After an inspiring vacation in France's Rhone Valley, a surgeon decides to grow grapes in the harsh northwest Connecticut hills and create fine wines from them.
In Thin Lines: A Vineyard Journey, John Pryor Fulkerson details his experience of gathering friends and family to help with the harvest, the crush, the fermentation, and the final preparation of fine wine.
Throughout this journey, he acquires much more than wine-he also engages more closely with friends and family while cultivating a profound bond with nature. Fulkerson's love of viticulture and wine making is evident as he chronicles his challenges and victories in eloquent detail. Sprinkled throughout the narrative are original poems that enrich the story and bring the reader deeper into the experience.
Whether you're a casual wine drinker or are cultivating an interest in viticulture, you'll find much to love in this story of one man's journey through the grape-growing and winemaking process.
About the Author
John Pryor Fulkerson's love of words began when he was a young boy in New York. He grew up listening to his grandmother recite the works of Rudyard Kipling and William Wordsworth. In college, he exchanged long, entertaining letters with his father, a physician, and also began writing and studying poetry while pursuing pre-medical courses. Inspired by his father and other physicians in his family, John went to Yale Medical School and became an orthopedic surgeon. He continued to write, penning two books on knee surgery and over one hundred chapters and scientific articles. He continued to write poetry and counts Lewis Thomas, Rumi, Billy Collins, Rudyard Kipling, Rainer Rilke, Naomi Shihab Nye, Lao Tzu, and William Wordsworth as writers that influenced him.