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"Wine is, above all, pleasure. Those who would make it ponderous make it dull," declares wine importer Lynch in this robustly irreverent account of his quest through France in search of wine. Lynch's winefoolery is serious; drollery never compromises his knowledge of his subject or his high standards. Even when mocking the misdeeds of viniculturalists, he remains an arbiter who merely wishes "wine could be a constitutionally protected form of expression." Hating wine hype, Lynch criticizes modern agricultural and manufacturing methods with equal fervor. He laughs at trends in wine consumption, and singles out modern greed as a corrupter. Effortlessly eloquent, Lynch is a master of the brief barb: "Loving Chablis is like falling in love with a frigid floozy." The author prefers a wine that offers "a subtle seduction; it keeps you coming back for more." So too with this unusual guide: it makes you thirst for a sequel. Photos not seen by PW.
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Interesting book. For pros and just wine lovers alike. I would say that this book is a must for everybody who is in the business.Published 10 months ago by oscar
If you love the smell of dark wine caves full of oak barrels, and the sight of the gnarled knuckles of old men who have been tending vines for half a century then this book is for... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Shelly
Its a side of the wine industry that most people do not know about and an insight into how wines were produced before the application of today's technologiesPublished 20 months ago by Gwyn Williams
To those who are just beginning to experience the pleasures of the grape, Lynch's book is a down-to-earth, no nonsense guide to the French wines. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Wong Hing
For any wine lover or Francophile this book will make an excellent read. This is a combination of a travelogue and introduction to French wines written by a man who has had a... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Peter Dorfman
A great book for any one interested in French wines. The labels on French wines make much more sense after reading this. Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by Ken