Uncorked

Author: Marco Pasanella
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 9780307985606
Size: 19.22 MB
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Marco Pasanella's behind-the-scenes memoir through the world of wine will captivate wine lovers with its story of one man who decided, at age 43, to change his life by opening a wine shop. As Kitchen Confidential and Waiter Rant explored the front and back of the house at restaurants, Uncorked offers a peek behind the curtain of the wine world. Pasanella takes the reader into the underbelly of his store and the industry, which is steeped in history yet fanatical about technology and brimming with larger-than-life personalities. Infused with rich details of his historic waterfront building in New York City and his sojourns to Tuscany, Pasanella's memoir is one of transformation through a project many fantasize about but few commit to. A colorful cast of characters rounds out this fascinating journey through the world of wine.

Uncorked

Author: Gérard Liger-Belair
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400847808
Size: 10.44 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.

Uncorked

Author: Paul Kreider
Publisher:
ISBN: 1596528141
Size: 18.86 MB
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Cabernet, pinot noir, tannins, residual sugar. The language of wine is foreign to many of us, and wine itself is a topic that can also seem foreign, and snobbish. An unpretentious presentation of the essentials of wine, Uncorked is an easy way to gain straightforward information about a simple yet complex subject. This book, presented in an easy-to-understand, entertaining format, will allow you to better: Enjoy wine in all its complexity Be at ease in the wine environment Save money by making choices that suit your palate Understand the language of wine Choose wines to complement meals

Wine

Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520248503
Size: 17.16 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A personal, subjective tour of the world of wine over the past 40 years is conducted by one of the subject's most respected observers and bestselling writers. In his new memoir, Johnson celebrates the variety and complexity of wine, and how it evokes places and people.

Uncorked

Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher:
ISBN: 1615812970
Size: 10.16 MB
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Bobby Bielecki is heading home from art school to help run the family wine store so his adopted father and partner can take a vacation. While filling in, Bobby will have to deal with his once-best friend and lost love, Kenny, who pushed him away from their burgeoning relationship, encouraging him follow his dreams and realize his artistic talents. Despite the tension between them, Bobby and Kenny decide to put their differences aside and work together to figure out what happened to a case of expensive wine. Their investigation leads them to a young runaway and people from Bobby's past, and dealing with them reminds Bobby and Kenny of how close they once were. But despite their growing feelings, Bobby is afraid Kenny will do what he's done before and push Bobby away for his own good. A Bottled Up story.

Uncorked

Author: Archimede Fusillo
Publisher:
ISBN: 1877073091
Size: 15.84 MB
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Lance has a metal-detector, and he has started treasure hunting on the beach - and he's got lucky already! Boy, had he got lucky! Ages 8 and over.