Everything Happens for a Riesling says Grace De Morgan »

Got a sense of humour and a thirst for knowledge and a good chardonnay?

By Sara Schwarz
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<i>Everything Happens for a Riesling</i> by Grace De Morgan

Everything Happens for a Riesling by Grace De Morgan [©Random House Australia ]


An ear-catching title – one I wish I’d thought of! – combined with eye-catching graphics and smart, sexy wordplays, makes this book stand out from the multitude of wine titles you’ll find on display at your local bookstore.

Smart, funny, full of quotable quotes and pop culture references, this is a fabulous book for anyone new(ish) to wine, with a sense of humour and a thirst for knowledge and a good chardonnay.

Author, playwright and wine tragic Grace De Morgan has gathered together a mini powerhouse of engaged and engaging wine commanders to guide new recruits safely through the quagmire of wine information that is out there, and ensure they come out the other side knowledgeable and confident when presented with even the trickiest of wine lists.

In this book, top sommeliers, rising star winemakers, writer Benjamin Law and the author’s very quotable mum all join forces as your wine whisperers under the guidance of Ms De Morgan to present the facts about wine in a light, zesty and intrepid way – kind of like a good gruner veltliner (p65).

Varietal characteristics, a brief history of world winemaking, what to choose and how, along with a glossary of all those terms you may have heard but are way too embarrassed to ask what they actually mean, this book will lead you through it all.

A great present for anyone with an interest in wine, though some of the language may surprise your nan, and many of the pop-culture references will likely mean nothing to your dad.

Heading to a wine region for a mini-break sometime soon? Take this book along as your bedside companion and bible.

Read more in the press release »

Everything Happens for a Riesling by Grace De Morgan is published by Viking Australia and distributed by Penguin Australia (NSW; Nov 2018; Pb; 216pp; RRP A$29.99)

It can also be purchased online via Booko.com.au here »

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