Reviews for Clinking Outside the Box
"...His spoken words about a lifetime’s vinous experiences are writ in whirlwind style. Alliterations personified and multiplied allow a mischievous smile to remain on the reader’s face throughout..." - Ben Howkins, UK’s most foremost writer and expert on Port and Sherry. Author of titles, “SHERRY, Maligned, Misunderstood, Magnificent!” and “Rich, Rare & Red – A Guide to Port.” Consultant to the Académie du Vin Library. Co-founder, with author Hugh Johnson, of the illustrious Royal Tokaji Wine Company.
"Whether it’s Harry’s ode to Pinot Noir or his experience of vertigo looking down the tortuous slope of the Treppchen vineyard in the Mosel, he has the literary knack of engaging us and sharing with us his consuming passion for the fermented grape."- Tony Aspler the Wine Guy, and recipient of the Order of Canada, is the author of 27 books, most of which are based on wine and food. He is widely respected as Canada’s leading wine expert. Tony writes for a number of international wine magazines, including Wine Spectator, Decanter and www.decanter.com, and Quench.
"...This isn’t an encyclopedic guide for beginners, although newcomers
will learn plenty. This is, instead, a volume for aficionados to enjoy, sip by metaphorical sip..." - Kirkus Reviews
“I’ve been dipping in and out of the text and I find it fascinating. You’ve managed to
assemble bite-sized stories which have factual density and the charm of personal
experience to drive the base. I think it’s a great formula.”
- Michael Fridjhon is South Africa’s most experienced wine judge and leading wine writer. Author, co-author or contributor to more than 40 books on wine. He is the webmaster and key-contributor to the website www.winewizard.co.za.
“As I read through it felt like I was walking through vineyards, wineries and breweries that have been woven into a part of your life story with many anecdotes laced between wine and beverage facts - thank you! Some great imagery too - I keep forgetting how much of wine and beverage history can be told or recorded through a wine bottle label.”
- Cameron Douglas is New Zealand’s first and only Master Sommelier. He is on the Fine Wines of New Zealand Masters team in association with Air New Zealand’s on-board and on-line retail wine collection. Decanter World Wine Awards Regional Chair for New Zealand.