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The Knackered Mother's Wine Club Everything you need to know about wine - and much, much more by Helen McGinn

The Knackered Mother's Wine Club Everything you need to know about wine - and much, much more

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If there ever was a user-friendly guide to wine then this is it. The breezy style makes it easy to pick up tips and grow your confidence as you read your way through – and you will want to read it all, I promise. You will find all your wine questions answered, a full guide to what to drink and when, where to get the best – and the basics of wine, the grapes, the regions and the qualities to look for.

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The Knackered Mother's Wine Club Everything you need to know about wine - and much, much more by Helen McGinn

Do you: * Frequently panic in the wine aisle and end up reaching for the same old thing. Every. Single. Time? * Simply pick the bottle with the nicest-looking label? * Automatically pick the second-cheapest wine on the wine list? * Feel it may be time to extend your wine horizons beyond Pinot Grigio? If this is you, then you need to join the Knackered Mother's Wine Club. Come and explore the wonderful world of wine. From throwing a children's party (because adults need something fizzy too), planning a wedding or matching wine with food, this book will help you make the right wine choice every single time. Go beyond the discount deals and discover the can't-go-wrong crowd-pleasers, perfect reds to go with your Sunday roast, the best wine to drink with chocolate, plus some unexpected suggestions for your next girls' night in. This is the one wine guide that every woman should own. Because life's too short to drink bad wine.


'Love love love this book. It doesn't just simplify wine, it simplifies life. Essential reading' - India Knight

'Useful, interesting and very funny - every woman who owns a corkscrew or knows about screw-caps needs a copy of this book' - Victoria Moore, author of How to Drink

About the Author

Helen McGinn is the author of multi award-winning wine blog The Knackered Mother's Wine Club, and the regular wine expert on ITV's The Alan Titchmarsh Show. She spent almost a decade sourcing wines around the world as a supermarket wine buyer and now runs her own wine business. She is also a senior wine judge for the annual International Wine Challenge. She is married with three children, aged 3, 5 and 8. Her interests include reading, cooking, walking the dogs, chatting over a glass of wine and the occasional dinner out. (She wanted to add Zumba to this list, but decided it was better to be truthful.) The Knackered Mother's Wine Club is her first book.

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30th November 1999


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