A Hedonist in the Cellar

A Hedonist in the Cellar : Adventures in Wine

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Jay McInerney, internationally celebrated author of Bright Lights, Big City, turns his hand here to his lifelong love affair with wine. Born of a popular monthly wine column in House and Garden magazine, this is a collection of writing planted firmly in the post-Sideways zeitgeist. Pearls of wisdom are offered on the subjects of the best wine for romantics, the parallels between Californian wines and floundering Hollywood stars, the choice of wine for the author's own debauched forty-eighth birthday party, the 'high-testosterone grape' that is Colin Farrell, absinthe, 'the wild green fairy', and what wine is best drunk with chocolate. At the same McInerney is a genuine connoisseur, taking the reader on a tour through the wine regions of the world and imparting tried and tested advice on grapes and vintages, bouquets, noses and finishes.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 32mm | 421.85g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747588465
  • 9780747588467
  • 2,170,172

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'Jay is one of the most engaging and exuberant men I have ever met - or read. His new book is very personal and enlightening, and above all, fun to read.' Michael Broadbent, Master of Wine of Christie'sshow more

About Jay McInerney

Jay McInerney, whose wine column appears monthly in House & Garden in the USA, is the author of seven novels, the most recent of which, The Good Life, was published by Bloomsbury in 2006. He lives in New York City.show more

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