Adventures on the Wine Route: A Wine Buyer's Tour of France

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Kermit Lynch’s recounting of his experiences on the wine route and in the wine cellars of France takes the reader through the Loire, Bordeaux, the Languedoc, Provence, Northern and Southern Rhone, and the Cote d’Or.

Winner of the 1988 Clicquot Wine Book of the Year Award. "A riveting account of one man's pursuit of authenticity as well as excellence in wine." -- The Wine Advocate

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Kermit Lynch’s recounting of his experiences on the wine route and in the wine cellars of France takes the reader through the Loire, Bordeaux, the Languedoc, Provence, Northern and Southern Rhone, and the Cote d’Or.

Winner of the 1988 Clicquot Wine Book of the Year Award. "A riveting account of one man's pursuit of authenticity as well as excellence in wine." -- The Wine Advocate

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``Wine is, above all, pleasure. Those who would make it ponderous make it dull,'' declares wine importer Lynch in this robustly irreverent account of his quest through France in search of wine. Lynch's winefoolery is serious; drollery never compromises his knowledge of his subject or his high standards. Even when mocking the misdeeds of viniculturalists, he remains an arbiter who merely wishes ``wine could be a constitutionally protected form of expression.'' Hating wine hype, Lynch criticizes modern agricultural and manufacturing methods with equal fervor. He laughs at trends in wine consumption, and singles out modern greed as a corrupter. Effortlessly eloquent, Lynch is a master of the brief barb: ``Loving Chablis is like falling in love with a frigid floozy.'' The author prefers a wine that offers ``a subtle seduction; it keeps you coming back for more.'' So too with this unusual guide: it makes you thirst for a sequel. Photos not seen by PW. (Oct.)
Roald Dahl
Nearly all wine books are written by experts whose intention is primarily to inform or to educate. They give little aesthetic pleasure. Kermit Lynch is certainly an expert, but his book, Adventures on the Wine Route, is also a great pleasure to read. I enjoyed it more than any other wine book I have read.
Hugh Johnson
I am simply thrilled by it. I am bowled over by his blend of poetry and candour. What heaven-sent common sense.
Clive Coates
Quirky, opinionated, maddening, hilarious... riveting, illuminating, totally original... Strongly recommended.
Victor Hazan
In Kermit Lynch's small, true, delightful book there is more understanding about what wine really is than in everything else I have read.
M.F.K. Fisher
One of the pleasantest and truest books about wine I've ever read.
Robert M. Parker,Jr.
A riveting account of one man's pursuit of authenticity as well as excellence in wine... Kermit Lynch's colorful portraits of some idiosyncratic vintners, and his commentaries on their wines, make for some of the finest reading since Joseph Wechsberg ate and drank his way through France in his book Blue Trout and Black Truffles.
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"One of the pleasantest and truest books about wine I’ve ever read." —M. F. K. Fisher

"Nearly all wine books are written by experts whose intention is primarily to inform or to educate. They give little aesthetic pleasure. Kermit Lynch is certainly an expert, but his book, Adventures on the Wine Route, is also a great pleasure to read. In Kermit Lynch’s small, true, delightful book there is more understanding about what wine really is than in everything else I have read." —Victor Hazan

"Kermit Lynch’s colorful portraits of some idiosyncratic vintners, and his commentaries on their wines, make for some of the finest reading since Joseph Wechsberg ate and drank his way through France in his book Blue Trout and Black Truffles.”—Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780374100926
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 10/1/1988
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.54 (h) x 1.01 (d)

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    Christmas gift

    Christmas gift for husband.He's looking forward to reading this next.

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