The French Wine Lover S Bible

Author: Michael O'Reilly
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781514119358
Size: 18,97 MB
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Diffident to express your wine tasting vocabulary other than 'Yuk!' or 'Yum!'? Read on. Beginning Wine Lovers need to know French wine because it is the quality standard against which all other wines are measured. In THE FRENCH WINE LOVER'S BIBLE, you will learn basic knowledge such as that White Burgundy can only be made with Chardonnay. And Red Burgundy is made 100% with Pinot Noir. By law!That the difference between Grand Cru Classé Bordeaux and the neighboring communes of Pomerol and St. Emilion is weather and the varietals planted in the vineyards. It's cooler in inland Pomerol/St. Emilion and warmer where Bordeaux reaches into the Atlantic and is warmed by the Gulf Stream and the North Atlantic Drift. You may forever remember that St. Emilion/Pomerol glory in early ripening varietals such as Cabernet Franc and Merlot while their warmer neighbors-Pauillac, Ste. Estephe, St.-Julien and Margaux--can ripen Cabernet Sauvignon of fantastic quality (when Bordeaux has a fantastic vintage which only happens 3 years out of 10).The reader will learn of the Sauvignon Blanc wines grown on both sides of the Loire River. And too learn of the fantastic Syrah grape grown in the northern reaches of the Rhone Valley south of Burgundy and expressed regally in the Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage, St. Joseph and Cornas. The new wine lover will learn too of the white wines of Macon just south of the Côte d'Or, that river of those Chardonnays known already too many newbies as St. Veran and Pouilly-Fuissé. And of Champagne, Chablis, Alsace and the Loire River valley with its Sauvignon Blancs and Muscadet. And the picnic wines of Beaujolais. And finally learn of Provence Rosé and Languedoc/Rousillon the great source of bulk wine destined to become cheap supermarket wine.The French were the first---and justifiably so-to proclaim their wines the greatest. The image took. And this quality image continues to shine brightly-and deservedly--outward from the legendary and historic vineyards of France. Competition from Italy, Spain and the New World is fierce when it comes to quality wines, but French wine remains the standard of comparison.Allons, mes amis!

The Wine Lover S Vocabulary Bible

Author: Michael Aloysius O'reilly
ISBN: 9781533629746
Size: 16,37 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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For beginner wine lovers (and a reference guide for wine waiters) whose knowledge of wine is limited to "Yuk!" or "Yum!" this is the book for you. Are you timid when the conversation turns to wine? Every wine term you need is here--from Acidulation to Zinfandel. Don't feel alone. THE WINE LOVER'S VOCABULARY BIBLE will make every neophyte imbiber comfortable at social or company events where colleagues are marveling (or complaining) about the wine being served. Here is the beginning point of what can be a lifetime of enjoying fine wine. Here you will learn the vocabulary of fine wine to serve as a basis for all further knowledge. The Wine Lover's Vocabulary Bible aims to convert a diffident emerging wine lover into an enlightened and passionate consumer. One who delights in talking about wine with words that can be shared. One who is able to talk about where the wine came from, comfortable enough to find words that describe the sensory experience and to be familiar with the "typicity" of those wines you love most. Don't' throw your hands up and say that knowing wine is beyond reach. Never say-heaven forfend!-that you don't have a palate (unless this condition has been medically diagnosed). You do have a palate! You just need to practice. Like the marathon runner, you need to get much mileage behind you. What an enjoyable task. There is much to be learned but the basics in this-irreverent and unapologetically opinionated 'Bible'-will make it possible to grow big time into a savvy relationship with the post-fermentation grape. Your friends may be astonished at your quick conversion to a nouveau aficionado with informed opinions of your very own. How does a white Burgundy differ from a Sonoma Chardonnay? How is a Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine from Bordeaux different from a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon? Why does a Marlborough (New Zealand) Sauvignon Blanc taste like it has a grapefruit blended in? (It does not!) And how can one understand Italy with its extraordinary plantings of two thousand different grape varieties and one million vineyards? Do the French have a lock on quality that no other growing region can challenge? What about the New World wines? Are they destined for the supermarket shelves only or are they challenging wine history? (They are.)

Representing Wine Sensory Perceptions Communication And Cultures

Author: Rosario Caballero
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9027261911
Size: 11,79 MB
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Wine culture is a complex phenomenon of increasing importance in modern society, and it combines the joys of wine appreciation with the frustrations of trying to verbally communicate sensory impressions. While wine appreciation is traditionally characterized as joyously convivial in its social dimension, sensory impressions remain eminently private. This contrast explains why the language used to represent wine, or winespeak, is the object of increasing crossdisciplinary interest. This book analyzes the many different forms / many of the different forms of representing wine in present-day society, with a special emphasis on winespeak, starting from the premise that such study demands a genre approach to the many different communities involved in the wine world: producers/ critics/ merchants/ consumers. By combining the methodologies of Cognitive Linguistics and discourse analysis, the authors analyze extensive real-life corpora of wine reviews and multimodal artifacts (labels, advertisements, documentaries) to reflect on the many inherent difficulties but also to highlight the rich and creative figurative strategies employed to compensate for the absence of a proper wine jargon of a more unambiguous nature.

The Coffee Lover S Diet

Author: Dr. Bob Arnot
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062458787
Size: 18,90 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dr. Bob Arnot, the bestselling author of The Aztec Diet, shows you how to use the power of America’s favorite drink—coffee—to achieve improved health, longevity, mental clarity and weight loss in this unique, groundbreaking wellness guide. For years, we’ve been told that coffee was bad for our health. But new research reveals that, consumed properly, coffee can be the healthiest, tastiest part of your day. It can sharpen your focus, jumpstart your workout, help you lose weight, and even help fend off disease, from diabetes and liver disease to heart disease and Parkinson’s. In this revolutionary handbook, Dr. Bob Arnot explains how coffee became a staple of the human diet, and reveals why having a cup is the best thing you can do each day. He also teaches you how to find the best beans from around the world and how to create the best brew and food pairings. The Coffee Lover’s Diet includes a full diet plan with corresponding recipes to ensure you get the full benefits of this miracle bean—in the right amounts and in a variety of ways—as well as tips for putting all of this invaluable information and advice to work to help you shed pounds, gain energy, and make the healthiest choices every day.


Author: Robert V. Camuto
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803276354
Size: 19,63 MB
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Robert V. Camuto’s interest in wine turned into a passion when he moved to France and began digging into local soils and cellars. Corkscrewed recounts Camuto’s journey through France’s myriad regions—and how the journey brought about a profound change in everything he believed about wine. The world of great wines was once dominated by great Bordeaux châteaux. As those châteaux were bought up by moguls and international corporations, the heart of French winemaking moved into the realm of small producers, whose wines reflect the stunning diversity of regional environment, soil, and culture—terroir. In this book we follow Camuto across France as he works harvesting grapes in Alsace, learns about wine and bombs in Corsica, and eats and drinks his way through the world’s greatest bacchanalia in Burgundy. Along the route he discovers a new generation of winemakers who have rejected chemicals, additives, and technologically altered wines. His book charts an odyssey into this new world of French wine, a world of biodynamic winegrowing, herbal treatments, lunar cycles, and grape varieties long ago dismissed as “difficult.” A celebration of the diversity that makes French wine more than a mere commodity, Camuto’s work is a delightful look beyond the supermarket to the various flavors offered by the true vintners of France.

The Ultimate Wine Lover S Guide 2006

Author: Fred DuBose
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402728150
Size: 12,23 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 279

The wine guide with more than 1,000 wine selections, as well as useful directories and special indexes to increase your appreciation of the fruit of the vine. Whether a wine lover or casual sampler, you probably know which kind of Chardonnay or Merlot you prefer--but still have the thirst to know more. With more than 1,000 descriptions of different varieties, this ultimate guide will expand your horizons. It offers suggestions for wines you've heard of but never tried; inexpensive wines to have with pizza or pasta; unusual and rare wines; and hard-to-find must-haves (along with advice on locating them). The easy-to-follow chapters group red and whites by grape, then by price, and you'll also enjoy the features on wine tasting, letting wine breathe, chilling wine, and wine storage. Best of all, each entry comes with a list of suggested food pairings.

Explorer S Guide Napa Sonoma A Great Destination Ninth Edition Explorer S Great Destinations

Author: Peg Melnik
Editor: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581578962
Size: 11,20 MB
Format: PDF
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“This marvelous book, splendidly researched, packed with terrific advice and considerable insider information, is essential reading for any visitor.”’ —Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate "Consistently rated the best guides to the regions covered...Readable, tasteful, appealingly designed. Strong on dining, lodging, and history."—National Geographic Traveler As helpful for natives as it is for visitors, Explorer's Guide Napa & Sonoma: A Great Destination reveals the richness and color of this remarkable place. There are well-known as well as undiscovered wineries, a wealth of eateries, the best accommodations, and important travel information. Also included is an events calendar, “If Time Is Short” options, local history, color photos and maps, and essential information to help you find the best ways to spend your vacation time. Explorer's Guide Napa & Sonoma: A Great Destination, now in its ninth edition, has been acclaimed repeatedly by The Wine Advocate and Wine & Spirits.

Agenda New York

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The Wine Lover S Healthy Weight Loss Plan

Author: Tedd Goldfinger
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071473637
Size: 14,80 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 534

Wine has been shown to help reduce the risks for cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and Alzheimer's, erase the effects of stress and anxiety, increase life expectancy, and enhance quality of life Includes daily meal plans and scrumptious recipes--including wine pairing recommendations--from an award-winning chef In the bestselling tradition of French Women Don't Get Fat (Knopf, 2004), Mediterranean diets have become very popular because they are delicious and have proven health benefits