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Be educated on and entertained with the wonder and joy of wine and its place in our lives and culture. Come on a ramble through Wine Wonderland with Andrea as she points out the delights of wine, the importance we place on it, and the wisdom it can shine on the rest of life. Whether contemplating the importance of aging (in wine and people) or personifying the characters of different cuvees, Andrea is a charming raconteur and droll observer. From Epicurus to Ernest Hemingway, restrained wines to release dates and tasting notes, everything we need to know for authentic wine happiness can be found in this delightful guide to the glass in your hand. Entertaining and educational, entries cover aspects of wine production, varieties, history and myth, tradition and custom, modern manners, the philosophy of life, and celebrating the mystery of wine. A delight to dip into, Through a Sparkling Glass is an alphabet of wine wisdom and the most important things in life.