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Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking: Uncork Your Creative Juicesby Michael Gelb
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The Italians have La Dolce Vita, the French have Joie dVivre. What do Americans have? Happy Hour? Miller Time? We need help!
New York Times bestselling author Michael Gelb (How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci) opens our eyes to the remarkable power of wine to tap into our creative potential, awaken our genius, and forge bonds with friends and co-workers. Although there are many excellent guides to wine appreciation, Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking offers a whole brain” approach that is unequivocally unique.
Part 1 provides the practical left-brain” knowledge readers will need to handle themselves in any wine-related situation.
Part 2 explores how wine can serve as a catalyst for creativity and right brain” thought. Gelb takes his readers on a wine-soaked journey through history, introducing them to the greatest wine-related art, music, and architecture.
In Part 3, readers will be guided step-by-step through a delightful process of bringing family, friends, or colleagues together for Inspired Thinking” wine parties.
If Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking could make one promise to its readers, its that it will not only improve their enjoyment of wine, but will also enhance their enjoyment of life.
"Author and 'self-employed creativity consultant' Gelb (How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci) offers a robust but cloying at-home seminar in expanding creativity through wine appreciation. Gelb walks readers through a brief but high-minded education in wine, from training on the sensations and vocabulary involved in tasting, to an 'inspired thinking' wine party complete with poetry writing and sharing. Besides tasting, Gelb offers generally useful advice, including tips on toasting, the role of the sommelier, food pairings, and optimum serving temperatures, though digressions on classic paintings and opera run long, while other passages (pairing wine with clothes and unconventional foods like nachos) come across as glib and a bit ridiculous. Poets-in-training with a flair for melodrama will likely get the most out of this passionate guide." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"New York Times"-bestselling author Gelb opens readers' eyes to the remarkable power of wine to tap into creative potential, awaken genius, and forge bonds with friends. b&w illustrations throughout.
How to Drink Like Leonardo Da Vinci!
About the Author
Michael J. Gelb is the author of 11 books on creativity and innovation including the international bestseller, How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci. Gelb is also a passionate connoisseur of fine wine and food, and has been featured in the Wine Spectator, The Wine Enthusiast, and in the wine column of the Washington Post. An organizational consultant since 1979, Gelb leads the highly acclaimed Wine-drinking for Inspired-Thinking” programs for global clients including BP, Merck, Microsoft, Nike, and many other groups. He lives in Santa Fe, NM.
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