Adventures on The Wine Route: A Wine Buyer's Tour of France

Adventures on The Wine Route: A Wine Buyer's Tour of France

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  • Auteur: KERMIT LYNCH
  • Editor: Farrar Straus and Giroux
  • Language: English
  • Publication date: 07/2019
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Dimensions: 23 x 15 cm
  • Weight: 450g
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780374538538


The new twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the classic volume, updated.

"Wine is, above all, about pleasure. Those who make it ponderous make it dull . . . If you keep an open mind and take each wine on its own terms, there is a world of magic to discover." This is what the famous oenologist Kermit Lynch wrote in the introduction to Adventures on The Wine Route, his ultimate tour of France, in particular of its cellars. The "magic" of wine is the subject of Lynch who takes the reader on a singular journey through the Loire, Bordeaux, Languedoc, Provence, north and south of the Rhône and Burgundy. In Adventures on The Wine Route, any wine lover will find wisdom without the slightest pretension or exaggeration. As Victor Hazan wrote, "In Kermit Lynch's small, true, delightful book there is more understanding about what wine really is than in everything else I have read."


Kermit Lynch grew up in San Luis Obispo, but his name has become synonymous with French and Italian wines. In 1972, with a $5,000 loan and maybe a little common sense, this writer/musician opened Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant with thirty-five cases of wine stacked on the floor. Attracted to Old World European wine cultures, Kermit has become a national retailer, distributor and importer of authentic wines that express their terroir. Much like his close friends, the late food writer Richard Olney and Chez Panisse founder Alice Waters, Kermit's influence lasts. He was so successful in spotlighting small artisan producers that he won two James Beard awards and was knighted by the French government with their prestigious "Légion d'Honneur".

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