By Kathryn Borel Jr.
Meet Kathryn Borel, bon vivant and undutiful daughter. Now meet her father, Philippe, former chef, eccentric genius, and wine aficionado extraordinaire. Kathryn is like her father in each method yet one: she's absolutely ignorant by way of wine. And even if Philippe has committed untold parenting hours to offering impassioned oenological orations, she has controlled to stay unenlightened. yet after an twist of fate and a dying, Kathryn realizes that by way of shutting herself off to her father's maximum ardour, she is going to by no means particularly recognize him. for this reason, she proposes a drunken father-daughter highway journey. Corked is the uncensored account in their travel in the course of the nice wine areas of France. Uproarious, poignant, painfully introspective, and packed with crafty little information about wine, this can be a e-book for any reader who has sought a reference to a fancy loved one or desired to conquer the paralyzing terror of being confronted with a restaurant wine checklist.
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