The state of wine book publishing
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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