New Edition Out Now: The Bluffer's Guide to Wine

Jonathan Goodall updates the original guide to the grape-based drink.

'Iconoclastic, informed and very funny, these bluffers have tongues in cheeks as well as excellent palates.'  Tim Atkin, MASTER OF WINE

Never again confuse your vintage with your viticulture, your ullage with your oenology, your sabrage with your cépage,  The Bluffer's Guide to Wine  provides you with all you need to know to hold your own against the most sneering of sommeliers.

A 5-million-copy bestselling series,  Bluffer's Guides ®  have been helping people out of sticky situations for over four decades.  Now relaunched, they’re back, and not just in paperback. E-books are available from all major online bookstores.

The Sunday Telegraph  described the original series as containing 'an amazing amount of solid fact disguised as frivolous observation' and  Daily Mail  hailed the guides as providing a 'means to apparent instant erudition without actually having to know or study anything.' 

The latest release from Bluffer's is a new edition of  Harry Eyres 's original  The Bluffer's Guide to Wine , which has undergone a facelift at the hands of  Jim Shannon , the new series illustrator, and  Jonathan Goodall , a newcomer to the Bluffer's stable of great writers.

Jonathan landed his first writing job in his early 20s, editing 'The Potato Page' at  The Fresh Produce Journal . He learnt quickly how to identify a 'hot-potato' story, a skill he successfully transferred to  Wine & Spirit International  then  Decanter  wine magazine, which he joined as editor. Never afraid of hands-on research, he has since written about all facets of booze for, among others,  The Daily Telegraph The Times The Spectator  and  Saga  M agazine . He has also written books, too humorous to mention, about beer and cocktails.

Harry has been a theatre critic and arts writer for  The Times , wine editor of  Harpers & Queen , wine columnist for  The Spectator , and the only poetry editor of  The Daily Express  that there has ever been. He is also the author of the  Beginner's Guide to Plato's The Republic  for Hodder & Stoughton's Beginner's Guides to Great Works series and is a published poet.

FOR PRESS ENQUIRIES

Emma Smith | 0207 042 0228 |  esmith@bluffers.com Review copies available on request.E-book available for Kindle and iPad at  Amazon.co.uk  and iBookstore (RRP £4.99). Print edition in stores and at online retailers March 2013 (RRP £6.99).

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A 5-million-copy bestselling series, The Bluffer’s Guides® have been helping people out of sticky situations for over four decades. Now relaunched, they’re back – and not just in paperback. The Bluffer's brand now encompasses a website (publishing mini Bluffer's Guides as editorial features), an app, and a weekly newsletter. Bluffer’s mission is to eradicate social embarrassment from this world, and (with the help of their witty experts) they’re well on their way to doing just that.

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Iconoclastic, informed and very funny, these bluffers have tongues in cheeks as well as excellent palates.
Tim Atkin, Master of Wine
An amazing amount of solid fact disguised as frivolous observation.
The Sunday Telegraph
The Bluffer's Guides present the means to apparent instant erudition without ever having to know or study anything.
Daily Mail