Jonathon Alsop writes that, for true oenophiles, there is discipline, devotion and strict traditions to follow. For the general population, oenophilia is simply “the love of wine”.
By nature, wine lovers are collectors: bottles, vintages, countries of origin, and more.
Wine Lover’s Devotional is a year-long collection of insight and eclectica for the passionate wine lover. Each day of the week is given a wine-themed category – Monday: The Language of Wine; Tuesday: Wine Grapes; Wednesday: Wine & Food; Thursday: Putting Wine in its Place (Wine Geography); Friday: People Make Wine, Wine Makes People; and Saturday and Sunday: Weekend Wine Adventure. Wine Lover’s Devotional uses hundreds of years of tradition, tasting notes, recipes, colorful trivia, and intriguing histories to inspire the oenophile in all of us.
A LABOR OF LOVE
Jonathon Alsop is a wine writer who has written about wine, food, and travel since 1988. He is the author of the wine column “In Vino Veritas” as well as many articles for the Associated Press, frequent flyer, la vie claire, massachusetts beverage business, mobil travel guides, fodor’s travel guides, boston globe, and others. Jonathon founded the Boston Wine School in 2OOO, where he teaches wine and food classes. For more about Jonathon and his work, visit invinoveritas.com and bostonwineschool.com
Wine Lover’s Devotional by Jonathon Alsop
July 2O1O; $19.99; $21.99 Canadian; £12.99
Hardcover; 15O photos/illustrations; 32O Pages