Oz and James Drink to BritainHardback
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- Publisher: PAVILION BOOKS
- Format: Hardback | 192 pages
- Dimensions: 202mm x 260mm x 32mm | 962g
- Publication date: 6 January 2009
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1862058466
- ISBN 13: 9781862058460
- Illustrations note: At least 200 colour photographs, maps & illustrations
- Sales rank: 457,935
We're a nation of drinkers but what do we drink? Following their previous highly amusing journeys around France and California Oz and James embark on a summer road trip around their homeland, on a quest to find the drink that defines modern Britain. This is an account of their thinly disguised drinking holiday through Britain and Ireland, and what they found out about British booze en route. The pair start out in a barley field in Yorkshire, with Oz showing James what goes into beer and why. As they travel round Britain they explore the best and worst of British beers and move on to other drinks that might define modern Britain: wine and whisky, of course, and gin, vodka, cider and perry. Oz and James's hunting grounds are great British pubs, maltsters, small breweries and distilleries, sparkling wine makers, hop growers and many more, all set against the beautiful backdrop of the British countryside. This odd couple squabble and revel in their differences in an irreverent and highly amusing tribute to British drink in its many forms.
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Oz Clarke is one of the world's leading wine experts, known for his phenomenal palate, irreverent style, accurate predictions, and enthusiasm for life in general and wine in particular. He is the author of many award-winning books on wine, including Pocket Wine A to Z (now in its 23rd edition), Grapes & Wines: A Comprehensive Guide to Varieties and Flavours (co-authored with Margaret Rand), Bordeaux: The Wines, The Vineyards, The Winemakers, the Wine Atlas and Let Me Tell You About Wine: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Wine.
"* 'To find the drink that speaks for modern Britain': Oz Clarke"