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So many books on the subject of wine are dry (no pun intended), but this humorous, well-written tome teaches you everything you need to know about wine while being enjoyable from cover to cover. Salon named the author "the best wine writer in America," and from our experience we'd have to agree.
For more than a decade, Jay McInerney's vinous essays have been praised by restaurateurs ("Educational and delicious at the same time" – Mario Batali), esteemed critics ("Brilliant, witty, comical, and often shamelessly candid and provocative" – Robert Parker), and the media ("McInerney's wine judgments are sound, his anecdotes witty, and his literary references impeccable" – The New York Times). Here McInerney provides a master class in the almost infinite varieties of wine and the people and places that produce it, with the trademark style and expertise that prompted the James Beard Foundation to grant him the MFK Fisher Award for Distinguished Writing in 2006.