Getting paid to drink and gamble / Jeff 'Pigeon' Collerson.
By: Collerson, Jeff.
Contributor(s): Australian Broadcasting Corporation.Material type: BookPublisher: Sydney : ABC Books, c2005Description: 183 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0733317308.Subject(s): Greyhound racing -- Australia -- Anecdotes | Gambling -- Australia -- Anecdotes | Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Australia -- Anecdotes | Journalists -- Australia -- Anecdotes
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Step into a world of greyhounds and wine with Jeff Collerson (aka Pigeon), the legendary wine and track columnist. This hilarious collection of anecdotes and stories is awash with 'characters' from trackside to wine-side, and tells of a life lived working the perfect job - being paid to watch the dogs and drink good plonk. Working as a cadet journalist in the 1960s on the old Consolidate Press-owned Daily Telegraph, one of Jeff's tasks was to sift through the Saturday night dog races in order to give tips to Kerry Packer. Lachlan Murdoch, Tetsuya Wakuda, Mike Gibson and Piers Akermann have all had a chance to share in Jeff's hot tips. Off the track, Jeff mixed it with the best of Australian and international winemakers, knocking back a tipple or two with the cream of the crop, Murray Tyrrell (Tyrrell's Wines) and Max Schubert (the maker of Penfolds' legendary Grange Hermitage). Discover the inside secrets to picking a winner and cellaring fine plonk. Hermitage with a meat pie, who needs an excuse?