Christie S World Encyclopedia Of Champagne And Sparkling Wine

Author: Tom Stevenson
Publisher: Absolute Press
ISBN: 1906650187
Size: 12.50 MB
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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.

A Scent Of Champagne

Author: Richard Juhlin
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781628735345
Size: 14.52 MB
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A luxury volume on the world's most elegant beverage--by world renowned champagne expert Richard Juhlin, with an introduction by Édouard Cointreau In this beautiful and heavily illustrated volume the world's foremost champagne expert, Richard Juhlin takes the reader on a journey to the geographical area of Champagne and through the history of the beverage. With rich photography to accompany the text he explains how to arrange tastings, develop one’s sense of smell, and why the setting where you drink champagne is important. He also includes personal anecdotes about his lifelong journey from teacher to connoisseur as well as a reference guide describing and ranking an incredible 8,000 champagne houses, types, and vintages. Sit back and enjoy Juhlin’s graceful prose with a lovely glass of champagne, the beverage that has come to epitomize luxury and elegance. This is a must have edition for any serious collector and lover of champagne.

Champagne Guide

Author: Richard Juhlin
Publisher: Board & Bench Pub
ISBN: 9163331918
Size: 16.29 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Take Juhlin's best selling 4,000 Champagnes, add three years of dedicated tasting and 2,500 more sparkling wines and you have the most current, authoritative and comprehensive Champagne guide on the market. Simple to use, packed with information and loaded with Juhlin's engaging style, with this book you can make the most of your stay in Champagne, or your browsing experience in your local wine store. Richard Juhlin is the author of Great Tasting, 3000 Champagnes and 4000 Champagnes. He was awarded the Chevalier del Arc by the French government in 1997.

The Wine Bible

Author: Karen MacNeil
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761187158
Size: 10.64 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Announcing the completely revised and updated edition of The Wine Bible, the perennial bestselling wine book praised as “The most informative and entertaining book I’ve ever seen on the subject” (Danny Meyer), “A guide that has all the answers” (Bobby Flay), “Astounding” (Thomas Keller), and “A magnificent masterpiece of wine writing” (Kevin Zraly). Like a lively course from an expert teacher, The Wine Bible grounds the reader deeply in the fundamentals while layering on informative asides, tips, amusing anecdotes, definitions, glossaries, photos (all new for this edition), maps, labels, and recommended bottles. Karen MacNeil’s information comes directly through primary research; for this second edition she has tasted more than 10,000 wines and visited dozens of wine regions around the world. New to the book are wines of China, Japan, Mexico, and Slovenia. And through it all the reader becomes ever more informed—and, because of the author’s unique voice, always entertained: “In great years Pétrus is ravishing, elegant, and rich—Ingrid Bergman in red satin.” Or, describing a Riesling: “A laser beam. A sheet of ice. A great crackling bolt of lightning.”

Uncorked

Author: Gérard Liger-Belair
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400847808
Size: 19.59 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.

Ever My Love

Author: Lynn Kurland
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780515156164
Size: 17.68 MB
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Two people are caught up in love--and in time--in the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Stars in Your Eyes. In search of a fresh start, Emma Baxter has traveled to Scotland to try to forget her rocky love life. Luckily, the gorgeous Highlander who owns the house up the path from her rental cottage might be exactly the kind of distraction she needs. But there's more to his intriguing qualities than she can explain--although she certainly isn't buying into the local legends of Highland magic. Nathaniel MacLeod is a man adrift, all thanks to the unwanted gift that forces him to continually jump between centuries. He never knows if he'll wind up in the present day or the fourteenth century, but when Emma follows him back through time, he suddenly has more to worry about than keeping his separate lives straight... Someone has started to notice Nathaniel's travels and now, no time period is safe, for him or for Emma.

Windows On The World Complete Wine Course

Author: Kevin Zraly
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402767676
Size: 14.61 MB
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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.