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Wine consumption in the UK and elsewhere in the world is soaring. We are now drinking 60 per cent more wine than we were ten years ago. A recent market study revealed that "there is an emergence of two important groups of new wine drinkers: women and young people". This guide addresses both groups, reaching out to new, young wine drinkers who are a world away from the traditional, usually male, wine buff. Kitty Johnson looks at why men are always offered the wine list and advises women on wine selection. She considers her subject in the way the majority of women think about it: by styles suitable for different situations or occasions, and in a language that women speak and understand, putting wine terminology firmly in its place. "Which wines are good with cheese or Indian or oriental food?", "Are deposits in the bottom of a bottle safe?", "What's a good bag-in-box wine for a drinks party?", "What kind of high quality wine would be suitable to give as a present?", "Does drinking wine make a difference to my weight?", "I'm four months pregnant; can I have the odd glass of wine?" These are just a handful of questions that are answered in Kitty's modern, unpretentious yet informative guide aimed at young women everywhere.
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Kitty Johnson is the daughter of the distinguished, bestselling wine writer, Hugh Johnson, and has spent her life steeped in the world of wine making and wine tasting. She started her career as a journalist working for Robert Joseph, the Sunday Telegraph's wine correspondent. She went on to become weekly wine correspondent for HANDBAG.COM, the leading women's internet magazine. Kitty now writes regularly for Sainsbury's magazine, BBC Good Food Magazine, Decanter, Decanter.com, WINE magazine, HOT and Harpers on Retail, winprosco.uk. virginwines.com and Red or White Magazine. She appears regularly on Carlton Food Network's 'Food Network Daily', and also on the radio.From the Back Cover:
A fresh voice in the world of wine KITTY JOHNSON unravels many of its mysteries and shares i ts untold delights.
WINE: A WOMAN'S GUIDE
shows you how to be confident in your own personal tastes, and how to serve wine to suit the tastes of others, too. What to get in for a party, what to choose in a bar, what to serve with food . . . What to buy to drink tonight,and what to lay down for future enjoyment, or even for future gain. And there is clear advice from the font line of the health debate: how to drink well and stay well. Assured, funny and jargon-free, WINE: A WOMAN'S GUIDE should find a place in every home.
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