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The Wine Dine Dictionary
Good Food and Good Wine
Victoria Moore - 2017-05-11
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Discover the perfect wine pairing with The Wine Dine Dictionary. Organized alphabetically by food and wine, this handbook offers expert advice on making informed and creative choices for your next meal. Written by one of the country's most popular wine journalists and experts in the psychology of smell and taste, Victoria Moore. This delightful read will not only tell you what goes with what, but why and how the combination works. Don't just consult this book, savor it!
Robert Benzie
It is the best wine and food pairing book. Well-written, thoughtfully curated, and provides plenty of options for different matches. Better than any online pairing sites I’ve seen. We use it so much, I have some of her passages memorized.      source
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Shopping for Votes
How Politicians Choose Us and We Choose Them
Susan Delacourt - 2013-10-22
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An insightful look at how political marketing in Canada has transformed into a business, with citizens as customers, resulting in voter apathy and gutless public policy. Susan Delacourt takes readers into the world of top political marketers, explaining how parties slice and dice their platforms for different audiences and abandon the hard work of knitting together broad consensus or national vision. An eye-opening book that offers a new narrative for understanding political culture in Canada.
Robert Benzie
This is the indispensable @SusanDelacourt book, Shopping For Votes, that @MooreintheAM was discussing on @NEWSTALK1010. A must-read for anyone interested in democracy, elections, and marketing. #onpoli #cdnpoli      source
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Homeland Elegies
A Novel
Ayad Akhtar - 2020-09-15
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"Homeland Elegies" is a thought-provoking exploration of hope and identity in a nation that is falling apart, blending fact and fiction to tell an epic story of belonging and dispossession in the aftermath of 9/11. This gripping book is part family drama, part social essay, and part adventure, following a father and son as they navigate a changing world. Author Ayad Akhtar has created a powerful new narrative voice that captures a country where debt and finance have taken over, a TV star is president, and immigrants live in fear. Through the lens of a gripping family story, Akhtar makes sense of this chaotic new reality, sparing no one in the process.
Robert Benzie
Just finished @ayadakhtar’s brilliant new novel, Homeland Elegies, which is a searing, soaring, souring take on modern America. Reminded me a little of Frederick Exley’s A Fan’s Notes. But even better. Go buy this book.      source
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Walking with Destiny
Andrew Roberts - 2018-11-06
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Discover the true genius and visionary leader that was Winston Churchill in this landmark biography. With exclusive access to extensive new material, including diaries, letters, and personal notes, the bestselling author of Napoleon and The Storm of War reveals the hidden forces that fueled Churchill's drive to defend the British Empire and fight against Nazi Germany. Explore Churchill's personal journey and gain insight into his fundamental values of courage, tenacity, leadership, and moral conviction that still resonate today.
Robert Benzie
Best book I have read this year.      source
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Godforsaken Grapes
A Slightly Tipsy Journey through the World of Strange, Obscure, and Underappreciated Wine
Jason Wilson - 2018-04-24
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In Godforsaken Grapes, Jason Wilson explores the nearly 1,400 varieties of wine grapes in the world, beyond the 20 commonly used grapes. From Portugal to Italy to the United States, Wilson takes readers on a journey through rare and wonderful grapes, blending travel with conversations with winemakers and explorers. This book is an entertaining ode to the possibilities of wine.
Robert Benzie
.@boozecolumnist's lively new "Godforsaken Grapes" is the most enjoyable #wine book I've read since @lawrenceosborne's 2004 "The Accidental Connoisseur." Now hunting for mauzac, blaufrankisch, areni, baga, etc. (We have enough zweigelt and baco noir in Ontario.) A must read.      source