Edited by Thom Elkjer

Introduction by Anthony Dias Blue

“Great wine is born in beautiful places, and this collection of delightful stories reminds us that wine is a wonderful traveling companion.” — Tim Mondavi, Winegrower, Robert Mondavi Winery
Although wine is the most ancient of beverages, the past decade has seen an explosion in wine consumption and an increase in the number of wineries around the world. Adventures in Wine is a first-rate collection of stories celebrating the world of wine, told by travelers who are wine novices and experts alike.

Humanity, community, and brotherhood comprise the marvelous virtues of the wine world—from its makers to its connoisseurs, judges, friends, and of course, drinkers. The stories in Adventures in Wine bring to life every category and every corner of the global wine experience, from France and California to Chile, Hungary and the Republic of Georgia. Both well-known and emerging writers share tales in Adventures in Wine, but each discovers a common theme—that wine provides a universal medium for bringing people together. Anyone who has even a nominal interest in wine and travel will love this accessible and delightful collection. As contributor Karen MacNeil writes, “What I didn’t know then was that this deep-seated sense of hospitality, generosity, excitement and community is at the very core of the wine business everywhere in the world.”

In Adventures in Wine readers will:

  • Taste rare and costly French wines with Kermit Lynch
  • Accompany Stephen Yafa as he discovers the ancient history of the vines on the Greek island of Santorini
  • Explore the etymology of Australian, English, and Italian wine lovers withJan Morris
  • Experience the traditional yet comic atmosphere of wine tasting withPeter Mayle in Burgundy
  • Savor an extremely rare 1806 Ch‰teau Lafite with Robert Daley in France
  • Join Bob Blumer as he experiences life with an elite grape picking team

About the editor

Thom Elkjer is the wine editor for Wine Country Living magazine (formerlyAppellation). He has contributed to Wine Spectator in the U.S. andWINEmagazine in London, and appears in TravelersÕ Tales volumes on Paris, Italy, Ireland, food, humor, and spirituality. He has also published a mystery titled Hook, Line and Murder and is the author of FodorÕs Escape to the California Wine Country.He lives in San Rafael, CA.

About Travelers’ Tales

Founded in 1993, Travelers’ Tales publishes the best in travel writing from world-famous authors to new and emerging writers. Our goal is to inspire and enlighten readers through true stories by travelers who have explored the depths of their experiences. The series includes: country and regional guides; books which explore the themes of women’s travel, spirituality, food, humor, and adventure; travel advice books; Footsteps: The Soul of Travel, a series that features single-author travel narratives; and Travelers’ Tales Classics, a series which introduces out-of-print favorites of travel literature to a whole new audience.

Adventures in Wine
True Stories of Vineyards and Vintages Around the World
Edited by Thom Elkjer
TravelersÕ Tales, April 2002
$17.95 Trade Paperback, 304 pages, 5 1/8″ x 8″
ISBN: 1-885211-80-5