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A humorous and evocative debut novel about a food journalist’s desperate attempt to save his career—and possibly, his marriage—by tracking an extremely valuable bottle of wine stolen by the Nazis over half a century ago

Ten years ago, Bruno Tannenbaum was a passionate food journalist with a respected newspaper column, a popular segment on the evening news, and a bestselling guide to relationships through food. These days, Bruno is a passionate has-been living on his mother’s couch, separated from his wife and daughters, eating his way through an ever-dwindling bank account, faced with the gnawing doubt that he’ll never be the writer he once was.

Then Bruno stumbles on the secret to a lost vintage of wine, stolen by the Nazis during the Second World War and presumed lost to the world for good. Recognizing his one chance at reviving his career, he scrapes together his last resources and sets off on an exciting food-filled quest that leads him from the rolling hills of Burgundy to a raucous wedding in Moldova, to a Beaune bacchanal, and the graying walls of a Russian prison, as he attempts to find this extremely valuable wine and prove himself as the writer, father, and husband he knows he can be.

Vintage is an exhilarating debut that reads like a delectable food memoir combined with a comic travelogue, including mouthwatering recipes and wine pairings. It is a deliciously scintillating story.

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  • Vintage is at once a mouthwatering culinary tale, an evocative look at the strength it takes to create the life we want, and a delicious adventure. Baker’s lyrical descriptions of the power of food and the right wine to heal and connect those we love weaves a tender and often hilarious tale of navigating life’s choices. In Vintage,the thread of a storied wine and its missing vintages transcends geography and explores what it means to create your own second chance.”

    Nina Mukerjee Furstenau, MFK Fisher Award-Winning author of Biting Through the Skin: An Indian Kitchen in America’s Heartland

  • “What fun: a sort of Sam Spade voice, tough as a film noir character, runs delightfully amok in the wine and gourmet worlds in this hilarious and evocative debut.”

    Richard C. Morais, author of The Hundred-Foot Journey

  • “An improbable hero, a decades-old mystery, a globe-trotting pursuit, and starring roles for fine food and great wine. What’s not to love?”

    Katherine Cole, author of Complete Wine Selector: How to Choose the Right Wine Every Time

  • “Earthy, soulful, suspenseful, and comic all at once, David Baker’s beautiful and quietly audacious debut is not to be missed.”

    Carole Maso, author of The Art Lover

  • [Vintage is] an intriguing, evocative, and seductive narrative—an entirely sensual experience.”

    Warwick Ross, producer and director of Red Obsession

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