• Adventures on the Wine Route (25th Anniversary Edition)

  • A Wine Buyer's Tour of France
  • By: Kermit Lynch
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (61 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"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." So wrote the renowned wine expert Kermit Lynch in the introduction to Adventures on the Wine Route, his ultimate tour of France, especially its wine cellars. The "magic" of wine is Lynch's subject as he takes the listener on a singular journey through the Loire, Bordeaux, the Languedoc, Provence, northern and southern Rhone, and Burgundy. In Adventures on the Wine Route, the wine lover will find wisdom without a trace of pretension and hype. As Victor Hazan wrote, "In Kermit Lynch's small, true, delightful book there is more understanding about what wine really is than in everything else I have read."

Praise for Lynch and for Adventures on the Wine Route has not ceased since the book's initial publication a quarter century ago. In 2007, The New York Times called it "one of the finest American books on wine." And in June 2012, The Wall Street Journal proclaimed it "the best book on the wine business". Full of vivid portraits of French vintners, memorable evocations of the French countryside, and, of course, vibrant descriptions of French wines, this new edition of Adventures on the Wine Route updates a modern classic for our times.

©1988 Kermit Lynch (P)2021 Tantor

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So dated

Boob tapping, kitchen maid flirting, women are barely more than hospitality providers. For a so called seminal book on wine, I am shocked at how patronizing it reads. I feel guilty for paying for this and perpetuating the patriarchy.
Narration was pompous (easy to achieve based on books content)

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Finally!

A book I have read many times over the years, nice to have it on Audible. If you love wine and haven't read it, do.

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Wonderful story and informative

A great telling of Mr. Lynch’s choice experiences in France during his career. Filled with information as well as fun stories that excite and enthrall, this is a must read or listen for everyone interested in wine! Performance was also excellent with great voicing by the narrator.

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A must read for any wine lover.

I loved this book from start to finish. If you are a wine connoisseur or aspiring connoisseur, I consider it to be required reading. The narrator was excellent too. Just make sure that you have your cellar stocked (with French wine) when you start this book because you’ll want to sip on something delicious during the listen. Santé!