Author: Simon Berry at Berry Bros & Rudd
The ultimate introduction to a lifetime of wine appreciation. This informative Book Box includes the eight essential books every young wine-lover should read chosen by Simon Berry, Clerk to the Royal Cellar and chairman of Berry Bros & Rudd. Each box includes a letter from Simon Berry explaining his choice of books and a £100 gift voucher to join one of Berry Bros' famous wine courses at their headquarters in St James's in London.
About Simon Berry
Berry Bros & Rudd is Britain's oldest wine and spirit merchant, established in the 17th century. Their flagship store has been located at No. 3 St James's Street since 1698 when it was founded by the Widow Bourne. A supplier to the royal family since the reign of King George III, historic customers have included Lord Byron, William Pitt the Younger and the Aga Khan. Simon Berry is Clerk to the Royal Cellar and chairman of Berry Bros & Rudd.
This Book Box contains:
The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson & Jancis Robinson
Few wine books can be called classic but the first edition of The World Atlas of Wine made publishing history when it appeared in 1971. It is recognized by critics as the most essential and authoritative wine reference work available. This seventh edition includes 215 unique maps.
The History of Wine in 100 Bottles: From Bacchus to Bordeaux and Beyond by Oz Clarke
A journey from the buried clay urns of Georgia in 6000 BC, to the fraudsters who have rocked the world with their multi-million-dollar counterfeiting scams by one of the country's most loved wine writers.
The Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce by Paul Torday
A charming novel of love and wine from the bestselling author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.
Wine & War by Donald & Petie Kladstrup
The true stories of vignerons who sheltered Jewish refugees in their cellars and of winemakers who risked their lives to aid the resistance. Heroic tales from the winemakers who fought to defend their way of life.
Pocket Vintage Wine Companion by Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent almost certainly knows more about fine wine than anyone else alive. Recruited by Christie's in 1966 to revive their wine auction business, his original large-volume Vintage Wine was published in 2002 and quickly became a classic reference book for members of the wine trade and collectors worldwide, winning top awards.
Consider the Fork by Bea Wilson
This is the story of how we have tamed fire and ice, wielded whisks, spoons, graters, mashers, pestles and mortars, all in the name of feeding ourselves. Bee Wilson takes us on an enchanting culinary journey through the incredible creations, inventions and obsessions that have shaped how and what we cook.
Exploring & Tasting Wine: A Wine Course with Digressions by Berry Bros & Rudd
Whether you are embarking on a lifetime of wine appreciation or are starting to explore your experience more thoroughly, this book from the famous BBR wine school will teach you about all the classic grape varieties and give you the tools to recognise, remember and enjoy wine from around the world.
Inside Burgundy : The Vineyards, The Wine And The People by Jasper Morris
Acclaimed Master of Wine and burgundy specialist Jasper Morris unlocks the secrets of one of the world's most loved wines and conveys his infectious delight in the quirks of character that make memorable Burgundian bottles.
Your books will be delivered in our smart, secure Heywood Hill boxes. They will be wrapped in brown paper and carefully packed in the box with our HH tissue paper. A £100 voucher to be redeemed at Berry Bros & Rudd will be included in the package. If you wish to include a handwritten note to the recipient, please provide your message in the notes box during the checkout process.
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