Olivier Magny shares his wine wisdom – WIN 1 of 3 copies of ‘Into Wine’
“A passionate sommelier”: this is how Olivier Magny is described in the blurb of ‘Into Wine’, his latest book, released today.
If you have ever had the fortune of speaking with Olivier, you will know that “passionate” is rather an understatement. Or perhaps you’ve seen him wandering through stunning French vineyards, extolling their virtues, on ‘The Grape Escape’. Maybe you caught him recently at the Australian Travel Writing Festival, or have slipped from the Paris chill into his wine bar, Ô Chateau, one evening. And then there’s his acclaimed blog and book ‘Stuff Parisians Like’.
The point is, Olivier is a busy man. With such a wealth of experience, and a lot on his plate, it’s also refreshing to see how enthusiastic he is about sharing his knowledge with others.
That is what ‘Into Wine’ is all about.
“Jargon always masks ignorance.”
The first words of Olivier’s book say it all: he is about being genuine, and appreciating something fine for exactly what it is, rather than what others say it should be. He takes you on his journey to becoming a wine enthusiast, at the same time giving up each piece of wisdom he’s gleaned along the way.
‘Into Wine’ is both a humorous exercise in memoir as well as the ultimate guide to appreciating wine. So if you’ve ever harboured dreams of getting into wine, there has never been a better moment.
Click here to read our interview with Olivier.Words by Hannah Duke
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