The intimacy of a cabin at Lake Tahoe provides the combustible circumstances that bring Diana Holland and Lane Christianson together in this passionate novel of first discovery. Originally published by Naiad Press in 1983, Bella Books is proud to bring the bestselling romantic lesbian novel of all time back to print. With multiple printings and translations worldwide,Curious Wine is an enduring classic and on everyone's list of the very best in our literature.
Author: Katherine V. Forrest
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date: 2017-09-08
Sieben Frauen zwischen dreißig und vierzig treffen sich zu Skiferien auf einer Berghütte. Am abendlichen Kaminfeuer reden und streiten sie und enthüllen einander ihre Liebes- und Eheerfahrungen. Zwischen zwei der Frauen, Lane und Diana, bahnt sich eine leise Liebesgeschichte an, die sich bald zu dramatischer und leidenschaftlicher Intensität steigert. Ein Klassiker der lesbischen Literatur - einer der meistgelesenen Lesbenromane aller Zeiten.
Author: Max Allen
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Wine and wine making
Divided into three parts - Enjoying Wine, Buying and Storing Wine and Understanding Wine - this little book is bursting with useful, accessible information on just about everything the beginner wants to know.
The Curious World of Wine is a fascinating miscellany about the colorful characters, celebrated places, and quirky events surrounding wine-making. Recounting wine tales that are by turns amusing, surprising, and occasionally a bit naughty, wine expert Richard Vine reveals little-known facts such as: • The oldest vineyard still producing grapes is thought to be in Maribor, Slovenia, where vines up to four hundred years old remain fruitful. • “Plonk,” a term used to insult any modestly priced wine, got its name from the French words for white wine—vin blanc, pronounced “vawn blawnk,” which was corrupted to “plawnk” or “plonk.” • Thomas Jefferson was so eager to plant native French vines at his Monticello mansion that he nearly went bankrupt fruitlessly hiring experts to defeat a condition that caused European vines to mysteriously die in North American soil. • Touching wineglasses as a toast was originally a deft move to exchange a splash of wine into each other’s cup to ensure that neither party was being poisoned. The Curious World of Wine will keep any wine fan entertained and enlightened—from the most erudite connoisseur to Two Buck Chuck devotees.
Author: John Hailman
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release Date: 2014-10-08
The Search for Good Wine is a highly entertaining and informative book on all aspects of wine and its consumption by nationally-syndicated wine columnist John Hailman, author of the critically-acclaimed Thomas Jefferson on Wine (2006). Hailman explores the wine-drinking experiences and tastes of famous wine-lovers from jolly Ben Franklin and the surprisingly enthusiastic George Washington to Julius Caesar, Sherlock Holmes, and Ernest Hemingway among numerous other famous figures. Hailman also recounts in fascinating detail the exotic life of the founder of the California wine industry, Hungarian Agoston Haraszthy, who introduced Zinfandel to the U.S. Hailman gives calm and reliable guidance on how to deal with snobby wine waiters and how to choose the best wine books and travel guides. He simplifies the ABCs of wine-grape types from the delicate pinot noirs of Oregon to the robust malbecs of Argentina and from the vibrant new whites of Spain to the great reds (old and new) of Italy. The entire book is dedicated to finding values in wine. As Hailman says, “Everyone always wants to know one basic thing: How can you get the best possible wine for the lowest possible price?” His new book is highly practical and effective in answering that eternal question and many more about wine. A judge at the top international wine competitions for over thirty years, Hailman examines those experiences and the value of “blind” tastings. He gives insightful tips on how to select a good wine store, how to decipher wine labels and wine lists, and even how to extract unruly champagne corks without crippling yourself or others. Hailman simplifies wine jargon and effectively demystifies the culture of wine fascination, restoring the consumption of wine to the natural pleasure it really should be.
Author: Graham Harding
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Release Date: 2012-04
For the seasoned oenophile or the novice wine lover, this keepsake journal is perfect for recording tasting notes and cataloging prized wine labels. Entertaining facts and curious wine miscellany are featured throughout the album, providing a thoughtful accompaniment to wine tastings. An excellent way to rate new wines and remember old favorites, this album is filled with interesting wine facts from Graham Harding's A Wine Miscellany. The heavy, album-bound pages provide ample space for recording tasting notes and impressions, as well as space for pasting in memorable wine labels. An ideal gift for Father's Day or birthdays, this multipurpose keepsake is an entertaining resource and record book for anyone who appreciates wine.
Countess Bathory truly was a bloodthirsty royal in the 1500s. Set in the 1500's, it details how she might have killed her victims--and why. Learn about her reign of terror over her castle and servants. She was convicted of the murder of many people, because she thought that their blood would rejuvenate her skin. This is an entirely fictional account based on the story.
This updated guide to the small and "secret" back-lane wineries and tasting rooms of Sonoma profiles over 70 hard-to-find, authentic boutique estates that feature world-class, artisanal wines revered by locals and critics. Of the hordes of tourists who visit Sonoma each year, many are becoming frustrated by the crowded tasting rooms, lack of variety, and corporate atmostphere of the popular wineries. In Back Lane Wineries of Sonoma, author Tilar Mazzeo uncovers hidden gems of the valley: wineries growing grapes and crafting exceptional wines that often only have a local distribution and limited production. Amid these off-the-beaten-path wineries, many family-run by pioneers of sustainable and organic viticulture, is where oenophiles and beginning wine-lovers alike can relish in the laid-back atmosphere Sonoma has to offer. This pocket-sized travel guide is updated with new destinations, maps, and full-color photographs throughout, organized by area--including the charming Healdsburg, Dry Creek Valley, and Russian River Valley--and provides essentials like pricing and hours of operation. A resident of the valley, Mazzeo also adds insight on restaurants, attractions, and accommodations; wine-tasting etiquette; wine shipping services; and itinerary planning to ensure an unforgettable travel experience.
Author: H. P. Lovecraft
Release Date: 2004-09-28
"The dreams were wholly beyond the pale of sanity . . . " Plagued by insane nightmare visions, Walter Gilman seeks help in Miskatonic University's infamous library of forbidden books, where, in the pages of Abdul Alhazred's dreaded Necronomicon, he finds terrible hints that seem to connect his own studies in advanced mathematics with the fantastic legends of elder magic. The Dreams in the Witch House, gathered together here with more than twenty other tales of terror, exemplifies H. P. Lovecraft's primacy among twentieth-century American horror writers. This volume is a companion to the other two Penguin Classics edition of Lovecraft's work: The Call of the Cthulhu and The Thing on the Doorstep. This original collection presents the definitive texts of the work, including a newly restored text of "The Shadow out of time" along with S. T. Joshi's invaluable introduction and notes. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER
Release Date: 2008-09-01
Der Weinatlas, der große Klassiker der Weinliteratur, liegt nun als sechste und bisher auch umfangreichste Ausgabe vor. Erneut haben Jancis Robinson und Hugh Johnson die gesamte Weinwelt unter die Lupe genommen und führen den Leser kenntnisreich und kurzweilig durch alle Weinregionen der Welt zu den bedeutendsten Weinen und ihren Produzenten. 200 hervorragende Karten von Übersichtskarten bis zu Detailkarten im Maßstab 1:25.000 erklären die Herkunft und geografischen Hintergründe der besten Weine aus allen 5 Kontinenten. Der Weinatlas ist ein wertvoller und unverzichtbarer Begleiter durch die ganze Welt des Weins.