Tasting Pleasure: Confessions

Tasting Pleasure: Confessions

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By (author) Jancis Robinson

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
  • Format: Paperback | 342 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 203mm x 20mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 27 May 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Hawthorn
  • ISBN 10: 0140270019
  • ISBN 13: 9780140270013
  • Sales rank: 578,928

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Even the French admit that Jancis Robinson is the "undisputed mistress of the kingdom of wine" (Le Figaro). Internationally renowned for her work in both television and print, she is the editor of the bestselling Oxford Companion to Wine and has won more than two dozen major awards around the world. Tasting Pleasure is her compelling account of a passion that began while studying at Oxford University.Writing with Julia Child's authority, Elizabeth David's intelligence, and M.F.K. Fisher's verve, Robinson takes us on a journey through the world's finest cellars, most beautiful vineyards, and best restaurants. As she explores the universe of the grape--from Bordeaux to Australia and South Africa to California--we meet scores of colorful, wine-loving characters, including Philippe de Rothschild, Julian Barnes, Francis Ford Coppola, and Julio Gallo.There are many books about producing and rating wine; this one is about enjoying it. Witty, revealing, and knowledgeable, in Tasting Pleasure Jancis Robinson has distilled twenty years in the wine world into a hugely entertaining read.

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Jancis Robinson, winner of Julia Child and James Beard awards, writes about wine for The Financial Times and The Wine Spectator. Among her nine wine books are the bestselling Oxford Companion to Wine (editor) and Jancis Robinson's Wine Course, the basis of a five-hour 1996 PBS-TV series. She lives in London.

Table of contents

Tasting PleasureAcknowledgments A Tale of Two Wine Producers Liquid Magic - Birth of a Wine Lover Becoming a Wine Writer Early Days - Wine-Sodden Nights The Old Wine Trade Blind Tasting First Steps Abroad The Thirsty Tour Operator My Very Own Imprint Casting Adrift A New World of Wine Lurching Toward Respectability Wine on the Box Marathon Tastings, and a 1787 Mastering Wine Distractions The Wine Revolution, and My Cellar A Stake in the Motherland Discovering France's Stomach Some Very Special Bottles The Ball and Chain Cast Off Half Centuries On Writing About Wine Vin Fin Index