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    Drops of God: New World Vol. 5 (Drops of God) (Paperback) By (author) Tadashi Agi, With Shu Okimoto

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    DescriptionShizuku Kanzaki is the son of a recently deceased, world renowned wine critic named Yutaka Kanzaki. In order to take ownership of his father's legacy, an extensive wine collection featuring some of the most rare labels of the last 30 years, he must find 13 wines, known as the "Twelve Apostles" and the heaven sent "Drops of God" that his father described in his will. But despite being an only child, Shizuku is not alone in this unique wine hunt. He has a competitor. Issei Tomine, a renowned young wine critic, was recently adopted into the Kanzaki family and is also vying for this most rare of prizes. In the New World arc, the focus shifts from the European wines found in most Tokyo wine bars to the wine cellars of Napa Valley and the wine makers of Australia. The next apostle is destined to change the perspective of wine drinkers everywhere as it brings hope to the future of wine. Shizuku takes off for a trip across the Pacific to Chile before heading out to Oz in search of a sensational Shiraz. While Issei and his new drinking partner find the naunaces of Syrah in Northern California.

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    Drops of God: New World Vol. 5
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tadashi Agi, With Shu Okimoto
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 175 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9781935654520
    ISBN 10: 1935654527

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    BIC E4L: GRA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: B5
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    DC22: 741.5
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F3.1
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 04
    Ingram Subject Code: GW
    BIC subject category V2: FXA
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    Abridged Dewey: 741
    BISAC V2.8: CKB088000
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T General Subject: 400
    B&T Approval Code: A23430000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CGN004050
    Libri: I-GW
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CGN004180
    DC23: 741.5
    Thema V1.0: XAM
    Illustrations note
    chiefly Illustrations
    Vertical Inc.
    Imprint name
    Vertical Inc.
    Publication date
    10 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Tadashi Agi is the penname used by the best-selling brother and sister duo Shin and Yuko Kibayashi. Veteran writers the Kibayashi's debuted on the Japanese scene with the award-winning and best-selling comic series Kindaichi's Case Files (published in English by Tokyopop). Agi's next hit was the series GetBackers, which would cement the pair as Japan's most innovative thriller mystery writers of the early part of the new century.GetBackers success would extend across the globe becoming a strong seller in the US, selling approximately 200,000 units. Lifetime Agi's works would amass to millions of units in Japan and nearly 300,000 units sold in the US. Shu Okimoto is a veteran comic book illustrator and book jacket designer.
    Review quote
    "Visually stunning and effortlessly entertaining... To top it off, reading "Drops" is a trippy literary experience... Don't be surprised if you crush this book in one night. It's pretty impossible to put down once you pick it up." --Bottlenotes ("The Daily Sip") "I have already ordered the second volume (out in December) and I guess that in terms of reviews that is a definitive statement." --"Wine Psych " "Presents some complex wine topics in an easy to understand manner, without talking down to the consumer... I urge all wine lovers to take a look, with an open mind, at "The Drops of God". Give it a chance and you might be surprised at how much you enjoy it." --"The Passionate Foodie " "Penchants for French wines drive the selection of vinos described with dramatic, often fanatical detail." --"Wine Enthusiast " "Through the dramas of their wine-drinking characters, [Tadashi Agi] instructs readers on how to taste wine. It's hilarious, for sure, when a young woman swoons over a man's decanting skills, but it's also a great way to draw attention to the technical proficiency of a beautiful pour without getting too technical. And that's what's truly extraordinary about "Drops of God" It makes learning about wine--which, let's face it, can be a totally tedious thing for the non-obsessed--really fun... Seriously, this is juicy stuff!" --"GILT " "This is not only an influential wine book in Japan (and France) but is a gem of a find--something that is out-of-the-ordinary, yet based on serious wine understanding, i.e. that wine is a living thing and the memories that fine wines can evoke. It is a real page turner!" --"WEINGARTEN"