A Moveable Thirst

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Rick Kushman sniffs and spits wine through Napa Valley. In his book, A Moveable Thirst, he chronicles his travels to over a hundred public tasting rooms over a year. He talks about the do's and don'ts of wine tasting, including never wearing white or swirling wine in mid-air. An interesting fact is that wine tasting is that it's as much about wine smelling because of our thousands of olfactory receptors. In his primer for the novice wine taster, he encourages people to enjoy themselves without being intimidated by the process. Rick is a nationally syndicated television columnist for the Sacramento Bee.

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