THIS IS NOT A WINE GUIDE
CHRIS MORRISON, MURDOCH BOOKS, H/B, $45
WINE IS A VERY confusing area for the layman. There’s plenty of jargon and a plethora of varieties that mean facing a wine list is often daunting. Being told what to taste and how to taste it, being dictated to about what we should enjoy muddies the waters and leaves many feeling overwhelmed. Chris Morrison, an award-winning sommelier, recognises this and hopes to help. Attractive and approachable, this book distills the facts into consumable portions. It recognises the fact that no one wants to be wrong when it comes to wine, but also endorses the idea that there is, in fact, such a thing as subjectivity. Importantly, this isn’t a book reserved for the wine elite, it’s for people who love food and want to make the most of their dining experience.