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A Taste of the World of Wine
by P. Iland, P. Gago, A. Caillard, P. Dry

A Taste of the World of Wine is a comprehensive and practical guide that takes the reader on a journey through the history of wine, viticulture and winemaking practices, how to taste wine and the characteristics of the major wine styles of the world. The concise, easy to follow, educational approach makes it an ideal book for anyone who is interested in wine. The book contains 212 pages of informative text, maps, wine style guides, tasting clues and over 300 photographs to illustrate the diversity and richness of the world of wine. Educational in format it has been written for students and the general wine consumer who wants to know a little more. It is suitable as a foundation text and a useful reference for all students of wine. It can be used in wine courses, hospitality courses, and for training retail, marketing and cellar door sales personnel or just to enjoy the read.

ISBN: 978-0-9581605-3-7 Format: Hardcover Pages: 212

000011243
Price: $50.00
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A Vineyard in My Glass

Gerald Asher, who served as Gourmet's wine editor for thirty years, has drawn together this selection of his essays, published in Gourmet and elsewhere, for the collective insight they give into why a wine should always be an expression of a place and a time. Guiding the reader through twenty-seven diverse wine regions in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and California, he shows how every wine worth drinking is a reflection of its terroir—in the broadest sense of that untranslatable word.

In evocative reminiscences of wines, winemakers, and the meals he has had with them, he weaves together climate, terrain, and local history, sharing his knowledge and experience so skillfully that we learn as we are entertained and come to understand, gradually, that the meaning and pleasure of a wine lie always in the context of its origin and in the concurrence of where, how, and with whom we enjoy it.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780520270336
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 9/12/2011
  • Pages: 288

  • 052027033
    Price: $45.00
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    Black Moleskine Passions Wine Journal 5.25 X 8.25
    by Moleskine

    The legendary journal used by famous artists and writers as well as by everyday people, Moleskine® has been the essential little black notebook for two centuries. Designed in Italy, this Moleskine® Passions Wine Journal is made for those who really love wine. With a helpful glossary, measures, conversions, and more, it's truly a wine aficienado's dream come true. Plus, the three ribbon place markers help you create shortcuts to your favorite sections, while the double expandable inner pocket is perfect for storing notes and clippings!

    240 pages on acid-free paper
    6 themed sections to log notes by wine type: Sparkling, White, Rose, Red, Fortified/Sweet, and Spirits
    6 blank tabs to customize as you choose
    10 blank pages for notes and thoughts
    Includes set of adhesive labels to customize your journal
    Embossed and thread-bound black cardboard cover with rounded corners
    Elastic closure
    5" x 8.25"
    Imported

    ISBN: 8862933169 ISBN-13: 9788862933162 Manufacturer: Moleskine
    886293316

    Price: $19.95
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    California Directory of Fine Wineries
    by K. Reka Badger, Cheryl Crabtree

    With The California Directory of Fine Wineries: Central Coast as a guide, readers can explore world-famous Santa Barbara County, home to the landmark cellars of Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, and Santa Rita Hills; meander the scenic back roads of San Luis Obispo on the way to the premier wineries of Edna Valley; and travel to rustic Paso Robles where the winemakers themselves will pour you a glass of their distinctive blends and specialties. Featuring boutique tasting rooms, working ranches, warehouse wineries, and family-owned vineyards, this is an essential guide to destinations of charm and character.

    Pub. Date: April 2009 Publisher: Wine House Press Format: Hardcover, 144pp
    097249930

    Price: $19.95
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    Cellar
    An ideal cellar does not have to be an expensive cellar. This practical guide is the first book to unravel the secrets of cost effective home cellaring. It will save you money and save your wines.
    095806280
    Price: $20.00
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    How & Why to Build a Wine Cellar
    by Richard M. Gold

    Worried that your beloved Montrachet is coveting the 50-degree embrace of another's cellar? Think one of your own is out of reach? The classic naturally air-conditioned wine-cellar construction guide is now revised and updated for the modern wine collector who wants or needs a wine cellar but lacks the means to fund a massive renovation, or has do-it-yourself-ness in the blood.The book begins with how to plan for optimum humidity and temperature with a discussion on the best positioning (key to a passive system that takes advantage of an existing structure's natural cooling capabilities and keeping temperature fluctuation to a minimum) and insulation.Section two outlines, step-by-step and with detailed diagrams, every level and aspect of construction, including building of racks and storage bins.Section three is all about the art and science of selecting, recording, tracking and enjoying your wines at their peak performance.

    Pub. Date: December 2008 Publisher: Wine Appreciation Guild, Limited Format: Paperback, 144pp
    189126700

    Price: $29.95
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    Pacific Pinot Noir
    Featuring more than two hundred in-depth winery profiles, this definitive guide is the best single source of information on world-renowned pinot noirs from California and Oregon. Drawing on his encyclopedic knowledge of a grape variety considered by many to produce the ultimate food wine, John Winthrop Haeger offers this expanded, updated companion volume to his award-winning North American Pinot Noir. Here, with three times the number of winery profiles, he focuses exclusively on what he calls the Pacific Pinot Zone, stretching from the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon to Santa Barbara in California and extending up to thirty miles inland. An introductory essay provides an indispensable view of pinot noir in the United States—including the dramatic effect that the movie Sideways has had on its sales and production.

    by John Winthrop Haeger (Paperback) University of California Press Pub. Date: November 2008 ISBN-13: 9780520253179 Sales Rank: 27,953 496pp Reader Rating: See All Detailed Ratings

    052025317
    Price: $26.95
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    Wine Aroma Wheel
    The wheel is an incredible and useful tool to learn about wines and enhance one’s ability to describe the complexity of wine flavor.

    The wheel is made of three tiers : it has very general terms located in the center (e.g. fruity or chemical), going to the most specific terms in the outer tier (e.g. grapefruit or strawberries).

    These terms are not the only terms that can be used to describe wines, but represent ones that are often encountered.

    Whether you are a beginner or a wine connoisseur, the use of the wheel during wine tasting will facilitate the description of the flavors you perceive. More importantly, you will be able to recognize and remember specific details about wines.

    Author: Ann C. Noble Binding: Plastic Card Copyright: 1990 Edition: 1st Publisher: Ann C. Noble

    000010265
    Price: $5.00
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    Wine Aroma Wheel Tee (M)
    Indulge yourself or relatives with this t-shirt featuring the wine aroma wheel. White tee with screen-printed wine aroma wheel.

    Brand:Hanes

    Size Chart
    2004511

    Price: $19.95
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    Wine Drinker's Guide to the Vineyard
    The aim of this book is to provide the serious wine aficionado with the information needed to appreciate the contribution of the particular features of the vineyard to wine quality. The topics covered range from discovering our taste buds and the aroma of wines, to grape varieties and clones, an explanation of soils, climate, terroir, light, pests and diseases, pruning and training to the human influences on viticulture.

    Author: David Jackson Binding: Paperback Copyright: 2004 Edition: 1st Publisher: Winetitles

    086469444
    Price: $29.95
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    Wine from Grape to Glass
    by Jens Priewe

    Wine expert Jens Priewe has revised his acclaimed guidebook to wine, providing his readers with the most up-to-date information on this topic. Tailor-made for the contemporary wine consumer who drinks what he or she likes, this vividly illustrated text discusses not only awe-inspiring vintages, but also unknown wines from countries only recently included on the wine maps of the world. Priewe provides a key to the complex language of wine and illuminates the science of wine making while honoring the art behind its creation. Half the book is devoted to the wine-making process itself; the other half examines the best wines of the world, country by country, and guides the reader to an understanding of the intricacies of wine tasting and appreciation. Illustrated with more than 1,000 color images, including computer graphics that explain the invisible processes of wine making; satellite maps and aerial photos of the world's most important wine regions; and photographs of individual vineyards by the world's best wine photographers, Wine: From Grape to Glass will quench the thirst for knowledge experienced by a true wine lover when uncorking a bottle of fine wine. A journalist covering politics and economics for twenty years, Jens Priewe began exclusively writing about wine over fifteen years ago. His books include Italy's Great Wines and Journey into the World of Wine. A regular contributor to culinary magazines, he lives in Munich.

    Pub. Date: October 2006 Publisher: Abbeville Press, Incorporated Format: Hardcover , 256pp
    078920917

    Price: $45.00
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    Wine Wars!: A Trivia Game for Wine Geeks and Wannabes
    by Joyce Lock

    This fun and fascinating trivia game tests your knowledge of the fruit of the vine. Let the battle begin as players answer questions in categories such as Vine to Vino (growing grapes, making wine, and world production), Wine Cellar (selecting, storing, and tasting wine), and Cork Culture (wine people, business, arts and science, and trivia). Perfect for those new to the world of wine, but challenging enough for the devoted oenophile, Wine Wars will have you swirling, sniffing, and sipping your way to vinicultural victory.

    Pub. Date: September 2009 Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC Format: Other Format, 151pp
    081186834

    Price: $22.95
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