A Hedonist in the Cellar
Adventures in Wine
By Jay McInerney
(Vintage, Paperback, 9781400096374, 272pp.)
Publication Date: November 6, 2007
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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In A Hedonist in the Cellar, Jay McInerney gathers more than five years’ worth of essays and continues his exploration of what’s new, what’s enduring, and what’s surprising–giving his palate a complete workout and the reader an indispensable, idiosyncratic guide to a world of almost infinite variety. Filled with delights oenophiles everywhere will savor, this is a collection driven not only by wine itself but also the people who make it.
An entertaining, irresistible book that is essential for anyone enthralled by the myriad pleasures of wine.
Jay McInerney is the author of Bright Lights, Big City; Ransom; Story of My Life; Brightness Falls; The Last of the Savages; Model Behavior; and The Good Life, as well as an earlier collection of wine essays, Bacchus and Me. A contributing writer to House & Garden, he lives in New York.
"From start to finish, first sip to last, A Hedonist in the Cellar is crisp, stylish and very funny." —The New York Times Book Review"As bracing as high-acid Riesling. . . . McInerney the novelist, with his eye for detail and smart aleck wit, is never far from the page, [and] he's able to get inside each destination and suss out what makes it interesting." —The Washington Post Book World"Splendid vino vignettes [that] pique both curiosity and thirst."—Entertainment Weekly"[McInerney's] research is impeccable. . . . Wine writer or novelist, the man is a story teller and a good one, [and] he is a hard-working professional who brings solid reporting and exceptional narrative skills to a subgenre woefully in need of them."—The New York Times