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Contributor(s): Baker, David (Author)
Publisher: Atria Books
Language: English
Paperback : 224 pages
Pub Date: July 19, 2016

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Marc Notes:
A humorous and evocative debut novel about a food journalist's desperate attempt to save his career--and possibly, his marriage--by tracking an extremely valuable bottle of wine stolen by the Nazis over half a century ago--;Provided by publisher.

Review Quotes:
"David Baker takes readers on a culinary expedition."--Jae-Ha Kim "Chicago Tribune "

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" Vintage is at once a mouthwatering culinary tale, an evocative look at the strength it takes to create the life we want, and a delicious adventure. Baker's lyrical descriptions of the power of food and the right wine to heal and connect those we love weaves a tender and often hilarious tale of navigating life's choices. In Vintage, the thread of a storied wine and its missing vintages transcends geography and explores what it means to create your own second chance."
-- Nina Mukerjee Furstenau, MFK Fisher Award-Winning author of Biting Through the Skin: An Indian Kitchen in America's Heartland

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"What fun: a sort of Sam Spade voice, tough as a film noir character, runs delightfully amok in the wine and gourmet worlds in this hilarious and evocative debut."
-- Richard C. Morais, author of The Hundred-Foot Journey

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"An improbable hero, a decades-old mystery, a globe-trotting pursuit, and starring roles for fine food and great wine. What's not to love?"
-- Katherine Cole, author of Voodoo Vintners, Complete Wine Selector, and How to Fake Your Way through a Wine List

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"Earthy, soulful, suspenseful, and comic all at once, [VINTAGE] is not to be missed."
-- Carole Maso, author of The Art Lover, Defiance, and Ghost Dance

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"A modern odyssey in the classic sense of the term. It's an intriguing, evocative and seductive narrative - an entirely sensual experience."
-- Warwick Ross, producer/director of Red Obsession

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"Baker gets his spellbinding debut off to a rousing start with a great setup and an endearing protagonist, a bon vivant who rambles from Chicago to France, Germany, eastern Europe, and Moscow, enjoying fantastic meals and drinks along the way, as he searches for the lost wine--and, just maybe, for himself. A feast for all readers, with a warning only to those on a diet!"--Library Journal (Starred review)

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"For the vinous mystery buff...VINTAGE is a true page turner, unraveling the search for a bottle of 1943 French wine absconded by the Nazis."--Minneapolis Star Tribune (Best Wine Book of the Year)

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" A funny, danger-filled, romantic read filled with enough delicious food descriptions to make even the most well-fed reader hungry."--Chicago Review of Books

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"Baker's thriller offers entertainment and no little suspense for wine lovers."--Booklist

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"The descriptions of food and wine in the novel are impeccable."--Kirkus Reviews

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"Required Reading"--New York Post

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"A delicious adventure."--Daily Southtown

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"A compelling and delicious story."--Great Northwest Wine

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"An unsnobby wine thriller [and] an excellent pairing with just about any book club, whether its members have refined or unrefined tastes. The entertaining and comic novel has a boozy, bearded (at least I pictured him so) hero at its center who knows that life is meant to be enjoyed from both high and low angles."--Portland Tribune

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"[Author David Baker] delivers a walloping good time in Vintage. While the book is clever and funny, it's also a tender meditation on the power of food and wine to heal even the sorest of hearts. Bruno is a character for the ages, a passionate foodie who finds his own winding road to redemption."--Bookpage

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"Positively delightful"

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"Feel confident giving this book to anyone who loves a global mystery, but it is a great read for anyone into wine or cooking."

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"Baker excels through his mouth watering depictions of food...satisfying the longing for far-flung corners of European villages and noir film intrigue--or simply your next good meal."--Gapers Block

Publisher Marketing:
A "spellbinding debut" and "a feast for all readers" (Library Journal, starred review) about a food journalist's desperate attempt to save his career--and possibly, his marriage--through an epic quest that leads him from Burgundy through Russia, tracking an infamous bottle of wine.
Ex-food journalist and nearly destitute wine connoisseur Bruno Tannenbaum has hit rock bottom. So when he stumbles on a clue hinting at a lost wine vintage, the 1943 Trevallier--stolen from France during WWII and now worth a fortune--Bruno is convinced that finding this wine could be the key to restoring his journalism career, and perhaps even his failing marriage. But as word spreads about his search for the Trevallier, Bruno finds himself in a desperate treasure hunt, racing from lush Burgundy vineyards through German inns and a Russian prison in this "positively delightful" ( The Seattle Times) culinary expedition about second chances and "the power of food and wine to heal" ( BookPage).
"An unsnobby wine thriller [and] an excellent pairing with just about any book club." -- Portland Tribune
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