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The World’s Shortest Wine Book


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Simon abandoned a career in computer systems design in 1988 to indulge his two hobbies, wine and writing, Simon has been co-coordinator of the annual International Wine Challenge, a columnist for The Financial Times ‘The Business’ magazine, editor of the award-winning annual Which? Wine Guide and a contributor to numerous magazines.

He was voted International Online Wine Columnist of the Year prize at the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2010 for his work on this web-site . Simon is also an in-demand presenter, able to speak on a wide variety of subjects with authority, passion and humour.

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First of all, you should know what The World’s Shortest Wine Book is NOT…

It’s NOT a worthy textbook containing more information than anyone normal could ever need.
It’s NOT a banal go-and-buy-this-without-using-your-brain guide.
And it’s NOT a book recommending wines that you either can’t find or can’t afford.

Simon wanted to write something for normal people, as in those who enjoy wine but aren’t too precious about it.

So in this guide to 21 ways to get more out of a bottle of wine, among other things you’ll discover:

  • What is the Punk Rock of wine
  • When & why you should keep red wine in the fridge
  • The ins-and-outs of Five + One
  • Why more wine merchants should be like Julian
  • What the Village People, Tom & Jerry and Sausages have to do with wine

And lots more besides…


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