Birthday
Selected Bibliography