A Wine Buff's Bedside Book of Anecdotes and Funny Stories
By (author) Ned Halley
Absolute Corkers by Ned Halley
Book DescriptionIs it naff to take a bottle of wine to a dinner party? Are red wine and cheese really a match? Should you stick to the house plonk in restaurants? What's so funny about wine? Is it the fact that we take it so seriously? Ned Halley's affectionately irreverent wine jaunt unearths some of the quaint histories and dark secrets of many of the world's most famous wines. Instead of lordly suggestions for the cellar, here is vulgar advice on investing in wine for profit. Wine and health also comes under the spotlight: is it good for us or bad for us? And then there's wine criticism: are writers who tell you what to drink, and what not to drink, simply insane? There's a look, too, at wine marketing: are the biggest-selling brands as good as the hype?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845298531
(197mm x 132mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Best Plays, Hardback (April 2014)
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Author Biography - Ned Halley
Ned Halley is the Family Circle magazine wine correspondent and is also the wine writer for the Press Association. He has written more than 30 books, many on wine, but also best-selling children's titles and a number of guides to Britain. Born and educated in Scotland, he now lives in Somerset with his wife and two children.
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