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Gustav TempleBorn in London in 1965, Gustav Temple is the founder of The Chap Magazine, the satirical gentlemen’s journal first published in 1999. Today he is the full-time editor and publisher of that journal, as well as penning freelance journalism for other publications.

Mr. Temple is the author of six Chap-related books. His other activities include organising The Chap Olympics, an annual Olympiad for the over-dressed, in which sportsmanship, athleticism and physical strength are not rewarded as highly as panache, guile and sporting a well-pressed trouser. He lives in Lewes.

His Cooking for Chaps was  published by Kyle Cathie in 2014. He is currently writing Drinking for Chaps with wine critic and connoisseur Olly Smith, which will be published in 2015 by Kyle Books.

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Gustav TempleGentleman about town Gustav Temple, editor of The Chap magazine, and Olly Smith, wine expert extraordinaire, have teamed together to write this ultimate guide to alcoholic beverages. 

A treasure trove of advice, Drinking for Chaps will transform men (and women) from gadabouts and dabblers to titans of taste. 

Chapters include cocktails, bubbles, wine, beer, cider, spirits and liqueurs, and cover pairing drinks with delicacies as well as how to order booze in a restaurant and the infallible Chap hangover cure. 

Whether you want to impress your house guests with your lemon twist, dazzle a young lady with your drinking decorum, or order a perfect Martini at your favourite bar, this essential guide will show you how to drink like a king without spending a fortune.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Drinking for Chaps - How to Choose One's Booze (Kyle Books, 2015); Cooking for Chaps (Kyle Books, 2014); Am I A Chap? (Beautiful Books, 2010), The Best of The Chap (Boxtree, 2005), Around the World in 80 Martinis (Fourth Estate, 2004); The Chap Almanac (Fourth Estate, 2003); The Chap Manifesto (Fourth Estate, 2002).