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Wine has developed a following that number in the billions worldwide. Of the beverages of choice offered to mankind, aside from water, wine is one of the earliest recorded drinks in antiquity. And wine in all of its infinite combinations from many regions and in a wide array of smells, fragrances, tastes and strengths, continues to top the lists on menus and in homes around the planet.
1918. A First World War battlefield becomes the cosmic battleground for two vampires, as Karl von Wultendorf struggles to free himself from his domineering maker, Kristian.
Little Miss Wine O'Clock is staying in tonight with her friend Little Miss Prosecco. They are re-watching Downton Abbey and playing a game called "Downton the Hatch". This means they have to sip a drink every time Lady Mary raises her eyebrows. Or whenever anyone opens a letter with a knife. Or whenever Carson clears his throat. With the complete box set to watch it will be a long and messy night. Meet a world of hilarious 21st century characters - from Little Miss Extreme Detox who's on a kale-only diet but can think of nothing but cake to Little Miss Mombie who used to go out but now lives mostly in her sitting room and spends her time picking things up. Are you Little Miss Commuter or Little Miss Vintage? Do you now a Little Miss Social Media, Little Miss Bridezilla or Little Miss Yummy Mummy? Created for grown-ups this pitch-perfect parody is the ideal gift for friends, daughters, girlfriends, wives, mothers and grandmothers. Perfect for Mother's Day, for Christmas, or just for fun. This book has not been prepared, approved licensed or endorsed by any entity involved in the creation or production of the Mr. Men and Little Miss books including the publishers and Roger Hargreaves and Adam Hargreaves.
For the last decade, the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has presented case histories showing how financial institutions, law firms, accountants, and others have designed and implemented complex financial structures to take advantage of and, at times, abuse or violate U.S. tax statutes, securities regulations, and accounting rules. This book offers yet another detailed case study of how two financial institutions -- Deutsche Bank AG and Barclays Bank PLC -- developed structured financial products called MAPS and COLT, two types of basket options, and sold them to one or more hedge funds, including Renaissance Technologies LLC and George Weiss Associates, that used them to avoid federal taxes and leverage limits on buying securities with borrowed funds.
First of all, you should know what The World's Shortest Wine Book is NOT... It's NOT a worthy textbook containing more information than anyone normal could ever need. It's NOT a banal go-and-buy-this-without-using-your-brain guide. And it's NOT a book recommending wines that you either can't find or can't afford. Not that award-winning author Simon Woods has anything against those types of book. It's just that he wanted to write something for normal people, as in those who enjoy wine but aren't too precious about it. So in this guide to 21 ways to get more out of a bottle of wine, among other things you'll discover: What is the Punk Rock of wine When & why you should keep red wine in the fridge The ins-and-outs of Five + One Why more wine merchants should be like Julian What the Village People, Tom & Jerry and Sausages have to do with wine... Discover why Simon gives fortified wines the thumbs-up and special offers the thumbs down. And what cold tea and cola have to teach you about wine. Shoe-horning all that information and more besides into the 21 chapters wasn't easy but Simon Woods has just about managed it (although there are three extra chapters out there somewhere, as readers will find out. "Simon's writing style is lively, interesting and balanced. He's jokey without being forced, and critical without being an iconoclast. Best of all, he talks good sense" - Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak. To read more good sense - and give your wine life a major boost - just click 'Add to Cart' above.
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