EatDrink Will Release Its First Gorgeous Limited-edition Book On Wine: "Bouquet," by G.B. Stern On August 15, 2011, August 1, 2011
Los Angeles, CA (August 2011) – Last printed in 1933, “Bouquet” by G.B. Stern will be re-released on August 15, 2011 in a beautiful limited edition exclusively available for purchase at www.eatdrink.co. “Bouquet” will retail for $85.00 before tax and shipping.
“Bouquet” recounts Stern’s 1926 tour of the vineyards and restaurants of France with her husband Johnny, and friends Rosemary and Humphrey. Stern was a highly esteemed author, a playwright and literary critic, whose literary circle included the likes of Noel Coward, Virginia Woolf and Rebecca West. Stern’s prose is filled with joy and wit, and she does not shy away from the occasional (and utterly infectious) rant. But there are also parts of Bouquet that are neither witty nor fun, but beautiful, with sentences so brilliantly crafted that one catches oneself reading them over and over, mesmerized by their perfection. Such language almost never graces the pages of books devoted to wine. Bouqute is “a triumphal tour,” read the New York Times book review of July 10, 1927, “and Mrs. Stern has set it down with that happy sense of humor, that perfect eye for the ridiculous and that instinctive understanding of French character that lifts ‘Bouquet’ very far from the usual dry book about wine.”