It is ten years later and the two (now well known) on the road buddies--Jack, now divorced, and Miles dealing with new found fame as a writer of a novel now Oscar winning film--reunite and travel to Oregon's famed Pinot Noir wine country to attend the International Pinot Noir celebration. Unable to keep it simple, Miles steals his septuagenarian Mother away from her senior housing prison in California, which means bringing her pot smoking caretaker as well. Not only do Miles and Jack find themselves in troubled, new relationships and almost unfathomable hilarious situations, but they confront sobering challenges of being over 40--and looking at 70. All of this is set in the heart-stoppingly, wine-rich beautiful landscape of Oregon's own Burgundy country. This book will take you on a funny yet touching road trip through 21st century America, and have you laughing and crying. Wine lovers will appreciate it, but any adult will appreciate this touching tale of a Mother-Son reconciliation of a road trip which culminates in a very touching ending.
As one wine critic put wrote, "if you like Sideways, you will love Vertical."