The Juice : Vinous Veritas
A generous new collection by the acclaimed novelist who, according to Salon, is also the best wine writer in America. For more than a decade, Jay McInerney's vinous essays have been praised by restaurateurs (educational and delicious at the same time --Mario Batali), by esteemed critics (brilliant, witty, comical, and often shamelessly candid and provocative --Robert Parker), and by the media (McInerney's wine judgments are sound, his anecdotes witty, and his literary references impeccable --The New York Times). Here, in pieces originally published in House & Garden and The Wall Street Journal, McInerney provides a master class in the almost infinite varieties of wine and the people and places that produce it, with the trademark style and expertise that prompted the James Beard Foundation to grant him the M.F.K. Fisher Award for Distinguished Writing in 2006.