A Vineyard in My Glass

  • by Gerald Asher
  • Narrated by P. J. Ochlan
  • 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Gerald Asher, who served as Gourmet's wine editor for 30 years, has drawn together this selection of his essays, published in Gourmet and elsewhere, for the collective insight they give into why a wine should always be an expression of a place and a time. Guiding the reader through 27 diverse wine regions in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and California, he shows how every wine worth drinking is a reflection of its terroir - in the broadest sense of that untranslatable word.
In evocative reminiscences of wines, winemakers, and the meals he has had with them, he weaves together climate, terrain, and local history, sharing his knowledge and experience so skillfully that we learn as we are entertained and come to understand, gradually, that the meaning and pleasure of a wine lie always in the context of its origin and in the concurrence of where, how, and with whom we enjoy it.

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A great collection of articles read well

I enjoyed the articles and focus on terrior as well as Ochlan's delivery. The way he delivers accented quotes is interesting and engaging, sometimes a little comical, but always effective at distinguishing between narrator and quoted text.
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- Gareth Noble

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-10-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios