Well-known local wine expert and restaurateur Delbert Horrocks has just released Slightly Corked, his collection of articles and stories, some of which were written for TAKE 5. Horrocks established his reputation as the co-owner of the Mahle House restaurant in Cedar for 27 years. As he points out, “It’s a long time to go without a real job.” Calling on his years of experience in the hospitality industry and keen eye for the absurd, Horrocks authored his monthly articles to inform and delight his community of devoted readers. Notable for its wide-ranging subject matter, Slightly Corked shows how Horrocks’ unique sense of humour and acerbic commentary on modern life won him notoriety and esteem throughout mid-island.
Initially, copies of the book ($20) will be available at the Mahle House restaurant, the Coco Café and the Wheatsheaf beer and wine store in Cedar, and in Ladysmith, at Delbert’s residence. Failing that, autographed copies will also be sold out of the trunk of the author’s much loved Honda Civic — Have Book Will Travel. For details email dhorrocks [at] shaw [dot] ca or phone 250-924-2100.