“His wine judgments are sound, his anecdotes witty, and his literary references impeccable” —The New York Times
“Brilliant, witty, comical, and often shamelessly candid and provocative” —Robert M. Parker Jr.
“Filled with small courses and surprising and exotic flavors, educational and delicious at the same time” —Mario Batali
For more than a decade, Jay McInerney’s vinous essays, now featured in The Wall Street Journal, have been praised by restaurateurs, by esteemed critics, and by the media.
This new collection, JUICE, by the acclaimed novelist (of Bright Lights, Big City and others) and “the best wine writer in America (according to Salon) is generous and far-reaching, deeply knowledgeable and often hilarious. Here McInerney provides a master class in the almost infinite varieties of wine and the people and places that produce it all the world over, from the historic past to the often confusing present. From such legendary châteaus as Margaux and Latour and Palmer to Australia and New Zealand and South Africa, to new contenders in Santa Rita Hills and Paso Robles, we learn about terroir and biodynamic viticulture, what Champagnes are affordable (or decidedly not), even what to drink over thirty-seven courses at Ferran Adrià‘s El Bulli—in all, an array of grapes and wine styles that is comprehensive and thirst inducing. And conspicuous throughout is McInerney’s trademark flair and expertise, which in 2006 prompted the James Beard Foundation to grant him the MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award.
Book: JUICE: VINOUS VERITAS ($26.95 hardcover)
About Writers in the Loft
Akin to The Music Hall’s anchor author series, Writers on a New England Stage, Writers in the Loft features well-known authors but in a smaller, more intimate space. The series brings audiences today’s top authors, the best of fiction and nonfiction. The evening package includes a reserved seat and bar beverage, author presentation and Q+A, a copy of the book, and a meet-and-greet book signing with the featured writer. Presenting Sponsor: Citizens Bank.