Adventures on the Wine Route: A Wine Buyer's Tour of France.pdf
"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"
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.
The newly designed twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the classic volume, brought up-to-date
"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." So wrote the renowned wine expert Kermit Lynch in the introduction to "Adventures on the Wine Route," his ultimate tour of France, especially its wine cellars. The "magic" of wine is Lynch's subject as he takes the reader on a singular journey through the Loire, Bordeaux, the Languedoc, Provence, Northern and Southern Rhone, and Burgundy. In "Adventures on the Wine Route," the wine lover will find wisdom without a trace of pretension and hype. As Victor Hazen 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."
Praise for Lynch and for "Adventures on the Wine Route" has not ceased since the book's initial publication a quarter century ago. In 2007, "The New York Times" called it "one of the finest American books on wine." And in June 2012, "The Wall Street Journal" proclaimed it "the best book on the wine business." Full of vivid portraits of French vintners, memorable evocations of the French countryside, and, of course, vibrant descriptions of French wines, this new edition of "Adventures on the Wine Route" updates a modern classic for our times.