Been Doon So Long: A Randall Grahm Vinthology

ContentsGinsberg
Foreword by Hugh Johnson | ix
Acknowledgments | xi
Introduction | 1

HOW TO TELL A BOOK BY ITS COVER
The Etiquette (and History) of the Bonny Doon Etiquette | 11

FICCIONES | Viterature
How I Spent My Summer Vacation | 29
Spenser’s Last Case: Le Mystèred’ Ail, Ail, Ail | 30
A Wan Hunter Had Yourself Solid, Dude | 33
“B” | 35
The Fining Trial | 39
Cheninagin’s Wake: James Juice Takes the Wine Train | 43
Don Quijones, the Man for Garnacha, or A Confederacy of Doonces | 45
The pHs of Romanée County | 74
Kacher in the Ribes | 79
A Clockwork Orange Muscat | 84
Trotanoy’s Complaint | 91
A Perfect Day for Barberafish | 97

POESY GALORE
The Love Song of J. Alfred Rootstock | 107
Howlbariño | 110
The Rimeshot of the Ancient Marsanner | 115
Basho Does Beltramo’s | 121
A Holiday Message | 123
Da Vino Commedia: The Vinferno | 129

TAKING IT DOON-TUNE
Don Giovese in Bakersfield: An Opera Giacosa | 191
Born to Rhône: Selections from a Rock (and Gravel) Opera | 195

ENOUGH ROPE | Extracts from the Nooseletter
Manichean Rules, or The Continental Divide | 211
Podea, or Unhand the Maiden, Sirrah! | 214
Reductio ad Sulfatum, or A Penny for Your Thoughts | 218
The Almost Pleasanton Years, or In the Belly of the Republikaner Beast | 225
Up the Yin/Yang without a Paddle | 230
Ca’ del Solo, or Home Alone | 234
Revenge | 237

CONNERIE | Schtick
Preface to Unwritten Book | 243
Why French Wine No Longer Matters, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Long-Chain Tannins | 244
Totally Screwed: Three (3x) Top Ten Lists | 247
The Heartbreak of Wine Geekdom: Ten Ways You Know You’ve Met a Real Wine Geek | 250
Good Morning, Swedes | 252
Le Cigare of the Future | 253
Making the List at Elka’s | 253
Preface to Wines of Italy | 256
Are You Experienced? | 259
Doon to Earth | 260

EARNEST SPEECHES AND SOBER ESSAYS
Sustainability | 267
Bungle in the Jungle: “How Does a Wine Mean?” or A Season in Wine Hell | 270
How I Overcame my UC Davis Education | 279
Six Feet Under: A Meditation on Roots, Minerals, and Vinous Immortality | 286
“Great” Wine in the Postmodernist World | 290
In Search of a Great Growth in the New World | 297
Terroir and Going Home | 303
A Meditation on Terroir: The Return | 306

Glossary | 310

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