A funny, fascinating worldwide journey in search of perfection in a wine glass from the bestselling co-writer of DRINK, DRANK, DRUNK.
'I've never heard anyone say: "This wine is perfect." Admittedly I once gave a wine 20 out of 20 at a wine show, but it was the very first wine of the very first day of the show, and I only did it to signal to the other judges that I'm essentially a pretty facetious person. Every other judge had given it a 14.'
As wine writer Ben Canaider admits, wine is an inexact science. But that doesn't stop him carrying out his own search to find his, and THE perfect glass of wine. This book is the result: a rollicking account of Canaider's sober trials and drunken tribulations as he attempts to find perfection in wine.
From drinking his first bottle of Grange aged 21 to a mixed case of the world's greatest champagnes in 33 hours; from romantic wine nirvanas like Chianti and Chablis to the new world order represented by California, New Zealand and Australia's industrial wine heartland, Ben experiences moments of vinous bliss, but also sees icons fall and legends disappoint.
This is a book about how the world of wine really works, and why wine is an obsession for many people. As Ben says, in every glass of wine there is promise and hope and inexplicable happiness. All this and it contains alcohol as well. Who could ask for more?
BEN CANAIDER roams around the world drinking wine. He subsequently writes about it for such publications as the Melbourne AGE and the ABC's delicious magazine. Before becoming a professional drinker he worked as a road worker, roof tiler, English teacher and cook. His other books include DRINK DRANK DRUNK, COOKING UNDER THE INFLUENCE and the bestselling guide to beer around the world, BEER: SLABS, STUBBIES AND SIX-PACKS. He is self-employed, lives in Melbourne, and drinks absolutely anywhere.
Random House Australia
Author: Ben Canaider
ISBN: 1740513878 / 9781740513876
*The legal age for alcohol in Australia is 18*