New York: Vertical, Inc., 2011. Illustrated by Okimoto Shu. First Edition. Paperback.
Winner Gourmand Cookbook Awards for 2009.
Potential heir to an extensive rare wine collection, Shizuku Kanzaki must find 13 wines, known as the “Twelve Apostles” and the heaven sent “Drops of God” described in his father’s will – and must compete in this task with a newly adopted relative who is a young wine critic. In the second volume of the Drops of God, Shizuku has lost his family home, and must search for the first of the Twelve Apostles. To prepare himself Shizuku volunteers to participate in a unique wine tasting by one of Japan's up-and-coming wine traders and producers Saoin Wines, supporters of Shizuku's rival.
Continuing the gorgeous visual renditions of aroma and flavor, this second volume introduces the marriages of food and wine.Item #900609
4-7/8 x 6-15/16", stiff pictorial wrappers, 410pp, 3pp ads.
A few faint dots of stain rear wrapper, a bit of wear to extreme edges of wrappers, very good.