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Floyd Uncorked Hardcover – 2 Nov 1998

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Illustrated (2 Nov. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0004140591
  • ISBN-13: 978-0004140599
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 19.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 412,694 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Plonk without the plonkers is what we get from Keith Floyd...as he fearlessly bans all overblown descriptive language from his wine show.' Victor Lewis-Smith, Evening Standard --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Noted for his fondness for a little slurp while he cooks, Floyd now turns his attention to what's actually in the bottle, in this refreshingly uncomplicated look at wine and how to enjoy it.

'Floyd Uncorked' features the eight wine-producing regions of France and includes:
• a layman's guide to wine – understanding, choosing and enjoying
• classic recipes specially selected to use and be accompanied by the wines of each region
• no flamboyant, obscure descriptions – just plain talking for those who, like Floyd himself, enjoy a glass or two of wine
• full colour photographs throughout

The ideal book to take with you on holiday to France, 'Floyd Uncorked' accompanies the Channel 5 television series of the same name.

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Format: Hardcover
Not really a part of the 'Floyd' series as centre stage and expertise is taken by his chum Jonathan Pedley - wine expert.
Of course, Keith Floyd's input, the occassional recipe, jocular comments and willingness to ever stress the importance of enjoyment over self important knowledge is what makes this book sooo enjoyable, especially if read whilst enjoying the odd slurp, glass or even bottle of the wines in question.
If the aim of the book is to let you understand which wine goes with which food, which wine is the best in its region, and then to allow you to fly in the face of perceived wisdom - then it succeeds in spades.
Enjoy the book, live the dream and at the end of the day ask yourself if the time taken to read Floyd Uncorked has been wasted or has enhanced your life and you are sure to decide that your time has been well spent.
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Format: Hardcover
Noted for his fondness for a little slurp while he cooks, Floyd now turns his attention to what's actually in the bottle, in this refreshingly uncomplicated look at wine and how to enjoy it.

Floyd Uncorked: A No-Nonsense Guide to French Wine features the 8 wine-producing regions of France and accompanied the series of TV programmes of the same name.

Typical Floyd humour:- (from the foreword)

'First, let me state that I do not believe that we must drink white wine with fish or red wine with met. I don't even believe we have to drink wine at all, if we don't like it. You must drink what ou like, when you like it and with what you like.
That's the disclaimer over...
But, as I explained at the outset, or at least I think I explained, whereas I have devoted my liver to one of the greatest célèbres, to wit, enjoying wine, I have never really bothered to turn my enjoyment into a science or an art, nor to worry about which grape makes which wine.
I have been unconcerned about the attributes of a Merlot or a Sauvignon Blanc or a Pinot Noir; and that is why it has been such a pleasure to work with JP, who will explain the intricacies and the basic facts of the drink in your glass.
Cheers!'

144 shiny high quality pages, split over the regions:-

1. Burgundy
2. Loire
3. Rhône
4. Provence
5. Languedoc-Roussillon
6. Bordeaux
7. Alsace
8. Champagne

along with a foreword, introduction from Jonathan Pedley, and an index which indicates `wine tasting notes' with wines and regions using a particular grape listed under the variety name.
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Format: Paperback
Although a bit outdated and strongly focused on the British market it still is a great book. Not to 'heavy' and with some nice recepies. Pity though that some of the photos used have nothing to do whatsoever with the actual region. One can check that out by watching the even more entertaining 2DVD that was released in The Keith Floyd Cookery Collection. A sad thing though, the 'Floyd On France' series has not been released in this series.
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As an avid wine drinker who hasn't a clue on what he's drinking, this is a great book to get you on the road to understanding French wines, their regions and marks. It is fun to read, and ideal for beginners - plus Floyd presents some great recipes for each region he explores.
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Floyd’s side-kick Jonathan Pedley steals the show. I had always liked Floyd during those days when his popularity was open to public review. All these years later I have evolved having the consequence that I found Floyd boorish and in many parts he spoilt the shows. Certainly, the content is entertaining but the wines reviewed indicated a limited review of French wines. The Beaune was not treated with the respect it deserved along with some very good regional French wines VDQS (if that is still a non-appellation contrôlée standard in France). When I was a kid I used to spend the late summer on the vendange (grape harvest) and some of the lesser known wines are as good as the celebrity boutique wines that Floyd chose to review.
The series consists of a trips through France sampling the wines and Floyd cooking chow to accompany the vinos. All normal stuff mostly done out of doors.
Alas, I found a certain arrogance in Floyd’s presentation throughout along with his impatience which made me feel uneasy. On the other hand I found Jonathan Pedley’s enthusiasm for wine infectious and his gentle humour warm-hearted. If the show was made today in 2014 I would plumb for Jonathan Pedley as the host and forget about Floyd.
This series could have been a wonderful journey through some of the most beautiful countryside in the world accompanied by history of social customs which grew the vines to wine reflecting local culture. A sort of Tour De Vin.
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Format: Paperback
The sadly missed Keith Floyd.... Some of my love for wine and food I definitely owe to him and I am grateful for it.
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