Absolute Corkers by Ned Halley
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Absolute Corkers
By Ned Halley

Absolute Corkers

A Wine Buff's Bedside Book of Anecdotes and Funny Stories

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Absolute Corkers by Ned Halley

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Is 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 Details

ISBN: 9781845298531
ISBN-10: 1845298535
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 132mm x 13mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Constable
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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The UK's biggest-selling wine guide. The top wine buyers are now in the supermarkets, so that's where the most characterful wines are on offer. Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Majestic, Morrisons and the other major players buy the pick of the world's vintages. This book selects, for character and style the very best of these vintages.

Lady Audley's Secret by Ned Halley Lady Audley's Secret, Hardback (September 2014)

When beautiful young Lucy Graham accepts the hand of Sir Michael Audley, her fortune and her future look secure. But Lady Audley's past is shrouded in mystery, and to Sir Michael's nephew Robert, she is not all that she seems. When his good friend George Talboys suddenly disappears, Robert is determined to find him, and to unearth the truth.

Best Plays by Ned Halley Best Plays, Hardback (April 2014)

Between 1891 and 1895 Oscar Wilde produced a sequence of distinctive plays which spearheaded the dramatic renaissance of the 1890s, and retain their power today. This book deals with his work.

This Side of Paradise by Ned Halley This Side of Paradise, Hardback (September 2012)

Pampered, wealthy, brilliant at school, Amory Blaine looks for the love of others but only finds himself. This title tells the story of a spoilt child in search of happiness.

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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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