The Concise World Atlas of Wine

  • Filename: the-concise-world-atlas-of-wine.
  • ISBN: 1845335007
  • Release Date: 2009-08-15
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Hugh Johnson
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley



An innovative concise format 'working edition' of Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson's World Atlas of Wine, the pre-eminent and internationally acclaimed guide to the wines of the world. This brand-new concise edition of the World Atlas of Wine contains every one of the 200 maps core to the appeal of its original format. An ideal self-purchase, the Concise World Atlas of Wine combines essential information on the wines of the world, written by the world's most authoritative wine duo, with the unparalleled clarity and detail of the most up-to-date and useful maps available of wine growing areas. Benefiting throughout from the highest-quality research included in the sixth edition of Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson's World Atlas of Wine, this concise version is a must-have book for everyone involved in the world of wine and an ideal reference book for every wine enthusiast.

Windows on the World Complete Wine Course

  • Filename: windows-on-the-world-complete-wine-course.
  • ISBN: 1402767676
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 338
  • Author: Kevin Zraly
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.



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.

Hugh Johnson s Pocket Wine

  • Filename: hugh-johnson-s-pocket-wine.
  • ISBN: 9781784722517
  • Release Date: 2016-09-08
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Hugh Johnson
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2017 is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 40th 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 year's special anniversary edition also contains a colour supplement exploring 40 fascinating stories from cities with great vineyards close by to 'new' grapes that have come on the scene.

Wine Atlas of New Zealand

  • Filename: wine-atlas-of-new-zealand.
  • ISBN: 9781459627963
  • Release Date: 2011-09-05
  • Number of pages: 596
  • Author: Michael Cooper
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com



A comprehensive guide to New Zealand's wine regions and vineyards

Parker s Wine Buyer s Guide 7th Edition

  • Filename: parker-s-wine-buyer-s-guide-7th-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781439139974
  • Release Date: 2008-10-07
  • Number of pages: 1536
  • Author: Robert M. Parker
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Featuring a fresh layout, revised maps, and more detail than ever before, the eagerly anticipated seventh edition of Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide offers collectors and amateurs alike the ultimate resource to the world's best wines. In every way, this edition bears out Parker's stated goal: "To make you a more formidable, more confident wine buyer by providing you with sufficient insider's information to permit the wisest possible choice when you make a wine-buying decision." Understanding that buyers on every level appreciate a good deal, Parker separates overvalued bottles from undervalued, with wine prices instantly shifting according to his evaluations. Indifferent to the wine's pedigree, Parker's eminent 100-point rating system allows for independent, consumer-oriented, inside information. The latest edition of Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide includes expanded information on Spain, Portugal, Germany, Australia, Argentina, and Chile, as well as new sections on Israel and Central Europe. As in his previous editions, Parker provides the reassurance of a simple number rating, predictions for future buying potential, and practical overviews of regions and grapes. Altogether, an indispensable resource from the man the Los Angeles Times calls "the most powerful critic of any kind."

The Oxford Companion to Wine

  • Filename: the-oxford-companion-to-wine.
  • ISBN: 9780198609902
  • Release Date: 2006-09-21
  • Number of pages: 840
  • Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford



Hailed by The Washington Post as 'the greatest wine book ever published', Jancis Robinson's legendary tome - now completely revised and updated in its third edition - covers every wine-related topic imaginable, providing definitive entries on thousands of subjects, from regions and grape varieties to wine-making and vine-growing.

Wine Folly

  • Filename: wine-folly.
  • ISBN: 9780399575969
  • Release Date: 2015-09-22
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Madeline Puckette
  • Publisher: Penguin



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.

Parker s Wine Buyer s Guide

  • Filename: parker-s-wine-buyer-s-guide.
  • ISBN: 0743229312
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 1635
  • Author: Robert M. Parker
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Supplies the reader with information about wine producers and growers, vintage critiques, and wine purchasing strategies for most major wine-producing regions world-wide.

The World Atlas of Coffee

  • Filename: the-world-atlas-of-coffee.
  • ISBN: 1845337875
  • Release Date: 2014-10-06
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: James Hoffmann
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley



Coffee has never been better, or more interesting, than it is today. Coffee producers have access to more varieties and techniques than ever before and we, as consumers, can share in that expertise to make sure the coffee we drink is the best we can find. Where coffee comes from, how it was harvested, the roasting process and the water used to make the brew are just a few of the factors that influence the taste of what we drink. Champion barista and coffee roaster James Hoffmann examines these key factors, looking at varieties of coffee, the influence of terroir, how it is harvested and processed, the roasting methods used, through to the way in which the beans are brewed. Country by country - from Bolivia to Zambia - he then identifies key characteristics and the methods that determine the quality of that country's output. Along the way we learn about everything from the development of the espresso machine, to why strength guides on supermarket coffee are really not good news. This is the first book to chart the coffee production of over 35 countries, encompassing knowledge never previously published outside the coffee industry. For everyone who wants to understand more about coffee and its wonderful nuances and possibilities, this is the book to have.

The Wine Bible

  • Filename: the-wine-bible.
  • ISBN: 9780761187158
  • Release Date: 2015-10-13
  • Number of pages: 1008
  • Author: Karen MacNeil
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing



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.”

Great Wine Made Simple

  • Filename: great-wine-made-simple.
  • ISBN: 9780307885784
  • Release Date: 2010-11-03
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Andrea Robinson
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter



From Master Sommelier Andea Immer Robinson, a newly updated edition of her by-now classic introduction to wine, Great Wine Made Simple: Straight Talk from a Master Sommelier, reflects up-to-the minute wine trends, including the burgeoning popularity of the Shiraz grape, new flavor maps, and much, much more. First published in 2000, Great Wine Made Simple established Andrea Immer Robinson as America’s favorite wine writer. Avoiding the traditional and confusingly vague wine language of “bouquet” and “nose,” and instead discussing wine in commonsense terms. Now, thoroughly revised, Great Wine Made Simple lives up to its title by making selecting and enjoying wine truly simple. With Andrea Immer Robinson as your guide, you will never again have to fear pricey bottles that don’t deliver, snobby wine waiters, foreign terminology, or encyclopedic restaurant wine lists. You’ll be able to buy or order wine with confidence--and get just the wine you want--by learning how the “Big Six” basic styles (which comprise 80 percent of today’s top selling wines) taste and how to read any wine label. Ten new flavor maps show what tastes you can expect from climates around the world. Andrea Immer Robinson genuinely knows more about wine than most wine lovers could ever hope to learn. But she doesn’t believe that you have to join a stuffy, exclusive wine-tasting set, or study a lot, to become a savvy wine buyer. Unlike other wine guides, Great Wine Made Simple makes it easy to master the ins and outs of choosing a wine that you and your guests will love—on any budget. In her down-to-earth style, Andrea guides you through follow-along-at-home wine tastings that are easy, fun, and affordable, and even suggests a milk tasting for understanding variations in wine-body style. Building on this foundation, she covers the rest of the wine landscape with her inimitable style, candor, and humor, from classic regions to new tastes, plus a bevy of practical issues like wine gear and proper storage. A refreshing blend of in-depth knowledge and accessibility, Great Wine Made Simple is a welcome resource for those who are intrigued by wine but don’t know where to start.

Parker s Wine Buyer s Guide 7th Edition

  • Filename: parker-s-wine-buyer-s-guide-7th-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781439139974
  • Release Date: 2008-10-07
  • Number of pages: 1536
  • Author: Robert M. Parker
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Featuring a fresh layout, revised maps, and more detail than ever before, the eagerly anticipated seventh edition of Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide offers collectors and amateurs alike the ultimate resource to the world's best wines. In every way, this edition bears out Parker's stated goal: "To make you a more formidable, more confident wine buyer by providing you with sufficient insider's information to permit the wisest possible choice when you make a wine-buying decision." Understanding that buyers on every level appreciate a good deal, Parker separates overvalued bottles from undervalued, with wine prices instantly shifting according to his evaluations. Indifferent to the wine's pedigree, Parker's eminent 100-point rating system allows for independent, consumer-oriented, inside information. The latest edition of Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide includes expanded information on Spain, Portugal, Germany, Australia, Argentina, and Chile, as well as new sections on Israel and Central Europe. As in his previous editions, Parker provides the reassurance of a simple number rating, predictions for future buying potential, and practical overviews of regions and grapes. Altogether, an indispensable resource from the man the Los Angeles Times calls "the most powerful critic of any kind."

The Oxford Companion to Wine

  • Filename: the-oxford-companion-to-wine.
  • ISBN: 9780198705383
  • Release Date: 2015-09
  • Number of pages: 912
  • Author: Julia Harding
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



Published in 1994 to worldwide acclaim, the first edition of Jancis Robinson's seminal volume immediately attained legendary status, winning every major wine book award including the Glenfiddich and Julia Child/IACP awards, as well as writer and woman of the year accolades for its editor on both sides of the Atlantic. Combining meticulously-researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, The Oxford Companion to Wine presents almost 4,000 entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, from regions and grape varieties to the owners, connoisseurs, growers, and tasters in wine through the ages; from viticulture and oenology to the history of wine, from its origins to the present day. The 187 esteemed contributors (including over 50 new to this edition) range from internationally renowned academics to some of the most famous wine writers and wine specialists in the world. Now exhaustively updated, this fourth edition incorporates the very latest international research to present over 350 new entries on topics ranging from additives and wine apps to WSET and Zelen. Over 60 per cent of all entries have been revised; and useful lists and statistics are appended, including a unique list of the world's controlled appellations and their permitted grape varieties, as well as vineyard area, wine production and consumption by country. Illustrated with almost 30 updated maps of every important wine region in the world, many useful charts and diagrams, and 16 stunning colour photographs, this Companion is unlike any other wine book, offering an understanding of wine in all of its wider contexts--notably historical, cultural, and scientific--and serving as a truly companionable point of reference into which any wine-lover can dip and browse. New to this editionComprehensively revised and updated throughout Over 350 brand-new entries Significant new updates on hundreds of topics such as China, screwcaps, and the origins of viniculture Impressive global coverage of wine regions, including new entries on Alaska, Lesotho, Norway, and Tahiti Includes brand-new colour photographs and black and white line drawings Maps of wine regions have been updated

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