An Inquiry into the Mystery of Zinfandel
Paperback ISBN: 0805020934
The author explores the obscure history of zinfandel wines, describing the ascension of California's "mystery grape" to a product worthy of worldwide attention, and relates many of his own wine-making experiences
The Beer Trials
Paperback ISBN: 1608160092
The 250 most popular beers in the world are rated and reviewed in brutally honest, scientific double-blind taste tests, with each beer getting a full-page review, a down-to-earth description and a picture of the bottle for easy identification in the store. Original.
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.
The Billionaire's Vinegar
The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0307338770
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 Chï¿½teau Lafite Bordeaux for $156,000, the mysterious background of the wine, and the enigmatic wine collector who discoverd the bottle, once supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson, in a bricked-up Paris cellar. 100,000 first printing.
Food And Booze
A Tin House Literary Feast
Hardcover ISBN: 0977312771
Food and Booze celebrates seven years of delicious writing culled from Tin House’s “Readable Feast” and “Blithe Spirit” departments. The pieces, contributed by some of the finest fiction and nonfiction writers working today, range from the humorous to the lyrical, recipes to rhapsodies, the historic to the personal, and from humble to haute cuisine. All share one common feature: the superb writing readers have come to expect from the magazine, the only literary journal with its own martini recipe.
A Pint of Plain
Tradition, Change, and the Fate of the Irish Pub
Hardcover ISBN: 0802717012
A tribute to the traditional Irish pub as a symbol of a disappearing Irish culture describes the author's challenging search for a classic pub that does not rely on modern forms of entertainment, traces the evolution of the Irish Pub Company chain in foreign countries, and explores the role of Irish music and drunk-driving laws on affecting pub success.
How to Taste
A Guide to Enjoying Wine
Hardcover ISBN: 1416596658
In a revised edition of the wine staple, an award-winning wine expert shares the secrets of her craft, offering readers an accessible, illustrated guide to a wide range of vintages and grape varieties, with updated information on popular wines, winemakers, up-and-coming wine regions, and wine styles. 25,000 first printing.
Bacchus & Me
Adventures in the Wine Cellar
Paperback ISBN: 037571362x
In a selection of vivid, witty essays, the best-selling author of Bright Lights, Big City and wine columnist for House & Garden shares his thoughts on wine, including reds, whites, dessert wines, champagnes, and aperitifs, and wine culture, lore, myths, and personalities, with advice for shopping and ordering in restaurants. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.