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I, for one, went from "annoyed" to pissed. I don't know who did the editing/abridging, but I'd bet my firstborn that it wasn't Rex Pickett. Sorry, Zach! That was figurative.
I've not started yet, but a quick flip through the book doesn't show an immediately perceptible difference from the original so far. So that means that I have to sit down and read the whole thing again. Yay!
If this book is ever made into a movie, Chile’s tourism department will be swamped with Americans who will want to go on the new Chilean wine trail.
A Rite of Paso reads like it was a collaboration between Dick Tracy, Walt Whitman, Humphrey Bogart, and Truman Capote. With Woody Allen overseeing the plot twists.
Just about every wine book I have has dated itself by honing in on specific vintages, which, years later, are no longer available, making the recommendations irrelevant. In manufacturing they call that planned obsolescence.
What that means is that the past few weeks have seen me immersed neck-deep in California wine. Figuratively speaking, of course.