Author: Joseph Bastianich
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Release Date: 2012-07-11
At one time, Italian wines conjured images of cheap Chianti in straw-wrapped bottles. More recently, expensive “Super Tuscans” have been the rage. But between these extremes lay a bounty of delicious, moderately priced wines that belong in every wine drinker’s repertoire. Vino Italiano is the only comprehensive and authoritative American guide to the wines of Italy. It surveys the country’s wine-producing regions; identifies key wine styles, producers, and vintages; and offers delicious regional recipes. Extensive reference materials—on Italy’s 300 growing zones, 361 authorized grape varieties, and 200 of the top producers— provide essential information for restaurateurs and wine merchants, as well as for wine enthusiasts. Beautifully illustrated as well as informative, Vino Italiano is the perfect invitation to the Italian wine experience.
Author: Ann B. Matasar
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2010-12-17
"This book, with its personal approach and global scope, is the first to explore women's increasingly influential role in the wine industry, traditionally a male-dominated domain. Women of Wine draws on interviews with dozens of leading women winemakers, estate owners, professors, sommeliers, and wine writers in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere to create a mosaic of the women currently shaping the wine world and to offer a revealing insiders' look at the wine industry."--Jacket.
Updated with newly flourishing wine-growing regions, enhanced coverage of wine-producing practices and winemaking terms, a revised edition offers about 4,000 entries on grape varieties, wine styles and winemaking techniques and includes tips on buying and storing wine, appendices, a glossary, charts and more. Original.
Gehören Sie auch zu den Leuten, die gerne ein Gläschen Wein in trauter Runde genießen? Und wollten Sie sich schon immer einmal in die Geheimnisse und den blumigen Jargon richtiger Weinverkoster einweihen lassen? Dann begeben Sie sich mit den Weinkennern Ed McCarthy und Mary Ewing-Mulligan auf eine Entdeckungstour! Sie erklären Ihnen, welche erlesenen Traubensorten es gibt, wie Wein angebaut wird, durch welche Faktoren sein Geschmack beeinflusst werden kann und welche berühmten Weinregionen Sie kennen sollten. Doch damit Sie nicht nur in der Theorie glänzen, werden natürlich auch ganz praktische Fragen geklärt: Wie wird Wein serviert und gelagert? Darf man einen Bordeaux zum Fisch oder einen Riesling zum Schweinebraten trinken? Kurzum: Hier erfahren Sie alles, was Sie für den Einstieg in die Welt des Weines wissen müssen.
Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2004-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors entries. A softcover cumulative index is published twice per year (included in subscription).
Author: Nicolas Belfrage
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2009-09-14
The wines of Tuscany were famous long before Leonardo da Vinci described them as “bottled sunshine,” and they are at the forefront of the remarkable renaissance of Italian wine over the past 30 years. In this groundbreaking new book, Nicolas Belfrage shares his insider’s knowledge acquired as a specialist wine trader and writer. Mindful of the region’s fascinating past, Belfrage brings its story up to date, discussing such subjects as geology and geography, grape varieties, and the latest research into Sangiovese, the variety used in the top wines of Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. He also clarifies the regulatory framework and follows the recent controversial developments in viticulture and winemaking, including the rise of the Super-Tuscans and the ongoing “Brunellogate” scandal that broke in 2008. At the heart of the book are in-depth, illustrated profiles of more than 90 of the most interesting producers, large and small, with insightful notes on the essential character of their finest wines. The author also offers a comprehensive review of vintages and selects his top 100 wines in ten different categories, while wines of special quality or value are indicated throughout.