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The Juice 2008 2008: 100 Wines You Should be Drinking
The Juice 2008 2008: 100 Wines You Should be Drinking
by Matt Skinner
Edition: Paperback
Price: £2.81

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun for Christmas stocking filler, 16 Nov 2007
Like with food books, it seems that publishers try to tempt us with lifestyle and personalities rather than old-fashioned good writing and that certainly seems to be the case with this little book. It works well enough as a bit of fun for Christmas but isn't really interesting or in depth enough to be much use after the festive period. Matt Skinner is obviously young and `funky' but that is far from being enough to sell this book. I'd give it 3/5.


The Year Of Eating Dangerously: A Global Adventure in Search of Culinary Extremes
The Year Of Eating Dangerously: A Global Adventure in Search of Culinary Extremes
by Tom Parker Bowles
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.06

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Is this a book by a food writer?, 11 July 2007
Pretty pointless book really. Not very well written and only mildly amusing. One can't help thinking that Tom Parker-Bowles wanted to be a 'foodie' as he didn't know what else to do. The writing is not very interesting and the food isn't at all dangerous.


The Wine List 2006 2006
The Wine List 2006 2006
by Matthew Jukes
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good find, helpful and easy to use., 7 July 2006
This book is great. I had been looking for a good wine guide and was using a book by Matt Skinner (too many photos, not enough wines), so I was really pleased when my local wine shop suggested the Wine List. A great book and in my opinion better than the competition. Matthew Jukes comes accross as likable too.


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