He really enjoyed the book and found it an easy read for someone beginning to learn about wine.
He has a few pointers but again, unless you have thousands in your bank account, you most likely won't follow his advice.
There's much to like about the individual pieces here, but reading them sequentially becomes kind of annoying.
Reading over fellow Amazon book critics, the observation came up that Jay McInerney is far too involved in this book for his own good. I suggest readers take it for what it is. Read morePublished on July 13, 2009 by Flippy
excellent treatment of many topics in wine.
If only one could have joined Jay in his wine adventures!
I read "A hedonist in the cellar" first and the reading was so enjoyable that I was looking forward to this one. It turned out that "Bacchus & Me" is not as good... Read morePublished on August 20, 2008 by Clemence
I personally have not read the book, I gave it to my father for Christmas because he owns a liquor store. Read morePublished on August 10, 2008 by B. Martinez
This book is the most fun I've experienced, doing something that sounds instinctively wrong... reading about wine! Read morePublished on April 9, 2003 by W. John Switzer
Would it have been so much trouble to subject McInerney's collection of wine columns to some minor editorial work before publishing them as a book? Read morePublished on November 2, 2002 by schapmock
When I heard Jay McInerney composed a non-fiction book about wine, I figured he'd finally run out of ideas for his hipster novels. (And maybe he has. Read morePublished on September 25, 2002 by Phil Kailer
Jay McInerney's collected magazine articles on wine, while entertaining, suffer from dilettantism and namedropping. Read morePublished on May 23, 2002 by Ben Vernia