Christie S World Encyclopedia Of Champagne And Sparkling Wine

Author: Tom Stevenson
Publisher: Absolute Press
ISBN: 1906650187
Size: 20.84 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The world's most comprehensive reference to Champagne and sparkling wine by the world's leading authority: multi-award-winning wine writer Tom Stevenson. This third edition has been fully updated and significantly extended by Essi Avellan, Master of Wine, one of the world's most exciting and talented young wine writers and the editor of FINE Champagne magazine. A country-by-country guide, from the finest Champagnes of France to the lesser-known sparkling wine producers of China, this extraordinary work takes you to five continents and to all the countries where serious sparkling wine is produced. More than 1,600 producers from around the world are rated on a 100-point global scale with an in-depth analysis of their history, method of production and style of wine. More than 400 gorgeous photographs vividly enrich the physical splendour of the work.

Christie S World Encyclopedia Of Champagne Sparkling Wine

Author: Tom Stevenson
Publisher:
ISBN: PSU:000046374998
Size: 19.36 MB
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The first in-depth guide to sparkling wines of the world from Champagne to California, Italy to Australia and beyond. A fascinating first section describes the history of sparkling wine and proves beyond any doubt that it was the English rather than the French who first produced a fizzy wine. The main body of the encyclopedia is devoted to profiles of the world's sparkling wine producers accompanied by tasting notes, recommendations for drinking and good value for your money. Another section lists the author's personal selection of sparkling wines to drink for the Millennium. Beautifully illustrated and designed with over 600 full color photographs and illustrations, this is the ultimate book for those who love the good things in life and who want to discover the best to welcome in the year 2000. Tom Stevenson is the world's leading authority on Champagne. He is the author of 14 books and winner of 21 literary awards, including 13 for his works on Champagne. He has been voted Wine Writerof the Year three times!

Uncorked

Author: Gérard Liger-Belair
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400847808
Size: 16.17 MB
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Uncorked quenches our curiosity about the inner workings of one of the world's most prized beverages. Esteemed for its freshness, vitality, and sensuality, champagne is a wine of great complexity. Mysteries aplenty gush forth with the popping of that cork. Just what is that fizz? Can you judge champagne quality by how big the bubbles are, how long they last, or how they behave before they fade? And why does serving champagne in a long-stemmed flute prolong its chill and effervescence? Through lively prose and a wealth of state-of-the-art photos, this revised edition of Uncorked unlocks the door to what champagne is all about. Providing an unprecedented close-up view of the beauty in the bubbles, Gérard Liger-Belair presents images that look surprisingly like lovely flowers, geometric patterns, even galaxies as the bubbles rise through the glass and burst forth on the surface. He illustrates how bubbles form not on the glass itself but are "born" out of debris stuck on the glass wall, how they rise, and how they pop. Offering a colorful history of champagne, Liger-Belair tells us how it is made and he asks if global warming could spell champagne's demise. In a brand-new afterword, he updates the reader on new developments in the world of bubble science and delves even more deeply into the processes that give champagne its unique and beautiful character. Bubbly may tickle the nose, but Uncorked tackles what the nose and the naked eye cannot--the spectacular science that gives champagne its charm and champagne drinkers immeasurable pleasure.

4000 Champagnes

Author: Richard Juhlin
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
ISBN: 2080304704
Size: 11.34 MB
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Winner of the Louis Roederer International Champagne Writer of the Year Award 2005 4000 Champagnes, unprecedented in scope, plunges readers into the culture, history, and potential of this treasured beverage. Rich in description and practical in its application, 4000 Champagnes is divided into two main sections. The first is a passionate and comprehensive account of the Champagne region and its wines. It includes chapters on champagne's history, winemaking methodology, growing conditions, food matches, labels, a tour of the towns and villages of the French region, and sparkling wines from across the globe. In the book's groundbreaking and expansive section of tasting notes, Richard Juhlin provides the reader with practical information culled from his personal experiences at over 4000 tastings. A detailed portrait of each champagne house precedes a rating and description of each of the wines tasted there. Such depth of insight from a single source has never before been available. Written in Juhlin's authoritative and often humorous voice, 4000 Champagnes is an indispensable buying and tasting tool and an entertaining account of the history of champagne. The book includes several "best champagnes" lists, champagne statistics, telephone numbers and addresses of thousands of champagne producers, and a glossary. 4000 Champagnes is the supreme guide to a drink that has come to epitomize luxury and elegance.

The Companion To Development Studies

Author: Vandana Desai
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780340889145
Size: 18.89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Companion to Development Studies is an essential one-stop reference for anyone with an interest in development studies. Over 100 international experts have been brought together to present a comprehensive overview of the key theoretical and practical issues dominating contemporary development studies. Building on the success of the first edition, the Companion to Development Studies has been thoroughly revised and updated to include new chapters on ageing, culture and development,corruption and development, and global terrorism. Each chapter summarizes current debates while providing guidance for further reading and research. This text is suitable for students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. An indispensable guide to a complex subject, the second edition can be adapted for use in any number of disciplines - including development studies, geography, politics, international relations, sociology, social anthropology, and economics.

Wine Atlas Of Germany

Author: Dieter Braatz
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520964976
Size: 18.62 MB
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Featuring sixty-seven exceptional color maps as well as eighty-seven vivid images by photographer Hendrik Holler and others, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date atlas of German wine—a detailed reference to vineyards and appellations. The authors explain the geography of all the German wine-growing regions and provide independent analysis and ranking of the most significant vineyards in each region. In addressing the growing American appreciation of German wines, the atlas pays in-depth attention to Rieslings from the Mosel and other premier regions while also acquainting readers with wines from less familiar areas such as the Ahr, Baden, the Taubertal, and Franconia. Beautifully produced, with helpful sidebars and succinct essays, this book will become the standard reference on the subject.