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New Meetup - Wine Book Discussion: "Red, White, and Drunk All Over"

From: Robert
Sent on: Friday, December 10, 2010 2:56 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Bacchus Club of Novi!

What: Wine Book Discussion: "Red, White, and Drunk All Over"

When: Thursday, January 20,[masked]:00 PM

Where: the Grapevine
43155 Mainstreet
Novi, MI 48375
[masked]

Join fellow wine lovers for a discussion about Natalie MacLean's "Red, White, and Drunk All Over : A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass."

MacLean's enthusiasm for wine is contagious. For the winner of the prestigious MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award, each glass represents a personal history, "a secret cellar in our minds where we collect our empty bottles filled with memories." Her passionate desire to learn about all aspects of wine increases its sensual pleasure, and her goal "to demystify an intimidating world" succeeds. MacLean interviews everyone from grape growers in Burgundy to upstart zinfandel producers in Sonoma Valley. Every encounter incorporates vivid descriptions of tastings and colorful personalities. Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyards in Santa Cruz, Calif., bucks the trend of his California competitors, insisting a "great wine is... not a confection of the laboratory, but a subtle expression of the soil from which it sprang." For casual wine lovers, MacLean deciphers the perplexing dilemmas of appropriate wine aging without pedantry. For the purist, however, "life is too short to drink good wine out of bad glasses." That observation leads to the explanation for 103 different shapes of glassware. Solid research, a breezy style and commonsense advice prove invaluable for the novice, while her good humor will delight the connoisseur. (Copyright ? Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.)

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