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The New Frank Schoonmaker Encyclopedia of Wine
The New Frank Schoonmaker Encyclopedia of Wine
Hardcover      ISBN: 0688057497

Written by the greatest wine authority of his day, and first published in 1964, The Frank Schoonmaker Encyclopedia has long been acclaimed as one of the very best wine books available. The New York Times immediately called it "the finest quick reference book in the literature of wine."

Because no other wine book provides the reader with as much information in so concise a form, a revised version has been long awaited. Despite all the wine books that have appeared in the past decade, The New Frank Schoonmaker Encyclopedia of Wine is still unique in that its self-contained alphabetical entries make it easier to use than any other encyclopedia on the market. This book has no indexyou simply turn to the entry you want and find exactly the information you need.

Completely revised by one of today's top wine experts, the Bespaloff edition takes into consideration the increased interest in the wines of California, Italy, and Australia. The material on such traditional topics as port and champagne has also been expanded considerably. Beautifully designed in two colors, it features twenty-three maps drawn especially for this edition, and contains more than five hundred new entries including such varied topics as Amador, calories, cra classe, FrenchAmerican hybrids, late harvest, Martha's Vineyard, vintage port, and "Zip Code wines."

The New Frank Schoonmaker Encyclopedia of Wine is the foundation of any wine library. It is the one book any wine lover will ever need. Even if you own and use other wine encyclopedias, the elegant accessibility of this book will induce you to eventually rely on it and no other.

Brewing the World's Great Beers: A Step-By-Step Guide
Brewing the World's Great Beers
A Step-By-Step Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0882667750

Provides step-by-step instructions and 85 recipes for brewing beers which possess authentic Old World flavor.

Judgment of Paris
Judgment of Paris
Paperback      ISBN: 0743297326

The only reporter present at the mythic Paris Tasting of 1976--a blind tasting where a panel of esteemed French judges chose upstart California wines over France's best--for the first time introduces the eccentric American winemakers and records the tremendous aftershocks of this historic event that changed forever the world of wine.

The Paris Tasting of 1976 will forever be remembered as the landmark event that transformed the wine industry. At this legendary contest--a blind tasting--a panel of top French wine experts shocked the industry by choosing unknown California wines over France's best.

George M. Taber, the only reporter present, recounts this seminal contest and its far-reaching effects, focusing on three gifted unknowns behind the winning wines: a college lecturer, a real estate lawyer, and a Yugoslavian immigrant. With unique access to the main players and a contagious passion for his subject, Taber renders this historic event and its tremendous aftershocks--repositioning the industry and sparking a golden age for viticulture across the globe. With an eclectic cast of characters and magnificent settings, Judgment of Paris is an illuminating tale and a story of the entrepreneurial spirit of the new world conquering the old.
Brewing Classic Styles: 80 Winning Recipes Anyone Can Brew
Brewing Classic Styles
80 Winning Recipes Anyone Can Brew
Paperback      ISBN: 0937381926

Jamil Zainasheff is a perennial award winner at the National Homebrew Competition finals and winner of over 500 brewing awards across all style categories. In this book he teams up with home-brewing expert John J Palmer to share award-winning recipes for each of the 80-plus competition styles. Using extract-based recipes for most categories, the

The Brewmaster's Bible: Gold Standard for Home Brewers, the
The Brewmaster's Bible
Gold Standard for Home Brewers, the
Paperback      ISBN: 0060952164

The Beer Renaissance is in full swing, and home brewing has never been more popular. According to the American Homebrewers Association, there are currently 1.2 million home brewers in the country, and their numbers keep rising. Tired of the stale ale, bland beer and lackadaisical lagers mass-produced by the commercial labels, Americans are discovering the many advantages of brewing their own batch of that beloved beverage: superior aroma, color, body and flavor.

For both amateur alchemists eager to tap into this burgeoning field and seasoned zymurgists looking to improve their brews, The Brewmaster's Bible is the ultimate resource. Its features include: Updated data on liquid yeasts, which have become a hot topic for brewers; 30 recipes in each of the classic beer styles of Germany, Belgium, Britain and the U.S.; extensive profiles of grains, malts, adjuncts, additives and sanitizers; recipe formulation charts in an easy-to-read spreadsheet format; detailed water analyses for more than 25 cities and 6 bottled waters; directories to hundreds of shops; and much more.

Principles of Brewing Science, Second Edition: A Study of Serious Brewing Issues
Principles of Brewing Science, Second Edition
A Study of Serious Brewing Issues
Paperback      ISBN: 0937381748

Fix (mathematics, Clemson U.) looks at how fundamental science impacts the brewing of beer in an account that bridges professional brewing texts and standard texts on chemistry, biochemistry, and thermodynamics. The basic chemical pathways used by bacteria and wild yeast, chemical changes that occur during malting, and applying gas laws to carbonation and dispensation are among his topics. No date is noted for the first edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

The Homebrewers' Recipe Guide: More Than 175 Original Beer Recipes Including Magnificent Pale Ales, Ambers, Stouts, Lagers, and Seasonal Brews, Plus
The Homebrewers' Recipe Guide
More Than 175 Original Beer Recipes Including Magnificent Pale Ales, Ambers, Stouts, Lagers, and Seasonal Brews, Plus
Paperback      ISBN: 0684829215

Great beers to make at home, including more than 175 original beer recipes ranging from magnificent pale ales to ambers, stouts, lagers, and seasonal brews, plus tips from master brewers.

If you're into homebrewing, then you know that you can never have enough recipes. The Homebrewer's Recipe Guide will slake your thirst for more than 175 different beers in a variety of styles, whether you prefer a classic lager, a brown ale, a fruity brew, or a flavored stout. Among the original recipes are:

-Any Pub in London Bitter, a classic ale with a strong hop flavor
-Viennese Spiced Porter, a rich creamy porter with a hint of vanilla
-Golden Pils, a beer less dry than the classic pilsner
-Holiday and seasonal beers like Firecracker Red (with its cinnamon kick), the Great Pumpkin Ale, and Holiday Prowler Beer--the perfect gift
-Brewery Copycats--re-create your favorite tastes
-Foods featuring homebrew as an ingredient, like Red-Hot Rack of Ribs, Frijoles Borrachos, and classic Oatmeal Beer Bread

Rich quotations from Hemingway, Shakespeare, Joyce, and others celebrate memorable libations, special drinking spots, and other bits of beer and tavern lore and legend. Created by experienced homebrewers and filled with helpful tips, The Homebrewer's Recipe Guide is a must-have reference for both novice and expert alike.
French Wine for Dummies
French Wine for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 0764553542

"Whether you are an avid collector or wine novice, this book offers an extensive resource in an accessible format."
--Charlie Trotter, Acclaimed Chef and Award-Winning Author

"This book is an invitation to discover the bountiful wine regions, each different from one another, and is an homage to the beauty and uniqueness of the delicious wines they produced."
--Georges Duboeuf, Les Vins Georges Duboeuf

"The diversity of French wine is one of its attractions, but it can seem perplexing...until you pick up this marvelous guide. The route is well -marked, easy-to-follow, and the destinations are delicious."
--Kermit Lynch, Wine Merchant and author, Adventures on the Wine Route

"...Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan lead us by the hand down the road of adventure to discover the wines of France that they know so well.... In their relaxed, wise, and mischievous way, they show us the joy and pleasure of drinking French wine."
--Prince Alain de Polignac, Winemaker, Champagne Pommery

You no longer need to be confused or intimidated by French wine. Authored by certified wine educators and authors Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan, French Wine For Dummies introduces you to the delicious world of fine French wine. Among other things, you'll discover how to:

  • Translate wine labels
  • Identify great wine bargains
  • Develop your own wine tastes
  • Match French wines with foods

Here's everything you need to know to sip and savor the best--and the best-value--Bordeaux, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Alsace, and other delicious wines. This lighthearted and informative guide covers:

  • The story of French wine and how it came to dominate the wine world
  • How the French name and label their wines and why
  • France's most important wine regions--including a region-by-region survey of the best vineyards and their products
  • France's other wine regions, including Champagne, Alsace, the Loire Valley, and others

So pour yourself a big glass of Beaujolais Nouveau, sit back, and enjoy the ride as Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan take you on an intoxicating journey through the wonderful world of French wine.

The Homebrewer's Companion
The Homebrewer's Companion
Paperback      ISBN: 0060584734

The essential handbook for the advanced brewer from America's #1 expert on homebrewing

The Homebrewer's Companion is for brewers who have read The Complete Joy of Hombrewing and discovered the fun and rewards of brewing their own beer and are now ready for more in-depth information. Papazian covers all areas of the process and answers commonly-asked questions that aris. The book includes detailed charts and tables, the latest techniques and equipment information, and new 60 recipes.

The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It
The Widow Clicquot
The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It
Hardcover      ISBN: 006128856x
The Widow Clicquot is the New York Times bestselling business biography of the visionary young widow who built a champagne empire, became a legend in her tumultuous times, and showed the world how to live with style. Tilar J. Mazzeo brings to life the woman behind the label, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, in this utterly intoxicating book that is as much a fascinating journey through the process of making this temperamental wine as a biography of a uniquely tempered and fascinating woman.--Los Angeles Times