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  • Published: 28 April 2016
  • ISBN: 9781448141937
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224
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Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure


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Take a sideways look at wine with Oz Clarke and James May.

An inspiring introduction to French wine with a unique travel angle, tied in to a primetime 6-part BBC2 series, Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure brings us French wine made simple.

Oz Clarke - award-winning writer, critic and committed Francophile - is one of the world's leading authorities on French wine. James May - overgrown boy racer , Top Gear presenter and journalist - knows nothing about wine and loathes what he calls 'wine ponces'. In Sideways style, they travel through the regions of France for 6 weeks. Oz teaches James about wine with the aim of turning him into a top sommelier, while the pair eat together, get drunk together and sometimes have to sleep together for a few nights under canvas.

Divided by region, Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure cuts through the fear and snobbery that surround French wine, providing an informative, entertaining and accessible guide to the French regions and their wines.
Beautifully illustrated with over 80 landscape photographs and location shots, it is full of useful information on wine-making, wine culture, regions and tips on how to seek out the best the French vineyards have to offer.

  • Pub date: 28 April 2016
  • ISBN: 9781448141937
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224
Categories:

About the Authors

Oz Clarke

Oz Clarke achieved notoriety on BBC TV's Food and Drink and has presented and featured on countless other radio and television programmes. His many books include his annual Wine Guide, Oz Clarke's Wine Atlas and Oz's Pocket Wine Guide. He has won Glenfiddich, Andre Simon and Wine Guild awards and was given the Special Millennium Award by Le Prix du Champagne Lanson for his outstanding contribution to wine education.

James May is a motor journalist and one of the main presenters of BBC2's Top Gear. He currently writes a column for Top Gear Magazine and the Daily Telegraph.

Julie Arkell began her writing career after 11 years in the wine industry. This is her fifth book on wine and spirits.

James May

Having been famously fired from the job of production editor of Autocar, James May turned to freelance motoring journalism in 1995. He has contributed to numerous magazines and newspapers from which he has since been fired, including Scotland on Sunday, Country Life and Car Magazine.


Today, James presents BBC's Top Gear and writes for The Daily Telegraph and Top Gear Magazine. He expects to be fired at any time.


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