Wine and Wine-making
Food Wine Burgundy
Paperback ISBN: 1892145758
For decades, David Downie and Alison Harris have been exploring Burgundy—they walked clear across it in 2006—reporting on their finds for top magazines and newspapers worldwide. This is the third Terroir Guide they have collaborated on and perhaps the most detailed and personal of any so far. Burgundy is one of France’s great food and wine regions. Many of the world’s most sought-after wines are produced there; so, too, are some of the most underrated, underpriced white wines in France. Each of Burgundy’s five wine districts is thoroughly explored in this guide, with recommendations on which wines to buy and which wineries to visit. Wine terminology is explained in a way that anyone can understand. On the food side, Burgundy still has a surprising number of luxurious restaurants, as well as dozens of country auberges visitors dream of discovering. Downie leads you to just such places, as well as to specialty food shops where you can taste the region’s terroir firsthand. Burgundy’s lush scenery distills the essence of French terroir, and each of its subregions has a distinctive character where the architecture and art reflect this storied diversity.
Michelin Wine Trails of Italy
Itineraries Throught the Vineyards
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 2067206648
Theupdated Michelin Green Guide Wine Trailsof Italy is a wine-themed journey of exploration. 125 driving tours presentItaly's wineries, towns, villages and countryside. Learn all about Italianwine:how to make, taste and serve it.Through its star-rating system of special points of interest, well-researchedplaces to stay and eat, and suggested activities, this Green Guide with itswine-purple cover also encourages discovery of Italy's history and culture, andof course, its wines. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE
A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste
Paperback ISBN: 0143128094
A professional journalist describes how she left her job to enter into the world of wine tasting, as well her attempts to understand wine culture and what makes people obsessed with this type of drink.
The 50 Essential Topics, Each Explained in Under a Minute
Paperback ISBN: 1577151763
Surrounded by mystique, the world of wine can be intimidating for the novice. What’s the difference between bouquet and nose? Is Rioja a wine or a region? Are you prepared to answer any of those questions at a dinner party? Know-It-All Wine demystifies the subject, decanting the knowledge you need in palatable sips. Compiled by wine experts, it’s organized in a sequence of well-thought-out chapters, taking you from terroir to the technicalities of winemaking, introducing you to the important grapes and iconic regions, offering an overview of the business of wine and how it works, and concluding with a section on the enjoyment of wine. Every entry has been edited into a neat and effective 300 words and an image, it will leave you plenty of time to put your new-found expertise into practice.
The World's Best Organic, Biodynamic & Craft Wines
Hardcover ISBN: 1911127292
A brilliant, beautifully designed, and timely book. Jane Anson has written an essential portrait of today’s world of organic, biodynamic and natural wine by highlighting the people, passions, and bottles that count with her characteristic sensitivity and style.’ Elin McCoy, Wine & Spirits columnist: Bloomberg News ‘A book that celebrates wines as they should be – heroic, alive, respectful of the land and the simplicity of good taste.’ Francis Mallmann, Chef ‘Jane is one of the rare writers on wines who captures the essence of her subject without resorting to winespeak, sharing her expertise with irresistible enthusiasm, approachability and authority. More than a reference book, this gem takes a fresh look at the world of handcrafted wines and their journey from terroir to cellar.’ Michel Roux, O.B.E. ‘If you’re a wine drinker who’s always wondered where all the craft wines are then you need to buy this book, which doesn’t just tell you, but also brings them to life with stories and food ideas.’ Victoria Moore, Daily Telegraph & BBC Good Food Featuring 250 tasting notes of hand-crafted wines from every corner of the globe, as well as grower profiles and recommendations from some of the best sommeliers from around the world, this is the complete go-to guide on the subject of hand-crafted wines. Organic, biodynamic, and natural wines have seen a huge surge in popularity in recent years, with many high-end, commercially successful producers converting to organic and biodynamic practices to supply the increasing demand for wines that are good for both the drinkers and the environment and that are produced with care. Written by award winning wine expert, Jane Anson, this stylish compendium explores what makes these wines different, how they are produced and why they are enjoying such a boom. Whether you're a wine-buff or just love wine, this beautiful collection is for you.
The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert
Take a Whiff of That, Wine is a Grocery, Not a Luxury
Hardcover ISBN: 0544005031
Presents a basic, scent-guided introduction to wines and wine appreciation, detailing wine's basic components to help the reader determine what kind of wine they like best.
50 Perfect Wines to Pair With Your Child's Rotten Behavior
Hardcover ISBN: 1631063359
This isn't your ordinary wine pairing book--this is wine pairing for the weary parent! Did your daughter just get out of bed for the twelfth time to ask for a glass of water? We've got the perfect rosé for your sanity. Did your son just have a meltdown in the middle of the grocery store? We've got a Pinot for your pain. Has your child's math homework left you in a state of total depression? Try a Syrah to get you out of that funk. W(h)ine includes fifty perfect pairings to match your child's perfectly rotten behavior! You'll also discover the best ways to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew (hint: use a shoe). As a bonus, each wine featured in the book comes with a sticker, so every time you sample a wine to match a rotten behavior, go ahead and add it to the Periodic Table of W(h)ine that folds out of the book. The sticker groupings will help you determine if your child has behavior problems, attitude problems, or just plain bad DNA! So whether you like your "juice" from the glass, the bottle, or the box, this is the perfect book to wine your way through the joys of day-to-day parenting.
A Spirited Guide to the Drinks, History and Culture of the Aperitif
Hardcover ISBN: 1787131262
Santé! The apéritif is back. Forget the crass cocktail – the chic apéritif is the choice of the discerning drinker. From the Latin aperire ('to open'), an apéritif not only kick-starts the palate but is the most delightful way to begin an evening. More and more people are falling for the charms of this light, refreshing, and aromatic way of drinking, and bars dedicated to apéritifs are opening around the world. Characterized by their dryness, freshness, and bitter flavors, many apéritifs are also low in alcohol, making them a perfect choice for health-conscious barflies. In Apéritif, acclaimed drinks writer Kate Hawkings romps through the history of how these drinks came into being across the great drinking nations of Europe and beyond. And after a look at the science of why these drinks work so well as appetizers, she peruses anything and everything that can be considered as an apéritif: what it is, what to look for, and how best to drink it. From amaro to gin, through spritzes to Campari and Lillet, and with suggested recipes or serving suggestions for each kind of booze, Apéritif encourages you to sit back, sip, and anticipate the pleasures that the evening holds.
The Billionaire's Vinegar
The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine
Paperback ISBN: 0307338789
A real-life historical mystery journeys behind the scenes of the secretive world of wine aficionados to describe the 1985 purchase of a bottle of 1787 Château Lafite Bordeaux for $156,000, the mysterious background of the wine, and the enigmatic wine collector who discovered the bottle, once supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson, in a bricked-up Paris cellar. Reprint.
The Emperor of Wine
The Rise of Robert M. Parker, Jr. and the Reign of American Taste
Paperback ISBN: 0060093692
Documents the career of one of the world's most influential wine critics, describing his everyday American childhood, the hard work and determination that shaped the course of his successes, and his contributions to the world of wine buying and consumption. Reprint.