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Blood and Wine: The Unauthorized Story of the Gallo Wine Empire
Blood and Wine
The Unauthorized Story of the Gallo Wine Empire
Hardcover      ISBN: 0671649868

A portrait of the Gallos uncovers the existence of the family's black sheep, Joseph jr.--Ernest and Julio's younger brother--and probes into why he was denied his third of the winery.

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

In this follow-up to 'Culinary Boot Camp', Gastronimica editor Darra Goldstein shares the secrets of The Culinary Institute of America's popular Baking and Pastry Boot Camp programs - five days of dynamic, hands-on instruction that shows home bakers how to get professional-grade results.

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

The remarkable saga of the wine and people of Beaujolais and Georges Duboeuf, the peasant lad who brought both world recognition.
Every third week of November, wine shops around the world announce aLe Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivA(c)a and in a few short weeks, over seven million bottles are sold and drunk. Although often scorned by the wine worldas snob set, the annual delivery of each yearas new Beaujolais wine brings a welcome ray of sunshine to a morose November from New York to Tokyo. The surprising Cinderella tale behind the success of Beaujolais Nouveau captures not just the story of a wine but also the history of a fascinating region. At the heart of this fairy tale is the peasant wine grower named Georges Duboeuf, whose rise as the undisputed king of Beaujolais reads like a combination of suspenseful biography and luscious armchair travel.
Iall Drink to That transports us to the unique corner of France where medieval history still echoes and where the smallholder peasants who made Beaujolais wines on their farms battled against the contempt of the entrenched Burgundy and Bordeaux establishment. With two bottles of wine in his bikeas saddlebag, young Duboeuf set out to revolutionize the stodgy wine business, becoming the richest and most famous individual wine dealer in France. But this is more than one manas success story. As The Perfectionist used Bernard Loiseau to tell the layered history of French haute cuisine, here Chelminski uses Duboeufas story to paint the portrait of the often endearing, sometimes maddening but always interesting inhabitants of a little-known corner of France, offering at the same time a witty, panoramic view of the history of French winemaking.

Drink This: Wine Made Simple
Drink This
Wine Made Simple
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0345511654

Ever been baffled by a wine list, stood perplexed before endless racks of bottles at the liquor store, or ordered an overpriced bottle out of fear of the scathing judgment of a restaurant sommelier? Before she became a James Beard Award--winning food and wine writer, Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl experienced all these things. Now she presents a handy guide that will show you how to stop being overwhelmed and intimidated, how to discover, respect, and enjoy your own personal taste, and how to be whatever kind of wine person you want to be, from budding connoisseur to someone who simply gets wine you like every time you buy a bottle.

Refreshingly simple, irreverent, and witty, Drink This explains all the insider stuff that wine critics assume you know. It will teach you how to taste and savor wine, alone, with a friend, or with a group. And perhaps most important, this book gives you the tools to learn the only thing that really matters about wine: namely, figuring out what you like.

Grumdahl draws on her own experience and savvy and interviews some of the world's most renowned critics, winemakers, and chefs, including Robert M. Parker, Jr., Paul Draper, and Thomas Keller, who share their wisdom about everything from pairing food and wine to the inside scoop on what wine scores and reviews really mean. Readers will learn how to master tasting techniques and understand the winemaking process from soil to cellar. Drink This also reveals how to get your money's worth out of wine without spending all you've got.

At last there's a reason for wary wine lovers to raise a glass in celebration. Savor the insider's viewpoint and straight talk of Drink This, and watch your intimidation of wine transform into well-grounded, unshakeable confidence.
A History of Wine in America: From the Beginnings to Prohibition
A History of Wine in America
From the Beginnings to Prohibition
Hardcover      ISBN: 0520062248

The Vikings called North America "Vinland," the land of wine. Giovanni de Verrazzano, the Italian explorer who first described the grapes of the New World, was sure that "they would yield excellent wines." And when the English settlers found grapes growing so thickly that they covered the ground down to the very seashore, they concluded that "in all the world the like abundance is not to be found." Thus, from the very beginning the promise of America was, in part, the alluring promise of wine. How that promise was repeatedly baffled, how its realization was gradually begun, and how at last it has been triumphantly fulfilled is the story told in this book.

It is a story that touches on nearly every section of the United States and includes the whole range of American society from the founders to the latest immigrants. Germans in Pennsylvania, Swiss in Georgia, Minorcans in Florida, Italians in Arkansas, French in Kansas, Chinese in California--all contributed to the domestication of Bacchus in the New World. So too did innumerable individuals, institutions, and organizations. Prominent politicians, obscure farmers, eager amateurs, sober scientists: these and all the other kinds and conditions of American men and women figure in the story. The history of wine in America is, in many ways, the history of American origins and of American enterprise in microcosm.

While much of that history has been lost to sight, especially after Prohibition, the recovery of the record has been the goal of many investigators over the years, and the results are here brought together for the first time.
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

Everyone knows how to drink beer, but few know how to really taste it with an understanding of the finer points of brewing, serving, and food pairing. Discover the ingredients and brewing methods that make each variety unique and learn to identify the scents, colors, flavors, and mouthfeel of all the major beer styles. Recommendations for more than 50 types of beer from around the world encourage you to expand your horizons. Uncap the secrets in every bottle of the world's greatest drink

Great Wine Made Simple: Straight Talk from a Master Sommelier
Great Wine Made Simple
Straight Talk from a Master Sommelier
Hardcover      ISBN: 076790477x

At last, a wine book that makes selecting and enjoying wine truly simple. With renowned wine expert Andrea Immer as your guide, never again will you have to fear pricey bottles that don't deliver, snobby wine waiters, foreign terminology, or encyclopedic restaurant wine lists. You'll be able to buy or order wine with confidence-and get just the wine you want-by learning how the " Big Six" basic styles taste and how to read any wine label.
Andrea Immer genuinely knows more about wine than most wine lovers could ever hope (or want) to learn. But she doesn't believe that you have to join a stuffy, exclusive wine-tasting set to become a savvy wine buyer. Unlike other guides on the market, Great Wine Made Simple makes it easy to master the ins and outs of choosing a wine that you and your guests will love-on any budget.
Shunning yesterday's 100-point scales and lectures on " bouquet, " Great Wine Made Simple explains wine in commonsense terms. Featuring a core curriculum of the six grapes that comprise 80 percent of today's top-selling wines, along with a complete flavor map that explains what tastes you can expect from climates around the globe, Great Wine Made Simple uses easy and fun tasting lessons to help you identify what you like and learn how to spot it on a menu or shelf.
Immer reveals the secret weapons of wine experts and explains how to decipher those enigmatic labels. In her fresh, encouraging tones, she provides enlightening exercises (such as " milk tasting" for understanding variations in wine texture) and vocabulary sessions. On a mission to empower the everyday wine buyer, with Great Wine Made Simple Immer creates a refreshing newway to choose the perfect wine for every palate and occasion.

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 agricultureand his love of fresh fruits and vegetables. More than 300 recipes, inspired by the California Wine Countryfeaturing soups, salads, pastas, pizza, risottos, poultry, fish, meats, vegetarian courses, desserts, breads, and moreinclude 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.

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.
In Search of Pinot Noir
In Search of Pinot Noir
Hardcover      ISBN: 0983729204

Pinot Noir is a uniquely challenging grape with an unrivalled ability to reflect the character of the site where it grows. In Search of Pinot Noir is a world wide survey of everywhere Pinot Noir is grown, extending from Burgundy to the New World .