Oz Clarke on Wine: Your Global Wine Companion
"This book takes in his introduction to wine - at the age of three! - through his continued travels and championing of New World wines when they were less fashionable." - Matthew Nugent, The Irish Sun
"You can feel Oz Clarke's expansive, chatty presence in every sentence" - Telegraph
"Frankly, it's the best and most entertaining wine read I've had in years." - Tom Doorley, The Irish Mail
"You can never have too much of his captivating enthusiasm and rich knowledge and this is him at his best." - Waitrose magazine
There have never been so many delicious and original wines in the world, and to discover them, all you need is a glass in your hand and Oz Clarke - the ideal wine companion. With his inimitable sense of adventure and fun, Oz explains how his fascination with flavour led him to abandon a promising acting career and follow his heart from Chablis to 'the lost Himalayan valleys of Yunnan' in pursuit new taste experiences and wine thrills. He found them! Oz Clarke On Wine takes us on a fast-paced, witty romp around the grape varieties key to the world's major wine styles, then explores the vineyards and regions where a vast trove of wine treasure lies waiting for discovery. Oz's passion for sharing, his deep wine knowledge, and his ability to conjure up the wine world's most beautiful landscapes, make this book the most unputdownable wine read this century.
- How Oz fell in love with wine: from his first dramatic encounter on a river-bank (aged three), to his post-performance tasting tales (after 'governing Argentina' as General Peron in the hit show Evita
- Oz explains how global warming affects what we drink today, and the new styles we can expect 'tomorrow'
- Organic and Biodynamic wines, Oz's favourite fizz
- The world's best-tasting wines, from Aconcagua to Okanagan, from Patagonia to east Yorkshire..., and wines to enjoy, from budget to blue chip... For sipping and savouring now. Or to age and enjoy in 10, 20, 30-years' time...
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