A Hedonist in the Cellar: Adventures in Wine by Jay McInerney

By Jay McInerney

In A Hedonist within the Cellar, Jay McInerney gathers greater than 5 years’ worthy of essays and keeps his exploration of what’s new, what’s enduring, and what’s surprising–giving his palate an entire work out and the reader an crucial, idiosyncratic advisor to a global of virtually limitless variety. Filled with delights oenophiles in all places will have fun with, this can be a assortment pushed not just by means of wine itself but additionally the folks who make it. 

An unique, impossible to resist ebook that's crucial for somebody enthralled by means of the myriad pleasures of wine.

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Prüm in the Mosel, understands your anxiety about German labels. Prum owns vines in some of the greatest vineyards in Germany, perched on steep, sun-trapping slopes high above the Mosel River, including Wehlener Sonnenuhr, named after the now famous sundial that his great-great-grandfather Jodicus Prüm constructed in the vineyard in 1848. And one of these days, after you’ve developed an appreciation for great Riesling, you may remember the name of this vineyard, planted on blue slate, which is believed to impart a distinctive stony flavor to the wines.

Like Côte-Rôtie, the red wine appellation that borders it on the north, Condrieu was nearly moribund after the Second World War, its steep vineyards largely abandoned and its exotic wine on the verge on extinction, until Georges Vernay took over his family domain in the early fifties and became chairman of the appellation, encouraging other landowners to replant the old vineyards even as he lobbied to tighten regulations. Less than twenty acres of Viognier remained on the hills of Condrieu at the time.

Parker, Jr. ” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “We’re fortunate that Jay McInerney has chosen to shower his immense gifts on a new source of pleasure: the grape…. ” —Danny Meyer JAY MCINERNEY A Hedonist in the Cellar Jay McInerney, whose wine column appears monthly in House & Garden, is the author of seven novels, the most recent of which is The Good Life. F. K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award, he lives in New York City. ALSO BY JAY MCINERNEY NONFICTION Bacchus and Me FICTION The Good Life Model Behavior The Last of the Savages Brightness Falls Story of My Life Ransom Bright Lights, Big City FOR LORA “I can certainly see you know your wine.

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