Steve Bainbridge is excited about the release of the latest edition of Robert M. Parker’s book on wine tasting:
Parker’s Bordeaux is to claret lovers what the Baseball Encyclopedia is to sports fans – a monumental collection of esoteric data in which one can dip repeatedly with great delight.
That would make a good back cover blurb. Unfortunately, neither my palette nor my pocketbook would benefit from a book categorizing wine that gets much above the $10 a bottle range.
Amusingly, he also recommends installment #31 of Robert B. Parker’s “Spenser for Hire” series. I own most of these books–the first of which was published in 1973–and join Steve in recommending them highly. Coincidentally, Spenser fancies himself a gourmet cook and knows quite a bit about wine.