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Food journalist, wine connoisseur, and onetime bestselling writer Bruno Tannenbaum has long believed that good ingredients, an open heart, a dash of tenacity and a pinch of courage are the elements of a full life. But lately, Bruno's career is floundering, he's separated from his wife and daughters, and is drinking his way through a dwindling bank account. When he stumbles on a clue leading to a "lost" wine vintage, one of the many bottles stolen and smuggled out of France during WWII, now worth a small fortune and sought after by wine collectors throughout the world, Bruno realizes that finding this bottle could be the key to restoring his career, and sets off on a grand adventure.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2015
ISBN: 9781501112515
Characteristics: 308 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Vintage : a novel


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Beatricksy Nov 18, 2017

It's like one of Peter Mayle's mysteries set in France, but with an even more bumbling protagonist than usual. It's perfect for the foodies, and the dry humor and nonsense is sorta endearing once you get used to it. It's an exercise in the silly, made extravagantly dramatic due to our chubby, alcoholic lead's well-intentioned but entirely useless meandering through a slightly boggy plot. The point is to read about fine locations and finer wines, but I do need a little character development with my scenery.


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