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The Road to Burgundy free pdf An intoxicating memoir of an American who discovers a passion for French wine, and gambles everything to chase a dream of owning a vineyard in Burgundy Ray Walker had a secure career in finance until a wine-tasting vacation ignited a passion that he couldn t stifle. Ray neglected his work, spending hours poring over ancient French winemaking texts, learning the techniques and the language, and daydreaming about vineyards. After Ray experienced his first taste of wine from Burgundy, he could wait no longer. He quit his job and went to France to start a winery with little money, a limited command of French, and virtually no winemaking experience. Fueled by determination and "joie de vivre," he immersed himself in the extraordinary history of Burgundy s vineyards and began honing his skills. Ray became a pioneer in his use of ancient techniques in modern times and founded Maison Ilan. In 2009, Ray became the first non-French winemaker to purchase grapes and produce a wine from Le Chambertin, long considered to be one of the most revered and singular vineyards in the world. Along with his struggle to capture his wine s distinct terroir, Ray shares enthralling stories of late-night tastings, flying down the Route National on a vintage Peugeot bicycle with no brakes, and his journey to secure both the trust of his insular Burgundian neighbors and the region s most coveted grapes. Capturing the sunlight, the smell of the damp soil, and the taste of superlative wine, "The Road to Burgundy" is a glorious celebration of finding one s true path in life, and taking a chance whatever the odds."

About Ray Walker

Ray Walker lives with his wife, Christian, and their two daughters, Isabella Ilan and Siena Jesline, in Burgundy, France.

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Author : Ray Walker
Publisher : Gotham Books
Data Published : 13 December 2013
ISBN : 1592408125
EAN : 9781592408122
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 293 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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