By Patrick Alexander
The pleasures of significant wine and nice writers: less than the cautious counsel of his father, Patrick Alexander begun consuming wine along with his foodstuff on the age of 5. on the similar age, inspired by means of his mom, he all started a lifelong love-affair with books. the dual pleasures of wine and writing remained his ardour for the subsequent sixty-five years. He has raised his personal childrens in lots of of the world’s nice wine turning out to be areas, from Bordeaux and Piedmont in Europe to the Santa Cruz mountains of California whereas getting to know and writing his definitive consultant to the novels of Marcel Proust.
History of wine and a few of the simplest wines: For the earlier six years, Patrick has been educating a sold-out wine appreciation category on the nation’s No.1 self sufficient bookstall, Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida. The Booklover’s consultant to Wine relies in this very profitable category and blends Patrick’s ardour for the tradition and heritage of wine and his love of literature for the world's nice writers. A literary twist on conventional meals and wine pairings, this e-book explores how nice wines and nice writers will be mixed to reinforce the joy of either. The ebook describes the historical past of wine from the time of Noah to the start of two-buck Chuck. It explores the importance of terroir and varietal, the diversities among outdated global and New international wines and explains why England, a small island with nearly no vineyards, is this kind of dominant strength on the earth of wine. The e-book additionally exhibits the connection among:
• Charles Dickens with Cabernet Sauvignon
• Jane Austin with Chardonnay
• Shakespeare with Sherry
• and, J.R.R. Tolkien with Albariño
This fact-filled, jargon unfastened consultant to wine, bursting with interesting anecdotes, literary costs and compelling humor will educate you every little thing you usually desired to find out about wine yet have been too scared to invite.
Learn approximately wine: Patrick Alexander initially constructed the Wine Appreciation software whilst he labored on the college of Miami as Director of the place of work development. in the summertime of 2011, after Patrick had left UM that allows you to specialise in writing, Mitchell Kaplan steered he supply his software at Books & Books through the quiet summer season months. “It turns out a pity to waste all that examine” Mitchell acknowledged “and you by no means understand; our publication shoppers will need to know about wine whereas having fun with nice writers .” Six years, twenty-three sold-out periods, and four-hundred happy scholars later, Patrick Alexander's Wine Appreciation application has turn into one of many highlights of Books & Books occasion programming. Patrick is additionally a broadcast writer and his writings contain Marcel Proust’s look for misplaced Time and The Nigerian Letter.
Now, via interpreting The Booklovers' consultant To Wine it's also possible to adventure what Patrick's scholars have come to like and savor approximately nice wines and nice writers.
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The Booklovers' Guide To Wine: A Celebration of the History, the Mysteries and the Literary Pleasures of Drinking Wine by Patrick Alexander