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|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication|
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|Description:||xi, 318 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm|
|Contents:||Foreword by Hugh Johnson Acknowledgments Introduction [I] How to Tell a Book by Its Cover The Etiquette (and History) of the Bonny Doon Etiquette [II] Ficciones (Viterature)  How I Spent My Summer Vacation  Spenser's Last Case: Le Mystere d'Ail, Ail, Ail  A Wan Hunter Had Yourself Solid, Dude  "B"  The Fining Trial  Cheninagin's Wake: James Juice Takes the Wine Train  Don Quijones, the Man for Garnacha, or A Confederacy of Doonces  The pHs of Romanee County  Kacher in the Ribes  A Clockwork Orange Muscat  Trotanoy's Complaint  A Perfect Day for Barberafish [III] Poesy Galore  The Love Song of J. Alfred Rootstock  Howlbarino  The Rimeshot of the Ancient Marsanner  Bash_ Does Beltramo's  A Holiday Message  Da Vino Commedia: The Vinferno [IV] Taking It Doon-Tune  Don Giovese in Bakersfield: An Opera Giacosa  Born to Rhone: Selections from a Rock (and Gravel) Opera [V] Enough Rope: Extracts from the Nooseletter  Manichean Rules, or The Continental Divide  Podea, or Unhand the Maiden, Sirrah!  Reductio ad Sulfatum, or A Penny for Your Thoughts  The Almost Pleasanton Years, or In the Belly of the Republikaner Beast  Up the Yin/Yang without a Paddle  Ca' del Solo, or Home Alone  Revenge [VI] Connerie (Schtick)  Preface to Unwritten Book  Why French Wine No Longer Matters, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Long-Chain Tannins  Totally Screwed: Three (3x) Top Ten Lists  The Heartbreak of Wine Geekdom: Ten Ways You Know You've Met a Real Wine Geek  Good Morning, Swedes  Le Cigare of the Future  Making the List at Elka's  Preface to Wines of Italy  Are You Experienced?  Doon to Earth [VII] Earnest Speeches and Sober Essays  Sustainability  Bungle in the Jungle: "How Does a Wine Mean?" or A Season in Wine Hell  How I Overcame my UC Davis Education  Six Feet Under: A Meditation on Roots, Minerals, and Vinous Immortality  "Great" Wine in the Postmodernist World  In Search of a Great Growth in the New World  Terroir and Going Home  A Meditation on Terroir: The Return Glossary|
|Responsibility:||Randall Grahm ; foreword by Hugh Johnson.|
"There's witness to one of California's most magnetizing winemakers coming to terms with his more mature self." San Francisco Chronicle 20091018 "Sharp, irreverent musings on wine-everything from