Drinking with the Valkyries Writings on Wine by Andrew Jefford
A new title from this much-admired wine writer, author of New France- An appealing collection of his essays from Decanter and World of Fine Wine, which will appeal to the wine lover and literary reader alike- Andrew poses and discusses a series of philosophical questions about our relationship with this extraordinary, living wine, made by artisans and large companies alike and enjoyed all over the world- A new direction for wine publishing"A new sort of literary gumption arrived on the scene with Andrew Jefford; a powerful blend of science and poetry. Here is a writer who does his interviews, delves deep into motives and methods, and then lets fly with whatever imagery he finds winging by." Hugh Johnson (2019) Poet, philosopher, author, radio presenter and journalist, Andrew Jefford lives in France; but buried deep in one wine country what does he miss most about the rest? The answer: "Drinking young port. It's the wine drinker's equivalent of zorbing, wing-walking, base-jumping ... you won't fully understand it unless you have tasted it young, in its 'Ride of the Valkyries' stage, when it comes hurtling out of the glass and puts the screamers on you..." Andrew is the ideal companion for anyone wine-curious. In this collection of his essays, opinions and articles he shares his fascinating observations from half a century of discovery. For Andrew, wine should be listened to and admired, wherever it comes from; old-school pretentions turned on their head; style-points disdained; stellar prices dismissed; questions asked...