Little Dictionary Of Drink by Julian Jeffs lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Pelham Books, 1974, Hardback in dust wrapper.
This edition specially produced for William Grant and Sons.
From the cover: Julian Jeffs interest in wine began almost in the cradle, for his father and grandfather both had notable cellars. His interest crystallized in 1956 when (although officially reading for some professional examinations) he went to visit the sherry country and was so fascinated by what he saw that he went to work for a leading shipper. He lived in Jerez for eight months, which gave him the opportunity to watch every stage in the preparation of sherry, and his book on the subject, which was first published in 1961, has become established as a classic. In 1962 it was awarded the international prize of the Office International de la Vigne et du Vin.
His interests, though, had always embraced the other wines, and for many years he has devoted all his spare time to travelling around the vineyards of Europe, learning as much as possible about wine in all its aspects. In 1971 he published a new edition of Sherry and another large book The Wines of Europe. From 1965 to 1967 he was editor of Wine and Food and has published many articles, particularly in House and Garden and in Vogue.
The Little Dictionary of Drink is a book for intelligent drinkers no matter what their drink, for all the more usual ones are here and some of the less usual ones as well. It answers the questions that are asked daily, and provides all the information needed to give a new dimension and pleasure to the enjoyment of good drink.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
144 pages. 8¾” x 5½”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Food & Drink category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…