Extremely Pale Rosé

A Very French Adventure

Jamie Ivey

St. Martin's Griffin

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Extremely Pale Rosé  follows Jamie Ivey’s charming journey as he, his wife, Tanya, and their hilariously debauched friend, Peter, travel the south of France in search of the palest of rosés. Far from the plonk he’s used to, Jamie finds something fantastic about a cool, pale rosé on a hot day. Due to a translation mishap, Jamie is taunted by a local vintner that there is no paler rosé than hers and embarks on a quest to find one. Setting off on a ramshackle tour of France in search of the elusive bottle that meets the standards set, they visit main rosé producing areas and through eccentric locals discover much the regions have to offer. With wit, candor, and wonderful storytelling, Jamie Ivey maintains a tradition of excellence in food and travel writing. Readers are left with dreams of France, summer days, baguettes, and--extremely pale rosé.

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"As with rosé, the ultimate fun wine...what counts is atmosphere, wit and of course amusing French people. It's great fun to read, especially if you enjoy sticking you nose into all sorts of little-known corners of France. The Iveys...can’t help but enjoy themselves, and so will readers."--Eric Asimov, The New York Times' blog, "The Pour"
"A light, entertaining tale."--Wine Enthusiast
"Witty escapism for those who enjoy, or enjoy reading about, good wine, good food, and good travel."--Library Journal
"Delightfully quirky debut….Full-bodied."--Kirkus
"In this carefree, breezy romp through the vineyards of Southern France, Jamie Ivey infuses a simple wine with the beauty of the countryside. Ivey will change the way you think of--and drink--rosé forever."--Natalie McLean, James Beard Award-winning publisher of Nat Decants at www.nataliemaclean.com

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Jamie Ivey

JAMIE IVEY was a formerly a lawyer in London. This is his first book.

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Extremely Pale Rosé
A Very French Adventure
Jamie Ivey

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
June 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312369316
ISBN10: 031236931X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$18.99

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St. Martin's Press
September 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466852266
ISBN10: 1466852267
304 pages
$7.99
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