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Margarit Mondavi’s Sketchbook Book Review

Just seeing or hearing the name Mondavi, one starts to think about wine and the extraordinary romance behind the miraculous concoction. Now Margrit Mondavi has wielded the pen (and paintbrush) to present her reflections of her ...
 
 
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oneminute
oneminute

The One Minute Wine Master

Choosing the perfect wine at a restaurant or wine shop can be a daunting task. Most consumers feel overwhelmed and tend to buy based on price or what society has said is the right wine to drink. But now, thanks to Jennifer Simo...

 
 
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marilynmerlot2
marilynmerlot2

Marilyn Merlot and the Naked Grape

For all the wine connoisseurs who tend to steer away from the classic wines for the more obscure, Marilyn Merlot and the Naked Grape: Odd Wines for Around the World, is the must have book. Written by wine enthusiast Peter F. Ma...
 
 
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convo
convo

A Conversation with Thomas J. Craughwell

1. What first gave you the idea to tell the story of Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brûlée? As the titles of a couple of my other books suggest – Stealing Lincoln’s Body, Saints Behaving Badly – I’m d...

 
 
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thomascremebrulee
thomascremebrulee

Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brûlée

Many people give credit to Julia Child for bringing French cuisine to the American public. But in actuality, our Founding Father Thomas Jefferson was the spearhead for the immersion of French cuisine into American culture back ...
 
 
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nytbook
nytbook

The New York Times Book of Wine

In Howard G. Goldberg’s introduction to The New York Times Book of Wine: More Than 30 Years of Vintage Writing, he cautions readers about the impeding feast of stories. He also advises us to treat the table of contents as a &...