SCENE: A Gentlemen's Club
CJ and PK are seated in leather armchairs.
CJ: I say PK, what’s that in your hand?
CJ: No, the other one.
PK: This, my friend, is the long-awaited first book from Sediment
CJ: A Sediment book?
PK: Yes! Sediment: Two Gentlemen and Their Mid-Life Terroirs. Published by John Blake Books, available from today.
CJ: What a handsome volume – how much does it cost?
PK: £12.99 or less, from Amazon and all good booksellers. Which is less, even, than a bottle of wine.
PK: It’s rather like a wine, in fact. It contains Malbec, Cava, Bordeaux and port, some rather shoddy Côtes du Rhône, Le Piat d’Or…
CJ: You intrigue me -
PK: It’s Sediment’s most entertaining thoughts about wine drinking, wine buying and so on, in a convenient hardback form.
CJ: Revised and edited?
PK: As the lawyers insisted.
CJ: It strikes me, PK, that this would be enjoyed by anyone who reads the Sediment blog.
PK: And it would make the perfect gift for any wine drinker who doesn't read Sediment.
CJ: Or, indeed, any of their friends or relatives.
PK: It would.
CJ: Tell me what it is again?
PK: The perfect gift, CJ.
CJ: You're absolutely right: Sediment: Two Gentlemen and Their Mid-Life Terroirs
Porter: Excuse me gentlemen, but we’ve had reports of a fatuous conversation taking place in the Smoking Room. Are you actually members of this club?