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Corkbuzz Online | Bookclub: Adventures On the Wine Route

We're ready for some summertime reading. Join our  Corkbuzz Book Club, open to all. Our book club will include an hour-long discussion on some key points of the story. Read all of the book, part of it, or none of it, but join in on the discussion! A list of topics for discussion will be sent with the zoom link the morning of our "Book Club". Next up is the venerable importer Kermit Lynch's Adventures on the Wine Route: A Wine Buyer's Tour of France.

About the book:

A tale of the travels of a wine merchant through France's wine regions where he spends several months each year tasting and buying, searching out great wines and talented wine makers. It describes the passions, beliefs, strengths and weaknesses of growers and negociants from both chateaux and farmhouses.

“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 Hazan 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.

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