Christie's World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Author: Tom Stevenson,Essi Avellan

Publisher: Sterling Epicure

ISBN: 9781402772245

Category: Cooking

Page: 528

View: 1932

The award-winning book on Champagne and sparkling wine is now fully revised and expanded! Created for Christie's, the world's largest wine auctioneer, this edition features all-new photography, nearly 175 additional pages—including expanded sections on up-and-coming sparkling wine territories and Champagne itself—plus updated tasting notes. With wine auctions at an all-time high, this definitive guide is a must-have for Champagne connoisseurs!
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Christie's World Encyclopedia of Champagne and Sparkling Wine

Author: Tom Stevenson,Essi Avellan

Publisher: Absolute Press

ISBN: 9781906650186

Category: Champagne (Wine)

Page: 528

View: 6025

The world's most comprehensive reference to Champagne and sparkling wine by the world's leading authority: multi-award-winning wine writer Tom Stevenson. This third edition has been fully updated and significantly extended by Essi Avellan, Master of Wine, one of the world's most exciting and talented young wine writers and the editor of FINE Champagne magazine. A country-by-country guide, from the finest Champagnes of France to the lesser-known sparkling wine producers of China, this extraordinary work takes you to five continents and to all the countries where serious sparkling wine is produced. More than 1,600 producers from around the world are rated on a 100-point global scale with an in-depth analysis of their history, method of production and style of wine. More than 400 gorgeous photographs vividly enrich the physical splendour of the work.
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Tom Stevenson's Champagne & Sparkling Wine Guide

Author: Tom Stevenson

Publisher: Board & Bench Pub

ISBN: 9781891267413

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 921

The pocket edition of Tom Stevenson’s newest guide to champagne is not just a diminutive edition of its larger cousin, Christie’s World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wine, it is the newest, most up-to-date work, with a less assuming and mobile size by the author hailed as, "An authority acknowledged even by the Champenois." His renown is matched only by his love of the stuff, which stamps each sentence with that distinctive Stevenson style: "The Titanic was not launched with a bottle of Champagne and we all know what happened to her."The book begins with the basics of how sparkling wine is made, how to store and serve sparkling wines and a helpful list of styles, basic divisions of sweetness, vintage and non-vintage, grape varieties, colour and degree of mousse. Then he moves on to his latest tastings of 2001, delineating the minutia of his considerably long list of tasting notes (also included) into easy to distinguish comparative performance tables. The always thoughtful Tom Stevenson also adds a small section on how to read his tasting notes and scoring system. There is a glossary of champagne and sparkling wine terms and, probably the most unusual and gleefully received section of his book, a list of local champagne and sparkling wine retailers categorized by state and outlining contact information, years in business, brands carried, tasting schedules (if applicable), best sellers and comments and advice on store selection.The reader is guaranteed that every wine recommended in this guide has been personally tasted for this edition. This marvelous little book was voted Best Wine Guide by World Food Media Awards, proving that in a world of wine books the size of aircraft carriers, modest quality is still a premium.
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Port and the Douro

Author: Richard Mayson

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 1910902314

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

View: 9224

The completely updated third edition of Richard Mayson’s Port and the Douro offers unparalleled insight into the world of port and Douro wines. An entire chapter is dedicated to vintage port, covering harvests as recent as 2015 and providing information on vintages going back to 1844.
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4000 Champagnes

Author: Richard Juhlin

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN: 9782080304704

Category: Cooking

Page: 383

View: 589

Winner of the Louis Roederer International Champagne Writer of the Year Award 2005 4000 Champagnes, unprecedented in scope, plunges readers into the culture, history, and potential of this treasured beverage. Rich in description and practical in its application, 4000 Champagnes is divided into two main sections. The first is a passionate and comprehensive account of the Champagne region and its wines. It includes chapters on champagne's history, winemaking methodology, growing conditions, food matches, labels, a tour of the towns and villages of the French region, and sparkling wines from across the globe. In the book's groundbreaking and expansive section of tasting notes, Richard Juhlin provides the reader with practical information culled from his personal experiences at over 4000 tastings. A detailed portrait of each champagne house precedes a rating and description of each of the wines tasted there. Such depth of insight from a single source has never before been available. Written in Juhlin's authoritative and often humorous voice, 4000 Champagnes is an indispensable buying and tasting tool and an entertaining account of the history of champagne. The book includes several "best champagnes" lists, champagne statistics, telephone numbers and addresses of thousands of champagne producers, and a glossary. 4000 Champagnes is the supreme guide to a drink that has come to epitomize luxury and elegance.
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A Scent of Champagne

8,000 Champagnes Tasted and Rated

Author: Richard Juhlin

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510700684

Category: Cooking

Page: 400

View: 9507

Champagne may be the most misunderstood category of wine in the world, as many labels of sparkling wines bear the name in error. True champagne comes only from the French province of Champagne and contains three specific grape varieties. But figuring out more about the wine can be confusing: what is the difference between cuvée de prestige, blanc de noirs, and rosé? What is the best kind of food to pair with champagne? How many different kinds of sweetness are there? What is the best method of storage? Richard Juhlin, the world’s foremost champagne expert, answers these questions and more as he takes the reader on a journey to the geographical area of Champagne and through the history of the drink. He explains how to arrange tastings and develop one’s sense of smell, and why the setting where you drink champagne is important, including personal anecdotes about his lifelong journey from PE teacher to connoisseur. Also included is a catalog section that describes and ranks different champagne houses, types, and vintages. Sit back and enjoy Juhlin’s graceful prose with a lovely glass of champagne, the sparkling wine that has come to epitomize luxury and elegance. 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.
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The Champagne Guide 2018-2019

The Definitive Guide to Champagne

Author: Tyson Stelzer

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 1743585500

Category: Cooking

Page: 368

View: 3640

PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS EDITIONS

‘Attention to detail is quite extraordinary.’

James Halliday

‘The definitive global book on champagne.’

Radio 2UE

‘The best guide ever published on champagne.’

The Sydney Morning Herald

‘An indispensable book – I recommend it highly.’

Huon Hooke

‘A truly global publication and one of the most comprehensive of its type in the world.’

The Age

‘Like all good books, when you put this one down, you feel you know the players personally in all their champenois resilience, variety and valor.’

Michael Edwards, World of Fine Wine

‘Brings the story of champagne to life.’

Difford’s Guide

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Champagne

The Essential Guide to the Wines, Producers, and Terroirs of the Iconic Region

Author: Peter Liem

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607748436

Category: Cooking

Page: 328

View: 7723

From Peter Liem, the lauded expert behind the top-rated online resource ChampagneGuide.net, comes this groundbreaking guide to the modern wines of Champagne--a region that in recent years has undergone one of the most dramatic transformations in the wine-growing world. This luxurious box set includes a pullout tray with a complete set of seven vintage vineyard maps by Louis Larmat, a rare and indispensable resource that beautifully documents the region’s terroirs. With extensive grower and vintner profiles, as well as a fascinating look at Champagne’s history and lore, Champagne explores this legendary wine as never before.
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Sparkling

Champagne, Prosecco, Cava & More

Author: Andreas Kjrling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783848010165

Category:

Page: 240

View: 4324

A comprehensive overview of the best international sparkling wines, from supreme quality products to wines at a more affordable price.
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Uncorked

The Science of Champagne

Author: Gérard Liger-Belair

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140084780X

Category: Cooking

Page: 216

View: 3291

Uncorked quenches our curiosity about the inner workings of one of the world's most prized beverages. Esteemed for its freshness, vitality, and sensuality, champagne is a wine of great complexity. Mysteries aplenty gush forth with the popping of that cork. Just what is that fizz? Can you judge champagne quality by how big the bubbles are, how long they last, or how they behave before they fade? And why does serving champagne in a long-stemmed flute prolong its chill and effervescence? Through lively prose and a wealth of state-of-the-art photos, this revised edition of Uncorked unlocks the door to what champagne is all about. Providing an unprecedented close-up view of the beauty in the bubbles, Gérard Liger-Belair presents images that look surprisingly like lovely flowers, geometric patterns, even galaxies as the bubbles rise through the glass and burst forth on the surface. He illustrates how bubbles form not on the glass itself but are "born" out of debris stuck on the glass wall, how they rise, and how they pop. Offering a colorful history of champagne, Liger-Belair tells us how it is made and he asks if global warming could spell champagne's demise. In a brand-new afterword, he updates the reader on new developments in the world of bubble science and delves even more deeply into the processes that give champagne its unique and beautiful character. Bubbly may tickle the nose, but Uncorked tackles what the nose and the naked eye cannot--the spectacular science that gives champagne its charm and champagne drinkers immeasurable pleasure.
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Cava

Spain's Premium Sparkling Wine

Author: Anna Wallner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908233127

Category:

Page: 108

View: 2581

In the recent years, Cava has taken the stage as Spain's star sparkling wine, not only thanks to its remarkable quality to price ratio, but also because more and more connoisseurs are recognizing its richness and complexity. This book offers a great overview of the Cava's origins, its elaboration, and its variety of tastes. You will learn all you need to know about the grapes, the traditional methods, as well as established and emerging premium Cava producers. Recipes of traditional Catalonian dishes that perfectly accompany a Cava dinner round off this concise, but very informative book.
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The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia

Author: Tom Stevenson

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405359795

Category: Wine and wine making

Page: 736

View: 2356

Three-time Wine Writer of the Year Tom Stevenson updates and enriches his award-winning visual guide to the wines of the world. Described as 'a heroic piece of work . . . an indispensable book which should be part of any serious wine lover's library' Sunday Times. From the Old World to the New, including all the emerging regions, pick up the latest on all the wine-producing areas across the globe; covers every appellation, official and unofficial, and all the best producers. Plus, find practical advice on tasting, storing and serving as well as expert tips on choosing food to accompany wine. A tantalising read which will appeal to any serious wine drinker's palate.
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The Champagne Guide

The definitive guide to Champagne

Author: Tyson Stelzer

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 1743583672

Category: Travel

Page: 360

View: 2798

The Champagne Guide tells you everything you need to know about how the exquisite French sparkling wine is grown and made, as well as information about what to buy, and how to store, serve and open it, all for less than the price of a bottle of Champagne! The 2016–2017 edition is fully updated, with all-new tasting notes and for the first time, a section on vintages has been included.

The Champagne Guide offers fully independent assessments, and frank commentary on the issues facing Champagne. The Champagne Hall of Honour ranks the best producers and the best cuvees at all price points. With extensive notes on each producer, information on cellar doors, family and producer histories and colour photography thoughout, this is the ultimate guide to bring this historic French region to your doorstep.

Tyson Stelzer is an award winning wine writer, television presenter and international speaker. He is the author of 15 wine books and a regular contributor to various wine magazines. Stelzer is the sparkling reviewer for the Halliday Wine Companion and has presented at wine conferences around the world. In 2015, he was the winner of the International Wine & Spirit Communicator of the Year.

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Sherry

Author: Julian Jeffs

Publisher: Octopus Books

ISBN: 184533616X

Category: Cooking

Page: 318

View: 3716

The fifth edition of this bench-mark book recounts the turbulent history of the sherry region. It explains the various stages of sherry production and details the old family firms and new boutique bodegas.
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The Wines of Burgundy

Author: Clive Coates

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520250508

Category: Cooking

Page: 878

View: 7005

"A master class in Burgundy, given by one of the world's foremost authorities." Jacqueline Friedrich, author of The Wines of France "Clive Coates is a thinker as well as a writer and taster of distinction…. For me, he is indispensable reading."—Hugh Johnson
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How to Taste

A Guide to Enjoying Wine

Author: Jancis Robinson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743216777

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 8034

Offers a guide to vintages, grape varieties, and wine appreciation.
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Drink

A Cultural History of Alcohol

Author: Iain Gately

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440631269

Category: Cooking

Page: 560

View: 4525

A spirited look at the history of alcohol, from the dawn of civilization to the modern day Alcohol is a fundamental part of Western culture. We have been drinking as long as we have been human, and for better or worse, alcohol has shaped our civilization. Drink investigates the history of this Jekyll and Hyde of fluids, tracing mankind's love/hate relationship with alcohol from ancient Egypt to the present day. Drink further documents the contribution of alcohol to the birth and growth of the United States, taking in the War of Independence, the Pennsylvania Whiskey revolt, the slave trade, and the failed experiment of national Prohibition. Finally, it provides a history of the world's most famous drinks-and the world's most famous drinkers. Packed with trivia and colorful characters, Drink amounts to an intoxicating history of the world.
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The Wine Log

A Journal and Companion

Author: Chris Pavone

Publisher: Globe Pequot

ISBN: 9781558216860

Category: Cooking

Page: 124

View: 918

This beautiful two-color journal presents all wine lovers, from the novice to the expert, with an easy way to make wine drinking more rewarding and enjoyable.
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Bursting Bubbles

A Secret History of Champagne and the Rise of the Great Growers

Author: Robert Walters

Publisher: Quiller Publishing

ISBN: 9781846892790

Category:

Page: 240

View: 7145

The rise and rise of a group of artisanal producers in Champagne over the last 20 years has challenged everything we thought we knew about this famous region. In Bursting Bubbles, Robert Walters takes us on a journey to visit these great growers. Along the way, he reveals a secret history of Champagne and dispels many of the myths that still persist about this celebrated wine style. Controversial and ground breaking, Bursting Bubbles will change the way you think about Champagne.
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