Spain and its wine. An English teacher and a mission.
So begins Lets Open a Bottle an original, fascinating and humorous look at the Spanish wine revolution. The author, a U.S expatriate living in Madrid for the past fifteen years, takes the reader on his personal journey to search out a three-thousand-year-old tradition undergoing a veritable turnaround of the likes never seen before. Along the way he shares with us an entertaining array of characters and scenes that represent the inseparable bond between a culture and its most venerated drink.
You will travel the diverse countryside that is the Iberian peninsula, visit all the major wine regions and many minor ones as well, and you will discover the great wines emerging from this land.
But there is more in this book for you than just Spanish wine and the revolution. You will also read about the bones beneath the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the current state of the wild boar in Murcia, what ingredients go into the stew Cocido Madrileño, why some highways are toll roads, what tallar means in the language of Catalan, where the countrys best haunted house is, how the author nearly sold his soul to a tailor and much, much more.
Let's Open a Bottle will appeal to the wine enthusiast as well as the novice; the avid traveler or those looking to take their first adventure to Spain. Or anyone looking to read a good adventure story. This book is fun, easy to read and filled with charm and wit. Open it up and see or yourself.