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The Juice: Vinous Veritas by [McInerney, Jay]
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Often unusually well-written by comparison with ordinary wine journalism ... Taken together, these articles are profoundly elegiac ... So read The Juice as you might a novel, and if possible at a single sitting. It contains the best writing from McInerney since Bright Lights, Big City. And squinted at from the right angle, it is more genuinely affecting that the rest of his fiction put together Standpoint Jay McInerney has been laying open the modern American elite for nearly three decade in his fiction, beginning with his acclaimed debut Bright Lights, Big City. In similar fashion, he's also done a very effective job of demystifying viticulture ... sparkling yet robust ... Even if you're teetotal, it's intoxicating Metro Wonderful ... few professional wine writers are also superb writers ... McInerney loves wine, and he writes beautifully about it ... often insightful and funny. The book concludes with a captivating article on the now-defunct restaurant elBulli and its wine list, which almost made me wish I had gone there -- Tim Crane Times Literary Supplement An excellent wine writer. Self-deprecating, charming and funny Sunday Telegraph on A Hedonist in the Cellar It is a pleasure to see the wine world through a novelist's playful eyes, and to feel the infectious joy McInerney finds in great wines, places and personalities from around the world New York Times McInerney brings style and a sense of fun to a subject that can too often feel the preserve of the knowledgeable elite Daily Mail Not the usual run-of-the-mill wine writing Daily Telegraph

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"America's leading literary oenographer, a non-snob whose prose benefits from an insouciant skepticism about the conventional wisdom....And it says something about his taste that while he is sober-minded on the matter of drinking itself, he is intemperate, sometimes delightfully so, about the other elements of his hobby—about the pursuit, the possession, the scent of the soil, the myth of the grape, the search for lost time." —Troy Patterson, The Slate Book Review
 
"McInerney's Everyman with a humongous wine cellar [and] he also makes you want to drink good wine—not always bottles beyond your means—and to take great pleasure in it." —Steven Shapin, The Guardian [UK]

Product Details

  • File Size: 3186 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage (May 8, 2012)
  • Publication Date: May 8, 2012
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005IQZ8JE
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #700,302 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By R. M. Peterson TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 26, 2012
Format: Hardcover
When Jay McInerney first started writing a column on wine for "House & Garden" (he now writes one for the "Wall Street Journal"), I thought it a rather shallow marketing ploy. What could Mr. Bright Lights know about the sophisticated subtleties of wine? But the occasional columns I read proved McInerney to be knowledgeable and his writing was fresh and enjoyable. So I bought and then read and enjoyed his two previous collections of wine columns: "A Hedonist in the Cellar" (2007) and "Bacchus and Me" (2002). Both helped keep me in touch with the world of wine. THE JUICE is more of the same -- about fifty pieces, averaging around five pages each, on assorted wine topics: from specific wine varietals (e.g., viognier), to important figures of the wine trade from history and the present (e.g., Frank Schoonmaker and Becky Wasserman), to specific wine regions (e.g., Santa Rita Hills and Cornas), to viticultural philosophies (e.g., biodynamics), to specific wines (e.g., Ch. Latour), to the broader world of gastronomy (e.g., Ferran Adrià and El Bulli).

THE JUICE is not a "from A to Z" wine encyclopedia. It is inherently scattershot in what it has to tell about the world of wine. Yet both the neophyte and the connoisseur could learn a fair amount from browsing through the book. McInerney emphasizes more the sensory aspects of drinking various and sundry wines than he does the science (or art) of making them - that is, he concentrates more on the product than he does the production. What distinguishes the book is McInerney's accessible style - relaxed, hip, never stuffy (though occasionally pretentious), and often witty. Here is an example from the piece on traditional Spanish Riojas:

"Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against fruit.
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Format: Hardcover
Juice provides the reader with numerous tales of the author's quest for fine wines. The prose is well-written; it is clear that the author is a talented writer. Additionally, the tales that he tells are both entertaining and informative. I picked up this book not knowing much about the beverage, and even less so about the art of making it. Reading this book will make you thirsty for a glass of wine, and will leave you wanting to begin your own wine journey. I would recommend it for anyone interested in wine both as a beverage and an art.
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Format: Paperback
A decent read for the wine lover. The book is comprised of short, well written stories on different wine regions, personalities and producers. It kept my attention and was also entertaining. I didn't learn much new from the book though. Lots of talk of the big well known wines - Burgundy and Bordeaux although I give the author credit for also covering less well known regions including New Zealand and South Africa.

Jay McInerney seems like an interesting guy to drink with. He must be since his friends open super expensive 'juice' for him on a regular basis according to the book. If you are a wine lover, this is worth a look.
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This book details the author's journey of discovery about wine and all that entails. It is full of anecdotes about wine, winemakers, wine-inspired meals, and a whole lot more. It's one of those books that you can pick up and read a chapter at a time and then tuck away for another day. I browsed it off and on for almost a year, and found it just as enjoyable each time I picked it up. It was like a complex wine - it presented differently when I first opened it than it did when it had a chance to open up.
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Great book to read on vacation or a long plane ride. Jay Mcinerney does a great job maintaining levity throughout the book so it is informative yet unpretentious. I was jealous of the all of the amazing wines he has drunk over the years!!
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The book is a collection of essays about wine, wine makers, the society of wine. It's a fun read, but if you want to learn anything about wine - this is not the book for you.
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