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From Vines to Wines: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine
From Vines to Wines
The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1580171052
Tells how to select, plant, cultivate, train, prune, protect and harvest grapes, and explains each step in making wine
Beer School: Bottling Success at the Brooklyn Brewery
Beer School
Bottling Success at the Brooklyn Brewery
Paperback      ISBN: 0470068671
What do you get when you cross a journalist and a banker? A brewery, of course. "A great city should have great beer. New York finally has, thanks to Brooklyn. Steve Hindy and Tom Potter provided it. Beer School explains how they did it: their mistakes as well as their triumphs. Steve writes with a journalist's skepticism-as though he has forgotten that he is reporting on himself. Tom is even less forgiving-he's a banker, after all. The inside story reads at times like a cautionary tale, but it is an account of a great and welcome achievement." —Michael Jackson, The Beer Hunter(r) "An accessible and insightful case study with terrific insight for aspiring entrepreneurs. And if that's not enough, it is all about beer!" —Professor Murray Low, Executive Director, Lang Center for Entrepreneurship, Columbia Business School "Great lessons on what every first-time entrepreneur will experience. Being down the block from the Brooklyn Brewery, I had firsthand witness to their positive impact on our community. I give Steve and Tom's book an A++!" —Norm Brodsky, Senior Contributing Editor, Inc. magazine "Beer School is a useful and entertaining book. In essence, this is the story of starting a beer business from scratch in New York City. The product is one readers can relate to, and the market is as tough as they get. What a fun challenge! The book can help not only those entrepreneurs who are starting a business but also those trying to grow one once it is established. Steve and Tom write with enthusiasm and insight about building their business. It is clear that they learned a lot along the way. Readers can learn from these lessons too." —Michael Preston, Adjunct Professor, Lang Center for Entrepreneurship, Columbia Business School, and coauthor, The Road to Success: How to Manage Growth "Although we (thankfully!) never had to deal with the Mob, being held up at gunpoint, or having our beer and equipment ripped off, we definitely identified with the challenges faced in those early days of cobbling a brewery together. The revealing story Steve and Tom tell about two partners entering a business out of passion, in an industry they knew little about, being seriously undercapitalized, with an overly naive business plan, and their ultimate success, is an inspiring tale." —Ken Grossman, founder, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Tasting Beer: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink
Tasting Beer
An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink
Paperback      ISBN: 1603420894
A celebration of the world's most popular beverage spotlights more than fifty international beer styles, revealing how each brew is affected by recipe formulation, brewhouse procedures, yeasts, fermentations, carbonation, filtration, packaging, and other factors and including information on taste and aroma characteristics, historical and regional facts, food pairings, and more. Original.
Baking Boot Camp: Five Days at Basic Training at the Culinary Institute of America
Baking Boot Camp
Five Days at Basic Training at the Culinary Institute of America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0764572792
Describes The Culinary Institute of America's five-day "Boot Camp" course that teaches non-professional home cooks how to prepare food like a professional baker, revealing the tips, tricks, cooking skills and techniques, and recipes that participants learn, including lessons in rubbed dough, custard, puff pastry, mousse, and more.
The Ripening Sun
The Ripening Sun
Paperback      ISBN: 0099443163
A remarkable story of struggle and transformation. After emigrating in 1990, Patricia Atkinson began life in the Dordogne with 4 hectares of vines - now she has a major estate of 21 hectares, her wines have won awards and have been adopted by wine merchants throughout the world.
From the Earth to the Table: John Ash's Wine Country Cuisine
From the Earth to the Table
John Ash's Wine Country Cuisine
Paperback      ISBN: 0811854795
This beloved cookbook is now available in a handsome paperback edition. Completely revised and updated with 45 all-new recipes, each delicious dish reflects acclaimed chef John Ash's commitment to sustainable agriculture and his love of fresh fruits and vegetables. More than 300 recipes, inspired by the California Wine Country featuring soups, salads, pastas, pizza, risottos, poultry, fish, meats, vegetarian courses, desserts, breads, and more include wine recommendations and abundant tips on how to incorporate everything from chipotle chiles to persimmons into delectable meals. This is a time-honored classic, sure to continue enticing cooks for years to come.
I'll Drink to That: Beaujolais and the French Peasant Who Made It the World's Most Popular Wine
I'll Drink to That
Beaujolais and the French Peasant Who Made It the World's Most Popular Wine
Hardcover      ISBN: 1592403204
Shares the unlikely Cinderella story of the Beaujolais region's rise in world recognition for its highly popular wine, tracing the story of wine grower Georges Duboeuf and his transition from a smallholder peasant to one of France's wealthiest wine dealers. 30,000 first printing.
The New Wine Lover's Companion
The New Wine Lover's Companion
Paperback      ISBN: 0764120034
The first edition of this popular wine reference was hailed by Jurgen Gothe of the Vancouver Sun as “the best new wine book in more than a decade.Â
Whiskey & Spirits for Dummies
Whiskey & Spirits for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 0470117699
Would you like to better appreciate fine distilled spirits? Whiskey & Spirits For Dummies is your complete guide to selecting and enjoying this family of noble beverages, flavor by flavor. From whiskey, rum, and brandy to vodka, gin, and cordials, this handy reference traces the history of distilled spirits, explains how they are made, and shows you how to evaluate, serve, and savor them. Ever wonder why the Irish spell it “whiskey” and the Scottish “whisky”? This friendly book tells you as it reveals where the first whiskeys — or “dark” spirits — originated and how they came to the United States. It also explores the origins of clear spirits and the different varieties of each. You’ll compare American and European vodkas, see how to make the new and improved all-purpose Martini, and follow the spread of flavored rums across the globe. A slew of sidebars give you fascinating tidbits of information about these spirits. You’ll also discover how to: - Become a sophisticated taster - Shop for the best spirits - Select the right mixers - Use spirits in cooking - Make ten classic cocktails - Choose and taste cordials and liqueurs - Know the nutrients in one serving of each type of distilled spirit - Present spirits to guests - Set up tasting events at home This thorough guide also features recipes for cooking with spirits, offering menu choices such as entrees, vegetables, and desserts that all include at least one type of spirit. Complete with an appendix of craft distillers across the United States, Whiskey & Spirits For Dummies will give you the knowledge and hands-on guidance you need to become a connoisseur of such greats as fine Scotch, Bourbon, and Cognac in no time!
Great Beers: 700 of the Best from Around the World
Great Beers
700 of the Best from Around the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0756657989
A full-color, illustrated guide features more than 700 beers from 350 breweries around the world--from bitters, lagers, Belgian beers and weissbiers to stouts, porters, fruit beers, ales and more--including brewery details, histories, recommendations and tasting notes. Original.