Drinkology: Wine: A Guide to the Grape

Praise for James Waller’s Drinkology:The most extensive and straightforward of the bar books…-Minneapolis Star TribuneThe one to reach for…-USA TodayIn a restaurant, do you always let somebody else order the wine? When you hear someone say, “Sherry,” do you think, “Who’s she?” Does trying to recall the difference between a Pinot Noir and a Pinot Gris defeat you? Does selecting a wine from a wine shop’s shelves unnerve you? Suffer no more. With Drinkology WINE, James Waller, author of the successful cocktail handbook Drinkology, offers a guide to understanding wine that’s written with you-the novice oenophile-in mind. Witty and accessible, Drinkology WINE begins with a basic wine vocabulary. To explain how wine is made, Waller then takes you on a visit to a working winery. He demystifies wine tasting, showing you how to do it just like a pro. Chapters on red and white wine grapes and on sparkling wines equip you with fundamental knowledge. And Waller’s tour of the wine world is
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Wine (101 Essential Tips)

Breaks down learning about wine into 101 easy-to-grasp tips and gives quick answers to all your
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Wine: The 8,000 Year-Old Story of the Wine Trade

The grape pre-dates humans, so it’s hard to know who discovered wine. However, archeological and other discoveries have made it easier to find this out since wine was used to meet spiritual needs. At least, this is the story that is usually told. But when civilization began about 8,000 years ago it didn’t take long for wine to move from an instrument of spirituality to a dominant economic power; all it took was the development of trade. Thereafter, the life and death of certain cultures often depended upon the fortunes of wine trading. Wine may have even sparked the earliest wars. Presenting its history from a commercial perspective, Wine reveals how the historically powerful wine trade has been a catalyst in many important developments throughout the ages such as sea mercantilism, early glass blowing, cooperage and cork production, trade fairs and festivals, advertising and promotion, the survival of civilization during the so-called Dark Ages, war financing, placating or pacifying
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Wine Science, Third Edition: Principles and Applications (Food Science and Technology)

For people involved in wine tastings, commercial judging, quality assessment of wineries, wine societies, wine appreciation courses, or training of tasters (wineries, wine merchants, university courses). Also serious wine connoisseurs who want to maximize their perception and appreciation of
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A History of North Carolina Wine: From Scuppernong to Syrah

Take a journey through the long and exciting history of North Carolina grapes and vines. The state’s native grapes grew with a wild abandon that uniformly impressed early explorers. Wine production, however, is another story one with peaks and valleys and switchbacks. Helsley recounts a tale of promise that was long unfulfilled, of disappointments and success and of competing visions and grapes. These pages speak to those intrigued by the romance of the native muscadines, appreciative of the complex varieties of North Carolina wine and fascinated by the enduring drama of human beings and their dreams. In the Old North State, the highly acclaimed vineyards of today have deep roots in the state’s
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Wine Wars: The Curse of the Blue Nun, The Miracle of Two Buck Chuck, and the Revenge of the Terroirists

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
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Explorer’s Guide Oregon Wine Country: A Great Destination (Explorer’s Great Destinations)

“This is the new ‘gotta have’ guide to Oregon’s wine country.”—Jean Yates, President, Avalon Wine, CorvallisThis guide to Oregon’s burgeoning wine scene provides exhaustive coverage of the entire state, from the renowned Willamette Valley to the distant Umatilla Valley. It is the guidebook for oenophiles who want to learn about Oregon’s wineries, and for anyone who enjoys great wine and longs to see more of this diverse and beautiful state. Included are wineries with and without official tasting rooms as well as those that are open only by appointment. The authors also provide a wide array of dining and lodging suggestions and spotlight unique attractions, recreation options, and natural wonders for travelers to seek out in their spare time. As in every Explorer’s Great Destinations title, detailed maps and the authors’ insider knowledge make this book a must-have for travelers and residents alike. A unique and practical Great Grape Destinations checklist rounds out this
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Wine Marketing & Sales, 2nd Edition

How can a small winery possibly compete with the marketing ware chests of massive wine companies? How can it hope to capture the over-stimulated mindshare of the modern consumer? By being strategic. Many have succeeded at it. And by being educated so can the owner of even the newest and smallest startup.This completely revised and updated edition to the bestselling book puts the vast bank of wine marketing knowledge within reach of industry novices, and fresh, practical and powerful strategies into the hands of veteran brand managers and marketing professionals, with100 pages of new and expanded material in such topics as importing and exporting, logistical management, marketing your tasting room and wine region as a prime tourist destination, how to generate greater retail sales, and how to grab the benefits, while avoiding the dangers, of Wine 2.0, social networking and viral
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The Finest Wines of Tuscany and Central Italy: A Regional and Village Guide to the Best Wines and Their Producers (The World’s Finest Wines)

The wines of Tuscany were famous long before Leonardo da Vinci described them as “bottled sunshine,” and they are at the forefront of the remarkable renaissance of Italian wine over the past 30 years. In this groundbreaking new book, Nicolas Belfrage shares his insider’s knowledge acquired as a specialist wine trader and writer. Mindful of the region’s fascinating past, Belfrage brings its story up to date, discussing such subjects as geology and geography, grape varieties, and the latest research into Sangiovese, the variety used in the top wines of Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. He also clarifies the regulatory framework and follows the recent controversial developments in viticulture and winemaking, including the rise of the Super-Tuscans and the ongoing “Brunellogate” scandal that broke in 2008. At the heart of the book are in-depth, illustrated profiles of more than 90 of the most interesting producers, large and small, with
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Making Wild Wines & Meads: 125 Unusual Recipes Using Herbs, Fruits, Flowers & More

Make extraordinary homemade wines from everything BUT grapes! Exotic wines, honey meads, spicy metheglins, and fruity melomels — there’s no end to the list of delicious elixirs you can make using ingredients from your local market and even your own backyard. In Making Wild Wines & Meads, you’ll find easy, step-by-step winemaking instructions plus unforgettable recipes, including Apricot Wine, Dry Mead, Marigold Wine, Almond Wine, Cherry Melomel, Cranberry Claret, Pea Pod Wine, Lemon-Thyme Metheglin, Strawberry Wine, and Rose Hip
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