Raymond Blake is set to have his latest book, Wine Talk, published early next year by Skyhorse in New York.
Raymond Blake is one of Ireland’s leading wine writers, whose work appears in numerous magazines across the globe, including The World of Fine Wine. Recently he has also established a strong online presence, presenting wine tasting webinars to audiences in four continents, as well as private and corporate clients for staff and client entertaining. In addition, he is a regular contributor to the 67 Pall Mall TV.
This is a book for those who have been put off by highfalutin terminology and forbidding ritual, it is for those who want the message simplified but not dumbed down and for those who love a glass of wine but for whom technical details are a turn off. Through Blake’s vinous tales and anecdotes, Blake sets out to demystify topics including wine gadgets and accessories through to legacy wines.
Oz Clarke comments on the new book: “Raymond’s book oozes with so much personal experience (both delightfully hazy and precise) and feisty opinion that it is easy to forget that this is actually a tremendous Global Introduction to Wine. It’s just that he misses out the boring stuff but gives you both barrels on what’s fun and interesting, and then soaks the lot in the happy drinking remembrances of one of Ireland’s finest wine men.”
The book is available to pre-order on https://www.skyhorsepublishing.com/9781510767027/wine-talk/ for US $26.99