Discount wine books on line at The Works

Feb 23, 15 Discount wine books on line at The Works

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I love to get my hands on wine books. Whether it’s a book about how to make wine, how to drink wine or a great story about the history of wine, I want to read it. I used to buy books for my Kindle but there is something to be said for actually having a solid, physical specimen in your hand. I’v now gone back to buying real books and my Kindle lives on a shelf in my house somewhere. I like books because you never have to worry about the battery dying out, you can toss them about with impunity, you can take them just about anywhere -including the tub, I don’t know about you but I always worry about taking electronic devices in the bath tub, jacuzzi, etc.,and my eyes don’t get tired from staring at a screen for hours on end. I’m always looking for bargains online and although I do buy occasionally from the Big Boys online, I found a book I’d been wanting to buy, “War and Wine” by Petie Kladstrup, on a great site called The¬†They have a nice compact selection of wine books,the books are usually discounted and they offer free delivery. Not only do they sell wine books but they also sell books on just about any subject as well as Arts & Crafts supplies, Stationery and Toys & Games. I even found a few wine games on the site. Recently I was at a spa in Canada and took “Wine & War” ¬†into the outdoor hot spring every afternoon for a bit of leisurely reading – no worries about the rising steam having an effect on the books pages,except for maybe a bit of sogginess but a few minutes by the fireplace later would sort that problem out. The book is all about the French wine industry during World War II. It chronicles the hardships that the Champenois endured during The Occupation as well as stories of vignerons in concentration camps and life in...

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Le Snob Guide to Champagne- a perfect little stocking stuffer

Le Snob Guide to Champagne, despite the name, is a great little stocking stuffer for the champagne lover in your life. I met Giles Fallowfield, the author of this handy little book at a champagne launch, afterwards, during lunch he introduced me to his book and I had to the chance to chat with him about all things champagne. Le Snob is a personal collection of what Giles believes are some of the best that Champagne has to offer. Luckily for him, he’s spent the last 20 years bopping around the region getting to know the Champenois and he’s poured (no pun intended) his views into this book. Giles is an expert in the field and has edited the Champagne section of Oz Clarke’s Pocket Wine Book since 2001 as well as being a contributor to various wine publications, including Decanter, Drinks Business, etc. Giles answers the question of why be a champagne snob first off and I tend to agree with him…”knowing more about the wines and styles that are available will enhance your appreciation….” Giles starts with a brief primer on champagne and then plunges into the various regions, styles and champagne houses. Each section is titled by the type of producer, “International Marques” “Regional Marques” etc. There is also a section called “Possess” which I just love because don’t you just love the idea of possessing champagne? And finally he finishes off with “Discover” where he gives a few tidbits on champagne bars and travel in Champagne but they only compromise a small portion of the book. This book is better at describing not only the well known marques but also the more interesting smaller champagne houses of the region. It’s not an exhaustive study of the wines of Champange but as the name implies, it’s what Giles considers…” wines that are worthy of the name champagne…” The perfect travelling size (less than 150 pages), it’s small enough to fit into your coat pocket or handbag. Le Snob Guide to Champagne...

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