by Carole R., September 30, 2009 5:07 PM
This breezy factoid of a book is sopped in wine history, folklore, and anecdotes. Kathleen Burk, the Oxford-educated daughter of a California grape farmer, entertains with her quick wit and humor. She explores why Elizabeth David ever suggested serving wine with omelets, what Napoleon's favorite wine was, and why we still "drink to forget." Oh, and the story of the Austrians who put diethylene glycol in wine is unforgettable.