Top 10 books for wine lovers

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Dandelion Wine was published in 1957 and takes place in the summer of 1928 in the fictional town of Green Town, Illinois, based upon Bradbury’s childhood home of Waukegan, Illinois. The main character of the story is Douglas Spaulding, a 12-year-old boy loosely based on Bradbury, whose experiences of one summer are detailed in a series of short stories.

In the book, dandelion wine is made with dandelion petals and citrus fruits by Spaulding’s grandfather, and is a metaphor for packing “all of the joys of summer into a single bottle”.

This longer novel was developed from a short story which first appeared in the 1953 June issue of Gourmet magazine.


2 Responses to “Top 10 books for wine lovers”

  1. Virginie Saverys says:

    Two other great books about history and wine:

    Don Kladstrup : Wine and war
    Paul Lukacs : Inventing wine, a new history of one of the world’s most ancient pleasures

  2. Ron Irvine says:

    Two excellent books set in Washington State: The Wine Project by Ron Irvine and Walter Clore (a not your typical history book; and The Winemaker’s Daughter by Tim Egan, a story of greed and honor set in the framework of a father’s vineyard and winery.

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