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    DescriptionFew comics have ever exhibited such sway over the economics of an industry as the Drops of God. The legendary wine comic that dictates wine market prices worldwide is now available in English for the first time! A wine critic and his adopted brother must compete against each other to determine who will inherit their father's estate--a wine collection featuring 13 heaven blessed wines. Shizuku 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.

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    Drops of God: v. 1
    Le Gouttes De Dieu
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tadashi Agi, Illustrated by Shu Okimoto
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 428
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    ISBN 13: 9781935654278
    ISBN 10: 1935654276

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F3.0
    BIC E4L: GRA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BIC subject category V2: FX
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 741.5
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 69
    Ingram Subject Code: GW
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    BISAC V2.8: CKB088000
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T General Subject: 400
    B&T Approval Code: A23430000
    BISAC V2.8: CGN004050
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 03
    Libri: I-GW
    DC22: 741.5/952
    LC classification: PN6790.J34 K357613 2011
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: XA
    Illustrations note
    chiefly Illustrations
    Vertical Inc.
    Imprint name
    Vertical Inc.
    Publication date
    24 November 2011
    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 Yuko and Shin Kibayashi are also well regarded wine enthusists who were also voted one of Decanter magazine's 50 most influencial people in the wine industry in 2009. They have been featured in interviews with the New York Times, CNN, and Wine Aficionado regarding global wine trends. Shu Okimoto is a veteran comic illustrator and book jacket designer.
    Review quote
    "Through the dramas of their wine-drinking characters, the (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 "Absolute page-turner... It's the sweeping two-page illustrations of taste-transporting moments (a shirt-tearing jam by rock band Queen, a maiden fleeing through strawberry fields) that better capture wine's great allure than a thousand dry scribblings on history and weather conditions." --Time Out New York "An almost psychedelically beautiful work... It's like "Speed Racer" crossed with "Wine Spectator."" --The Daily Dish (LA Times) "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