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This book delves into monastic brewing, detailing this rich-flavoured region of the beer world through detailed visits to the modern producers in both America and Belgium. Along the way, Stan Hieronymus examines methods for brewing these unique ales suited to commercial and amateur brewers ready to try their hand at these tasty treats.
Fiona Morrison, awarded the coveted Master of Wine in 1994, is a talented writer and winemaker who works closely with her husband, Jacques Thienpont, helping to make the wine and manage their three Bordeaux estates - Le Pin (Pomerol, home to one of the world's most prestigious red wines), L'IF (Saint-Emilion) and Cha teau L'He tre (Co tes de Castillon). Fiona has over 30 years' experience in the fine wine trade on both sides of the Atlantic. "Fiona Morrison Thienpont has written a book from a viewpoint no other writer, as far as I know, has ever possessed: a seat at the heart of the action." - Hugh Johnson "It all comes down to succession: how a family can hold together over the course of generations, continuing to build on the success of their vines and their ancestors. Wine is one of the rare businesses in which this level of international fame and internal family politics plays out over centuries-unless you consider royalty a business. So, it makes for an unusual sociological study and compelling prose." - Joshua Greene, Wine & Spirits
As craft brewing continues to go from strength to strength across the world, World Atlas of Beer is the definitive and essential guide to beer. Understand the rich, multi-faceted traditions of Belgium, the Nordic legend that is Finnish Sahti, the relatively new phenomenon of the New England hazy IPA, and why Australia's lower-strength beers are one of its great successes. With thousands of breweries now operating around the globe, and more opening every day, this is the expert guide to what is really worth drinking. Country by country the book considers a vast range of brewing techniques, beer styles and traditions. Detailed maps describe crucial trends in major territories and features such as matching beer with food and how to pour different kinds of beer complete the picture. Now in a fully updated third edition, this book is the perfect companion to help you explore the best beers the world has to offer. Praise for the second edition of World Atlas of Beer: 'Written with authority and wit... the perfect guide to the rapidly changing beer scene' - the Guardian
Mountainous terrain, volcanic soils, innumerable microclimates, and
an ancient culture of winemaking influenced by Greeks, Phoenicians,
and Romans make Italy the most diverse country in the world of
wine. This diversity is reflected in the fact that Italy grows the
largest number of native wine grapes known, amounting to more than
a quarter of the world's commercial wine grape types. Ian D'Agata
spent thirteen years interviewing producers, walking vineyards,
studying available research, and tasting wines to create this
authoritative guide to Italy's native grapes and their wines.
Writing with great enthusiasm and deep knowledge, D'Agata discusses
more than five hundred different native Italian grape varieties,
from Aglianico to Zibibbo.
There's a reason we pay top dollar for Champagne and that bottles of wine from prestige vineyards cost as much as a car: a place's distinct geographical attributes, known as terroir to wine buffs, determine the unique profile of a wine--and some rarer locales produce wines that are particularly coveted. In Volcanoes and Wine, geologist Charles Frankel introduces us to the volcanoes that are among the most dramatic and ideal landscapes for wine making. Traveling across regions well-known to wine lovers like Sicily, Oregon, and California, as well as the less familiar Canary Islands, Frankel gives an in-depth account of famous volcanoes and the wines that spring from their idiosyncratic soils. From Santorini's vineyards of rocky pumice dating back to a four-thousand-year-old eruption to grapes growing in craters dug in the earth of the Canary Islands, from Vesuvius's famous Lacryma Christi to the ambitious new generation of wine growers reviving the traditional grapes of Mount Etna, Frankel takes us across the stunning and dangerous world of volcanic wines. He details each volcano's most famous eruptions, the grapes that grow in its soils, and the people who make their homes on its slopes, adapting to an ever-menacing landscape. In addition to introducing the history and geology of these volcanoes, Frankel serves as a travel guide, offering a host of tips ranging from prominent vineyards to visit to scenic hikes in each location. This illuminating guide will be indispensable for wine lovers looking to learn more about volcanic terroirs, as well as anyone curious about how cultural heritage can survive and thrive in the shadow of geological danger.
Champagne. For some, the word conjures up the holiday season and a small sprinkling of other festive events. For others, it s dollar signs and anxiety the pressure to spend a lot without knowing what you re in for. For too few according to Ariel Arce, owner of Air s Champagne Parlor does Champagne say fun. Drawing on her decade of experience selling, drinking, and exploring the world of sparkling wine, Better with Bubbles educates, amuses, inspires, and empowers readers to make Champagne and sparkling wine their go-to, everyday treat. Divided into two sections (one for Champagne the sparkling wine that comes from the region of Champagne and the other from sparkling wines from around the world), Better with Bubbles dispenses with dry backstory and tedious tasting notes in favor of a rollicking, visual tour of the complete universe of bubbly. There will be sections that help you discover your palate through emoji; a guide to what to wear (and not wear) to a vineyard; and an instructive, visually rich guide to creating sparkling soirees like a Champagne ping-pong pizza party; a lazy Sunday with bubbly and buddies, and a glam disco dance. The sparkling section will cover the dominant sparkling regions around the world (Italy, Spain, and elsewhere in France), along with exciting newer players like Greece, England, the U.S., America, Australia, and Japan.
More great advice from Charlie Papazian, homebrew master and author of the bestselling The Complete Joy of Homebrewing.
"Many ask me, 'What's different about The Homebrewer's Companion?' It's a book that I might have titled The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, Volume 2. The information is 98 percent new information, including improved procedures for beginning and malt-extract brewers as well as advanced and veteran brewers. There are loads of new recipes and useful charts and data that I continually refer to in my own homebrew recipe formulation (I still homebrew about 20 batches a year). My theme throughout is 'Keep it practical. Keep it useful.' I wanted to answer 10 years' worth of questions in this one volume. I did ... and I had fun doing it."
-- Charlie Papazian
Get the Most from Your Malt!
Make sure to check out the third edition of The Complete Joy of Homebrewing.
"A fascinating book that belongs on every wine lover's bookshelf."-The Wine Economist "It's a book to read for its unstoppable torrent of fascinating and often surprising details."-Andrew Jefford, Decanter 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.
Sought after by European aristocrats and a favorite of Napoleon Bonaparte, the sweet wines of Constantia in the Cape Colony were considered to be among the world's best during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. During the first democratic elections in 1994, South Africa began to re-emerge onto the international wine scene. Tim James, an expert on South African wines, takes the reader on an information-packed tour of the region, showing us how and why the unique combination of terroir and climate, together with dramatic improvements in winemaking techniques, result in wines that are once again winning accolades. James describes important grape varieties and wine styles - from delicate sparkling, to rich fortified, and everything in between - including the varietal blends that produce some of the finest Cape wines. Anchoring his narrative in a rich historical context, James discusses all the major wine regions, from Cederberg to Walker Bay, complete with profiles of more than 150 of the country's finest producers.
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 42nd 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 new edition also contains a special supplement on Organic, Natural and Biodynamic wines.
International Wine Communicator of the Year (IWSC) Jane Parkinson presents an authoritative and informative guide that gives you the lowdown on wine and how to make the most of it. Wine & Food offers a fresh look at the global wine scene with detailed information on more than 20 grapes and styles. Understanding storing and pouring wine, and what food to serve it with teaches you exactly how to pick the right wine every time. The way we buy wine, serve it, enjoy it and match it with food has changed enormously in the last decade, so start with the basics at The Bar where you'll find all the latest information on glasses, equipment, storage, temperature and trends on the current scene. Head to The Cellar for taste and flavour notes on red, white, rose, fizz, fortified and dessert wines, from Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Port to Chardonnay, Sherry and Champagne help you to decide which style is best for you. Each grape or style is broken down by flavour and identified with a visual key to help you recognise at a glance the profile of a wine and select food to enjoy it with. Once you've discovered all the detail you need on your chosen wine, head to The Table for an exploration of how to pair it with food. With sections on meat, fish (you really can pair red wine with fish!), veg, spice, sauce and cheese, including four cheese flights for entertaining, you'll be prepared to enhance your dish with no more than a pour. Also included are ten breakout pieces that take a playful look at unusual subjects, including a Same Wine Different Glass Test, Let's Talk Tannin and Organic Biodynamic and Natural Wine, that really bring the enjoyment of drinking wine to life.
The perfect stocking filler for craft beer lovers. This beautifully presented Little Book is an excellent introduction to the world of craft beer including the major UK, US, and European microbreweries. It includes a fascinating history of the product, how it's made, how best to drink it and details of the world's finest craft beers. The book includes a description of more than 100 of the very best craft beers in the world including details of the different varieties and what distinguishes them. It is completely up-to-date, including details of new and emerging beers and microbreweries. What's more, an introduction explores the current craft beer boom and how brewers are coping with this surge in demand,making this attractive Little Book a great introduction for anyone looking to learn about the history past and present of craft beer. And also how best to enjoy it!
A New York Times Best Wine Book of 2018 Flawless is the first book of its kind dedicated to exploring the main causes of faults in wine. From cork taint, to volatile acidity, to off-putting aromas and flavors, all wine connoisseurs have encountered unappealing qualities in a disappointing bottle. But are all faults truly bad? Are some even desirable? Jamie Goode brings his authoritative voice to the table once again to demystify the science behind what causes a good bottle to go bad. By exposing the root causes of faults in wine, Flawless challenges us to rethink our assumptions about how wine should taste and how we can understand beauty in a glass.
Most rational people don't pay $40 for $20 items. And yet with wine, it happens all the time. Wine can be an expensive hobby. Founder of the popular site ReverseWineSnob,com, Jon Thorsen is an unapologetic frugal wine consumer. He flips wine snobbery on its head by pushing a $20 or less mantra. Reverse Wine Snob is designed to help wine drinkers stop wasting money and get the most satisfaction out of their drinking dollars. It reveals Thorsen's Ten Tenets of Reverse Wine Snobbery ten beliefs that eliminate myths about wine as well as a unique rating system that includes the cost of the bottle so that there is satisfaction in both taste and price. In Jon's unique system, the more expensive a wine, the better it must taste. Reverse Wine Snob explains: The number one rule all wine drinkers should follow, no matter what the wine snobs say. How to shop for wine at stores like the nation's #1 wine retailer Costco and Trader Joe's. The regions and varieties of wine that give the best value. Why the price of a wine has nothing to do with its taste. Why the distribution system in the US is broken which costs you money and limits your wine choices. Tons of Jon's very favorite wine picks. Jon dapples in every kind of wine from $10 kitchen sink blends to the $20 "Saturday Night Splurge," so delicious it's worth twice the price. Reverse Wine Snob brings plain old common sense to the wine industry and encourages wine lovers to explore the world of inexpensive quality wine. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We've been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
This new, fully updated edition of The World Atlas of Whisky provides an in-depth, comprehensive journey through the history, process, distilleries and expressions of world whiskies "The best whisky book ever - a must-read for drinkers!" - Forbes "The perfect go-to reference guide for the whisky lover's bookshelf." - Whisky Magazine Award-winning author and whisky expert Dave Broom explores over 200 distilleries and examines over 400 expressions. Detailed descriptions of the Scottish distilleries can be found here, while Ireland, Japan, the USA, Canada and the rest of the world are given exhaustive coverage. There are tasting notes on single malts from Aberfeldy to Tormore, Yoichi (and coverage of the best of the blends). Six specially created 'Flavor Camp Charts' group whiskies by style and allow readers to identify new whiskies from around the world to try. This extensively updated and extended edition features new material on burgeoning areas, including detailed coverage of many recently opened US craft distilleries, new distilleries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and discussion of the growing whisky scene in Latin America. With over 200 beautiful color photographs and 21 color maps locating distilleries and whisky-related sites, this is a stylish celebration of the heritage, romance, craftsmanship and versatility of whisky.
Booze Cruise is your essential guide to the global cocktail landscape. Each city stop includes a bit of history and is loaded with intel on the current scene, travel tips, ingredients, techniques, and, most of all, the greatest drinks using local flavors, often complete with recipes for food-pairing. List of destinations: Europe * Amsterdam * Athens * Berlin * Budapest * Copenhagen * Dublin * Kyiv * London * Madrid * Paris * Prague * Rome * St. Petersburg * Stockholm Africa & the Middle East * Beirut * Cape Town * Dubai * Tangier * Tel Aviv Asia * Bangkok * Delhi * Ho Chi Minh City * Hong Kong * Manilla * Seoul * Shanghai * Singapore * Taipei * Tokyo The Americas * Bogota * Buenos Aires * Havana * Lima * Mexico City * New Orleans * New York City * San Jose * San Juan * Santiago * Sao Paulo * Toronto Oceania * Sydney
China is one of the world's leading producers and consumers of liquor. In turn, alcohol infuses all aspects of China's culture, from religion and literature to business and warfare. Yet to the outside world, China's most famous spirit remains a mystery. That's about to change: baijiu, the most popular alcoholic drink in China, is now being served in cocktail bars overseas. The baijiu invasion is beginning. Drunk in China follows Derek Sandhaus' journey of discovery into the world's oldest drinking culture. He travels throughout the country and around the globe to meet with distillers, brewers, snake-oil salesmen, archeologists and ordinary drinkers. He visits production floors, karaoke parlors, hotpot joints and speakeasies. Along the way he uncovers a tradition that spans more than nine thousand years, and explores how recent economic and political developments have conspired to push Chinese alcohol beyond the nation's borders for the first time. As Chinese society becomes increasingly international, its drinking culture must also adapt to the times. But is the West ready to clink glasses with China, or will deeply rooted stereotypes prove too difficult to overcome? Far from engaging in a juvenile celebration of inebriation for its own sake, Sandhaus has aimed to examine the many ways in which alcohol has shaped Chinese society and its rituals, sometimes with disastrous consequences.
Here is an informative guide for the winemaker and connoisseur seeking a better and more basic understanding of what the science associated with winemaking is about!Written by one of the country's leading enologists, Winemaking Basics explains in easily understandable language the fundamental processes of making table wines. The author discusses the conditions, equipment, and basic materials used to make table wine. Handy as a step-by-step guide or a general reference, this practical book explores the crucial aspects of : an introduction to growing and harvesting grapes processing grapes fermentation and wine composition clarification and fining of wines stabilization aging, bottling, and storage additives and contaminants required methods of analysis sensory evaluation setting up and maintaining home winery facilities and equipment Winemaking Basics offers various options on making table wines. It also gives the winemaker some insight into why certain treatments have desired--or undesired--effects. Winemakers will learn techniques to change the style of their wine, avoid pitfalls, and correct or prevent expensive and frustrating problems.The bibliography covers most of the current texts that should be of interest to the winemaker. Although not heavily referenced, this informative guide mentions a few key books and articles for the reader who wishes to pursue the science aspects more deeply.
Featuring more than 100 elegant cocktails for the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with a cup of cheer. With over 100 recipes, Holiday Cocktails makes it easy to greet your family and friends in a manner that suits the season. Whether you're expecting a big crew of people at the annual holiday gathering or you're looking for something to enjoy as you quietly sit and appreciate the lit tree, you'll find a drink that's effortless to prepare, allowing you to remain focused on the magic. From decadent classics like Egg Nog to joyful serves like the Christmas Martini, these cocktails prove there's no place like home for the holidays.
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