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Description - The Really Useful Pocket Wine Book by Max Allen

Have you ever stumbled around a bottleshop wanting some advice, but felt too timid to ask? Or looked at the gobbledegook on a wine label, nodding away intelligently, but thought to yourself: `What does that mean?' If you've had these sorts of experiences - or if you simply enjoy a glass, and want to know a little more about what's in it - then "The Really Useful Pocket Wine Book" is for you. Divided into three parts - Enjoying Wine, Buying and Storing Wine and Understanding Wine - this little book is bursting with useful, accessible information on just about everything the beginner needs to know. From Australia's Major Wine Regions to The Ideal Grog Shop, via Party Planning, the Gentle Art of Blending and Some Quick Fixes, Max's bitesized tips make selecting, serving and enjoying wine truly simple, all at a price you can stomach.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781740662116
ISBN-10: 1740662113
Format: Paperback
(140mm x 106mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Max Allen

Max Allen has been writing about wine in Australia for fifteen years. He is the wine columnist for The Weekend Australian Magazine and G (Australia's first 'green lifestyle' magazine), wine editor for Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine and a regular contributor to numerous magazines in Australia, the UK and the USA. In 1997 Max published his first book, Red and White: Wine Made Simple, which went on to win the prestigious 1999 Andre Simon Memorial Award. In 2003, he was the first Australian to be awarded the Wine Communicator of the Year trophy by the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London. He is well known for his regular wine segment on the popular TV show Better Homes and Gardens, and is a regular judge at various Australian wine competitions.

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