Nose



Nose Bonfire of the Vanities meets Sideways a saga of secrets, family, and a mystery bottle of wine that could change everything foreverIn a gorgeous wine valley in northern California, the economic downturn has put a number of dreams on hold But above it all is esteemed critic Clyde Craven Jones, a man whose ego nearly surpasses his substantial girth As the novel opens he blind taste tastes a sampling of Cabernets and to his confounded delight discovers one worthy of his highest score a 20, on the Craven Jones on wine scale , an accolade he s never before awarded.But the bottle has no origin and that s a problem for a renowned critic An investigation into the mystery Cabernet commences, lead by the critic s wife, Claire, and a couple of underdogs one a determined throw back to ancient viticulture, the other a wine stained, Pygmalion esque scribbler who by wit and luck rise on incoming tides of money, notoriety and, yes, love.The stage is set for this true theatre of the varietals where the reader joins the local vinous glitterati and subterranean enthusiasts hanging out in a seedy bar called the Glass Act Soon Clyde Craven Jones finds himself in a compromised position in a fermentation tank, a prominent family finds its internal squabble a public scandal, and a lowly vintner seeks redemption for a decades old wrongdoing This is a witty, delectable, and fast paced novel that, like a good Cabernet, only grows enjoyable once opened. Free Read Nose by James Conaway For Kindle ePUB or eBook – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Nose
  • James Conaway
  • English
  • 02 March 2017
  • 1250006848

10 thoughts on “Nose

  1. Debra says:

    Received from Goodreads first reads2.5 starsI had a hard time getting into this book It took me about 100 pages to decide if I liked it or not I believe the main resons for this was that, like other reviewers, I did not find the characters to be likeable They mystery was good The writing was also very good But I find that if I don t care that much for the characters, I don t care too much for the book It is not a bad book, I can see it s appeal to others but for me it was good not gre Received from Goodreads first reads2.5 starsI had a hard time getting into this book It took me about 100 pages to decide if I liked it or not I believe the main ...

  2. Marc Cullison says:

    I had no idea what to expect from this book, and that s probably what motivated me to purchase it It wasn t a thriller or detective story, or anything that might be exciting However, I found it to be exciting in a different kind of way It gives the reader a look inside California s wine industry and the people who drive it Even without a large cast of zany and unique characters, the story was enlightening, provocative, and humorous The book has one of the best collections of clever metaphor I had no idea what to expect from this book, and that s probably what motivated me to purchase it It wasn t a thriller or detective story, or anything that might be exciting However, I found it to be exciting in a different kind of way It gives the reader a look inside California s wine industry and the people who drive it Even without a large cast of zany and un...

  3. J says:

    Remember, one man s breezy summary is another man s hated spoiler.This is a romance set in California wine country The story is populated by big time wine growers, small time wine growers, a big time wine critic, an underground blogging wine critic, and miscellaneous others.One track of the story traces the provenance of a wine submitted anonymously to the nose, the prestigious critic.Another track traces what developers want to do with the zoning of certain valuable hillside acres in the com Remember, one man s breezy summary is another man s hated spoiler.This is a romance set in California wine country The story is populated by big time wine growers, small time wine growers, a big time wine critic, an underground blogging wine critic, and miscellaneous others.One track of the story traces the provenance of a wine submitted anonymously to the nose, the prestigious critic.Another track...

  4. Brooke Banks says:

    Nose One Part Slow Wine Tour, One Part Family Drama Mystery, All Blah I won a copy through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway I m giving this book two stars because despite good elements I didn t particularly enjoy it, even though those elements are usually what I like There s hardly anything particularly wrong or irritating but I find it slow and uncompelling.My big problem was indifference Apparently it s simply not my kind of book I think this will be different for people who arein Nose One Part Slow Wine Tour, One Part Family Drama Mystery, All Blah I won a copy through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway I m giving this book two stars because despite good elements I didn t particularly enjoy it, even though those elements are usually what I like There s hardly anything particularly wrong or irritating but I find it slow and uncompelling.My big problem was indifference Apparently it s simply not my kind of book I think this will be different for people who areinto wine, Napa Valley and those who relatewith the characters.I originally entered to win Nose because the blurb certainly seemed interesting and I wanted to explore an area I hadn t befor...

  5. Aurora says:

    Name of Book NoseAuthor James ConawayISBN 9781250006844Publisher St Martin s Press, Thomas Dune BooksType of book 2000s, wine, Napa Valley, California, mystery, romance old school vs new schoolYear it was published 2013Summary Bonfire of the Vanities meets Sideways a saga of secrets, family, and a mystery bottle of wine that could change ever...

  6. brettlikesbooks says:

    california wine scene a story as tangled as grape vines instagram book reviews brettlikesbooks

  7. Katelyn says:

    Nose, a novel by James Conaway is a light, often humorous read centered around the wine industry in California Conaway does an excellent job of smoothly integrating explanations into the story, so that the uninformed reader understands some of the workings of the business The book begins with a focus on Clyde Craven Jones, a wine critic, who has just encountered a wine worthy of a perfect score However, the wine came anonymously, and there are no clues as to who made the wine or where it came Nose, a novel by James Conaway is a light, often humorous read centered around the wine industry in California Conaway does an excellent job of smoothly integrating explanations into the story, so that the uninformed reader understands some of the workings of the business The book begins with a focus on Clyde Crav...

  8. Nathan says:

    Set in a non specific California wine valley, James Conaway s Nose follows journalist turned private eye Les Breeden in his case to uncover a mysterious bottle of wine that was given a perfect score by the world famous and ultra corpulent wine critic, Clyde Craven Jones The plot thickens like a botrytis enhanced desert wine when Craven Jones is found dead, bottoms up in a fermentation ...

  9. Guylou says:

    There is nothinglovely than a good glass of wine shared with family and friends during a succulent meal I am French I was practically raised on wine I am not one of those fancy critics or connoisseurs I just enjoy wine for my own pleasure keep it simple and affordable I was so happy when I was selected to pre read this book which will available in bookstores in March The short description of the book made me curious and I kept my fingers crossed in hope to be selected I was thr There is nothinglovely than a good glass of wine shared with family and friends during a succulent meal I am French I was practically raised on wine I am not one of those fancy critics or connoisseurs I just enjoy wine for my own pleasure keep it simple and affordable I was so happy when I was selected to pre read this book which will available in bookstores in March The short description of the book made me curious and I kept my fingers crossed in hope to be selected I was thrilled when I found out that I was James Conaway s writing style is sophisticated and educated I enjoyed his beautiful phrasing and descriptions of people, places and events One of the book praises described it as A funny and suspenseful and evocative story Tracy Kidder I thought when I read this praise that the book would provide a few laughs I am yet to find them But that does not matter too much the story remains well wri...

  10. Katie says:

    I waffled between 3 and 4 stars I d definitely give it 4 for anyone in the California wine country There are so many things about this book that would probably ring so true for anyone in that area The story is about a mysterious bottle of wine anonymously left on a prestigious wine critic s porch to evaluate The wine is ...

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