WINE CREATOR OF STORIES
The wine world is part of our life and it is not only the pleasure for drinking it, we can also enjoy it as the creator of stories and of course, wine is the main character in many books and even movies -we will talk about this some other time- in which it is the focal point from where the story unfolds.
If, besides loving wine you like reading, further more if you love reading with a glass of wine in your hand, we suggest you some books in which you can immerse yourself.
Firstly a reading that has became a classic, “The winemaker”, of Noah Gordon. It tells the exciting fiction story of Josep Álvarez, the brave character that hand in hand with a viticulturist develops his passion for the world of wine at he end of the nineteenth century.
“In vino veritas” There is truth in wine, of Virginia Gasull. A reading that captivates from the very beginning, in which inspector Oteiza must find out about the theft of several very valuable bottles because of their labels designed by Dalí, Chagall and Picasso.
Another enjoyable story, “El hijo de la vid" (The son of the vine) of Carlos Clavijo, tells the adventures of Riojan winemakers during the crisis that struck La Rioja in the late nineteenth century and takes us to the heart of the Riojan vineyards by the hand of its main character and his perseverance in making his dream come true.
“Taste” of Roald Dahl, is a book first published in 1945 and later in 1951. A narrative that relates an evening meal in London with six dinners that have the challenge of guessing the wine they are about to taste, but one of them will take it very seriously.
And last but not less interesting, a story created by the Riojan writer Andrés Pascual, “A merced de un dios salvaje” (At the mercy of a savage god), where as he says “joints the idyllic wine growing landscape with the drama of a thriller” and in which a photographer goes back home to claim a family inheritance and everything gets a bad twist.
Last week we talked about original Christmas gifts for winelovers , and above we have given you another five good options that can also become an excellent presen