Sergio Esposito, born in Naples, emigrated to the U.S. in 1974. He soon developed nostalgia for the distinct wines of his native country, and opened up his own store in New York specializing in high quality Italian wines. Esposito quickly gained a name for himself, and he is now considered America’s most revered wine authority.
Passion on the Vine (Broadway Books, 2008) brings us on a journey with Esposito as he travels throughout Italy on his buying trips. The memoir is full of passionate characters whose enthusiasm for wine is only surpassed by their skill. Esposito’s magnificent story illustrates his infatuation with the freshest flavors and most compelling wine aficionados Italy has to offer. (bookjones)