Book reviews 2020 – southern Europe

Jumbo Shrimp Guide to Italian Wine

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Jumbo Shrimp Guide to Italian Wine
Lyka Caparas, Jacopo Fanciulli, Rebecca Lawrence, Lan Liu
Positive Press
ISBN 9788884291110

I was not at all sure about a book called Jumbo Shrimp anything. Tacked jumbo shrimp to the words 'guide', 'Italian' and 'wine', it seemed too odd, incongruous, and a little bit like a weird version of a rubber-tyre guide to restaurants. ‘Big things come in small packages’, writes Stevie Kim in her introduction. Is this as much self-description as a way of summing up the book?

Tiny-package (think...