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UPBEAT’s SUMMER Guide #3


Juicy Tales


Sonoma County, CA. ~ Cork- screw ~ The highly improba- ble, but occasionally true, tale of a professional wine buyer. I’m glad I lived long enough to read this one… This is the funniest book I’ve ever, ever laugh-out-loud read. I thought I was telling


tales when I


wrote Road Warrior Survival Guide… Doesn’t even hold a candle to what I just finished reading.


Corkscrew, The highly im- probably, but occasionally true, tale of a professional wine buyer. I can promise you, you don’t know anyone who’s more funny… Entertaining to the Nth degree, really jolly. If


Corkscrew, by Peter Stafford-Bow, a Wine Buyer, Through his Lens


there’s a glass ceiling for how much you can laugh while reading a book, Peter Stafford-Bow has broken it. You can’t antici- pate any of it, your eyes will bug out of your head as you read it. You’ll wonder, how will he get himself out of this one? You’ve just got to read it to under- stand that


I’m


not joshing you. This book is hysterical, as he nails his


By Jo Diaz of Gyserville, CA. • jo@diaz-communications.com characters


characters with great depth of understanding and humor. As I was reading the book, I went over some- thing in my mind of something I recently thought … The line, “The names


been changed to protect cent.”


the


Names are always changed to


the author from the guilty


party’s law-


suits. And, there are some pretty intriguing


have inno-


Really… protect


within this story


that I’d want to protect myself from, too. I remember walk- ing into a wholesaler’s ware- house once, whose walls were “six feet thick,” they declared. It took me about a half hour to first find the place, as I went around and around a block, not even seeing the ware- house… It was right there, but I couldn’t see it. Someone had to come outside and guide me in. Yeah… like that.


About The Author This is Peter Stafford-Bow’s first novel, and if this is his first, I’m first in line for his


next. Writing and publishing a book is so much more than thinking it, writing it, and vi- ola! It does take a lot of time. I’ll be patient, sorta. Peter has had decades of in international


experience


wine trade, and he’s worked for some of the largest retail- ers in the world. He’s been to every major wine region, and tasted wines that most of us don’t even yet know ex- ist. He’s writing under an as- sumed name to avoid anyone realizing that they might be a character of interest.


When the Nobel Peace Prize Committee


designated me the recipient of the 1970 award for my contribution to the 'green revolution,' they were in effect, I believe,


selecting an individual to


symbolize the vital role of agriculture and food produc-


tion in a world that is hungry, both for


bread and for peace. Norman Borlaug


Pg 20 • AUGUST 2019 • UPBEAT TIMES, INC. This creed of the desert seemed inexpressible in words, and indeed in thought. ~T. E. Lawrence


Jo Diaz


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