Tasting Pleasure: Confessions

Tasting Pleasure: Confessions

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 20mm | 322.05g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • English
  • 0140270019
  • 9780140270013
  • 445,555

About Jancis Robinson

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.
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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
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
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