Oz and James’s Big Wine Adventure by Oz Clarke, James May with Julie Arkell lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
BBC, 2006, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;
From the cover: OZ CLARKE is a man who can spend an hour talking lyrically about the character of a French wine without even opening the bottle. JAMES MAY is a committed car enthusiast who likes a drink of an evening but can identify a wine only as being nice or nasty.
It made sense, then, to pair them up for a month-long road trip around the historic wine regions of France. Oz and Jamess Big Wine Adventure is a unique sociological TV experiment in which Clarke renowned wine authority, Francophile and a former Wine Tasting Champion of the World attempts to reveal the wonder of the worlds most arcane and complex viniculture to May a beer drinker who admires the Renault 4 but regards garlic as the devils own ingredient.
The results are often ugly and an embarrassment for Britain. But this is what happens when two grown men spend a month together in a car (and sometimes a tent] arguing about whos going to drive and whether or not it is acceptable to eat with your fingers in the Chateau of a French aristocrat.
So: what exactly are woody high notes and a fruity finish? Which white wine is the best accompaniment to fried spam? Can you make your own wine in a bucket? Should you spit or swallow? And where does this pole go?
For many people, French wine is a subject shrouded in mystery and confusion. So all the important stuff has been put in this book instead.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10″ x 7¾”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Wine category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!