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by Michael Bywater,Kathleen Burk

  • Author: Michael Bywater,Kathleen Burk
  • ISBN: 0571241743
  • ISBN13: 978-0571241743
  • ePub: 1464 kb | FB2: 1321 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Beverages & Wine
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber; Main edition (October 2, 2008)
  • Pages: 272
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 603
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Is This Bottle Corked? ePub download

Burk, Kathleen; Bywater, Michael (2008), Is this Bottle Corked? : The Secret Life of Wine, Harmony Books, ISBN 0307462919. Burk, Kathleen (2002), Troublemaker : The Life and History of A. J. P. Taylor, New Haven, ISBN 9780300094534.

Burk, Kathleen; Bywater, Michael (2008), Is this Bottle Corked? : The Secret Life of Wine, Harmony Books, ISBN 0307462919. Burk, Kathleen; Stokes, Melvyn (1999), The United States and the European alliance since 1945, Oxford, OCLC 606324961. Burk, Kathleen (1997), We Are Down on our Knees to the Americans : Anglo-American relations in the Twentieth Century, Printed by Central Services, University College London, OCLC 941053033.

Is This Bottle Corked? is something different: a book that poses–and answers–the really important questions .

Is This Bottle Corked? is something different: a book that poses–and answers–the really important questions about wine We’ve all come across those suave, confident, and all-so-knowing books that tell us precisely what to drink with which dish, how to swirl, sniff, slosh, and pronounce on our wine, and, above all, how to impress our friends and business associates with our expertise. Well, this is not one of those books. Is This Bottle Corked? is something different: a book that poses–and answers–the really important questions about wine.

This is the summary of Is This Bottle Corked?

This is the summary of Is This Bottle Corked?: The Secret Life of Wine by Kathleen Burk, Michael Bywater.

Kathleen Burk (author), Michael Bywater (author)

Kathleen Burk (author), Michael Bywater (author). As much for bon vivants and those of us who just enjoy a good glass or two as for the committed oenophile, this book is guaranteed to provide readers with a 'Yes, but did you know. for every time a cork is drawn.

Kathleen Burk was born and raised in California. Her newest book is Old World, New World: the Story of Britain and America. She has achieved a Diploma in Wine and Spirits; this is the level just below that of the Master of Wine, of which there are about 250 in the world. She writes for The World of Fine Wine, the leading magazine for those interested in both its culture and taste, and is a judge for the International Wine and Spirits Competition. She is the Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at University College London. Her newest book is Old World, New World: the Story of Britain and America

by Michael Bywater, Kathleen Burk.

by Michael Bywater, Kathleen Burk. What was Falstaff drinking when he called for more sack?, What was actually drunk at Plato’s Symposium?,

Is This Bottle Corked? is something different: a book that poses–and answers–the really important questions . MICHAEL BYWATER is an author, broadcaster, and culture critic. He writes for the Independent, the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times, and a host of other periodicals.

Is This Bottle Corked? is something different: a book that poses–and answers–the really important questions about wine MICHAEL BYWATER is an author, broadcaster, and culture critic. He is also a regular broadcaster for the BBC, development executive at Studio Lambert TV in London, and intermittently teaches tragedy at the University of Cambridge.

Is This Bottle Corked? is something different: a book that poses–and answers–the really important . Burk 9780307462916 4p 00 r1.

Is This Bottle Corked? is something different: a book that poses–and answers–the really important questions about wine Burk 9780307462916 4p 00 r1.

What was Falstaff drinking when he called for more sack? What did they actually drink at Plato's Symposium? Why does Bridget Jones drink Chardonnay? Why do we drink to forget (and why doesn't it work)? All these and many other intriguing questions will be answered in Is this Bottle Corked? As much for bon vivants and those of us who just enjoy a good glass or two as for the committed oenophile, this book is guaranteed to provide readers with a 'Yes, but did you know . . .' for every time a cork is drawn.
Dorilune
This book is a series of vignettes related to wine. Serious wine lovers will already know the points that relate to normal consumption. Other topics, like what Napoleon drank, will be of passing interest. (What wine to have with curry is a nearly unsolvable conundrum.) Overall, however, if you like wine and need some light reading material, this book is a pleasant diversion.

By the way, the cork industry has gotten its act together, and it is rare to find a recently-bottled wine that is corked. (Even if it is still a conversation starter when you write a book like this.)
Puchock
A very informative introduction to wine. Easy to read.
Elizabeth
A thorough preparation to be randomly glib as you share your next bottle of claret or zinfendel. The more random quotes of this quirky little companion you can expectorate after four glasses of fine riesling, the more you will elicit either awe or exasperation from your drinking mates.

Not a collection of factoids and quotes, but a studied (and rather impractical) saunter through wine history. Is This Bottle Corked? is also notably well-written. Some of the best moments of the book are when the authors deem to share personal anecdotes. A typical (and rather remarkable) paragraph:

(speaking of a British hotel dining room): "...(it) smelled as British hotel dining rooms are supposed to smell- of gravy, soup, damp, and the poetry of Philip Larken....It was sad to see these probably harmless chaps spending an evening in the Midlands rain telling lies to each other ("We're very confident in the prospects Stateside") while the one couple, a man and a woman obviously married and equally obviously not to each other, attracted such glances of loathing and envy that we half expected to see them run shrieking from the room"...

'There was, of course, a sommelier: a worn-down, rotund, small man with a hairdo remeniscent of Dirk Bogard in the last reel of Death in Venice...."

Prose as good as some of the wines they pointedly do not rate on a 1 to 100 scale.
Siramath
Too much on the historical side for me. Not what I expected.
Clever
I love reading about history and particularly history that is not readily available in most books. I also like reading about wine. What we have in this book is a couple of very knowledgeable people giving me some good history lessons and making it fun using wine as the backdrop. It must have taken lots of research to have the information made available about everything from Greek mythology, the bible, European history, American History, etc. In addition just some good ole facts about wine making and understanding technical issues related to growing grapes and making wine.
SkroN
I think this book is an interesting collection of anecdotes/short stories and vignettes that would be of great interest to wine lovers. I did not give it the max rating because for every two really good stories, there is an obscure or so esoteric story as to be worthy only of a quick peruse. Otherwise, I learned a lot to be able to impress my slightly inebriated friends during my next wine soiree.
Venemarr
My brother-in-law requested this book so I didn't know what to expect. The book arrived in perfect condition and looks like an interesting read. It arrived within the promised time frame, too.
Great gift for wine lovers
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