Corks & Forks

Corks & Forks

Thirty Years of Wine and Food

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
Blends the memoir of critic Robert Finigan with a chronicle of food and wine developments over the course of his career.

Perseus Publishing
Some may remember Robert Finigan's private wine newsletter, published from 1972 to 1990. Others will know him as the author of the esteemed Robert Finigan's Essentials of Wine. As a critic-at-large, Finigan has dined in the best restaurants and tasted in the finest cellars of the world, and in Corks and Forks he jovially recounts his experiences and the celebrity chefs and winemakers he met along the way.

The events Finigan took part in are now legendary. For the famous Paris Tasting of 1976, Finigan recommended many California Cabernets and Chardonnays that shockingly outpointed their French counterparts. With nine of the world's most distinguished wine tasting professionals, he conducted the re-evaluation of the 1855 Bordeaux classification ? the first in 140 years. He has stepped into the private kitchens of Julia Child, M.F.K. Fisher, James Beard, Jeremiah Tower, Michel Guerard, and Jean Troisgros, and sipped wine with Robert Mondavi, Ernest Gallo, and Kermit Lynch ? to name just a few of the luminaries profiled in this delightful collection.

As much a chronicle of the developments in food and wine as it is a memoir of the man who witnessed them, Corks and Forks is sure to whet anyone's palate.


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Some may remember Robert Finigan's private wine newsletter, published from 1972 to 1990. Others will know him as the author of the esteemed Robert Finigan's Essentials of Wine. As a critic-at-large, Finigan has dined in the best restaurants and tasted in the finest cellars of the world, and in Corks and Forks he jovially recounts his experiences and the celebrity chefs and winemakers he met along the way.


Baker
& Taylor

The author of Robert Finigan's Essentials of Wine and other culinary works traces his decades-long career as a food and wine critic, discussing his encounters with a range of celebrity chefs and winemakers, from Julia Child and M. F. K. Fisher to James Beard and Ernest Gallo.

Publisher: Emeryville, Calif. : Shoemaker & Hoard, c2006
ISBN: 9781593760991
159376099X
Branch Call Number: 641.013 FIN
Characteristics: xiii, 160 p. ;,20 cm.

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