The Juice: Vinous Veritas
For more than a decade, Jay McInerney’s vinous essays, now featured in The Wall Street Journal, have been praised by restaurateurs (“Filled with small courses and surprising and exotic flavors, edu ...more
So, this was a sampler... a tast ...more
This new collection by the acclaimed novelist--and, according to Salon, "the best wine writer in America"--is generous and far-reaching, deeply knowledgeable and often hilarious.
For more than a decade, Jay McInerney's vinous essays, now featured in The Wall Street Journal, have been praised by restaurateurs ("Filled with small courses and surprising and exotic flavors, educational and delicious at the same time" --Mario Batali), by esteemed critics ("Brilliant, witty, comical, and often shamel
Very much Jay McInerney's take on wine. This can be wonderful as he intimately describes journeys to producers, astounding wines tasted in impeccable company, but it can also be tedious as Germany is dismissed as a country with confusing wine labels. I believed the book offered many inspirations for what wine to try next, but these must be sorted from his pre-Broadbent style of explaining wines as famous women. This process can be difficult if a reader is to determine if they would lik ...more
There certainly is a variety of yearns to choose from here, nicely organized in some broad themes. At about 4 pages long each, these 'essays' can either be a nice light snack or a quick and quirky sample ...more
But if you're looking for a book that will describe wines that are worth trying when you're on a slightly stricter budget than McInerney is working with (his low range is generally $30-$70) ...more