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Wine Reads

Wine Reads

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In this richly literary anthology, Jay McInerney--bestselling novelist and acclaimed wine columnist for Town & Country, Wall Street Journal, and House and Garden--selects over twenty pieces of memorable fiction and nonfiction about the making, selling, and of course, drinking of fine wine.

Including excerpts from novels, short fiction, memoir, and narrative nonfiction, Wine Reads features big names in the trade and literary heavyweights alike. We follow Kermit Lynch to the Northern Rhône in a chapter from his classic Adventures on the Wine Route. In an excerpt from Between Meals, long-time New Yorker writer A. J. Liebling raises feeding and imbibing on a budget in Paris into something of an art form--and discovers a very good rosé from just west of the Rhone. Michael Dibdin's fictional Venetian detective Aurelio Zen gets a lesson in Barolo, Barbaresco, and Brunello vintages from an eccentric celebrity. In real life, and over half a century ago, Jewish-Czech writer and gourmet Joseph Wechsberg visits the medieval Château d'Yquem to sample different years of the "roi des vins" alongside a French connoisseur who had his first taste of wine at age four.

Also showcasing an iconic scene from Rex Pickett's Sideways and work by Jancis Robinson, Benjamin Wallace, and McInerney himself, this is an essential volume for any disciple of Bacchus.

Wine Reads

Wine Reads

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In this richly literary anthology, Jay McInerney--bestselling novelist and acclaimed wine columnist for Town & Country, Wall Street Journal, and House and Garden--selects over twenty pieces of memorable fiction and nonfiction about the making, selling, and of course, drinking of fine wine.

Including excerpts from novels, short fiction, memoir, and narrative nonfiction, Wine Reads features big names in the trade and literary heavyweights alike. We follow Kermit Lynch to the Northern Rhône in a chapter from his classic Adventures on the Wine Route. In an excerpt from Between Meals, long-time New Yorker writer A. J. Liebling raises feeding and imbibing on a budget in Paris into something of an art form--and discovers a very good rosé from just west of the Rhone. Michael Dibdin's fictional Venetian detective Aurelio Zen gets a lesson in Barolo, Barbaresco, and Brunello vintages from an eccentric celebrity. In real life, and over half a century ago, Jewish-Czech writer and gourmet Joseph Wechsberg visits the medieval Château d'Yquem to sample different years of the "roi des vins" alongside a French connoisseur who had his first taste of wine at age four.

Also showcasing an iconic scene from Rex Pickett's Sideways and work by Jancis Robinson, Benjamin Wallace, and McInerney himself, this is an essential volume for any disciple of Bacchus.

Wine Savant

Wine Savant

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Today's dynamic wine culture calls for a different kind of wine book. The Wine Savant is just that: punchy, polemical, and brimming with insights to educate and entertain beginning wine drinkers and seasoned oenophiles alike.

Never has the wine world had so much to offer, and never have smart decisions about value, quality, grape, and season been so difficult to make. In The Wine Savant, Michael Steinberger tramps through the world of contemporary wine--from three-buck Chuck and bucket-list Bordeaux to bottle speculators and biodynamic wineries--to give the inside scoop on the key concerns facing the new generation of wine lovers:

- Why is California suddenly cool again?
- What's really the difference between a 95-point wine and a 94-point wine?
- Why is Burgundy ascendant and Bordeaux suddenly so passé?
- What's a biodynamic wine, what's a natural wine, and should you care?
- Do food and wine pairings still matter?

Featuring expert buying guides--including the New Kings of California and the World's Great $25-and-Under Bottles--and tips on tough-to-pair cuisines like Indian and Japanese, The Wine Savant is the perfect guide to today's often-bewildering realm of choice: ferociously opinionated and committed body and soul to enjoying every glass.

Wine Savant

Wine Savant

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Today's dynamic wine culture calls for a different kind of wine book. The Wine Savant is just that: punchy, polemical, and brimming with insights to educate and entertain beginning wine drinkers and seasoned oenophiles alike.

Never has the wine world had so much to offer, and never have smart decisions about value, quality, grape, and season been so difficult to make. In The Wine Savant, Michael Steinberger tramps through the world of contemporary wine--from three-buck Chuck and bucket-list Bordeaux to bottle speculators and biodynamic wineries--to give the inside scoop on the key concerns facing the new generation of wine lovers:

- Why is California suddenly cool again?
- What's really the difference between a 95-point wine and a 94-point wine?
- Why is Burgundy ascendant and Bordeaux suddenly so passé?
- What's a biodynamic wine, what's a natural wine, and should you care?
- Do food and wine pairings still matter?

Featuring expert buying guides--including the New Kings of California and the World's Great $25-and-Under Bottles--and tips on tough-to-pair cuisines like Indian and Japanese, The Wine Savant is the perfect guide to today's often-bewildering realm of choice: ferociously opinionated and committed body and soul to enjoying every glass.

Wine Secrets: Advice from Winemakers, Sommeliers, and Connoisseurs

Wine Secrets: Advice from Winemakers, Sommeliers, and Connoisseurs

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Inside Tips from Top Wine Experts

Michael Mondavi, Jacques Pépin, Gina Gallo, and Kevin Zraly are just four of the contributors to Wine Secrets--a compilation of tips and tricks from today's top wine experts, with advice on everything from buying and tasting to cooking and pairing. Readers will discover:

- How to find the best wines by sticking to the classics
- How to judge whether a wine is "good"
- How to act like you know what you're doing when ordering wine
- How to guesstimate wine style from packaging clues
- How to taste wine like a pro
- And much, much more!

Wine Simple

Wine Simple

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From the world-renowned sommelier Aldo Sohm, a dynamic, essential wine guide for a new generation

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FOOD52

Aldo Sohm is one of the most respected and widely lauded sommeliers in the world. He's worked with celebrated chef Eric Ripert as wine director of three-Michelin-starred Le Bernardin for over a decade, yet his philosophy and approach to wine is much more casual. Aldo's debut book, Wine Simple, is full of confidence-building infographics and illustrations, an unbeatable depth of knowledge, effusive encouragement, and, most important, strong opinions on wine so you can learn to form your own. Imbued with Aldo's insatiable passion and eagerness to teach others, Wine Simple is accessible, deeply educational, and lively and fun, both in voice and visuals.

This essential guide begins with the fundamentals of wine in easy-to-absorb hits of information and pragmatic, everyday tips--key varietals and winemaking regions, how to taste, when to save and when to splurge, and how to set up a wine tasting at home. Aldo then teaches you how to take your wine knowledge to the next level and evolve your palate, including techniques on building a "flavor library, " a cheat sheet to good (and great) vintages (and why you shouldn't put everything on the line for them), tips on troubleshooting tricky wines (corked? mousy?), and, for the daring, even how to saber a bottle of champagne. This visual, user-friendly approach will inspire readers to have the confidence, curiosity, and enthusiasm to taste smarter, drink boldly, and dive headfirst fearlessly into the exciting world of wine.

Wine Snob's Dictionary: Essential Lexicon of Oenological Knowledge

Wine Snob's Dictionary: Essential Lexicon of Oenological Knowledge

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A nicely structured, lightly acidic addition to the handy Snob's Dictionary series, decoding the baffling world of winespeak from A to Z.

Wine Snob. The very phrase seems redundant, doesn't it? When faced with this snobbiest of snobberies, the civilian wine enthusiast needs the help of savvy translators like David Kamp and David Lynch. Their Wine Snob's Dictionary delivers witty explication of both old-school oeno-obsessions (What's claret? Who's Michael Broadbent?) and such new-wave terms as malolactic fermentation and fruit bomb. Among the other things Kamp and Lynch demystify:

Finish: the Snob code-term for aftertaste. (Robert Parker includes the stopwatch-measured length of a wine's finish in his ratings.)

Meritage: an American wine classification that rhymes with heritage, and should NEVER be pronounced meri-TAHJ.

Terroir: that elusive quality of vineyard soil that has sommeliers talking of gunflint, leather, and candied fruits

Featuring ripe, luscious, full-bodied illustrations by Snob's Dictionary stalwart Ross MacDonald, The Wine Snob's Dictionary is as heady and sparkling as a vintage Taittinger, only much less expensive... and much more giggle-inducing. Cheers!

Wine Spectator's Pocket Guide to Wine

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Wine Table

Wine Table

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***Named one of the Best Cookbooks of 2018 by The Washington Post***

This book combines a love of food and wine with history, culture, and plenty of personal touch.

We all dream of tasting our way through Burgundy, walking through vineyards in Champagne with a winemaker, or dining late into the night on a winery balcony in Chianti. Who better to guide you than someone whose passion and years in the food and wine industry have led to travels and friendship with winemakers all over the world? Vickie Reh takes us right into the kitchen with winemakers--what do they eat during harvest? What do they drink to celebrate the holidays? Which foods pair best with their wines, and why? How does this vary from region to region?

The Wine Table will discuss basics and essentials in food and wine including meeting your local farmer, stocking your pantry, and how to buy and store wine.

We will then travel with the author through various regions of France and Italy, visiting winemakers in their homes to share their stories, cook with them, and enjoy their recipes. Specialties include:

  • Choucroute Garnie from Domaine Weinbach, Alsace, France
  • Squab and Penne Pie from Agricole Lo Sparviere, Franciacorta, Italy
  • Sole à la Meunière from Domaine Lucien Crochet, Sancerre, France
  • Pork Rillettes from Domaine La Grange Tiphaine, Montlouis, France
  • Guinea Fowl en Papillote from Champagne Roses de Jeanne, Aube, France
  • Pesto Trapanese from Arianna Occhipinti, Sicily, Italy
  • Wine Tasting Uncorked

    Wine Tasting Uncorked

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    Host your own wine tasting session using these tips and techniques for tasting, describing, and enjoying various kinds of wines. Inside you'll find:
    - Nine step-by-step wine tasting lessons covering varying styles and grape varieties
    - A detailed glossary of wine-tasting terms
    - Advice for paring wine and food
    - Descriptions of various red and white grapes (and tips for distinguishing them)
    - A list of tools you need or hosting your own tasting
    Wine Travel Guide to the World

    Wine Travel Guide to the World

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    Footprint s Wine Travel Guide to the World takes you around the globe to over 650 of the best vineyards, wineries, museums, restaurants and bar: from the grandest estates of Bordeaux to the high-altitude vineyards of Argentina; from Beijing wine bars to the tomb of a wine-loving pharaoh. Extensive colour photography and mapping throughout adds to the enjoyment of the tour. Renowned wine author and journalist, Robert Joseph, has compiled this remarkable list of the world s great wine experiences as well as providing the history of each region, tasting tips, wine and food recommendations, soil and grape information and practical travel details."
    Wine Trials 2011

    Wine Trials 2011

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    This is the third edition of the book that challenged the wine establishment and revealed the widely available wines under $15 that beat out wines costing up to 10 times their price in blind tastings. "The Wine Trials 2011"features full-page reviews of 175 all-new wines for 2010, based on completely new blind tastings of the latest vintages, with a special focus on up-and-coming value wine regions like Portugal and Greece. Each review includes a cheeky, unpretentious discussion of each wine s flavors and aromas, and a photo of the bottle for easy identification."

    Wine Wars: The Curse of the Blue Nun, the Miracle of Two Buck Chuck, and the Revenge of the Terroirists

    Wine Wars: The Curse of the Blue Nun, the Miracle of Two Buck Chuck, and the Revenge of the Terroirists

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    Writing with wit and verve, Mike Veseth (a.k.a. the Wine Economist) tells the compelling story of the war between the market trends that are redrawing the world wine map and the terroirists who resist them. Wine and the wine business are at a critical crossroad today, transformed by three powerful forces. Veseth begins with the first force, globalization, which is shifting the center of the wine world as global wine markets provide enthusiasts with a rich but overwhelming array of choices. Two Buck Chuck, the second force, symbolizes the rise of branded products like the famous Charles Shaw wines sold in Trader Joe's stores. Branded corporate wines simplify the worldwide wine market and give buyers the confidence they need to make choices, but they also threaten to dumb down wine, sacrificing terroir to achieve marketable McWine reliability. Will globalization and Two Buck Chuck destroy the essence of wine? Perhaps, but not without a fight, Veseth argues. He counts on "the revenge of the terroirists" to save wine's soul. But it won't be easy as wine expands to exotic new markets such as China and the very idea of terroir is attacked by both critics and global climate change. Veseth has "grape expectations" that globalization, Two Buck Chuck, and the revenge of the terroirists will uncork a favorable future for wine in an engaging tour-de-force that will appeal to all lovers of wine, whether it be boxed, bagged, or bottled.
    Wine With Food

    Wine With Food

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    INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards -- 2014 GOLD Winner for Cooking

    100 wines paired with more than 100 dishes, from two of the most respected experts in the business. Pairing wine and food can bring out the best qualities in each. But how do you hit upon the right combination? And is there just one? Do you fall back on the old rules or decide by cuisine or season? The choices can be perplexing, and fashions are constantly changing. Eric Asimov and Florence Fabricant have spent much of their careers enjoying this most delicious dilemma and now give readers the tools they need to play the game of wine and food to their own tastes.

    In this book, they sum up some of their most useful findings. Instead of a rigid system, Wine with Food offers guiding information to instill confidence so you can make your own choices. The goal is to break the mold of traditional pairing models and open up new possibilities. Asimov focuses on wines of distinction and highlights certain producers to look for. Fabricant offers dishes covering every course and drawing from diverse global influences-Clams with Chorizo, Autumn Panzanella, Duck Fried Rice, Coq au Vin Blanc, Short Ribs with Squash and Shiitakes. Sidebars explore issues related to the entire experience at the table-such as combining sweet with savory, the right kind of glass, and decanting. Wine with Food is both an inspiring collection of recipes and a concise guide to wine.

    Wine: A Cultural History

    Wine: A Cultural History

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    For oenophiles, casual wine-drinkers, and aesthetes alike, an informative and entertaining history sure to delight even the most sensitive palates.

    From celebrations of Bacchus in ancient Rome to the Last Supper and casual dinner parties, wine has long been a key component of festivities, ceremonies, and celebrations. Made by almost every civilization throughout history, in every part of the world, wine has been used in religious ceremonies, inspired artists and writers, been employed as a healing medicine, and, most often, sipped as a way to relax with a gathering of friends. Yet, like all other forms of alcohol, wine has also had its critics, who condemn it for the drunkenness and bad behavior that arise with its overconsumption. Wine can render you tongue-tied or philosophical; it can heal wounds or damage health; it can bring society together or rend it. In this fascinating cultural history of wine, John Varriano takes us on a tour of wine's lively story, revealing the polarizing effect wine has had on society and culture through the ages.

    From its origins in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia to the expanding contemporary industries in Australia, New Zealand, and America, Varriano examines how wine is made and how it has been used in rituals, revelries, and remedies throughout history. In addition, he investigates the history of wine's transformative effects on body and soul in art, literature, and science from the mosaics of ancient Rome to the poetry of Dickinson and Neruda and the paintings of Caravaggio and Manet.

    A spirited exploration, this book will delight lovers of sauvignon blanc or pinot noir, as well as those who are interested in the rich history of human creativity and consumption.

    Wine: The 8000-Year-Old Story of the Wine Trade

    Wine: The 8000-Year-Old Story of the Wine Trade

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    A new study of wine lively, comprehensive, and lavishly illustrated that follows its history from ancient times to the present day."
    Winemaker Cooks: Menus, Parties, and Pairings

    Winemaker Cooks: Menus, Parties, and Pairings

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    Over 19 million people visit the California wine country every year to enjoy the area's renowned wine, food, and landscapesand the casual lifestyle. Christine Hannaaward-winning winemaker, mother, and consummate hostessepitomizes the regions laid-back approach to wine and food. Hanna shares her wine expertise and entertaining savvy with 100 recipes, and 75 color photographs capture her tabletops overflowing with local ingredients and products. A souvenir of the good life, The Winemaker Cooks is sure to be savored by wine lovers everywhere!
    Wineries With Style

    Wineries With Style

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    Award-winning wine writer Peter Richards skillfully narrates the revealing story of wineries around the world and how they came to be built across the centuries - from historic chateaux and monastery estates, through the depths of hidden cellars to modern and visionary futuristic structures.