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Use Wine to Make Sense of the World Paperback – December 28, 2009
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About the Author
A great music lover, Elliot is creator of the musical comedy "Meet Me At The Mall" as well as the blues album "Blues Cookbook."
In addition to music and wine, Elliot enjoys writing poetry (there is poetry in all his books). He is a highly experienced and engaging public speaker.
Top Customer Reviews
I first encountered Elliott's writing at[...], and instantly recognized a thoughtful, insightful, sometimes impish personality lurking beyond the electrons. By the time Use Wine To Make Sense of the World arrived, I had a suspicion about the roads we were about to travel.
And a delightful journey it is. As an antidote to the reckless pace of life, nothing could be more highly recommended than to sit back with glass in hand and begin to explore, at a leisurely pace, the richness than lies within the pages of this book. Like many great wines it is complex, layered, sometimes surprising, but always pleasing. I personally have never smiled as much as when reading the ironic details of a year in the life of wine dating, and what it says about a sense of discovery in life, love and wine.
The world still doesn't always make sense to me, but I'm better off for having given it a try, glass in one hand and Use Wine To Make Sense in the other.
A lot of the meat here has been covered by other reviewers, but I want to give a special mention to the section he called "Grapes, Vine and Vineyards" where he goes into a lot about wine terms in various languages. It helps tie together the breadth of the subject for me. A major part of wine's reach is the fact that it is so international. He really puts this in focus actually when he suggests we re-adopt the Anglo-Saxon term for grape: wine berry. Of course he is having fun with this, and with us, as he does many times in this book. He really engages the reader
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I liked it. Easy read. Interesting guy. Nothing enlightening, but hey I was drinking while reading it. Overall I nice little book.Published 7 months ago by Davey
This book is like that bottle of wine you take back from the store, hoping that it will be drinkable, and then you get a plesant surprise. Read morePublished on August 4, 2010 by Charles Graham
Many writers attempt to write transparently, as if they were not present. Elliot Essman is absolutely "there" on every line. My copy of the book already has red wine stains. Read morePublished on July 13, 2010 by Richard Weiss
Wow. Elliot Essman's masterful way with words makes me feel I have none. I know it is not true, I can write fairly well also, but I have experienced a whirlwind of language in this... Read morePublished on July 10, 2010 by Gayle G.
Stop. Slow down. Enjoy life.
This is the message I found between the lines in Elliot Essman's insightful book, Use Wine to Make Sense of the World. Read more
I purchased this book after it caught my eye at a winery tasting room on my last trip to California. I only picked it up last week, but I have been digging into it ever since. Read morePublished on May 4, 2010 by Alexandra "Alex"
There is nothing I find more enjoyable these days, than sitting down with a glass of wine and my copy of "USE WINE TO MAKE SENSE OF THE WORLD. Read morePublished on March 15, 2010 by Deborah Cosentino