Drink Drank Drunk is a new, different kind of Australian wine guide.
Warning: Enjoy wine guides in moderation.
"Wine, of course, does have alcohol in it. And wine is a pleasant and sophisticated way of getting alcohol into your body. This can make you uninhibited and you can end up kissing people, which may be a good or a bad thing". Drink Drank Drunk (Sensual Wines Chapter)
Written for those who like the idea of fitting as much wine as possible into all of life's machinations, Drink Drank Drunk emphasises how wine can fit into your life - not how your life should fit into the wines.
Written by Ben Canaider and Greg Duncan Powell, Drink Drank Drunk doesn't hinder drinking
or social mingling opportunities by making readers plough through a myriad wine reviews of good, bad and downright ugly wines. It also doesn't bother with * ratings or food matching ideas as Ben and Greg reckon you probably already have the idea that whites go with fish and reds with steak.
Instead DDD cuts straight to the best 150 wines currently doing the rounds in Australia.
Each chapter features a variety of wine styles and prices - from sparklers, whites, reds and ports, ranging from $8 to $80.
In order to do this, Drink Drank Drunk features 6 practical chapters to assist you with your choice.Weekday Wines
'The wines in this chapter are for unpretentious drinking'
'They're voluptuous, they're textural and their aromas are almost human'
'They're the sorts of wines that are appropriate to take to a slightly stuffy dinner party'
'They're good wines and they're unique wines - they are not just scarce, or fashionable'
'The wines in this chapter come mostly from Italy and France. There are a few cheapies too'
'It's every man and woman's right to drink wine. A shortage of money should not deprive you of your birthright'
Each wine reviewed is described not with technical jargon, but in more hedonistically descriptive terms that help you to understand what the wine actually tastes like.
There is lots of incidental information accompanying each review, where readers can casually learn a few smarty-pants things - like where shiraz comes from, or what terms like 'acid' or 'tannin' mean.
Every review features a photograph of the bottle,-because, as wine drinkers, Ben and Greg know that sometimes your short-term memory isn't what it should be, and that a visual aide de memoire can help...
Two 'sensible' types, who drink a lot less than Greg and Ben, 'Mandy and Rohan' are also introduced at the beginning of each chapter. Their tips on wine buying, wines to suit the moment and how to outwit and impress those who fancy themselves as wine connoisseurs are entertaining and invaluable.
The very versatile Drink Drank Drunk is ready to enjoy now as an accompaniment to any part of your life - be it Sunday brunch with your mates, a bubble bath with your lover(s), dinner with your father-in-law-to-be, or Tuesday night Thai takeaway with the telly.
DRINK DRANK DRUNK
0 standard drinks
Minimal preservative added
12 October 2001
Ben Canaider and Greg Duncan Powell write about wine and other drinks for The Age Epicure section and Vogue Entertaining & Travel respectively, not to mention other glossy and not-so-glossy magazines. Between them they have won wine writing awards, and they are regular presenters and speakers at conferences and corporate functions. They have travelled extensively in the wine holy lands - France, Italy, Spain, and South Australia - and the wines they have made at home have convinced them that wine writing isn't such a bad profession ...
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