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Extremely Pale Rose
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"Extremely Pale Rose"  follows Jamie Ivey's charming journey as he, his wife, Tanya, and their hilariously debauched friend, Peter, travel the south of France in search of the palest of roses. Far from the plonk he's used to, Jamie finds something fantastic about a cool, pale rose on a hot day. Due to a translation mishap, Jamie is taunted by a local vintner that there is no paler rose than hers and embarks on a quest to find one. Setting off on a ramshackle tour of France in search of the elusive bottle that meets the standards set, they visit main rose producing areas and through eccentric locals discover much the regions have to offer. With wit, candor, and wonderful storytelling, Jamie Ivey maintains a tradition of excellence in food and travel writing. Readers are left with dreams of France, summer days, baguettes, and--extremely pale rose.
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JAMIE IVEY was a formerly a lawyer in London. Extremely Pale Rose is his first book.

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British attorney Ivey's first book is a memoir of his summer-long adventure scouring the wine-producing regions in France. With his wife, Tanya, and their charismatic, freewheeling friend Peter in tow, Ivey accepts a challenge to find the palest ros? wine in France. Though considered lightweight by serious French wine connoisseurs, a cool glass of ros? is growing more popular in the rest of the world. These three Brits spend a summer nosing through vineyards and local caf?s throughout France, looking for their prize. Along the way, they encounter French wine aficionados both haughty and amiable, as well as local chefs, vintners, and an eccentric mayor who outlawed Bermuda shorts in favor of Speedos. The travelers stay in small local hotels, inns, and homes and enjoy several local festivals and markets and taste a multitude of French wine and food. Ivey's account is witty escapism for those who enjoy, or enjoy reading about, good wine, good food, and good travel. For all public libraries. Joel Jones, Kansas City P.L., MO Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

"As with ros , the ultimate fun wine...what counts is atmosphere, wit and of course amusing French people. It's great fun to read, especially if you enjoy sticking you nose into all sorts of little-known corners of France. The Iveys...can't help but enjoy themselves, and so will readers."--Eric Asimov, The New York Times' blog, "The Pour""A light, entertaining tale."--Wine Enthusiast"Witty escapism for those who enjoy, or enjoy reading about, good wine, good food, and good travel."--Library Journal"Delightfully quirky debut .Full-bodied."--Kirkus"In this carefree, breezy romp through the vineyards of Southern France, Jamie Ivey infuses a simple wine with the beauty of the countryside. Ivey will change the way you think of--and drink--ros forever."--Natalie McLean, James Beard Award-winning publisher of Nat Decants at www.nataliemaclean.com "As with ros, the ultimate fun wine...what counts is atmosphere, wit and of course amusing French people. It's great fun to read, especially if you enjoy sticking you nose into all sorts of little-known corners of France. The Iveys...can't help but enjoy themselves, and so will readers."--Eric Asimov, The New York Times' blog, "The Pour""A light, entertaining tale."--Wine Enthusiast"Witty escapism for those who enjoy, or enjoy reading about, good wine, good food, and good travel."--Library Journal"Delightfully quirky debut .Full-bodied."--Kirkus"In this carefree, breezy romp through the vineyards of Southern France, Jamie Ivey infuses a simple wine with the beauty of the countryside. Ivey will change the way you think of--and drink--ros forever."--Natalie McLean, James Beard Award-winning publisher of Nat Decants at www.nataliemaclean.com "As with rose, the ultimate fun wine...what counts is atmosphere, wit and of course amusing French people. It's great fun to read, especially if you enjoy sticking you nose into all sorts of little-known corners of France. The Iveys...can't help but enjoy themselves, and so will readers."--Eric Asimov, The New York Times' blog, "The Pour""A light, entertaining tale."--Wine Enthusiast"Witty escapism for those who enjoy, or enjoy reading about, good wine, good food, and good travel."--Library Journal"Delightfully quirky debut....Full-bodied."--Kirkus"In this carefree, breezy romp through the vineyards of Southern France, Jamie Ivey infuses a simple wine with the beauty of the countryside. Ivey will change the way you think of--and drink--rose forever."--Natalie McLean, James Beard Award-winning publisher of Nat Decants at www.nataliemaclean.com "As with rose, the ultimate fun wine...what counts is atmosphere, wit and of course amusing French people. It's great fun to read, especially if you enjoy sticking you nose into all sorts of little-known corners of France. The Iveys...can't help but enjoy themselves, and so will readers." --Eric Asimov, The New York Times' blog, "The Pour" "A light, entertaining tale." --Wine Enthusiast "Witty escapism for those who enjoy, or enjoy reading about, good wine, good food, and good travel." --Library Journal "Delightfully quirky debut....Full-bodied." --Kirkus "In this carefree, breezy romp through the vineyards of Southern France, Jamie Ivey infuses a simple wine with the beauty of the countryside. Ivey will change the way you think of--and drink--rose forever." --Natalie McLean, James Beard Award-winning publisher of Nat Decants at www.nataliemaclean.com As with rose, the ultimate fun wine...what counts is atmosphere, wit and of course amusing French people. It's great fun to read, especially if you enjoy sticking you nose into all sorts of little-known corners of France. The Iveys...can't help but enjoy themselves, and so will readers. "Eric Asimov, The New York Times' blog, "The Pour"" A light, entertaining tale. "Wine Enthusiast" Witty escapism for those who enjoy, or enjoy reading about, good wine, good food, and good travel. "Library Journal" Delightfully quirky debut .Full-bodied. "Kirkus" In this carefree, breezy romp through the vineyards of Southern France, Jamie Ivey infuses a simple wine with the beauty of the countryside. Ivey will change the way you think of--and drink--rose forever. "Natalie McLean, James Beard Award-winning publisher of Nat Decants at www.nataliemaclean.com""

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