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. Peals 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 time 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 14mm | 295g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0747591326
  • 9780747591320
  • 533,406

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#39;Personal, enlightening, and above all fun to read #39; Michael Broadbent, Master of Wine of Christie #39;s #39;McInerney #39;s wine judgements are sound, his anecdotes witty, and his literary references impeccable. Not many wine books are good reads; this one is #39; New York Times #39;A cracking read #39; Daily Telegraph #39;Brilliant, witty, comical and often shamelessly candid and provocative #39; Robert M. Parker Jr, The Wine Advocate
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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.
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