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Been Doon so long : a Randall Grahm vinthology

Author: Randall Grahm
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

Addresses the state of wine: Where in wine does 'greatness' truly repose? How might true originality in New World wines be found? And do New World winemakers have the integrity and courage to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Humor
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randall Grahm
ISBN: 9780520259560 0520259564
OCLC Number: 301948369
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) [1] How I Spent My Summer Vacation [2] Spenser's Last Case: Le Mystere d'Ail, Ail, Ail [3] A Wan Hunter Had Yourself Solid, Dude [4] "B" [5] The Fining Trial [6] Cheninagin's Wake: James Juice Takes the Wine Train [7] Don Quijones, the Man for Garnacha, or A Confederacy of Doonces [8] The pHs of Romanee County [9] Kacher in the Ribes [10] A Clockwork Orange Muscat [11] Trotanoy's Complaint [12] A Perfect Day for Barberafish [III] Poesy Galore [13] The Love Song of J. Alfred Rootstock [14] Howlbarino [15] The Rimeshot of the Ancient Marsanner [16] Bash_ Does Beltramo's [17] A Holiday Message [18] Da Vino Commedia: The Vinferno [IV] Taking It Doon-Tune [19] Don Giovese in Bakersfield: An Opera Giacosa [20] Born to Rhone: Selections from a Rock (and Gravel) Opera [V] Enough Rope: Extracts from the Nooseletter [21] Manichean Rules, or The Continental Divide [22] Podea, or Unhand the Maiden, Sirrah! [23] Reductio ad Sulfatum, or A Penny for Your Thoughts [24] The Almost Pleasanton Years, or In the Belly of the Republikaner Beast [25] Up the Yin/Yang without a Paddle [26] Ca' del Solo, or Home Alone [27] Revenge [VI] Connerie (Schtick) [28] Preface to Unwritten Book [29] Why French Wine No Longer Matters, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Long-Chain Tannins [30] Totally Screwed: Three (3x) Top Ten Lists [31] The Heartbreak of Wine Geekdom: Ten Ways You Know You've Met a Real Wine Geek [32] Good Morning, Swedes [33] Le Cigare of the Future [34] Making the List at Elka's [35] Preface to Wines of Italy [36] Are You Experienced? [37] Doon to Earth [VII] Earnest Speeches and Sober Essays [38] Sustainability [39] Bungle in the Jungle: "How Does a Wine Mean?" or A Season in Wine Hell [40] How I Overcame my UC Davis Education [41] Six Feet Under: A Meditation on Roots, Minerals, and Vinous Immortality [42] "Great" Wine in the Postmodernist World [43] In Search of a Great Growth in the New World [44] Terroir and Going Home [45] A Meditation on Terroir: The Return Glossary
Responsibility: Randall Grahm ; foreword by Hugh Johnson.
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"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 Read more...

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