By Jay McInerney
In A Hedonist within the Cellar, Jay McInerney gathers greater than 5 years’ worthy of essays and keeps his exploration of what’s new, what’s enduring, and what’s surprising–giving his palate a whole exercise session and the reader an vital, idiosyncratic consultant to a global of just about endless variety. Filled with delights oenophiles in every single place will savour, it is a assortment pushed not just by means of wine itself but in addition the folks who make it. An exciting, impossible to resist booklet that's crucial for a person enthralled through the myriad pleasures of wine.
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Parker, Jr. ” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “We’re fortunate that Jay McInerney has chosen to shower his immense gifts on a new source of pleasure: the grape…. ” —Danny Meyer JAY MCINERNEY A Hedonist in the Cellar Jay McInerney, whose wine column appears monthly in House & Garden, is the author of seven novels, the most recent of which is The Good Life. F. K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award, he lives in New York City. ALSO BY JAY MCINERNEY NONFICTION Bacchus and Me FICTION The Good Life Model Behavior The Last of the Savages Brightness Falls Story of My Life Ransom Bright Lights, Big City FOR LORA “I can certainly see you know your wine.
And on second thought, the wine column seemed like a similar opportunity. A good friend was offering to pay me to indulge one of my obsessions, and to travel to stunning places to taste wine and meet kindred spirits. It seemed like a no-brainer. Still, I was a little nervous about my scanty qualifications. ” If I’d had a role model here it would have been Auberon Waugh, the son of novelist Evelyn Waugh, whom I first met at a lunch for the satirical magazine Private Eye. As I recall, Waugh had just published a pretty fierce parody of my latest book, but I couldn’t help being charmed by him and grateful that in person he was as benign and charming as he was savage in print.
Jacques and François Lurton, scions of the great Bordeaux family, have wineries on both sides of the Andes. Their Gran Araucano Sauvignon Blanc is probably Chile’s best—no surprise, since their family produces some of the finest white Bordeaux. Fortunately for the brothers, the plane trip between Santiago, Chile, and Mendoza, Argentina, is just about an hour. The low-rise, canal-laced city of Mendoza is the center of fine-wine production in Argentina. The canal system, which dates back to the original Indian inhabitants, extends throughout Mendoza Province, bringing runoff from the Andes to the orchards and vineyards of the arid region.
A Hedonist in the Cellar: Adventures in Wine (Vintage) by Jay McInerney