PositiveThe Wall Street Journal...a lively and instructive recounting of his wanderings to the curious corners of the wine world ... A bounty of books relate the history of wine...Mr. Begos’s welcome distinction is to come at the subject as a curious journalist who makes no claim to being a wine savant. We experience his discoveries on the wine side roads as freshly as he does ... Mr. Begos shows a knack for ferreting out surprises. Who knew, for example, that Leonardo da Vinci owned a walled vineyard across the street from the Santa Maria delle Grazie church, where he painted \'The Last Supper.\'
RaveThe Wall Street JournalWith Mr. Finnegan’s bravura memoir, the surfing bookshelf is dramatically enriched. It’s not only a volume for followers of the sport. Non-surfers, too, will be treated to a travelogue head-scratchingly rich in obscure, sharply observed destinations.