Beeronomics – World History Through Beer Goggles

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Beeronomics

Beeronomics – World History Through Beer Goggles Here’s my review of a newly published book about beer, entitled Beeronomics, how beer explains the world. It’s a book that looks at world history via beer goggles. Well, my friends might you tell you that I’ve always seen the world through beer goggles. Now this book legitimises this viewpoint! All joking apart, beer …

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Book Review: Italian Wine Unplugged, Grape by Grape

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Italian Wine Unplugged

Book Review: Italian Wine Unplugged, Grape by Grape Italian Wine Unplugged brings something genuinely new and refreshing to wine books. In this review, I’ll explain why. For me, Italian wines are a treasure trove of history, culture, food, language, colour, scents and flavours.  There’s no denying that Italy makes great wines; in every region, in every possible style and at …

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100 AWEsome wines 2017 – get your copy free

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100 AWEsome Wines 2017

100 AWEsome wines 2017 – get your copy free Each year, the Association of Wine Educators, (AWE) of which I am a member, publish a 16-page colour booklet called 100 AWEsome wines. AWEsome – geddit? The 2017 Edition is hot off the press and brand new. And it does what it says on the tin: Inside are 100 great wines …

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Book Review: The Modern History of Italian Wine

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The Modern History of Italian Wine

Book Review: The Modern History of Italian Wine There has been a revolution in the quality and availability of Italian wines. It tentatively began in the ‘60s and ‘70s and still continues unabated. What was unclear until this book were all the reasons behind it. Their interplay led to the transformation of Italian wine. Hence, the Modern History of Italian …

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Book Review: The Oxford Companion To Cheese

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Book Review: The Oxford Companion to Cheese

Book Review: The Oxford Companion To Cheese Imagine the world without cheese. I wonder if you can. For me, that’s a vision of hell. If you feel the same way, then you really should invest in the newly published The Oxford Companion to Cheese. Billed as “the first truly comprehensive reference work dedicated to how four basic ingredients – milk, …

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Book review: Wine Production and Quality

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Wine Production and Quality

Book review: Wine Production and Quality Wine Production and Quality is a book by Keith Grainger and Hazel Tattersall. They show how actions in the vineyard and the winery determine the wine quality. Quality means the style, price and taste for the market. The authors Keith and Hazel are members of the Association of Wine Educators (AWE) and the Circle …

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Book Review: Hugh Johnson on Wine

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Hugh Johnson on Wine

Hugh Johnson on Wine. Good bits from 55 years of Scribbling. To write well about wine, to engage with an audience and do that consistently over many years is no mean feat. These days, many aspire, but few are chosen. Hugh Johnson has been at it now for 55 years. His latest book,  subtitled Good Bits from 55 years of …

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