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Vintage Attraction

Charles Blackstone


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (10/21/2013)
MP3 CD (10/22/2013)
Compact Disc (10/22/2013)
Compact Disc (10/22/2013)
Paperback (12/1/2014)


Before Peter met Izzy, he could tell red wine from white wine and knew that cheap Chardonnay was favored by freshman college girls and could give one terrible headache, but that was it. Lonely and frustrated with his career, his life takes a sudden turn when he turns on the TV and is transfixed by the woman staring back at him, swirling a glass of wine in her hand - Isabelle Conway, one of the most preeminent sommeliers in the world. Yet there was something about her, somehow he felt like he already knew her, and after a fateful chance encounter on the streets of Chicago, the two embark on a journey through Greece and navigate the mysteries of wine, and the heart, in this rich and insightful novel.

Praise For Vintage Attraction

Fiction is often a few beats ahead of the accelerated grimace of reality, as Charles Blackstone demonstrates in this engaging novel about a celebrity sommelier and the hyper-articulate mensch who loves her. A quirky and original novel about love, wine, and marriage.
— Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City and The Juice: Vinous Veritas

Tapping into his intimate knowledge of the wine world, Charles Blackstone has created a quirky novel about love, marriage, Greece and, yes, plenty of vino.

If you like pugs, wine, and Greece, Vintage Attraction is for you. I loved every word.
— Gary Shytengart, New York Times bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story

Vintage Attraction’s magic is that it brilliantly compares discovering wine to something everyone can relate to: falling in love.

— Belinda Chang, winner of the James Beard Outstanding Wine Service Award

Vintage Attraction will take readers on a wild ride through the world of wine.

— Laura Maniec, master sommeleir and owner of Corkbuzz, Food & Wine Sommeleir of the Year

Pegasus Books, 9781605984827, 336pp.

Publication Date: October 22, 2013

About the Author

Charles Blackstone is the managing editor of Bookslut. His short stories have appeared in Esquire and other publications. He teaches fiction writing at Gotham Writers' Workshop and lives in New York City.