BOOK SHELF

27 August, 2008
Page 50 
l To Cork or Not to Cork

George M Taber, who wrote the book on the famous controversial Judgement of Paris tasting, turns his attention to another topic that polarises views among the wine elite: whether to use traditional cork, metal screwcaps or synthetic closures. Taber endeavours to weave his way through all the research and conflicting views.

Published by Scribner.

Price: US$26

l The Míele Guide

Asia is to have its own independent restaurant guide, published in October and sponsored by Míele the German cooking and laundry appliance maker. Publishers, Ate Media, says it will not accept any advertising or free meals from any of the restaurants reviewed. The first edition will evaluate restaurants in 16 countries such as Hong Kong, Philippines and Vietnam.

Published by Ate Media.

Price: US$15

Comment

Dominic Roskrow

The serious business of bourbon

This is most odd. I’m standing with two American gentlemen in the corner of a very swish steak bar staring at a surreal painting of what we’re being told is a ship exploding as it sails towards a lighthouse. I think.

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