A generous new collection by the acclaimed novelist who,
according to Salon, is also "the best wine writer in
For more than a decade, Jay McInerney''s vinous essays have been
praised by restaurateurs ("educational and delicious at the same
time" -Mario Batali), by esteemed critics ("brilliant, witty,
comical, and often shamelessly candid and provocative" -Robert
Parker), and by the media ("McInerney''s wine judgments are sound,
his anecdotes witty, and his literary references impeccable"
-The New York Times). Here, in pieces originally published
in House & Garden and The Wall Street
Journal, McInerney provides a master class in the almost
infinite varieties of wine and the people and places that produce
it, with the trademark style and expertise that prompted the James
Beard Foundation to grant him the M.F.K. Fisher Award for
Distinguished Writing in 2006.