The History of Wine in 100 Bottles

The History of Wine in 100 Bottles Author Oz Clarke
ISBN-10 9781910496800
Release 2015-04-16
Pages 300
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Winemaking is as old as civilization itself and wine has always been more than just a drink. For thousands of years, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to its current status as a vast global industry, the history of wine has been directly related to major social, cultural, religious and economic changes. This fascinating and entertaining book takes a look at 100 bottles that mark a significant change in the evolution of wine and winemaking and captures the innovations and discoveries that have had the biggest impact on the history of 'bottled poetry'.



Wine and War

Wine and War Author Donald & Petie Kladstrup
ISBN-10 9781444717570
Release 2011-09-01
Pages 336
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In the vineyards, wine caves, and cellars of France as war and occupation came to the country winemakers acted heroically not only to save the best wines but to defend their way of life. These are the true stories of vignerons who sheltered Jewish refugees in their cellars and of winemakers who risked their lives to aid the resistance. They made chemicals in secret laboratories to fuel the resistance and fled from the Gestapo when arrests became imminent. There were treacheries too, as some of the nation's winemakers supported the Vichy regime or the Germans themselves and collaborated. Donald Kladstrup is a retired American network correspondent. He and his wife Petie have accumulated these fascinating stories, told with the pace and action that will fascinate fiction and non-fiction readers alike.



A A Natural History of Wine

A A Natural History of Wine Author Ian Tattersall
ISBN-10 9780300216608
Release 2015-11-24
Pages 264
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An excellent bottle of wine can be the spark that inspires a brainstorming session. Such was the case for Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle, scientists who frequently collaborate on book and museum exhibition projects. When the conversation turned to wine one evening, it almost inevitably led the two—one a palaeoanthropologist, the other a molecular biologist—to begin exploring the many intersections between science and wine. This book presents their fascinating, freewheeling answers to the question “What can science tell us about wine?” And vice versa. Conversational and accessible to everyone, this colorfully illustrated book embraces almost every imaginable area of the sciences, from microbiology and ecology (for an understanding of what creates this complex beverage) to physiology and neurobiology (for insight into the effects of wine on the mind and body). The authors draw on physics, chemistry, biochemistry, evolution, and climatology, and they expand the discussion to include insights from anthropology, primatology, entomology, Neolithic archaeology, and even classical history. The resulting volume is indispensible for anyone who wishes to appreciate wine to its fullest.



French Wine

French Wine Author Rod Phillips
ISBN-10 9780520960770
Release 2016-10-11
Pages 319
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For centuries, wine has been associated with France more than with any other country. France remains one of the world’s leading wine producers by volume and enjoys unrivaled cultural recognition for its wine. If any wine regions are global household names, they are French regions such as Champagne, Bordeaux, and Burgundy. Within the wine world, products from French regions are still benchmarks for many wines. French Wine is the first synthetic history of wine in France: from Etruscan, Greek, and Roman imports and the adoption of wine by beer-drinking Gauls to its present status within the global marketplace. Rod Phillips places the history of grape growing and winemaking in each of the country’s major regions within broad historical and cultural contexts. Examining a range of influences on the wine industry, wine trade, and wine itself, the book explores religion, economics, politics, revolution, and war, as well as climate and vine diseases. French Wine is the essential reference on French wine for collectors, consumers, sommeliers, and industry professionals.



A Perfect Score

A Perfect Score Author Kathryn Hall
ISBN-10 9781455535781
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 256
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A lively husband and wife team recounts their twenty-year climb from amateur winemakers to recipients of an almost unheard-of perfect score from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. Kathryn and Craig Hall launched themselves head first into Napa Valley 20 years ago with the purchase of an 1885 winery and never looked back. Since the couple's purchase of their debut winery, their critically acclaimed HALL Wines and WALT Wines have become fixtures of the California wine industry, winning numerous accolades including a coveted 100-point "perfect score." A PERFECT SCORE weaves a vibrant tale of the HALL brand's meteoric rise to success, Napa Valley's tug-of-war between localism and tourism, and the evolving nature of the wine industry as a whole. Readers who love a good glass of wine will find much to savor in the Halls' expert account of the art, soul, and business of a modern winery.



Inventing Wine A New History of One of the World s Most Ancient Pleasures

Inventing Wine  A New History of One of the World s Most Ancient Pleasures Author Paul Lukacs
ISBN-10 9780393239645
Release 2013-10-21
Pages 384
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"Meticulously researched history…look[s] at how wine and Western civilization grew up together." —Dave McIntyre, Washington Post Because science and technology have opened new avenues for vintners, our taste in wine has grown ever more diverse. Wine is now the subject of careful chemistry and global demand. Paul Lukacs recounts the journey of wine through history—how wine acquired its social cachet, how vintners discovered the twin importance of place and grape, and how a basic need evolved into a realm of choice.



Wine Trails

Wine Trails Author Lonely Planet Food
ISBN-10 9781743609842
Release 2015-10-01
Pages 320
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From Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher, Wine Trails, the first book in Lonely Planet's "Perfect Weekends" series, introduces the secret gems in well-known regions such as Napa and Sonoma, Tuscany, Burgundy and Rioja, and also explores off-the-beaten-path regions in Georgia, Greece and beyond. Detailed itineraries recommending the most interesting wineries and the best places to stay and eat in 52 wine regions near major cities make this perfect for travel enthusiasts who enjoy wine. Winemakers offer personal insights into what wines to taste and why they're special and help you to understand a place, its people and their traditions through the wine that is made there. Gorgeous photography, maps and in-the-know authors complete the package. Authors: Lonely Planet, Mark Andrew, Robin Barton, Sarah Bennett, Lee Snider, John Brunton, Bridget Gleeson, Virginia Maxwell, Jeremy Quinn, Helen Ranger, and Luke Waterson. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.



Thirsty Dragon

Thirsty Dragon Author Suzanne Mustacich
ISBN-10 9781627790888
Release 2015-11-10
Pages 304
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An inside view of China's quest to become a global wine power and Bordeaux's attempt to master the thirsty dragon it helped create The wine merchants of Bordeaux and the rising entrepreneurs of China would seem to have little in common—old world versus new, tradition versus disruption, loyalty versus efficiency. And yet these two communities have found their destinies intertwined in the conquest of new markets, as Suzanne Mustacich shows in this provocative account of how China is reshaping the French wine business and how Bordeaux is making its mark on China. Thirsty Dragon lays bare the untold story of how an influx of Chinese money rescued France's most venerable wine region from economic collapse, and how the result was a series of misunderstandings and crises that threatened the delicate infrastructure of Bordeaux's insular wine trade. The Bordelais and the Chinese do business according to different and often incompatible sets of rules, and Mustacich uncovers the competing agendas and little-known actors who are transforming the economics and culture of Bordeaux, even as its wines are finding new markets—and ever higher prices—in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong, with Hong Kong and London traders playing a pivotal role. At once a tale of business skullduggery and fierce cultural clashes, adventure, and ambition, Thirsty Dragon offers a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges facing the world's most famous and prestigious wines.



The Origins and Ancient History of Wine

The Origins and Ancient History of Wine Author Patrick E. McGovern
ISBN-10 9781135300944
Release 2003-09-02
Pages 440
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This volume presents contemporary evidence scientific, archaeological, botanical, textual, and historical for major revisions in our understanding of winemaking in antiquity. Among the subjects covered are the domestication of the Vinifera grape, the wine trade, the iconography of ancient wine, and the analytical and archaeological challenges posed by ancient wines. The essayists argue that wine existed as long ago as 3500 BC, almost half a millennium earlier than experts believed. Discover named these findings among the most important in 1991. Featuring the work of 23 internationally known scholars and writers, the book offers the first wide ranging treatment of wine in the early history of western Asia and the Mediterranean. Comprehensive and accessible while providing full documentation, it is sure to serve as a catalyst for future research.



The Book of Wine

The Book of Wine Author Jackson Meyer
ISBN-10 9781440584589
Release 2014-11-07
Pages 224
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A full-bodied exploration of wine! The lush, earthy taste of Malbec. The rich, spicy scent of Shiraz. The crisp, refreshing bubbles in Prosecco. What's the secret to pouring the perfect glass of wine? The Book of Wine opens the door to the delightfully complex world of wine. Each page encourages you to expand your knowledge as you explore different varieties and further develop your palate. From food pairings to serving techniques, this guide covers all of the essentials, including how to: Choose wines for any occasion Identify the nuances of varieties by taste, smell, and region Order and serve wine like an expert Create a personalized wine cellar Complete with information on up-and-coming winery regions, The Book of Wine will turn you into a true wine connoisseur--one robust sip at a time.



The Politics of Wine in Britain

The Politics of Wine in Britain Author Charles Ludington
ISBN-10 9780230238657
Release 2013-01-04
Pages 354
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As a potent symbol of political legitimacy and a leading source of government revenue, wine in England and Scotland was a commodity like no other. This fascinating study shows how the taste for wine both reflected and constructed political power during the two most important centuries of modern British history. Wine, and how one consumed it, was never neutral; instead, it was inextricably linked to political party, social class, national identity, and gender. Wine was thus essential to creating modern Britain.



Vino Business

Vino Business Author Isabelle Saporta
ISBN-10 9780802190888
Release 2015-11-10
Pages 256
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Already provoking debate and garnering significant attention in France and within the wine world, Vino Business is a surprising and eye-opening book about the dark side of French wine, by acclaimed investigative journalist Isabelle Saporta. While Bordeaux has been a bastion of winemaking tradition and excellence for centuries, in recent decades the industry has changed dramatically under the influence of large-scale international investors. French insurance companies, international fashion houses and Chinese businessmen are all speculating on the area’s wines and land, some of whose value has increased tenfold in the last decade alone. Saporta investigates in detail the 2012 classification of the wines of Saint-Émilion, the most prestigious appellation of Bordeaux’s right bank, which has come into disrepute, not least because the scoring system was changed in order to give points for a châteaux’s lecture facilities and the size of its parking lot. A shocking exposé of the French wine world, and a cri de coeur for the lost values of traditional winemaking, Vino Business pulls back the curtain on the secret domain of Bordeaux, a land ever more in thrall to the grapes of wealth.



To Cork Or Not To Cork

To Cork Or Not To Cork Author George M. Taber
ISBN-10 9780743299350
Release 2009-12-08
Pages 287
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Explores the controversy about corking and wine-bottle sealing that has spawned a heated debate throughout the oenological community, tracing the history of the cork while evaluating the merits and shortcomings of other seal contenders.



Living with Wine

Living with Wine Author Samantha Nestor
ISBN-10 0307407896
Release 2009
Pages 255
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Heath Gibson holds an MFA in Children's Literature from Hollins University and teaches English at a high school in Atlanta. Gigged is his first book.



A Drinker with a Writing Problem

A Drinker with a Writing Problem Author John Turi
ISBN-10 0692231226
Release 2014-09-07
Pages 112
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What Happens When You Turn a Great Writer Loose on One of His Favorite Topics? John Turi's A Drinker With a Writing Problem is just not some collection of wine reviews. Instead it is a collection of Turi's best wine writing. Each piece is really a story of and about a specific wine. Each chapter reads like the most interesting wine history lesson in print and simultaneously like a page ripped from the private diary of the most interesting person you know. After reading a review you will not only want to go and find the wine right away, you will find yourself wishing you could share a bottle with the author. Some reviews increase your knowledge and shape your opinion. These reviews do that, but more importantly they infect the reader with the same passion for wine that radiates from every one of Turi's paragraphs. If you love wine you need this book. If you love great writing you need this book. If you love great wine writing your life will not be complete until you add this collection to your personal library. Praise for John Turi and A Drinker With a Writing Problem: "Whether they know a great deal or nothing about wine, listeners will enjoy John Turi's views--he reviews only wines he loves." - AudioFile Magazine John's wine reviews are part history lesson, part personal epiphany, part peep show, part discovery, and they are always peppered with a dash of enthusiastic admiration. - Ken Robidoux, Founding Editor-in-Chief of ConnotationPress.com Get Your Copy Right Now



True Taste

True Taste Author Matt Kramer
ISBN-10 9781604335699
Release 2015-08-04
Pages 112
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There's a world of words to describe wine, but only seven you need to know to understand it. Wine is one of the most written about beverages in our history, with dictionaries dedicated solely to the words and phrases used to describe it in the ever-expanding world of self-professed wine connoisseurs. Now, the "great demystifier of wine” (Booklist), highly acclaimed wine expert Matt Kramer, explains in a lucid, accessible and conversational style that there are only seven words that you really need to remember to enjoy wine with anyone.



Wine

Wine Author Marc Millon
ISBN-10 1780231113
Release 2013-04-15
Pages 175
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Look. Swirl. Sniff. Taste. Savor. Whether you’re tasting a refreshing white or an aromatic red, these well-known steps are the only proper way to take the first sip of wine. Oenophiles have never been rare, but over the past decade, wine culture has exploded. Amateur wine enthusiasts join dedicated collectors at tastings and on vineyard vacations, and young professionals pack trendy wine bars. Even Hollywood has gotten in on the action—movies like Sideways, Bottle Shock, and French Kiss relate the deep love we have for a glass of pinot noir, a bottle of chardonnay, and the grapes that produce them. But how did wine surpass all other beverages to achieve global domination? In Wine, Marc Millon travels back to the origins of modern man to find the answer, discovering that this heady drink is intertwined with the roots of civilization itself. Wine takes us from Transcaucasia some eight thousand years ago across the Mediterranean Sea, following wine as it spread along with classical civilization throughout Europe, and showing how, thanks to the myths of Dionysus and Bacchus, many of the major wine-producing regions were established in Western Europe. Millon then details how the Spanish conquistadors first brought European grapes to the New World to develop wines for the Catholic mass, and he depicts how wine production traveled to the distant lands of Australia and New Zealand. Today, it is even part of the burgeoning economies of India and China. Millon also explores the types of wine developed in each region, describing the many varieties of grapes and the process of fermentation and storage. Crisp and concise, with a hint of cherry and a soupcon of citrus, Wine provides the perfect introduction for wine novices seeking to impress at their first tasting while offering an engaging chronicle for experts looking to learn more about this most mysterious and magical of beverages.