A layman's guide to the generic wines of France - no flamboyant, obscure descriptions, just plain talking for those - like Floyd - who enjoy a glass of wine. A paperback edition of the bestselling book of 1998 - Floyd Uncorked received rave reviews*and has sold over 32,000 copies.A beginner's guide to French wine, the book looks at a variety of red, white, rose wines and champagne* with Master of Wine Jonathan Pedley adding weight to the informative side of the book. Pedley explains all about wine tasting and the differences between the various wines - how they are made, characteristics, etc.Floyd meets the characters who reflect the lifestyle of the area, shares a joke, a meal and a few bottles of the locally produced wine. He also cooks up some delicious food, using wines of the regions. The book features locations shots of Floyd and Pedley in France and recipe shots. There are 10 recipes - one or two for each region, 8 illustrated in colour.Locations are:Loire, Bordeaux, Anguedoc-Roussillon, Provence, Rhone, Burgundy, Alsace, Champagne
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Keith Floyd was born in 1943 and educated at Wellington School, Somerset. Until his death in 2009 Keith devoted his life to cooking, except for a few brief excursions into the army and the antiques and wine trades. He presented 14 highly successful television cookery and travel series, and was the author of 15 bestselling books. When not hurtling around the world, he spent his time fishing and sailing in Marbella, Spain.Review:
"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
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Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0004140982