Novel entertainment – book reviews


Three novels land on Tam’s desk, but it’s the French one that makes it onto her bookshelf. See this guide to our book reviews.

Fiction is not unusual in the wine trade, particularly when it comes to marketing and occasionally when it comes to provenance

Wine-centred novels, however, are a little harder to come by. But, like the proverbial buses, three come along at once. 

Brut Force is the sequel to Corkscrew, the highly improbable, but occasionally true, tale of a professional wine buyer, by Peter Stafford-Bow (not his real name). If you missed out on Corkscrew...