FEATURING - Africa Uncorked: travels in extreme wine territory by John and Erica Platter

Posted on December 09, 2019

The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:

Africa Uncorked: travels in extreme wine territory by John and Erica Platter.

Africa Uncorked is not just another wine book. It is tougher, more exotic stuff than the usual gentle rumble through the vineyards investigating the usual suspects. The wines of Africa are rooted in rugged landscapes, extreme climates and tumultuous histories. They reflect the past and future, the charms and perils of their countries. This is the backdrop to the Platter’s blend of personal travel diary and weird and wonderful wine notes and it’s splashed with the African flavours they encountered en route. The birds, beasts and beaches; the art, architecture and music; the plants, the people and politics. Altogether, this has to be the most original wine publication in years.

Catalogue Access: https://UnivofPretoria.on.worldcat.org/oclc/50986858

This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Africana (ZA) Collection.

The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.

- Author Sonto Mabena and Nikki Haw

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