Is This Bottle Corked?: The Secret Life of Wine
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Is This Bottle Corked?: The Secret Life of Wine

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We’ve all come across those suave, confident, and all-so-knowing books that tell us precisely what to drink with which dish, how to swirl, sniff, slosh, and pronounce on our wine, and, above all, how to impress our friends and business associates with our expertise.

Well, this is not one of those books. Is This Bottle Corked? is something different: a book that poses–and an...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published September 8th 2009 by Clarkson Potter (first published October 2nd 2008)
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This book is quite enjoyable, its topics will surely appeal to any wine lover and could become the center of a good conversation around the table, before a bottle of wine.
Subjects vary a lot and range from wine history to wine in literature to everyday tips to curious anecdotes about wine. I liked its comprehensive nature which makes it diverse and keeps the reader attention, page after page.

The downside is that there is no order in how the topics are arranged, one chapter could introduce the re...more
How could anyone write a book as pretentious and boring about wine? If this book came up to you at a cocktail party, you would immediately excuse yourself and find someone more interesting!
Not a linear, or sequentially written book; neither does its sections read like chapters...but I'm not sure if I'd have retained the same amount of interesting tidbits, if it had been more orderly fashioned.
An interesting read. It provoked one to think about the first appearances of wine in civilizations, how we enjoy it today, some of the lost art in wine....not bad,,,
Disjointed and obscure, which may have been the point.
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