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In The Wine Lover’s Daughter, Anne Fadiman examines—with all her characteristic wit and feeling—her relationship with her father, Clifton Fadiman, a renowned literary critic, editor, and radio host whose greatest love was wine. An appreciation of wine—along with a plummy upper-crust accent, expensive suits, and an encyclopedic knowledge of Western literature—was an essential element of Clifton Fadiman’s escape from lower-middle-class Brooklyn to swanky Manhattan. But wine was not just a class-vaulting accessory; it was an object of ardent desire. The Wine Lover’s Daughter traces the arc of a man’s infatuation from the glass of cheap Graves he drank in Paris in 1927; through the Château Lafite-Rothschild 1904 he drank to celebrate his eightieth birthday, when he and the bottle were exactly the same age; to the wines that sustained him in his last years, when he was blind but still buoyed, as always, by hedonism. Wine is the spine of this touching memoir; the life and character of Fadiman’s father, along with her relationship with him and her own less ardent relationship with wine, are the flesh. The Wine Lover’s Daughter is a poignant exploration of love, ambition, class, family, and the pleasures of the palate by one of our finest essayists.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Anne Fadiman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release: 2017-11-07
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780374711764

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Standing at her father's grave in California, Sofia Laverne mourns his untimely death. Henry had not only been a loving parent but Sofia's best friend and mentor. Imagine her shock and grief when she finds out her father had lived a double-life, that she has a ten-year younger sister and inherited a vineyard in Tuscany. Torn between anger about his betrayal, grief for her loss, and hopeful anticipation, Sofia packs her bags and takes off for Italy to meet fourteen-year old Julietta. Arriving in the small hill town of Vignaverde, she is greeted by olive groves, neat rows of grape vines, and picturesque houses. Some of the inhabitants of this beautiful estate are, unfortunately, less welcoming and resent her intrusion into the family business. Soon, strange occurrences begin to frighten Sofia. When a suspicious accident lands her in the hospital, Sofia fears for her life.Part family drama, part romantic suspense, THE ITALIAN SISTER takes us on a wild journey from California to Tuscany and provides glimpses into the exciting world of winemaking.

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Author: Christa Polkinhorn
Publisher: Bookworm Press
Release: 2019-03-02
File: 276 Pages
ISBN-13: 0960013520

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Butterflies, ice-cream, writing at night, playing word games...in this witty, intimate and delicious book Anne Fadiman ruminates on her passions, both literary and everyday. From mourning the demise of letter-writing to revealing a monumental crush on Charles Lamb, from Balzac's coffee addiction to making ice-cream from Liquid Nitrogen, she draws us into a world of hedonistic pleasures and literary delights. This is the perfect book for life's ardent obsessives.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Anne Fadiman
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release: 2008-11-06
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780141903699

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An indispensable book for every wine lover, from some of the world's leading wine experts. Where do wine grapes come from and how are grape varieties related to one another? What is the historical background of each one? Where are they grown? What sort of wines do they make? Using cutting-edge DNA analysis and detailing almost 1,400 distinct grape varieties, as well as myriad correct (and incorrect) synonyms, this book examines grapes and wine as never before. Here is a complete, alphabetically presented profile of all grape varieties of relevance to the wine lover, charting the relationships between them and including unique and astounding family trees, their characteristics in the vineyard, and—most important—what the wines made from them taste like. Presented in a stunning design with eight-page gatefolds that reveal the family trees, and a rich variety of full-color illustrations from Viala and Vermorel's century-old classic ampelography, the text will deepen readers' understanding of grapes and wine with every page. Combining Jancis Robinson's worldview and nose for good writing and good wines with Julia Harding's research, expertise, and attention to detail plus Dr. Vouillamoz's unique level of scholarship, Wine Grapes offers essential and original information in greater depth and breadth than has ever been available before. This is a book for wine students, wine experts, and wine lovers everywhere.

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Genre: Cooking
Author: Jancis Robinson
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2013-09-24
File: 1280 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062325518

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Even the French admit that Jancis Robinson is the "undisputed mistress of the kingdom of wine" (Le Figaro). Internationally renowned for her work in both television and print, she is the editor of the bestselling Oxford Companion to Wine and has won more than two dozen major awards around the world. Tasting Pleasure is her compelling account of a passion that began while studying at Oxford University.Writing with Julia Child's authority, Elizabeth David's intelligence, and M.F.K. Fisher's verve, Robinson takes us on a journey through the world's finest cellars, most beautiful vineyards, and best restaurants. As she explores the universe of the grape--from Bordeaux to Australia and South Africa to California--we meet scores of colorful, wine-loving characters, including Philippe de Rothschild, Julian Barnes, Francis Ford Coppola, and Julio Gallo.There are many books about producing and rating wine; this one is about enjoying it. Witty, revealing, and knowledgeable, in Tasting Pleasure Jancis Robinson has distilled twenty years in the wine world into a hugely entertaining read.

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Genre: Cooking
Author: Jancis Robinson
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 1999-05-01
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781440621376

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Discover the vineyards, valleys, islands, deserts--and kitchens--of BC's Wine Country in this collection of recipes, tour ideas, menus and more. Take a tour through beautiful British Columbia with award-winning cookbook author and winemaker Jennifer Schell. The BC Wine Lover's Cookbook shares family stories and recipes from 53 top wineries located across the province--from the verdant, rolling fields of the Okanagan and Fraser Valley, to the misty coastlines of Vancouver Island, and beyond. Meet the winemakers of BC wine country and take a seat at their table to share dishes that evoke the multicultural heritage of BC's wine industry. From tourtière to turkey moussaka and Michelle's Panna Cotta to Nana's Roast Caribou, these recipes have been lovingly handed down through the generations--on handwritten recipe cards, on creased and spattered pages, sometimes by word of mouth. And don't forget the wine! Each recipe is accompanied by a pairing suggestion from the winery's cellars. Whether you are perched on Naramata Bench or tucked up at home, this is a cookbook to read and to inspire.

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Genre: Cooking
Author: Jennifer Schell
Publisher: Appetite by Random House
Release: 2020-06-23
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780525610373

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When wine disappears from his winery and an arson fire kills his close friend, Robert Segantino, owner of the estate, is faced with the roughest ordeal of his career: someone, perhaps a member of his own family, wants to destroy him. Forced to evaluate his goals in life and his relationship to those around him, Robert turns to his uncle for help.

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Author: Christa Polkinhorn
Publisher:
Release: 2018-12-13
File: 248 Pages
ISBN-13: 0960013504

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The Wine Lover's Coloring Book is the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life. Beginners and sommeliers alike will love this fun and informative approach to learning about wine. Tour the wine regions of the world through beautiful full color maps, and then test your knowledge by coloring your own map. Wine education is now approachable for everyone.

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Genre: Cooking
Author: Louise Wilson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Release: 2012-01-01
File: 114 Pages
ISBN-13: 1466275790

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The techniques and research that have led the world's winemaking revolution have been transported around the globe, pushing boundaries in every region. An expansive new reference is needed to embrace these changes. Opus Vino provides greater coverage and a more up-to-date approach to the wine world than any other illustrated wine book. Use it as an encyclopedia to look up wine-producing regions, appellations, wineries, and producers; as an atlas to find places of interest; and as a travel guide to plan winery tours. Opus Vino takes a new look at the new world of wine from a new generation of wine writers. It takes wine publishing to new heights, and gives both professionals and amateur enthusiasts a wine reference fit for the 21st century.

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Genre: Cooking
Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2010-10-18
File: 800 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780756675103

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Is a book the same book-or a reader the same reader-the second time around? The seventeen authors in this witty and poignant collection of essays all agree on the answer: Never. The editor of Rereadings is Anne Fadiman, and readers of her bestselling book Ex Libris (FSG, 1998) will find this volume especially satisfying. Her chosen authors include Sven Birkerts, Allegra Goodman, Vivian Gornick, Patricia Hampl, Phillip Lopate, and Luc Sante; the objects of their literary affections range from Pride and Prejudice to Sue Barton, Student Nurse. Each has selected a book or a story or a poem--or even, in one case, the lyrics on the back of the Sgt. Pepper album--that made a deep impression in his or her youth, and reread it to see how it has changed in the interim. (Of course, what has really changed is the reader.) These essays are not conventional literary criticism; they are about relationships. The relationship between reader and book is a powerful one, and as these writers attest, it evolves over time. Rereadings reveals at least as much about the reader as about the book: each is a miniature memoir that focuses on that most interesting of topics, the protean nature of love. And as every bibliophile knows, no love is more life-changing than the love of a book.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Anne Fadiman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release: 2006-09-05
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781429930864

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