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For people who wouldn't know a Romanée-Conti from a bad-boy Argentine malbec, or a magnum of Ch?teau d'Yquem from a can of orange Tango, help is at hand. Based on the authors' highly esteemed blog of the same name (described by Nicholas Lezard of The Guardian as 'the finest wine blog known to humanity'), Sediment takes a wry look at the social, financial, personal and marital issues surrounding middle-aged, middle-class wine drinking.Covering such vital topics as befriending a wine merchant, high-street wine from supermarkets and corner shops, tools of the trade like the pichet and tumblers, dining-table wine etiquette, wine in a box, the cubi flagon, wine drinking in the Georgian era, and even homage to le Piat d'Or, Sediment is not a book that takes wine too seriously. Instead, it wrestles it out of the bottle, pins it down and makes it tell the truth - in language we can all understand.By writing humorously, and much more broadly than specialist wine writers, CJ and PK break out of the wine-writing niche, with its exclusive vocabulary and faint air of superiority. For those of us who so often fail to detect notes of citrus and caramel, but mainly get a hint of alcohol with a grapey finish, the book is as refreshing as a glass of decent Muscadet on a summer's day; it is also the perfect gift for the wine drinker to whom you don't want to give wine.'The wine is a declaration, to any guest who can read a label, of your worldliness, knowledge, style and generosity' - PK'The wine must be there, and it mustn't be so foul that it makes your armpits prickle' - CJAmong the treasures of vinous wit and oenological wisdom to be found in this book are:Drinking wine at No. 10 Downing StreetThe SPAR Autumn Wine EventQuaffing and gluggingEnjoying wine James Bond-styleDrinking wine from a mugPosh wine merchantsWine drinking with Mary QuantClaret or Bordeaux?and much more besides.Sediment (http://www.sedimentblog.com) was Best New Wine Blog Finalist in the 2011 Wine Blog Awards, and in 2012 was Runner-Up in the Best Editorial Wine Writing category of the Born Digital Wine Awards. The authors have appeared as 'Sediment' on the Radio 4 Food and Drink programme, while their own e-book, Wining and Dining: The Sediment guide to wine and the dinner party, was shortlisted for The Guardian's Best Drink Books of the Year 2013.

Food & Drink
November 6
John Blake Publishing

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