Wine and Wine-making
Terroir and Other Myths of Winegrowing
Terroir and Other Myths of Winegrowing
Hardcover      ISBN: 0520276957
"Matthews brings a scientist's skepticism and scrutiny to widely held ideas and beliefs about viticulture--often promulgated by people who have not tried to grow grapes for a living--and subjects them to critical examination: Is terroir primarily a marketing ploy that obscures our understanding of which environments really produce the best wine? Can grapevines that yield a high berry crop generate wines of high quality? What does it mean to have vines that are balanced or grapes that are fully mature? Dobiodynamic practices violate biological principles? These and other questions will be addressed in a book that could alternatively be titled (in homage to a PUP bestseller) On Wine Bullshit"--Provided by publisher.
Texas Hill Country Wineries
Texas Hill Country Wineries
Paperback      ISBN: 146713273x
The Texas Hill Country wineries have roots as old as any around. Texas grapes grow in soils made from ancient sea deposits, similar to the grape-growing regions of Europe. Texas wine culture arrived in the 1600s with Spanish missionaries who settled and planted vineyards in El Paso del Norte. The 1800s brought German and Italian immigrant farmers to Texas; they considered wine a staple of everyday life. In what is now America's No. 5 wine-producing state, the Texas Hill Country was named by Wine Enthusiast magazine to its 2014 list of best international wine destinations. It may surprise some, but not the wine aficionados who have visited the Texas Hill Country's 50 or more wineries, that wine-and-culinary tourism is currently the Texas Hill Country's fastest growing sector. This book is your guide to the Texas Hill Country winery experience. It is time to sip and savor Texas for yourself.
This Is Not a Wine Guide
This Is Not a Wine Guide
Hardcover      ISBN: 1743368399
Overflowing with practical information and advice, a well-respected sommelier in the U.K. and Australia with more than 20 years of experience offers a new approach on how to include wine in your lifestyle, your social life and your everyday entertaining.
A Toast to Bargain Wines: How Innovators, Iconoclasts, and Winemaking Revolutionaries Are Changing the Way the World Drinks
A Toast to Bargain Wines
How Innovators, Iconoclasts, and Winemaking Revolutionaries Are Changing the Way the World Drinks
Paperback      ISBN: 1439195188
The award-winning author of To Cork or Not to Cork explores how the bargain wine industry has thrived in today's challenged economy, drawing on historical, business and other sources to provide background information and top recommendations. Simultaneous.
A Traveller's Wine Guide to California
A Traveller's Wine Guide to California
Paperback      ISBN: 1566568420
Award-winning photographer and author Holmes was named Travel Photographer of the Year by the Society of American Travel Writers in 1990, 1992, and 2010. He offers wine tourists a handy guide to California's well-known and lesser-known wine-producing regions. The text opens with an introduction to the winery experience, the American wine classification system, traveling and lodging in California, and general tips on what to drink, followed by sections covering the wine-producing regions--Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Mendocino County, San Francisco, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County, Southern California, Central Valley, Sierra Foothills--and a sampling of listings for brandy, sake, and artisan foods. Illustrated with maps and full-color photographs, the guide also contains a list of California/wine industry websites, wine events, grape varieties, and further reading suggestions. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
A Traveller's Wine Guide to Germany
A Traveller's Wine Guide to Germany
Paperback      ISBN: 1566568935
True Brews: How to Craft Fermented Cider, Beer, Wine, Sake, Soda, Mead, Kefir, and Kombucha at Home
True Brews
How to Craft Fermented Cider, Beer, Wine, Sake, Soda, Mead, Kefir, and Kombucha at Home
Hardcover      ISBN: 1607743388
This accessible home-brew guide for alcoholic and non-alcoholic fermented drinks, from Apartment Therapy: The Ktichn's Emma Christensen, offers a wide range of simple yet enticing recipes for Root Beer, Honey Green Tea Kombucha, Pear Cider, Gluten-Free Sorghum Ale, Blueberry-Lavender Mead, Gin Sake, Plum Wine, and more. Making naturally fermented sodas, tending batches of kombucha, and tackling homebrewed beer are the next frontier for the homemade revolution. Food writer Emma Christensen shows that these projects can be all done in the smallest apartment kitchen with little more equipment than a soup pot, a plastic bucket, and a long-handled spoon. This book captures that crafty, adventurous spirit that makes the brewing arts accessible. Since all 50-plus recipes stem from the same basic technique and use the same simple equipment, it's easy for cooks to make the leap from project to project. By covering a rage of homemade beverages, from quick and easy kefir to cellared fruit wines, True Brews is sure to be a hit with the DIY crowd.
True Taste: The Seven Essential Wine Words
True Taste
The Seven Essential Wine Words
Hardcover      ISBN: 1604335688
There's a world of words to describe wine, but only seven you need to know to understand it. Wine is one of the most written about beverages in our history, with dictionaries dedicated solely to the words and phrases used to describe it in the ever-expanding world of self-professed wine connoisseurs. Now, the "great demystifier of wine
The Ultimate Rogov's Guide to Israeli Wines
The Ultimate Rogov's Guide to Israeli Wines
Hardcover      ISBN: 1613290195
Just before he passed away in September 2011, Daniel Rogov put the finishing touches on the 2012 edition of his Rogov's Guide to Israeli Wines. First published in 2005, this annual guidebook has become the source of information on Israel's flourishing wine industry. This newest and final edition, The Ultimate Rogov's Guide to Israeli Wines, is the most comprehensive ever. It describes, sorts and ranks nearly 2,500 wines from more than 150 wineries, offers vintage reports for the past decade, describes the history of Israeli winemaking, and includes maps of Israel's growing regions and grape varietals, winery contact information, a glossary, a wine tasting guide, and a rating chart for personal use. The Ultimate Rogov's Guide to Israeli Wines is the definitive edition of a classic guidebook.
The Ultimate Wine Companion: The Complete Guide to Understanding Wine by the World's Foremost Wine Authorities
The Ultimate Wine Companion
The Complete Guide to Understanding Wine by the World's Foremost Wine Authorities
Hardcover      ISBN: 1402776667
The best-selling author of Windows on the World Complete Wine Course draws on the expertise of top writers in an all-encompassing primer that covers everything from decanting and tasting to sustainable vineyards and matching food and wine, in a volume featuring entries by such names as Hugh Johnson, Oz Clarke and Robert M. Parker, Jr.