Thursday, July 26, 2012

Been Doon So Long

Been Doon So Long Book Cover

The book Been Doon So Long: A Randall Grahm Vinthology is a collection of pieces from the Bonny Doon newsletters, journals, magazines, reviews and material written specifically for the book. Love him or hate him, author Randall Grahm’s “Vinthology” most definitely showcases his unique perspective.

A paean to overlooked wine varieties, the history of the Rhône Ranger wine movement, stories from Bonny Doon, unique wine labels—they all make appearances as Grahm uses satire, lyrics, poems and more to skewer the wine industry and impart some celebration along the way. Much like Bonny Doon wines, this is not a book that is looked at once and then put away, but rather one to return to again and again, for pleasure and for edification. Highly recommended!

Randall Grahm photographed by Alex Krause 2005
Photo Credit: Alex Krause September 2005

About the Author: “The Original Wine Derranger,” “Founder, Winemaker, Terroirist/Vinarchist and Prez-for-Life @BonnyDoonVineyd, Defender of Misunderstood and Underappreciated Doon-trodden Cépages of the Earth,” Randall Grahm's writing appears in the World of Fine Wine magazine. He has been inducted into Who's Who of Cooking in America and named Wine & Spirits Professional of the Year by the James Beard Foundation. He can be found on Twitter at @RandallGrahm and on the web at Been Doon So Long.

Disclaimer: This book was sent to me for review purposes, courtesy of the University of California Press. I was not compensated in any other way for the review, was not obligated to give the book a positive review, and all opinions are my own. Some information in this review was taken from the company website.

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