The Juice Vinous Veritas (Hardcover)
|Author: Jay McInerney|
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|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.|
From the Publisher:
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.
Born in Hartford, the son of a corporate vice president, Jay McInerney comes from a privileged background, and spent almost half his childhood in Europe. He attended Williams College and received an M.F.A. from Syracuse University, where he studied with Raymond Carver, initially an influence on his writing. (McInerney admits that, along with many writers of his generation, he wrote imitation-Carver stories for years.) His ultimate inspiration, however, was F. Scott Fitzgerald, a direct influence on his best-selling novel, BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY (for which he also wrote the movie adaptation). In addition to writing fiction, McInerney is also a respected wine connoisseur and has contributed wine columns to various publications.