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The state of wine book publishing
26 Dec 2011 by Paul O'Doherty
Paul O'Doherty takes on the task of reviewing the year's wine books for the third year running. He has the great advantage as a book reviewer of living in Ireland and therefore, unlike us, knows none of the relevant authors personally. He writes on food and wine, and sets crosswords, for a number of publications . Here he puts the wine book reviews that follow this week in context. The reviews can be read in four instalments: Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 and Part 4 . It's obvious from the crop of wine books published this year that the mandarins in the publishing houses have very little confidence in the ability of wine...

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