Alice Feiring is a widely published wine writer, essayist, lapsed playwright and the author of The Battle for Wine and Love or How I Saved the World from Parkerization. This excerpt is from her novel in progress, The Case For My Father.
Coffee and cake first. Fresh Freihoffers! my father declared as my boyfriend Alex and I walked in the door. This invitation was presented with such enthusiasm Dad could have been tempting us with the pastry equivalent of Domaine Romanée Conti instead of Gallo.