Welcome to Something in the Cellar….Ronald Searle’s Wonderful World of Wine
“Unique… one of the finest illustrators of the past century.”
Gerald Scarfe, ‘The Independent’
Have you ever witnessed the Ancient, Noble (and Secret) Ceremony of Slashing the Trockenbeerenauslese? Have you attended the Vinolympics? Tasted Ptolemy Nouveau? Watched the Uncorking of the Kangarouge?
Unless you can answer ‘yes’ to at least one of these questions, your initiation into the mysteries of wine and its production has scarcely begun. Let Ronald Searle, in his own inimitable way, introduce you to the time-honoured Wine Ceremonies of the World: from the USA (Blessing the Grapes – California Style) to the Far East (the Japanese Wine Ceremony).
In this international bestseller Ronald Searle enables vintners and wine imbibers throughout the world to experience these mysteries of wine and its production. In his own inimitable style he unveils the secrets of the world’s wine ceremonies. If you have ever wondered how many ways there are to open a bottle of wine, you will find them all here. Vintage Searle.
Ronald Searle is the most acclaimed satirical graphic artist of the twentieth century. He delighted millions with his creation of St Trinians and has published numerous books of caricatures of humans and animals, as well as being a leading contributor to Le Monde’ and ‘Life’ magazine.
“For anyone looking for a gift for a wine buff – or indeed anyone else – Something in the Cellar could hardly be bettered.”
“Most amusing… witty and incisive cartoons… The cartoon illustrating the South African Colourful Ceremony of Offering Limited Recognition to the Black Grape is alone worth the price of the book.”
“Searle deflates pomposity and successfully kicks solemnity right out of the tasting-room door. An ideal Christmas gift for a wine lover.”
“An absolutely brilliant and acerbic collection”