Wine in Literature

Which Burgundy wine links three of Sebastian Faulks' books – Birdsong,

The Girl at the Lion D'Or, Charlotte Gray?

Request for Question Clarification byrainbow-ga

Hi gavron,

Since I only found the reference of Chambertin wine in two of these

books, I am posting this as a clarification. If this suffices as an

answer to your question, please let me know and I will post it as the

answer.

Using Amazon's "Search inside this book"

Birdsong : A Novel of Love and War

by Sebastian Faulks

on Page 203:

"… seemed to be ample mess waiters, augmented by an elderly French

couple. "What's this stuff?" said Barclay holding up a bottle to the

light. "Gevrey-Chambertin. Hmm, tastes all right, though I don't know

why we can't have white wine with fish." "There was no white wine in

the cellar, sir," said the colonel's batman, a small white-haired

Londoner. "But …"

Charlotte Gray

by Sebastian Faulks

on Page 13:

"… was advertised as steak and kidney pie and had derived from an

animal rich in kidneys. Cannerley had chosen a Chambertin and started

to pour. Charlotte held up her hand when her glass was half full,

saying she was not used …"

Waiting to hear your views.

Best regards,

Rainbow

Clarification of Question bygavron-ga

Yes. I'll take that as an answer – it must be it.

Thanks very much!



One thought on “Wine in Literature

  1. Hi gavron,

    I'm glad I was able to the information you were looking for. I will

    repost my answer here for your convenience:

    Using Amazon's "Search inside this book"

    Birdsong : A Novel of Love and War

    by Sebastian Faulks

    on Page 203:

    "… seemed to be ample mess waiters, augmented by an elderly French

    couple. "What's this stuff?" said Barclay holding up a bottle to the

    light. "Gevrey-Chambertin. Hmm, tastes all right, though I don't know

    why we can't have white wine with fish." "There was no white wine in

    the cellar, sir," said the colonel's batman, a small white-haired

    Londoner. "But …"

    Charlotte Gray

    by Sebastian Faulks

    on Page 13:

    "… was advertised as steak and kidney pie and had derived from an

    animal rich in kidneys. Cannerley had chosen a Chambertin and started

    to pour. Charlotte held up her hand when her glass was half full,

    saying she was not used …"

    Source: Amazon

    http://www.amazon.com/

    Search Strategy:

    I used the "search inside this book" facility offered by Amazon, using

    the search words "wine" "burgundy" "bottle". I found Chambertin wine

    in two of the books.

    I hope this is helpful.

    Best regards,

    Rainbow

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