Adventures on the Wine Route: A Wine Buyer's Tour of France [EPUB]
18 September 2017, 02:30
2013 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780374100971 | 6.76MB
When Adventures on the Wine Route was first published, Victor Hazan said, "In Kermit Lynch's small, true, delightful book there is more understanding about what wine really is than in everything else I have read." A quarter century later, this remarkable journey of wine, travel, and taste remains an essential volume for wine lovers. In 2007, Eric Asimov, in The New York Times, called it "one of the finest American books on wine," and in 2012, The Wall Street Journal pro-claimed that it "may be the best book on the wine business."
In celebration of its twenty-fifth anniversary, Adventures on the Wine Route has been thoroughly redesigned and updated with an epilogue and a list of the great wine connoisseur's twenty-five most memorable bottles. In this singular tour along the French wine route, Lynch ventures forth to find the very essence of the wine world. In doing so, he never shies away from the attitudes, opinions, and beliefs that have made him one of our most respected and outspoken authorities on wine. Yet his guiding philosophy is exquisitely simple. As he writes in the introduction, "Wine is, above all, about pleasure. Those who make it ponderous make it dull . . . If you keep an open mind and take each wine on its own terms, there is a world of magic to discover." Adventures on the Wine Route is the ultimate quest for this magic via France's most distinguished vineyards and wine cellars. Lynch draws vivid portraits of vintners―from inebriated négociants to a man who oversees a vineyard that has been in his family for five hundred years―and memorably evokes the countryside at every turn. "The French," Lynch writes, "with their aristocratic heritage, their experience and tradition, approach wine from another point of view . . . and one cannot appreciate French wine with any depth of understanding without knowing how the French themselves look at their wines, by going to the source, descending into their cold, humid cellars, tasting with them, and listening to the language they employ to describe their wines."
Here, Kermit Lynch assures a whole new generation of readers―as well as his loyal fans―that discussions about wine need not focus so stringently on "the pH, the oak, the body, the finish," but rather on the "gaiety" of the way "the tart fruit perfume[s] the palate and the brain."
The Big Trip: Your Ultimate Guide to Gap Years and Overseas Adventures, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
17 September 2017, 06:19
2011 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781742201924 | 46.88MB
So, you know you want to experience that ultimate overseas adventure - but where do you start? Right here, with the one-stop guide to planning the trip of a lifetime. The Big Trip is your ultimate guide to gap years and overseas adventures.
- Essential pre-trip planning: health, safety, kit costs, tickets, etc
- Volunteering and working abroad: from fruit picking to teaching, yacht-crewing and au pairing
- Regional overviews, maps and a diverse range of road-tested itineraries
- Tips and stories from travellers and experts
- Comprehensive directory of essential resources
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, George Dunford, Matthew Firestone, Anthony Ham, Vivek Wagle, Jenny Walker
I'll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair [EPUB]
26 June 2017, 04:51
2017 | EPUB | 14.45MB
Two best friends, 500 miles, one wheelchair, and the challenge of a lifetime.
Friendship takes on new meaning in this true story of Justin and Patrick, born less than two days apart in the same hospital. Best friends their whole lives, they grew up together, went to school together, and were best man in each other’s weddings. When Justin was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease that robbed him of the use of his arms and legs, Patrick was there, helping to feed and care for him in ways he’d never imagined. Determined to live life to the fullest, the friends refused to give into despair or let physical limitations control what was possible for Justin.
So when Justin heard about the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile trek through Spain, he wondered aloud to Patrick whether the two of them could ever do it. Patrick’s immediate response was: “I’ll push you.”
I’ll Push You is the real-life story of this incredible journey. A travel adventure full of love, humor, and spiritual truth, it exemplifies what every friendship is meant to be and shows what it means to never find yourself alone. You’ll discover how love and faith can push past all limits―and make us the best versions of ourselves.