Roy Cloud had worked in the wine business for years, watching it transform from a retail backwater to a mainstream fixation, with a huge influx of consumers looking for wine with terroir. By a twist of fate, he found himself on a hurriedly arranged trip to France to persuade small-scale winemakers that he should represent their interests in the growing U.S. import market. While Roy’s palate would be challenged in finding the hidden gems of the Loire and Burgundy, his real dilemma was this: He didn’t speak a word of French.
Enter Joe, Roy’s older brother. Different from Roy in every respect, Joe had studied in France and was fluent in the languageand, most importantly, he was free to join Roy in his search. It was simple: Roy would do the tasting, and Joe would do the talking. What could go wrong?
In To Burgundy and Back Again, Roy presents a richly evocative account of their journeyone replete with discovery, adventure, and poignant surprises. Written in the tradition of A Year in Provence and Sideways, this elegantly penned book will delight wine lovers and armchair travelers alike.
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What ensues is both heartfelt and passionate—“Wine is always life.” Readers join the adventure in the brothers' shiny new Renault, barreling across the ancient French countryside that reveals “a rural way of life that had seemingly changed little since the days of Joan of Arc.” With haunting clar...May 01 2011 | Read Full Review of To Burgundy and Back Again: A...
Roy Cloud runs Vintage ’59, a boutique importer specializing in French wines based in Washington, D.C.Jun 02 2011 | Read Full Review of To Burgundy and Back Again: A...
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