Finally - an interesting informative humourous wine book - Unquenchable
, January 8, 2013
By David Lynn
My wife and I became serious wine drinkers about 35 years ago. We are not serious in terms of knowledge; we are serious in terms of volume. We like wine; we especially like good quality moderately priced wines.
Because I wander liquor stores and wine shops, buying different wines and then forgetting what it was I bought and why we liked it, my family has repeatedly and unsuccessfully bought me wine books of various types.
None of them has been read to completion. Why? I don’t know. Many were too technical, perhaps, but they really didn’t engage me (which doesn’t mean they were not good books). Last Christmas (2011), my wife gave me another wine book, “Unquenchable.” It sat on my bed side table for months. I’d been given five other books as well and a Kobo reader which I filled with 12 books. They were all read first.
I was avoiding “Unquenchable.” Working internationally, I read when I travel. In October I had read everything I had. Fortunately, I had packed “Unquenchable.” I started reading it and found it as enjoyable as a good novel.
So, why is “Unquenchable” such a good read?
Firstly, ‘Unquenchable’ addressed my bias: the desire for good quality wines at moderate prices. Secondly, the stories were interesting and the food made my mouth water. Thirdly, I learned a bit about wine growing and how wines fare well in trying circumstances.
I learned a bit about wine pairings with food, but more importantly, I now have a resource in which I can look up suggestions of wine to go with the excellent dinners my wife prepares. Fourthly, and most importantly, the book was written with humour. I got a good laugh every chapter and lots of little chuckles. The book is a page turner.