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My First Crush: Misadventures in Wine Country

My First Crush: Misadventures in Wine Country by Linda Kaplan 1592286100 9781592286102
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When Linda Kaplans husband quit his law firm in Des Moines and bought Panther Creek, a vineyard in Oregons Willamette Valley, Kaplan went along for the ride, though she couldnt tell an earthy wine with a hint of cherries from a glass of grape juice. It didnt matter: They were going to make pinot noir in a small town, and they would learn how or go crazy trying. Kaplan wryly reveals in her memoir that the result was a bit of both. There are chapters on the science of wine, on the oddballs who show up for harvest, on telling a good grape from a great grape, and a good wine from a great wine. Kaplan sheds light on the mysteries of marketing wine, the connoisseurs who like to test the newcomers, and the messy business of stomping grapes barefoot. Theres even a recipe for making thirty-six thousand bottles of Panther Creeks fine pinot noir. But Kaplan wasnt only learning about wine. She was also learning about life, about getting along in her new hometown, McMinnville, which seems ripped right from the script of televisions Northern Exposure. Panther Creek has since become an award-winning vineyard, its wine on Wine Spectator magazines list of the Top 100 Wines of the World.

Author: Linda Kaplan

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 224

Publisher: UNKNO

Publication Date: 2005-05-01

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