The best introductory book on wine to come along in years” (The Washington Post) from the creators of the award-winning winefolly.com Red or white? Cabernet or merlot? Light or bold? What to pair with food? Drinking great wine isn’t hard, but finding great wine does require a deeper understanding of the fundamentals. Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine will help you make sense of it all in a unique infographic wine book. Designed by the creators of WineFolly.com, which has won Wine Blogger of the Year from the International Wine & Spirits Competition, this book combines sleek, modern information design with data visualization and gives readers pragmatic answers to all their wine questions, including: • Detailed taste profiles of popular and under-the-radar wines. • A guide to pairing food and wine. • A wine-region section with detailed maps. • Practical tips and tricks for serving wine. • Methods for tasting wine and identifying flavors. Packed with information and encouragement, Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine will empower your decision-making with practical knowledge and give you confidence at the table.
Red or white? Cabernet or merlot? Drinking great wine isn't hard, but finding great wine is much easier with an understanding of the fundamentals. In Wine Folly, Puckette and Hammack use sleek and modern graphics to simplify complex wine topics. From tips on which glasses to use and easy-to-grasp flavour wheels for each wine type, to simple tasting and food-pairing notes, this colourful and accessible guide will equip you with knowledge and confidence to enjoy great wines. The perfect wine companion.
Author: Alice Feiring
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Release Date: 2017-06-13
Discover new favorites by tracing wine back to its roots Still drinking Cabernet after that one bottle you liked five years ago? It can be overwhelming if not intimidating to branch out from your go-to grape, but everyone wants their next wine to be new and exciting. How to choose the right one? Award-winning wine critic Alice Feiring presents an all-new way to look at the world of wine. While grape variety is important, a lot can be learned about wine by looking at the source: the ground in which it grows. A surprising amount of information about a wine’s flavor and composition can be gleaned from a region’s soil, and this guide makes it simple to find the wines you’ll love. Featuring a foreword by Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier, who contributed her vast knowledge throughout the book, The Dirty Guide to Wine organizes wines not by grape, not by region, not by New or Old World, but by soil. If you enjoy a Chardonnay from Burgundy, you might find the same winning qualities in a deep, red Rioja. Feiring also provides a clarifying account of the traditions and techniques of wine-tasting, demystifying the practice and introducing a whole new way to enjoy wine to sommeliers and novice drinkers alike.
Author: Mark Phillips
Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing
Release Date: 2016-06-01
The iconoclastic host of the PBS show Enjoying Wine with Mark Phillips, has been turning the wine world on its ear since it first aired. In his 2009 wave maker, Swallow This, Mark stirred things up even more to the delight of consumers. Now comes the second edition, and it's a doozy. Among its new material are topics such as how to "fix" wine if you don't like it; wine selection and pricing ratings for major retail chains' additional food and wine pairing guidelines; how global warming is significantly changing wine growing regions; and a list of restaurants with the best deals on wine in the major metros of every state. Mark offers a whole new approach to wine, which flies in the face of what has been traditionally taught and serves as a practical and empowering alternative. Witty, unique and never boring, Swallow This will change the way you think about wine.
Author: J. Patrick Henderson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2012-12-19
Genre: Business & Economics
ABOUT WINE, 2E is a unique resource designed for your students who require practical information on how to manage wine and wine sales for restaurants and the hospitality business. Unlike other books on this subject, ABOUT WINE, 2E first gives your students background information on the origins of wine and how it is produced, and then builds upon this knowledge with information on the wine producing regions of the United States and the World. The numerous variations of wine produced in Europe, North America, and the Southern Hemisphere are presented for your students. Special features include detailed color diagrams and photographs, and useful appendices designed for use as a quick reference or a starting place for more research on topics of interest. This book now includes a new chapter on pairing food and wine and a new chapter on the business of wine and the role of producers, distributors and retailers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: John Winthrop Haeger
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2008-11-17
Featuring more than two hundred in-depth winery profiles, this definitive guide is the best single source of information on world-renowned pinot noirs from California and Oregon. Drawing on his encyclopedic knowledge of a grape variety considered by many to produce the ultimate food wine, John Winthrop Haeger offers this expanded, updated companion volume to his award-winning North American Pinot Noir. Here, with three times the number of winery profiles, he focuses exclusively on what he calls the Pacific Pinot Zone, stretching from the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon to Santa Barbara in California and extending up to thirty miles inland. An introductory essay provides an indispensable view of pinot noir in the United States—including the dramatic effect that the movie Sideways has had on its sales and production. Pacific Pinot Noir features: * Detailed descriptive tasting notes and selected vertical tastings * At-a-glance graphics conveying information on tasting rooms, prices, and production for each winery * Regional maps showing key viticultural areas * Contact information for each winery
Grapes are one of the world's most widely-planted horticultural crops, used to make a variety of fresh, dried and processed products. The science of grapes and grape production are discussed through an examination of wine grapes as well as grapes for fresh consumption and raisin production. Providing historical and current information about the grape industry, the chapters cover genetics, breeding and cultivars, grapevine growth, development and nutrition, climate requirements, pests and diseases and post-harvest production. This informative text thoroughly covers the influence of the environment on grapevine health and productivity, and informs the reader on how grapes are grown and factors affecting grape quality.
The new edition of Nicholas Faith’s landmark The story of champagne is written from the wine-makers’ point of view. This masterpiece of storytelling and analysis that has for decades excited readers about the different types of champagne and the landscape, geology and climate that inspire them also contains an up-to-date evaluation of wines.
Author: Kevin Zraly
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Date: 2009
Looks at how and where wine is made and how this affects its quality and pricing, including information on how the professionals taste and rate wine and a country-by-country tour of the latest vintages.
Author: Mary Ewing-Mulligan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-04-18
"A must-have book for anyone who is serious about Italian wines." —Lidia Bastianich, host of PBS?s Lidia's Italian Table "I have yet to encounter more knowledgeable guides to...Italian wine." —Piero Antinori, President, Antinori Wines "Bravo to Ed and Mary! This book shows their love for Italy, the Italian producers, and the great marriage of local foods with local wines. Here is a great book that presents the information without intimidation." —Piero Selvaggio, VALENTINO Restaurant Right now, Italy is the most exciting wine country on earth. The quality of Italian wines has never been higher and the range of wines has never been broader. Even better, the types of Italian wines available outside of Italy have never been greater. But with all these new Italian wines and wine zones not to mention all the obscure grape varieties, complicate blends, strange names and restrictive wine laws. Italian wines are also about he most challenging of all to master. The time has come for comprehensive, up-to-date guides to Italian wines. Authored by certified wine educators and authors Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan, Italian Wine For Dummies introduces you to the delectable world of fine Italian wine. It shows you how to: Translate wine labels Identify great wine bargains Develop your own wine tastes Match Italian wines with foods Here's everything you need to know to enjoy the best Tuscans, Sicilians, Abruzzese and other delicious Italian wines. This lighthearted and informative guide explores: The styles of wine made in Italy and the major grape varieties used to make them How the Italian name their wines, the complicated laws governing how names are given and the meanings of common label terminology Italy's important wine regions including a region-by-region survey of the best vineyards and their products A guide to pronouncing Italian wine terms and names and how to order Italian wines in restaurants For Italians, wine (vino) is food (alimentari) and food is love (amore). And you can never have enough love in your life. So, order a copy of Italian Wine For Dummies, today and get ready to share the love!
Author: Patrick Alexander
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
Release Date: 2017-09-19
Learn why great wines and great writers are a wonderful blend The pleasures of great wine and great writers: Under the careful guidance of his father, Patrick Alexander began drinking wine with his meals at the age of five. At the same age, encouraged by his mother, he began a lifelong love-affair with books. The twin pleasures of wine and writing remained his passion for the next sixty-five years. He has raised his own children in many of the world’s great wine growing regions, from Bordeaux and Piedmont in Europe to the Santa Cruz mountains of California while researching and writing his definitive guide to the novels of Marcel Proust. History of wine and some of the best wines: For the past six years, Patrick has been teaching a sold-out wine appreciation class at the nation’s No.1 independent bookstore, Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida. The Booklover’s Guide to Wine is based on this very successful class and blends Patrick’s passion for the culture and history of wine and his love of literature for the world's great writers. A literary twist on traditional food and wine pairings, this book explores how great wines and great writers can be combined to enhance the enjoyment of both. The book describes the history of wine from the time of Noah to the birth of two-buck Chuck. It explores the significance of terroir and varietal, the differences between Old World and New World wines and explains why England, a small island with almost no vineyards, is such a dominant force in the world of wine. The book also shows the relationship between: • Charles Dickens with Cabernet Sauvignon • Jane Austin with Chardonnay • Shakespeare with Sherry • and, J.R.R. Tolkien with Albariño This fact-filled, jargon free guide to wine, bursting with entertaining anecdotes, literary quotes and compelling humor will teach you everything you always wanted to learn about wine but were too scared to ask. Learn about wine: Patrick Alexander originally developed the Wine Appreciation program when he worked at the University of Miami as Director of the Office of Professional Advancement. In the summer of 2011, after Patrick had left UM in order to focus on writing, Mitchell Kaplan suggested he offer his program at Books & Books during the quiet summer months. “It seems a pity to waste all that research” Mitchell said “and you never know; our book customers might want to learn about wine while enjoying great writers .” Six years, twenty-three sold-out classes, and four-hundred satisfied students later, Patrick Alexander's Wine Appreciation Program has become one of the highlights of Books & Books event programming. Patrick is also a published author and his writings include Marcel Proust’s Search for Lost Time and The Nigerian Letter. Now, by reading The Booklovers' Guide To Wine you can also experience what Patrick's students have come to love and appreciate about great wines and great writers.
Author: William Blum
Publisher: Zed Books
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Human rights
Rogue State and its author came to sudden international attention when Osama Bin Laden quoted the book publicly in January 2006, propelling the book to the top of the bestseller charts in a matter of hours. This book is a revised and updated version of the edition Bin Laden referred to in his address.
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 41st year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This new edition also contains a colour supplement on Syrah and Garnacha grapes.
For the thousands of people who know nothing about wine and want to rectify that swiftly and painlessly, Mark Oldman?the ?Naked Chef? of wine?is here to help with the kind of information readers can use right now: ? Australian Shiraz is the most instantly likable red under $15 ? Drink slightly sweet wine with spicy food ? Judge a wine shop by whether it has homemade shelf signs ? Don?t store unopened wine in the refrigerator for more than a week Loaded with his personal recommendations?including the top 100 wines less than $15?Oldman?s Guide also includes the wine picks of an eclectic mix of collectors, from Le Cirque owner Sirio Maccioni to Morley Safer of 60 Minutes. This is a wine guide like no other and is sure to be savored by anyone who wants their wine without the attitude.