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    Novel entertainment – book reviews

    Three novels land on Tam’s desk, but it’s the French one that makes it onto her bookshelf. Fiction is not unusual in the wine trade, particularly when…

    3 Apr 2019 Tamlyn Currin
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    2018 book reviews – a guide

    A guide to the books we reviewed in 2018. While a number of wine books published in 2018 were practical, useful and classical, focusing on specific…

    12 Feb 2019 Tamlyn Currin
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    A somm wins this year's André Simon Awards

    Food and drink books of the year were announced in London last night. The André Simon Awards, now in their fortieth year, were announced last night at…

    6 Feb 2019 Jancis Robinson
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    Support Gerard Basset's memoirs

    How you can honour the memory of the best sommelier in the world. 27 March 2019 The Basset family has confirmed that a service of thanksgiving for…

    21 Jan 2019 Jancis Robinson
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    Farewell Gerard, far too early

    The wine world lost a towering figure yesterday. See also Support Gerard Basset's memoirs.16 June 2019 A good 600 people, including many from France…

    17 Jan 2019 Jancis Robinson
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    Godforsaken Grapes – book review

    Godforsaken Grapes  A slightly tipsy journey through the world of strange, obscure and underappreciated wine Jason Wilson Published by…

    2 Jan 2019 Tamlyn Currin
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    Christmas presents – a few suggestions

    Some possible gift solutions, at varying price points.  THE STOCKING FILLER  The 24-Hour Wine Expert £4.99 Penguin or $12.95 Abram  All the…

    10 Dec 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Flawless – book review

    Flawless Understanding faults in wine Jamie Goode Published by University of California Press ISBN 9780520276901 $25, £20This book has been…

    28 Nov 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Rosé – book review

    8 November 2018 Today's Throwback Thursday offering is the first of Tam's end-of-year book reviews, first published on Purple Pages last month.  22…

    8 Nov 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    ​Wine – A Way Of Life – book review

    Wine – A Way Of Life Steven Spurrier Published by Adelphi ISBN 9780956238788  £20  ‘When he was about six years old, my elder grandson…

    28 Jun 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    An appetite for reading

    Over the past fortnight I have almost lost my interest in food, taste and restaurants. The explanation is simple and not that uncommon. I have had flu…

    17 Mar 2018 Nick Lander
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    Book reviews 2017 – a guide

    14 January 2018 Very many apologies. Like all our guides, this was meant to have been a free article but owing to an oversight, perhaps our eagerness…

    8 Jan 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Book reviews – stories 2

    Truth can be stranger than fiction. We have a bit of both in these two final book reviews. For all the rest, see Book reviews 2017 – a guide.  In Vino…

    5 Jan 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Book reviews – stories 1

    These three very different autobiographies from three totally different lives have two things in common: relentless hard work, and exhaustion. Is it…

    4 Jan 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Book reviews 2017 – new Old World

    Georgia, Croatia and Hungary have a long history of winemaking. I could have put these books with the Old World reviews, but it many ways it seems…

    3 Jan 2018 Tamlyn Currin