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October 2017

And the perception was that Jews knew nothing about wine – the thing, along with books, that [my father] loved more than anything else in the world. He loved wine for many reasons, among them its sensory pleasures, its historical significance, and its complexity as a subject of study. But one of the most important reasons was that, unlike him, wine wasn’t Jewish.

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Anne Fadiman

excerpted from The Wine Lover’s Daughter: A Memoir © 2017 Anne Fadiman, Farrar, Straus and Giroux.