Friday, Oct 29, 2010
"Across the coast in Portland, Maine also a culinary haven co-owner Don Lindgren of Rabelais: Fine Books on Food, Wine & the Arts offered top sellers and personal favorites from the specialty book shop he runs with his partner and wife, Samantha Hoyt Lindgren. A boutique for the bookish, Rabelais carries out-of-print books as well as new editions, alongside prints, photographs and other ephemera, all concerned with the pleasure of the senses.
Which explains Lindgren's favorite book of the year Reading Between the Wines (University of California Press, September 2010, $24.95). This long-awaited work from Terry Theise, an importer of Champagnes and Austrian and German wines, asks the reader: What role does wine play in a soulful, sensual life? What constitutes beauty in wine, and how do we appreciate it?â Lindgren describes the book as less a memoir, like the books of Kermit Lynch or Neil Rosenthal, and more an investigation into the whys of wine."
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