Now for something a little bit different (with apologies to
Python). I live in Silicon Valley, which is about two hours by car
from Napa and Sonoma and the wineries therein. (No, I don't normally
talk like this.) And I've spent a fair amount of time driving around
the region and stopping at particularly promising-looking wineries to
sample their wares. (Yeah, another example of archaic locution. I'll
stop, I promise.) But I'm hardly an expert on wines or wineries. I
have friends who are wine snobs; I'm more of a wine slob.
But that doesn't mean I'm not interested. And this short audiobook is
a great introduction to wine production in California and the specific
attractions of Napa County wineries. David Hyde Pierce trades on his
Niles Crane persona from Frasier, acting both superior and tres
amusant. The whole effect is both entertaining and informative. And
just the thing for a boring flight. Or a drive through Wine Country,
for that matter. Guess I really should pick up the
County companion volume next.