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From Kansas To Kenya based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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!