From Kansas To Kenya

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From Kansas to Kenya: An Uncommon Road for Wine Lovers uses the over forty years of personal experiences and globetrotting travels of the author to suggest how the reader can become his or her own wine authority. He has traveled to more than one hundred countries, including every major and most minor wine-producing nations. Join him along old and new wine roads of the world to enjoy both the simple and exotic tastes of the vine and to share his appreciation of the history and foods that enhance the world's most ...
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Overview

From Kansas to Kenya: An Uncommon Road for Wine Lovers uses the over forty years of personal experiences and globetrotting travels of the author to suggest how the reader can become his or her own wine authority. He has traveled to more than one hundred countries, including every major and most minor wine-producing nations. Join him along old and new wine roads of the world to enjoy both the simple and exotic tastes of the vine and to share his appreciation of the history and foods that enhance the world's most renowned beverage. The wine world has much more to offer than Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Cabernet Sauvignon, and this book casually introduces the reader to surprisingly affordable yet equally discriminating wine alternatives. Consider the author's recommendations for wine-related travel and wine choices to broaden your own wine knowledge. This practical and equally humorous approach to wine appreciation will both educate and amuse. The reader will gain confidence that their personal wine tasting experiences are the best guide to sensible and pleasurable wine consumption.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440161995
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/6/2009
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Wayne R. Schreiner has a BA in English from Fort Hays State University. He graduated from the National War College in Washington, D.C. and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He retired in 1996 after a thirty-three-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency. He lives in Virginia with his wife, Beth.
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  • Posted December 16, 2009

    An Entertaining Romp Through the World's Wine Regions - A Fun Read!

    This is an interesting book - I don't think I've read anything quite like it. It is a fascinating hybrid of a wine book, a travel journal, and a memoir. Unlike the authors of most wine books I've seen, this one is not the least bit stuffy or pretentious. In fact, one of my favorite parts of the book is the chapter that shoots holes through all of that snobby "winespeak" blather that you hear from so-called wine "experts". That may be the key to why this is such a fun read. Although the author is well-traveled and has obviously done his wine research over several decades, he doesn't take himself too seriously. In fact, the book is funny throughout, mixing in many humorous stories with fascinating wine information and historical details.
    Perhaps what I liked most about the whole read was that this is a book for regular people who like wine and want to know more about: buying wine, drinking wine, pairing wine with food, and even traveling to some of the places where the wines are made. I already have half a dozen spots I'd like to visit when I have the time and money - all because of recommendations in this book. Anyone who is interested in wine and travel (but doesn't want to suffer through a stuffy, boring tome intended for snobs) will probably love this book. I had a lot of fun reading it - and I learned a lot too!

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