Book shelf

27 August, 2008
  • The World Atlas of Wine

    For anyone interested in wine, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson's World Atlas of Wine is a must. The sixth edition boasts 48 new pages and 200 maps , 20 of which are new . Since the 2001 edition South Africa has changed beyond recognition , Austria and Greece have become serious players and Asia is recognised as a substantial producer.

    Published by Mitchell Beazley. Price: £35
  • The Good Beer Guide 2008

    The essential handbook for beer lovers residing in or visiting the UK. The guide is essential to finding great British pubs and traditional beers by the pint.

    Guide editor Roger Protz has assiduously listed 4,500 entries along with information about opening hours, food, facilities for families, accommodation, history and locations.

    Published by Camra. Price: £14.99

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La'Mel Clarke

Service isn’t servitude: the skill of hosting

La’Mel Clarke, front of house at London’s Seed Library, looks at the forgotten art of hosting and why it deserves the same respect as bartending.