Drinking Outside The Box

With Simon Woods – wine for people who have a life

The World’s Shortest Wine Book: links to the recommended wines

Cover Med ResHope you’re enjoying The World’s Shortest Wine Book. Please do let me know what you think of it in the comments section below and on the Amazon Kindle store.

If you want to find out more about some of the wines I mentioned in the book, here are some links to relevant web pages. If you find some of the wines are no longer available, or that they’re not on sale in your market, just find a friendly wine merchant to recommend you a suitable alternative!

Chapter 1 – Get some decent glasses
Altos las Hormigas Malbec Clasico

Chapter 2 – Getting sniffy
Waitrose Solera Jerezana Fino del Puerto Sherry
This bottling’s exclusive to the UK, but the Lustau Puerto Fino is also wonderful

Chapter 3 – Don’t underspend
Viña Leyda Single Vineyard Chardonnay

Chapter 4 – Most special offers are not very special
Sainsbury’s Blanc de Noirs Champagne
Roederer Quartet/Estate Brut

Chapter 5 – Five + One
Tercius Vinho Verde Alvarinho

Chapter 6 – There will always be another wine
Cune Rioja Crianza

Chapter 7 – Not everyone likes the same wines
Hans Igler Zweigelt Classic

Chapter 8 – There is nothing wrong with White Zinfandel…
Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rosé

Chapter 9 – Taste as much as possible Part 1
Tahbilk Marsanne

Chapter 10 – Taste as much as possible Part 2
AA Badenhorst Secateurs Red

Chapter 11 – Good wine does not go out of fashion
Craggy Range Te Muna Road Riesling

Chapter 12 – France and Italy:  the greatest wines, the grottiest marketing
Louis Jadot Ladoix Blanc

Chapter 13 – Find a good, friendly wine merchant
Le Vaglie Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

Chapter 14 – Approach natural wine with caution
Luis Pato Natural Baga

Chapter 15 – You should be drinking more fortified wine
Niepoort Senior Tawny Port

Chapter 16 – Food v. non-food wine
McWilliams Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Semillon

Chapter 17 – Food & wine mismatching
Rafael Palacios Bolo Godello

Chapter 18 – Don’t overchill your whites or overheat your reds
Henry Fessy Fleurie

Chapter 19 – You do not have to finish the bottle
Boutinot Fide et Arte ‘La Côte Sauvage’ Cairanne Côtes du Rhône Villages

Chapter 20 – Wine in restaurants: two open letters
Disznókő Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos

Chapter 21 – It is worth starting a wine stash
Wind Gap Syrah

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