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by Gerald Asher

eBook A Carafe of Red epub
  • ISBN: 0520270320
  • Author: Gerald Asher
  • Genre: Cookbooks
  • Subcategory: Beverages & Wine
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of California Press; First edition (February 7, 2012)
  • Pages: 296 pages
  • ePUB size: 1422 kb
  • FB2 size 1957 kb
  • Formats mobi lrf docx mobi


Some books use pictures at the expense of the quality of the text, yet with books of this kind if there was even a risk of dilution then it is probably best they are not used. So all in all, this is a good little book

Some books use pictures at the expense of the quality of the text, yet with books of this kind if there was even a risk of dilution then it is probably best they are not used. So all in all, this is a good little book. It could be ideal for hunkering down on the sofa with a bottle by your side, reading whilst getting warm from a roaring fire.

A Carafe of Red. Gerald Asher07 փետրվարի, 2012 թ. Univ of California Press. Asher puts wine in its context by taking the reader on a series of discursive journeys that start with the carafe at his elbow. In his introduction, Asher says, "Wine. draws on everything and leads everywhere. Gerald Asher-ի մյուս գործերը. A Vineyard in My Glass.

Asher puts wine in its context by taking the reader on a series of discursive journeys that start with the carafe at his .

Asher puts wine in its context by taking the reader on a series of discursive journeys that start with the carafe at his elbow. In his introduction, Asher says, Wine. Lifestyle & Sports Beverages Food. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

A Carafe of Red book. Every wine has a story. Yet this is not another "how-to" wine guide but essays built around a wine region or type.

Gerald Albert Asher (born 18 August 1932) is an English wine personality, based since 1974 in San Francisco, California. Initially a wine merchant and importer, today he is a wine writer. Born in London and raised partly in rural Essex because of the Blitz, Asher's career in wine began in 1950, when he took a part-time job at a wine retailer in London's Shepherd Market. He founded his own merchant house, Asher, Storey and Co, in 1955, to import rare and lesser-known French wines to Britain.

Gerald Asher is author of The Pleasures of Wine, Vineyard Tales, Wine Journal, and On Wine. As an international wine merchant, he was decorated by the French Government in 1974 for his contribution to French viticulture, in 2001 was named Outstanding Wine Professional of the Year by the James Beard Foundation, and in 2009 was inducted into the Culinary Institute of America’s Vintner’s Hall of Fame. A particular joy of reading such a comprehensive and personal book as A Carafe of Red is that we get to experience, vicariously but no less intimately, Mr. Asher’s experiences of wines we will never otherwise have the opportunity to taste.

Written by Gerald Asher, narrated by P. J. Ochlan.

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Every wine has a story. In this collection of elegantly written essays from the past thirty years, updated with a new introduction and endnotes, renowned author Gerald Asher informs wine enthusiasts with insightful, engrossing accounts of wines from Europe and America that offer just as much for those who simply enjoy vivid evocations of people and places. Asher puts wine in its context by taking the reader on a series of discursive journeys that start with the carafe at his elbow. In his introduction, Asher says, “Wine . . . draws on everything and leads everywhere.” Whether the subject is a supposedly simple red wine shared in a Parisian café or a Napa Valley Cabernet tasted with its vintner, every essay in A Carafe of Red is as pleasurable as the wines themselves.
Comments: (3)
SiIеnt
Great book.
Androwyn
This book is filled with personal wine stories that are beautifully written, and which also give a lot of depth to the subject.
Qumen
If your enjoyment of wine is more than pure alcohol consumption and you are not adverse to drifting off into a bit of a travel daydream, this book might be a pleasant companion for you.

International wine expert, merchant and author Gerald Asher has taken many of his published articles over the decades and polished them up and presented them into an anthology of fine wine writings, presenting many detailed accounts of wines from Europe and the Americas. Yet this is not another "how-to" wine guide but essays built around a wine region or type. Of course, through reading the various essays, the reader stands to gain quite a bit of knowledge but it would be fair to say it would be more background, scene-setting than helping you determine that the '76 was a much better year than the '75 and the whys and wherefores behind that decision.

Reviewing such anthologies is hard work as the reader forms a personal connection to the book, or not, as the case may be. Certainly the underlying material is interesting, comprehensive, encompassing and more-ish in nature. The writing is more welcoming and suitable for the general reader than being elitist and closed - an impression you sometimes get when reading about wines. A fine balance has been reached and the material does not feel dumbed-down. It might not be too much to suggest that even those who like to read travelogues yet have no deep passion for wine might additionally find this book to be worthy of a read.

A few negatives? Well it depends on your expectations. This is a book of text. It is not full of colour photographs (a shame!) with the fine text spread around them. This is an exercise of reading rather than just consuming. Will the reader feel cheated? It depends on what they thought they were getting and such text-rich books are less common in today's visual society. Apposite pictures would have made things even better but the rich text manages to still convey the entire scene. Some books use pictures at the expense of the quality of the text, yet with books of this kind if there was even a risk of dilution then it is probably best they are not used.

So all in all, this is a good little book. It could be ideal for hunkering down on the sofa with a bottle by your side, reading whilst getting warm from a roaring fire. Or, of course, ideal reading material whilst on a journey somewhere. A good excuse to lose yourself for a while in good written company.
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