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Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: North Point Press; Reprint edition (1 Sept. 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374522669
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374522667
  • Product Dimensions: 15.8 x 0.1 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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"One of the pleasantest and truest books about wine I've ever read." --M. F. K. Fisher
"Nearly all wine books are written by experts whose intention is primarily to inform or to educate. They give little aesthetic pleasure. Kermit Lynch is certainly an expert, but his book, Adventures on the Wine Route, is also a great pleasure to read. In Kermit Lynch's small, true, delightful book there is more understanding about what wine really is than in everything else I have read." --Victor Hazan
"Kermit Lynch's colorful portraits of some idiosyncratic vintners, and his commentaries on their wines, make for some of the finest reading since Joseph Wechsberg ate and drank his way through France in his book" Blue Trout and Black Truffles.""--Robert M. Parker, Jr., "The Wine Advocate"


One of the pleasantest and truest books about wine I've ever read. "M. F. K. Fisher"

Nearly all wine books are written by experts whose intention is primarily to inform or to educate. They give little aesthetic pleasure. Kermit Lynch is certainly an expert, but his book, Adventures on the Wine Route, is also a great pleasure to read. In Kermit Lynch's small, true, delightful book there is more understanding about what wine really is than in everything else I have read. "Victor Hazan"

Kermit Lynch's colorful portraits of some idiosyncratic vintners, and his commentaries on their wines, make for some of the finest reading since Joseph Wechsberg ate and drank his way through France in his book" Blue Trout and Black Truffles." "Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate""

One of the pleasantest and truest books about wine I've ever read. M. F. K. Fisher

Nearly all wine books are written by experts whose intention is primarily to inform or to educate. They give little aesthetic pleasure. Kermit Lynch is certainly an expert, but his book, Adventures on the Wine Route, is also a great pleasure to read. In Kermit Lynch's small, true, delightful book there is more understanding about what wine really is than in everything else I have read. Victor Hazan

Kermit Lynch's colorful portraits of some idiosyncratic vintners, and his commentaries on their wines, make for some of the finest reading since Joseph Wechsberg ate and drank his way through France in his book Blue Trout and Black Truffles. Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate

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"One of the pleasantest and truest books about wine I've ever read." --M. F. K. Fisher

"Nearly all wine books are written by experts whose intention is primarily to inform or to educate. They give little aesthetic pleasure. Kermit Lynch is certainly an expert, but his book, Adventures on the Wine Route, is also a great pleasure to read. In Kermit Lynch's small, true, delightful book there is more understanding about what wine really is than in everything else I have read." --Victor Hazan

"Kermit Lynch's colorful portraits of some idiosyncratic vintners, and his commentaries on their wines, make for some of the finest reading since Joseph Wechsberg ate and drank his way through France in his book Blue Trout and Black Truffles." --Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate

About the Author

Kermit Lynch was born and raised in California. In 1972, he opened a retail wineshop and later began importing and distributing nationally. In 1988, he published Adventures on the Wine Route, which won the Veuve Clicquot Wine Book of the Year Award. His second book, Inspiring Thirst, was published in 2004. Lynch divides his time between Berkeley and Provence, where he lives with his wife, the photographer Gail Skoff, and their two children.

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Bought as a Christmas present for a wine master and the recipient seems to like it!
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Being a wine merchant prone to buying trips to France this book both rings plenty of bells and makes me yearn for a bygone age when there were exciting, quality-driven wine producers just waiting to be discovered by the persistent grape-hound. Lynch's description of France, its establishments and its people (my experiences with some of the people of Burgundy have long been a source of puzzlement to me but Lynch's characterization of them reassures me that I am not being singled out for torment!)are spot on. I knocked off this book in a couple of sessions, so absorbed was I. A great read for anyone with an interest in the subject matter i.e. wine.
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Fascinating read and very well written. Good books on food & wine are few and far between - a balance of travel, wine, topography and social geography. Why haven't both the French and US exiled Mondovino.
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Love wine? Read this. I bought it on a recommendation from Noble Rot magazine and so glad I did. It's alomst gonzo journalism. Wish I'd made the trip with Kermit all those years ago.
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