«The Great Gatsby» is suited for the liquid gold of Riesling, Let’s enjoy it with a Berlucchi

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The Great Gatsby is one of the most disturbing novels ever written. Now, 95 years later, the copyright has expired and new editions are flourishing. Italian-language readers can now delight in a more accurate translation, enriched by intriguing illustrations

«The Great Gatsby» is suited for the liquid gold of Riesling, Let’s enjoy it with a Berlucchi
/ La moda della vacanza. Luoghi e storie 1860-1939 by Alessandro Martini and Maurizio Francesconi is published by Einaudi and tells the story of when vacations became fashionable among aristocrats and the Western upper middle class

«The Great Gatsby» is suited for the liquid gold of Riesling, Let’s enjoy it with a Berlucchi

/ La moda della vacanza. Luoghi e storie 1860-1939 by Alessandro Martini and Maurizio Francesconi is published by Einaudi and tells the story of when vacations became fashionable among aristocrats and the Western upper middle class

«The Great Gatsby» is suited for the liquid gold of Riesling, Let’s enjoy it with a Berlucchi

«The Great Gatsby» is suited for the liquid gold of Riesling, Let’s enjoy it with a Berlucchi

«The Great Gatsby» is suited for the liquid gold of Riesling, Let’s enjoy it with a Berlucchi

«The Great Gatsby» is suited for the liquid gold of Riesling, Let’s enjoy it with a Berlucchi

«The Great Gatsby» is suited for the liquid gold of Riesling, Let’s enjoy it with a Berlucchi
/ The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald recently published by Neri Pozza

«The Great Gatsby» is suited for the liquid gold of Riesling, Let’s enjoy it with a Berlucchi

/ The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald recently published by Neri Pozza

The Great Gatsby is one of the most disturbing novels ever written. Now, 95 years later, the copyright has expired and new editions are flourishing. Italian-language readers can now delight in a more accurate translation, enriched by intriguing illustrations. Francis Scott Fitzgerald depicts how the past invariably returns to bite those who try to erase it, as happens to Gatsby: for no matter how much beauty surrounds him, no matter how much anticipation has filled his poignant romance, he is unable to successfully reinvent himself. «So we continue to row against the current, bouncing back into the past», the celebrated concluding sentence reads. To Gatsby, to his dreams, let’s match the most noble of labels, that of Schloss Johannisberg in Rheingau, where in 1775 the first Riesling Spätlese (ripe grapes of late harvest) was produced. Schloss Johannisberg keeps on offering wines which are out of fashion, in the past intended only for European royal heads. Riesling Gelblack Trocken is dry, earthy, vibrant, citrus-scented and excellent value for money. A must have for your cellar. Speaking of wealthy high society and of crowned heads, here is another book not to be missed. WithLa moda della vacanza. Luoghi e storie

1860-1939, Alessandro Martini and Maurizio Francesconi examine the time in which vacations became fashionable among aristocrats and the Western high bourgeoisie, as alternatives to holidays. The new architectural designs of spas and grand hotels; ski, tennis and beach clothing; ocean liners and luxury trains; the most sought-after locations with artists and authors who spread the myth and iconography; seaside vacations, recreational sports, visits to historical sites and journeys to the Orient. The illustrations included throughout the book are magnificent. A reading of this kind is best accompanied by a special wine. Franco Ziliani, the pioneer enologist who invented Franciacorta with Guido Berlucchi, and he is also the president of the winery, now 90 years old. His first bottle is 60 years old. The ‘61 Nature 2013 is an elegant and very fresh sparkling wine, with energetic acidic and citrus notes which associate the meatiness of chardonnay to the minerality of pinot noir, without using any added syrup.

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