The Wit and Wisdom of Patrick Baude: Exploring the Good Life in Bloomington

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  • Copyright: 2012-11-20
  • Publisher: History Pr
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“Wine,” Benjamin Franklin wrote, “is proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.” The late Patrick Baude added that wine writing is not really “about wine as such” but rather “the good life to which wine might be a tool.” In this wide-ranging collection, the much-loved professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law reflects on wine, spirits, beer and their relationship to that good life. As he explores how wine fits with local food, changing seasons and even his own family dynamics, he pairs Bloomington’s rich cuisine and culture with timeless wisdom and universal truths. Drawing heavily on his writings for Bloom Magazine—with revised and expanded material and tributes from family and colleagues—the voice of Professor Baude, who passed away in 2011, lives on here.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 7
Introductionp. 9
To Pair or Note to Pairp. 15
Austrian Wines Offer Good Choice for Real Lifep. 19
A Family Wine Dispute-Settled!p. 23
The Good Old, Bad Old Daysp. 25
No Need to Show Off When Ordering Winep. 29
(Summer + Wine = Happiness)p. 33
Here's to Beer!p. 37
Some Events Deserve Champagnep. 43
Beaujolais: Unappreciated and a Bargainp. 47
Intriguing Wines for $8 to $18p. 53
For Good Advice, Ask at Big Red and Sahara Martp. 57
Wines for Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summerp. 65
The Great International Debate You Can Test at Homep. 69
Will It Be Beer or Wine (or Both This Thanksgiving)p. 73
Can't-Miss Holiday Gifts: Pairings of Wine and Musicp. 77
How to Find Delightful Wines for $10 or Lessp. 81
Rich and Famous Wines v. Cheap and Tasty Onesp. 89
Wines for Drinking Outdoorsp. 93
Why Start a Wine Cellar?p. 97
Finding the Right Pinot Noir for Thanksgiving Isn't Easyp. 101
2010 Could Be a Very Good Yearp. 105
When to Send that Bottle Backp. 109
Spring Is Time to Try a New Grapep. 113
When Buying "Organic," Be Wary of Wine Labelsp. 119
If You Must: What Wines to Buy in the Supermarketp. 123
Manolo: A Name to Know in Bloomingtonp. 127
Books About Wine Make Nice Giftsp. 131
A Time to Buyp. 135
Everyday Life with Winep. 139
Sahara Champagnep. 143
Rump. 145
Diesel Fumesp. 147
Beaujolais Nouveaup. 149
Playing With My Winep. 151
Yquemp. 153
Rethinking Australiansp. 157
Memory and the Twenty-First Amendmentp. 159
The Hermeneutics of Wine Criticismp. 165
A Tribute to Pat Baude, by Christine Barbourp. 173
A Tribute to Patrick, by His Childrenp. 177
Places in Bloomingtonp. 181
About the Authorp. 187
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