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By Jancis Robinson

Even the French admit that Jancis Robinson is the "undisputed mistress of the dominion of wine" (Le Figaro). across the world well known for her paintings in either tv and print, she is the editor of the bestselling Oxford better half to Wine and has gained greater than dozen significant awards world wide. Tasting Pleasure is her compelling account of a fondness that begun whereas learning at Oxford University.Writing with Julia Child's authority, Elizabeth David's intelligence, and M.F.K. Fisher's verve, Robinson takes us on a trip throughout the world's best cellars, most pretty vineyards, and most sensible eating places. As she explores the universe of the grape--from Bordeaux to Australia and South Africa to California--we meet ratings of colourful, wine-loving characters, together with Philippe de Rothschild, Julian Barnes, Francis Ford Coppola, and Julio Gallo.There are many books approximately generating and score wine; this one is set having fun with it. Witty, revealing, and a professional, in Tasting excitement Jancis Robinson has distilled 20 years within the wine global right into a highly exciting learn.

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