The Booklovers Guide to Wine

The Booklovers' Guide to Wine --~ - - An Introduction | to the History, Mysteries
and Literary Pleasures of Drinking Wine Patrick Alexander, Forewood by Mitchell
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The Booklovers  Guide to Wine

The Booklovers Guide to Wine

A delightfully informative guide to two of the world’s most rewarding pleasures—fine wine and great literature—that make for an irresistible pairing. Nothing in the world is more satisfying to the soul than a glass of excellent cabernet sauvignon, pinot grigio, bordeaux, or any number of fine varietals—unless it’s curling up by the fire with a truly exceptional novel, history, or collection of short fiction. Now Patrick Alexander, wine aficionado and author of The Illustrated Proust, combines these unparalleled pleasures in a unique guidebook to delight connoisseurs of both Gatsby and the grape. In The Booklovers’ Guide to Wine, Alexander shares his passion for the culture and history of wine and his love of great authors and their enduring works. Eschewing the traditional pairings of food and drink, he explores instead the most pleasing combinations of reds, whites, and rosés with their most compatible writers—be it Shakespeare with sherry, Jane Austin with chardonnay, or J.R.R. Tolkien with albariño. In addition, he examines the most interesting and thought-provoking wine references in literature while providing an intriguing history of the beloved beverage from biblical times to the latest trends. Chock-full of intriguing facts, expert opinions, and entertaining anecdotes, The Booklovers’ Guide to Wine is a book to be savored by anyone who appreciates the complexity of a full-bodied shiraz or the unmistakable flavor of a great author.

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The Booklovers' Guide to Wine
Language: en
Pages: 394
Authors: Patrick Alexander
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-19 - Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

A delightfully informative guide to two of the world’s most rewarding pleasures—fine wine and great literature—that make for an irresistible pairing. Nothing in the world is more satisfying to the soul than a glass of excellent cabernet sauvignon, pinot grigio, bordeaux, or any number of fine varietals—unless it’s curling up
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This book is a practical guide to blind wine tasting which will help wine lovers increase their knowledge and improve their blind tasting skills. The book offers detailed descriptions of the key attributes of major grape varieties and wine producing regions, and argues that assessing a wine's structure - acid
The Booklover's Guide to the Midwest
Language: en
Pages: 540
Authors: Greg Holden
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-01 - Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

With its rich literary tradition, the Midwest provides a wealth of opportunities for bibliophiles to retrace the steps of their favorite writers and characters. The Booklover's Guide to the Midwest is a treasure map in book form, pointing the way to the heartland's most interesting literary sites. Walk down the
The Booklover's Guide to New Orleans
Language: en
Pages: 241
Authors: Susan Larson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: LSU Press

This guide includes a history of the fiction writers, journalists, poets, critics and others who have been associated with New Orleans. It also includes a tour of author's homes and hangouts, a reading list of New Orleans titles in categories from mysteries to cooking; and a list of bookshops.
The Cuban Factor
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: Patrick Alexander
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-21 - Publisher:

In Havana, Cuba, on the eve of the Revolution, two brothers are swept apart by the unpredictable tides of history which will change, unite and finally destroy them both.Half a century later, returning home after a long boating weekend, Raymond and Margaret Doyle were horrified to discover an alligator in

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