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Oz and James s Big Wine Adventure

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An inspiring introduction to French wine with a unique travel angle, tied in to a primetime 6-part BBC2 series, Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure brings us French wine made simple. Oz Clarke - award-winning writer, critic and committed Francophile - is one of the world's leading authorities on French wine. James May - overgrown boy racer , Top Gear presenter and journalist - knows nothing about wine and loathes what he calls 'wine ponces'. In Sideways style, they travel through the regions of France for 6 weeks. Oz teaches James about wine with the aim of turning him into a top sommelier, while the pair eat together, get drunk together and sometimes have to sleep together for a few nights under canvas. Divided by region, Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure cuts through the fear and snobbery that surround French wine, providing an informative, entertaining and accessible guide to the French regions and their wines. Beautifully illustrated with over 80 landscape photographs and location shots, it is full of useful information on wine-making, wine culture, regions and tips on how to seek out the best the French vineyards have to offer.

Bordeaux

Author : Oz Clarke
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Oz Clarke, who knows his way round both ends of the wine market better than anyone, has produced this guide offering extensive coverage of this diverse wine-making region, from truly classic wines to the more everyday wines.

Oz and James Drink to Britain

Author : Oz Clarke
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Oz Clarke is a wine connoisseur and James May a beer-drinking, fast car fanatic who has dubbed his colleague `pretentious'. In their voyages of viticultural discovery around France and California in Series One and Two of `Oz and James's Big Wine Adventures', James learnt a lot about winemaking and O2 learnt that James can't spit. It seemed only right to take a look closer to home and so, in this highly personal account, the odd couple set off on a summer road trip on a quest to find the drink that defines modern Britain. For their latest adventure, James produces a supremely British combination of classic Rolls Royce towing an appallingly kitsch Sprite caravan from the 1970s. The unlikely companions live in this tiny, leaky Sprite as they travel around Britain in one of the wettest summers on record. Their first mission is to find out what goes into a good British beer. The next is to seek out an `honest' drink made and served by an `honest' brewer, pub or winemaker. Oz and James then move on to explore other drinks that might define modern Britain - malt whisky, of course, English wine, Plymouth gin, potato vodka and scrumptious cider and perry, with a sideways glance at Ireland, the ultimate example of a country where one drink defines the whole nation. As part of their `research' O2 and James visit some of Britain's most passionate drinks producers, including a traditional maltster, England's oldest cider maker, a Kent hop farmer, brewers, winemakers and distillers and many others, before drawing their conclusions on the white cliffs of Dover.

Extreme Wine

Author : Mike Veseth
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In Extreme Wine, wine economist and best-selling author Mike Veseth circles the globe searching for the best, worst, cheapest, most expensive, and most over-priced wines. Mike seeks out the most outrageous wine people and places and probes the biggest wine booms and busts. Along the way he applauds celebrity wines, tries to find wine at the movies, and discovers wines that are so scarce that they are almost invisible. Why go to such extremes? Because, Mike argues, the world of wine is growing and changing, and if you want to find out what’s really happening you can’t be afraid to step over the edge. Written with verve and appreciation for all things wine, Extreme Wine will surprise and delight readers.

Red White

Author : Oz Clarke
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 ANDRE SIMON AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE FORTNUM AND MASON DRINK BOOK AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES BEARD AWARD With Red & White, Oz Clarke has reinvented wine writing. This is a book to read for pleasure, rather than merely refer to. Combining fast-paced witty memoir with passionately opinionated guide, Oz pops the cork on his life-long love affair with wine. The best loved wine communicator of our time, Oz Clarke is the guest you want at your table, the person to select the wine, and the ideal drinking companion. He explains how, why & where he fell in love with wine; he explains the essentials of how wine is grown and made today; then takes you into the world's wine regions and introduces you to the wines he loves. Oz reveals how he tastes wine and how you can enjoy wine whatever the budget. He covers with equal care & attention all categories of wine, from the blue-chip to the most affordable. With Red & White, you are in the hands of the best-informed and the most inspirational guide, and you will pick up, without even trying, a wealth of knowledge that Oz is bursting to share with you. With climate change and the move to organic & sustainable practices, wine is evolving faster than ever before. And hundreds of local grape varieties, until recently facing extinction, are also being rediscovered. There have never been so many brilliant & original wines. To discover them, all you need is a glass in your hand, a sense of adventure, and Oz's Red & White as your companion & inspiration!

The Top Gear Story The 100 Unofficial Story of the Most Famous Car Show In The World

Author : Martin Roach
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From humble beginnings as a 1970s motoring show, Top Gear has gone on to achieve diesel-powered world domination. After Clarkson and producer Andy Wilman successfully pitched a new format to BBC bosses, Top Gear returned to become the irreverent, funny and often controversial show we now know and love. The Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, the Cool Wall and Power Laps by the mysterious Stig have all become staples of Britain's favourite Sunday evening entertainment. Recent series have been defined by their madcap challenges such as driving across Africa in clapped-out bangers - with predictably hilarious results. However, the show's most shocking moment came in 2006, when Hammond suffered serious head injuries while driving a Vampire turbojet drag racing car at over 300mph. Clarkson, Hammond and May; they are the politically-incorrect-joking, stone-washed-denim-wearing, bloke-hero trio for the modern(ish) age. This brilliant, detailed book is fitting tribute to the show, its presenters and its most memorable moments.

Car Fever

Author : James May
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Top Gear's James May is back with his hilarious and controversial opinions on . . . just about everything. As well as writing about his first love, cars, James has a go at political correctness, the endless rules and regulations of daily life, the internal combustion engine and traffic wardens. He discusses gastropubs, Jeremy Clarkson and other trials of modern life. His highly entertaining observations from behind the wheel will have you laughing out loud, whether you share his opinions, or not. Car Fever is an indispensable guide to life for the modern driver.

The Pleasures and Horrors of Eating

Author : Marion Gymnich
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Browsing through books and TV channels we find people pre-occupied with eating, cooking and competing with chefs. Eating and food in today's media have become a form of entertainment and art. A survey of literary history and culture shows to what extent eating used to be closely related to all areas of human life, to religion, eroticism and even to death.In this volume, early modern ideas of feasting, banqueting and culinary pleasures are juxtaposed with post-18th- and 19th-century concepts in which the intake of food is increasingly subjected to moral, theological and economic reservations. In a wide range of essays, various images, rhetorics and poetics of plenty are not only contrasted with the horrors of gluttony, they are also seen in the context of modern phenomena such as the anorexic body or the gourmandizing bête humaine.It is this vexing binary approach to eating and food which this volume traces within a wide chronological framework and which is at the core not only of literature, art and film, but also of a flourishing popular culture.

V10 vixen s Practical Car s

Author : Joanna Barker
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Decanter

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