Drinking with the Valkyries Hb Drinking with the

Andrew Jefford writer at Decanter and World of Fine Wine

$70.00

A new title from this much-admired wine writer, author of New France. An appealing collection of his essays from Decanter and World of Fine Wine, which will appeal to the wine lover and literary reader alike, Andrew poses and discusses a series of philosophical questions about our relationship with this extraordinary, living wine, made by artisans and large companies alike and enjoyed all over the world.

Poet, philosopher, author, radio presenter and journalist, Andrew Jefford lives in France; but buried deep in one wine country what does he miss most about the rest? The answer: “Drinking young port. It's the wine drinker's equivalent of zorbing, wing-walking, base-jumping … you won't fully understand it unless you have tasted it young, in its ‘Ride of the Valkyries' stage, when it comes hurtling out of the glass and puts the screamers on you…”

Andrew is the ideal companion for anyone wine-curious. In this collection of his essays, opinions and articles he shares his fascinating observations from half a century of discovery. For Andrew, wine should be listened to and admired, wherever it comes from; old-school pretentions turned on their head; style-points disdained; stellar prices dismissed; questions asked…

“An entrancing companion for wine lovers. Celebratory, discerning writing with all the variety and unexpectedness of the wines explored.” ― Michèle Roberts, author and Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia

“This book is about feeling, tasting and describing the beauty of wine, as well as understanding the intensity of emotion that wine can engender.” ― Decanter Magazine

“So precise and dancing, so chiselled and so free, as complex and delicious as your favourite bottle of wine, you will enjoy the world of wine differently after reading through Jefford's words.” ― Pascaline Lepeltier on Instagram

Drinking with the Valkyries Hb Drinking with the cover image

$70.00

A new title from this much-admired wine writer, author of New France. An appealing collection of his essays from Decanter and World of Fine Wine, which will appeal to the wine lover and literary reader alike, Andrew poses and discusses a series of philosophical questions about our relationship with this extraordinary, living wine, made by artisans and large companies alike and enjoyed all over the world.

Poet, philosopher, author, radio presenter and journalist, Andrew Jefford lives in France; but buried deep in one wine country what does he miss most about the rest? The answer: “Drinking young port. It's the wine drinker's equivalent of zorbing, wing-walking, base-jumping … you won't fully understand it unless you have tasted it young, in its ‘Ride of the Valkyries' stage, when it comes hurtling out of the glass and puts the screamers on you…”

Andrew is the ideal companion for anyone wine-curious. In this collection of his essays, opinions and articles he shares his fascinating observations from half a century of discovery. For Andrew, wine should be listened to and admired, wherever it comes from; old-school pretentions turned on their head; style-points disdained; stellar prices dismissed; questions asked…

“An entrancing companion for wine lovers. Celebratory, discerning writing with all the variety and unexpectedness of the wines explored.” ― Michèle Roberts, author and Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia

“This book is about feeling, tasting and describing the beauty of wine, as well as understanding the intensity of emotion that wine can engender.” ― Decanter Magazine

“So precise and dancing, so chiselled and so free, as complex and delicious as your favourite bottle of wine, you will enjoy the world of wine differently after reading through Jefford's words.” ― Pascaline Lepeltier on Instagram

Pages - 224

Binding - Hardcover

Publisher - Academie Du Vin Library Ltd

Publication Date -

ISBN - 9781913141325

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