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Rocket science is complicated, wine doesn't have to be! With information presented in an easy, illustrated style, and chock-full of the fool-proof and reliable knowledge of a seasoned oenophile, Wine Isn't Rocket Science is the guide you always wished existed. From how grapes are grown, harvested and turned into wine, to judging the color, aroma, and taste of the world's most popular varietals, to understanding terroir and feeling confident ordering and serving wine at any occasion, this book explains it all in the simplest possible way. Every page, every piece of information, and every detail is illustrated in charming and informative four-color drawings that explain concepts at a glance. Includes detailed information on the following varietals (wine made from a particular grape) in the order in which they're presented in the book:WhiteChardonnaySauvignon BlancCheninGewürztraminerViognierSemillonRieslingMarsanne BlendRolle-VermentinoMuscatPinot Grigio/GrisPinot BlancMuscadetSoaveAlba
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Wine tasting + wine trivia = major fun! This exciting board game tests everyone s wine knowledge with each sip. To start the game, taste three different wines, write down their names and where they are produced. Note the aromas, the colors, and the tastes. When a player lands on a blind tasting space, take a sip of one of the wines and try to remember which one it is. Land on a wine label space and answer trivia questions like Why are wine bottles stored on their sides? and What grape is used predominantly for Beaujolais? Are you a
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Great food, wine, and music for perfect getaways at home! Chefs from 21 acclaimed inns and resorts offer more than 100 dishes for breakfast and dinner, all formatted for the home cook. Inspiring paintings, quotations, and photography will transport you to the wine country. The music CD offers brilliant performances by Grammy-Award winning musicians. Their joyful music combines classical, bluegrass, Latin, and jazz. To your health and
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The wines of Italy are a delightful part of any visit to the Bel Paese, and The Italian Wine Guide is the ultimate guide to the world of these wines. This practical handbook offers current information on wineries, tours, and tastings throughout Italy, plus listings for over 1,900 wine stores. For those visiting winery towns, over 60 detailed maps and itineraries are featured, with suggestions on where to enjoy the best wines and dine on the finest local cuisine. A look at contemporary wine production in Italy is followed by detailed discussions of each region. The new edition contains listings for U.S. retailers selling Italian
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There is no better way to enjoy wine than at its source, and it is in Europe, the birthplace of wine, that you can find still the most beautiful vineyards in the world. Wine Country Europe is a dream tour of the Old World’s most celebrated regions, from the famed areas of France and Italy to lesser-known discoveries in Austria and Hungary. These breathtakingly picturesque wineries make for perfect travel destinations, and in full-color photographs throughout, the book reveals the amazing variety of landscapes that foster vineyards throughout the continent. The authors, both Italian natives, give insider’s tips on which vintners give the most entertaining tours, what to ask for in the tasting rooms, and how you can experience firsthand the terroir that makes each region unique. Each of the twenty chapters focuses on a particular region and includes not just descriptions of the wineries and labels, but also recommendations for nearby restaurants, hotels, and attractions. Whether
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“Yes, great beer can change your life,” writes chef Schuyler Schultz in Beer, Food, and Flavor. Here is your authoritative guide to exploring the diverse array of flavors found in craft beer—and the joys of pairing those flavors with great food to transform everyday meals into culinary events. Armed with the precise tasting techniques and pairing strategies offered inside, participating in the growing craft beer community is now easier than ever. Beer, Food, and Flavor will enable you to learn about the top craft breweries in your region, seek out new beer styles and specialty brews with confidence, create innovative menus, and pair craft beer with fine food, whether at home or while dining
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For everyone who has known the pleasure of a pint, Randy Mosher explores and explains the tasting experience, guiding readers to a better understanding of how every batch of beer is affected by recipe formulation, brewhouse procedures, yeasts, fermentations, carbonation, filtration, packaging, and much more. Readers will learn to identify the scents, colors, flavors, and mouth-feel of all the major beer styles. There are also chapters on proper serving and storage conditions, and classic beer and food pairings. Finally, the book includes a style-by-style compendium of the different brews within major beer families, including American craft brews, British lagers, German ales, and Belgian Dubbels. For each style, Mosher includes historical and regional facts, taste and aroma characteristics, seasonal availability, food pairings, and a few terrific recommendations for readers to
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While anthropologists often have been accused of failing to “study up,” this book turns an anthropological lens on an elite activity – wine tasting. Five million people a year, from the US and abroad, travel to California’s Napa Valley to experience the “good life”: to taste fine wines, eat fine food, and immerse themselves in other sophisticated pleasures while surrounded by bucolic beauty. Written in a highly readable style by anthropologists George and Sharon Gmelch, Tasting the Good Life examines who wine tourists are and what the “tasting” experience is all about. It also examines the growth of wine tourism in the valley and the impact it is having on the landscape and the lives of the people who live there. In addition to the authors’ own analysis, they present the personal narratives of 17 people who work in Napa tourism — from winemaker to vineyard manager, from celebrity chef to wait staff, from hot air balloonist to masseuse. Their stories provide unexpected and
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Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or just a wine lover who loves to throw a party, this complete kit is for you. Dan Amatuzzi’s How to Host a Wine Tasting Party contains everything you’ll need to host a wine tasting in your own home. A wine-tasting party is fun and educational for everyone from novices to sophisticated wine drinkers. Within this all-inclusive kit are the elements to be a terrific host—including wineglass markers, wine bottle covers, tasting notepads, a wine-aroma wheel, a wine-and-cheese wheel, and an entertaining and informative book that introduces you to the ins and outs of wine in a comfortable, festive, social setting—your own home.So grab some glasses, start pouring, and let’s have a party!Includes all the wine-tasting party essentials:-80-page book with full-color photography-Wine-aroma wheel-Wine-and-cheese wheel-Four numbered tags for wine bottles-Four reusable cloth wine bottle covers-Four tasting
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The Fearless Critic Blind Wine Tasting Set includes everything you need to see through the pseudoscience and snobbery of wine experts and learn your own palate. This elegantly packaged box set, a perfect gift for any wine lover, includes three 155mm, 12cl ISO-standard glasses—the same ones used in blind tasting competitions by wine judges around the world—along with a set of 50 tasting forms, and a hardcover copy of Robin Goldstein’s provocative new book, Blind Taste: A Sensory Manifesto, the sequel to his controversial bestseller, The Wine Trials, which turned the wine world upside down by proving that even wine experts couldn’t distinguish cheap wines from expensive wines when the labels were concealed. Blind Taste will teach you everything you need to know about how the brain experiences tastes and smells—and why you should trust your own palate instead of following the opinions of wine experts—and the Blind Wine Tasting Set provides all the tools you need to put the
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