After Bedales, Cambridge and LAMDA, and a year finding out that he was neither a good nor a successful actor, Robert Booth spent 11 years teaching English as a foreign language in London, France and Italy. He then went into broadcasting, first with BBC Radio 4 and then at Classic FM. In the spring of 1996 he and his family moved to south-west France, where they lived for 7 years. He writes a regular food column for Sussex Living magazine. Apart from Who’s on the Bottle, Robert has also written Eating the Alphabet, Who’s on the Menu and Words of Food as part of his series of gastronomic gift books, also published by Bene Factum. Previously he wrote Always and Only Venice, a grand compilation of odds and ends, myths, legends, curiosities, facts, and strange and wonderful things about that most magical place. He now lives in Petworth, Sussex.
WHO’S ON THE BOTTLE
Liquid Curiosities Uncorked
Robert Booth celebrates all those who saw fit to add some wonder to the world by pouring their creative genius into a bottle. From fine wines to bottled water, and everything in between, we discover who we really should be toasting next time we raise our glasses. This is the perfect complement to Booth’s previous title, Who’s on the Menu, championing the drink creators instead of the foodies.
- What should go in the perfect Noonday Reviver to avoid the wrath of Evelyn Waugh
- Which tipple provided the creative madness behind Picasso, Hemmingway and Toulouse-Lautrec
- The original cola wars of Dr John Pemberton and Caleb Davis Bradham
- How to test the percentage of alcohol using the perfectly safe ‘gunpowder and magnifying glass’ trick
- Beau Brummel’s guide to being decadent and fastidious in equal measure with your champagne
- He who said: “One martini is all right, two are too many, three are not enough.”
- Why of the Three Wise Men, Caspar should feel like the other two owe him a drink.
|Dimensions||185 x 135 mm|