×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Bacchus and Me: Adventures in the Wine Cellar
     

Bacchus and Me: Adventures in the Wine Cellar

by Jay McInerney
 

See All Formats & Editions

The best-selling novelist has turned his command of language and flair for metaphor on the world of wine, providing untraditional musings on wine and wine culture.

Overview

The best-selling novelist has turned his command of language and flair for metaphor on the world of wine, providing untraditional musings on wine and wine culture.

Editorial Reviews

bn.com
Bright Lights, Big City novelist Jay McInerney doesn’t pretend to be a wine connoisseur. In fact, he confesses that after writing about the subject for five years, he felt even less confident of his grasp of wine than when he started. Nevertheless, this collection of his House & Garden wine columns proves that his intelligence, verve, wine savvy, and writing skills are quite sufficient. In fact, Bacchus and Me is one of the most entertaining wine books in years.
From the Publisher
“Brilliant, witty, comical, and often shamelessly candid and provocative thoughts about the world of wine and many of the people who produce it.” –Robert M. Parker, Jr.

“McInerney has become the best wine writer in America.” –Salon.com

“McInerney’s wine judgments are sound, his anecdotes witty and his literary references impeccable. Not many wine books are good reads; this one is.” –The New York Times

“In the fruity, buttery world of wine writing, there’s nothing else like it.” –Atlanta Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585741861
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.77(w) x 8.63(h) x 1.03(d)

Read an Excerpt

Jay McInerney on wine? Yes, Jay McInerney on wine! The best-selling novelist has turned his command of language and flair for metaphor on the world of wine, providing this sublime collection of untraditional musings on wine and wine culture that is as fit for someone looking for “a nice Chardonnay” as it is for the oenophile.

On champagne: “Is Dom Pérignon worth four bottles of Mo‘t & Chandon? If you are a connoisseur, a lover, a snob, or the owner of a large oceangoing craft, the answer . . . is probably yes.”
On the difficulty of picking a wine for a vegetarian meal: “Like boys and girls locked away in same-sex prep schools, most wines yearn for a bit of flesh.”
On telling the difference between Burgundy and Bordeaux: “If it’s red, French, costs too much, and tastes like the water that’s left in the vase after the flowers have died, it’s probably Burgundy.”
On the fungus responsible for the heavenly flavor of the dessert wine called Sauternes: “Not since Baudelaire smoked opium has corruption resulted in such beauty.”

Includes new material plus recommendations on the world’s most romantic wines and the best wines to pair with a meal

Meet the Author

Jay McInerney lives in Tennessee and New York.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews