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The New Frank Schoonmaker Encyclopedia of Wine
The New Frank Schoonmaker Encyclopedia of Wine
Hardcover      ISBN: 0688057497
Bespaloff has revised Schoonmaker's classic reference (first published in 1964). California and Australia have new entries. Some 500 entries are new to this edition. Gives pronunciations, but, unfortunately, this with the entry is printed in a pale green ink some artsy designer has wasted money on two-color printing to violate the first commandment of reference books, "thou shalt not be illegible". Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
The Complete Joy of Home Brewing
The Complete Joy of Home Brewing
Paperback      ISBN: 0060531053
An updated edition of the classic guide to home brewing provides a treasury of favorite recipes, advice, and lore provides for beginning through advanced homebrewers, explaining how to make all different types of beer--including stouts, ales, lagers, bitters, meads, and specialty beers--along with a history of beer, brewing science, and easy-to-follow instructions. Original.
Angels' Visits: An Inquiry into the Mystery of Zinfandel
Angels' Visits
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
Judgment of Paris: California Vs. France And the Historic 1976 Paris Tasting That Revolutionized Wine
Judgment of Paris
California Vs. France And the Historic 1976 Paris Tasting That Revolutionized Wine
Paperback      ISBN: 0743297326
Looks at an event held in 1976 in which French judges, during a blind taste-test, chose unknown California wines to be superior to France's best wines. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Cote D'or: A Celebration of the Great Wines of Burgundy
Cote D'or
A Celebration of the Great Wines of Burgundy
Hardcover      ISBN: 0520212517
The heart of Burgundy, the Côte D'Or, produces Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines that are unrivaled in their quality, intensity, and ability to age in the bottle. On this "golden slope" in eastern France, with its unique terrains and climats, grow the vines for some of the world's finest wines, among them such heralded names as Gevrey-Chambertin, Vosne-Romanée, Puligny- and Chassagne-Montrachet, and Aloxe-Corton. Clive Coates, Master of Wine, has spent much of the last fifteen years in the Côte D'Or, and this book is the splendid result of his assiduous exploring, tasting, and assessing of the region's wines. With his unique access to each clos and domaine, and to individual negociants and vignerons, Coates may know more about the Côte D'Or and its wines than any other living writer. In Part One, he describes the Côte D'Or's famous villages, introduces every manor grower and his wines, and evaluates each grand and premier cru, recommending the best sources in every climat. Part Two profiles the top sixty domaines, with notes on a vertical tasting of one of their wines. Part Three consists of vintage assessments on the best red and white years since 1945 and includes thousands of detailed tasting notes. Côte D'Or is a work of love and passion, praise and criticism, understanding and scholarship. Above all, it is a celebration of one of the world's great wine regions, the people who live there, and their fabled wines. It is an essential addition to every wine library and an inviting read for any wine lover. The heart of Burgundy, the Côte D'Or, produces Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines that are unrivaled in their quality, intensity, and ability to age in the bottle. On this "golden slope" in eastern France, with its unique terrains and climats, grow the vines for some of the world's finest wines, among them such heralded names as Gevrey-Chambertin, Vosne-Romanée, Puligny- and Chassagne-Montrachet, and Aloxe-Corton. Clive Coates, Master of Wine, has spent much of the last fifteen years in the Côte D'Or, and this book is the splendid result of his assiduous exploring, tasting, and assessing of the region's wines. With his unique access to each clos and domaine, and to individual negociants and vignerons, Coates may know more about the Côte D'Or and its wines than any other living writer. In Part One, he describes the Côte D'Or's famous villages, introduces every manor grower and his wines, and evaluates each grand and premier cru, recommending the best sources in every climat. Part Two profiles the top sixty domaines, with notes on a vertical tasting of one of their wines. Part Three consists of vintage assessments on the best red and white years since 1945 and includes thousands of detailed tasting notes. Côte D'Or is a work of love and passion, praise and criticism, understanding and scholarship. Above all, it is a celebration of one of the world's great wine regions, the people who live there, and their fabled wines. It is an essential addition to every wine library and an inviting read for any wine lover.
The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine
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 Ch�teau 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.
Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest: A Beer Lover's Guide to Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia
Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest
A Beer Lover's Guide to Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia
Paperback      ISBN: 1604690895
In the 1970s a handful of brewers in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia were tired of the traditional light and flavorless American beers and began exploring ways to make better beer brewed from local ingredients. The “microbrews
Drink This: Wine Made Simple
Drink This
Wine Made Simple
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0345511654
Counsels beginning-level oenophiles on how to cultivate wine knowledge by developing one's personal tastes, in a Q&A guide by a four-time James Beard Award-winning journalist that explores such topics as basic wine styles, ordering wines in restaurants and how to identify good vintages.
Under the Table: Drinking Games to Liven Up Your Parties
Under the Table
Drinking Games to Liven Up Your Parties
Paperback      ISBN: 1856486591
Cheers! If you enjoy a sip or two (or three, four, or more), this compendium of drinking games is for you. Nobody will pass out (from boredom) and no party will grind to a halt with these popular alcohol-infused amusements. These liquefied challenges of knowledge, skill, and verbal skill--from a bartender, because who would know better?--are sure to please. He gives the best wacky variations on tongue-twisters, trivia, Frisbee, dice, coins, and cards, plus games based on TV shows for a night at home. All the directions are here, along with notes on the necessary supplies, ideal number of players, and strategy. Key information on universal gaming etiquette will keep things polite and no one will want to miss the slick suggestions for winning the next drink. With this dynamic guide at hand, an otherwise ordinary evening with a pitcher of beer will turn into a night of camaraderie and fun competition.
Adventures on the Wine Route: A Wine Buyer's Tour of France
Adventures on the Wine Route
A Wine Buyer's Tour of France
Paperback      ISBN: 0374522669
Kermit Lynch’s recounting of his experiences on the wine route and in the wine cellars of France takes the reader through the Loire, Bordeaux, the Languedoc, Provence, Northern and Southern Rhone, and the Cote d’Or.