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The Grapes Of Ralph: Wine According To Ralph Steadman

Artist and raconteur Steadman takes us on a witty, irreverent tour through the strange world of wine and winemaking-from France, Italy, Germany, and Portugal to Bulgaria, Australia, and California. “The first exciting wine book in a long time” (Frank Prial, New York Times). Illustrated throughout in full color.

Hardcover: 224 pages

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition (October 24, 1996)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0151002452

ISBN-13: 978-0151002450

Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 8.8 x 0.9 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Ralph Steadman is a wonderful artistic talent. In this book he combines his love of wine, humor, and his comedic illustrations. If you are a true wine lover (i.e. someone who just doesn't take the whole wine tasting thing too seriously, but knows what she or he likes) you will thoroughly enjoy this book. It is also a wonderful gift for wine-lovin' friends.Enjoy!

Length: 0:27 Mins

This is essentially a travel journal, and it's a very good one.We join Ralph Steadman on his journey around the world to different countries, looking for wine. He walks on the dirt track leading to vineyards, watches grape being crushed and savors them in a glass. The writeup is excellent and detailed, looking into the life of people in the business of making wine.The wonderful illustrations are a bonus, and complementary. It makes the reading so much more enjoyable.Highly recommended to people who likes reading travel journals or loves wine.(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my profile for the link.)

Ralph Steadman is a very wicked person. Has no respectfor nothing, this guy. Anybody who could do drawingsfor Hunter Thompson couldn't possibly get seriousenough to do justice to wine, could he?The Grapes of Ralph is a semi-serious, very funnylook at the world of wine by a guy with a truly enviabletalent for illustration. His drawings range from wistfulto wildly exaggerated. The text, which is sometimes asfunny as the drawings contains a good bit of informationalong with the humor. I bought two copies, one forthe bookshelf and one to cut up and frame in thewinecellar.--Lynn Hoffman, author of THE NEW SHORT COURSE IN WINE andthe novel bang BANG. ISBN 9781601640005

Well, what can I say - I love Ralph Steadman's honest window view and brutal take on the worlds he visits - running them through his fractured fractaled kaleidoscopic mind. Entertaining and brilliant.

A fascinating book, and a great gift for the guy who appreciates Steadman and wine.I included a wire book stand to display book opened to favorite pages...too cool to stay closedon a shelf!

I work in the wine industry since 2000 and i just found this book great, very creative, very expressive and very inspiring! Ralph Steadman is an excellent artist, his drawings in this story (and the story itself) are marvelous! Very recommended!

Ralph Steadman fan? Wine fan? This journal is for you. Seperated by reds, white, rose, port, etc. Rate the wine, where it's from, vintage and price. Plus, Steadmans classic style pictures.

I bought this as a gift. There was a little wear and tear, as described, but the book was everything I'd imagined. Ralph Steadman drawings and wine? Sold.

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