|This is a book about wine, Pure and Simple. It will arm you with a little more wine confidence, knowledge, and enthusiasm. Packed with user-friendly information and all the tricks you could ever want to be able to say, "I know enough to know what I like." Thirsty Work celebrates wine and all that goes into making it and all who are involved in sharing it. Matt Skinner has a broad background in teaching the subject of wine and is wine manager of Jamie Oliver's famous London restaurant, Fifteen. Based on the way he teaches the subject of wine to his students he breaks down all the key topics-from drinking, choosing, and tasting to the key red and white grapes to where and how wine is made to the range of soft, serious, and fizzy styles. And, his 24-hour faces of wine features all the people who are involved in bringing wine to your table. Serious but unpretentious, inspiring and fun, Skinner presents his subject on a unique and personal level in everyday terms.