Clinking Outside the Box
“There can be no good living where there is not good drinking.” Benjamin Franklin
Proving the wisdom of Franklin’s adage, Harry Drung, a long-time executive in the international wine, beer, and spirits industry, takes the reader with him to many of the world’s most beautiful places as he shares his adventures in the wine trade. On a whirlwind tour from Napa to New Zealand, from Niagara to France, and a myriad of gorgeous vineyards, restaurants, and wine bars in between, Harry’s degustation gusto creates a treat for the senses.
This is a highly entertaining compilation of stories, anecdotes, trivia, quotes, cartoons, photos, labels, and clever ditties. He provides plenty to interest and inform the most serious oenophile or member of the trade as well as anyone who simply likes to enjoy a nice glass of wine with friends. Readers will come to appreciate wine’s historical, cultural, and geographic roots as well as exploring its gastronomic connections.
Part wine manual, part travelogue, part comic observation, and part memoir, it chronicles an enviable career and a lifelong appreciation for the great arts of wine making and wine enjoyment.