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So You Think You Know Pacific Coast Wines? (2017-18): Demystifying the Economics of California, Washington and Oregon Wines (Volume 1)

“So You Think You Know Pacific Coast Wines?” is designed to simplify your understanding by identifying growing trends, grape descriptions, the histories and future direction of the California, Washington and Oregon wine industry. This book concisely profiles each state’s leading growing regions, rainfall statistics and prominent grapes based on the most recent available harvest data. The 2017-18 edition is ideal for wine collectors, winemakers and anyone who appreciates a world class Pacific Coast grown vintage. The following facts are just ten from hundreds of little known essentials included in the book: 1. California is the top producing state, Washington second and Oregon fourth (behind New York) in American wine grape production. California harvested 4 million tons and Washington 270 thousand tons during the 2016 harvest. Oregon harvested 84.9 tons during the 2015 harvest. Washington’s harvest is only 6.7% and Oregon’s 2.1% of California’s overall production. 2. Cab
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Slow Wine Guide 2017: A Year in the Life of Italy’s Vineyards and Wines

336 cellars visited, 2,000 wines reviewed      An innovative overview of the Italian wine world, which lists the country’s finest bottles in terms of aroma and taste, sense of terroir, and value for the money. For the sixth consecutive year, Slow Food International offers an English-language edition of its unique guide to Italian wines whose qualities extend well beyond the palate. Drawing upon visits to more than 300 cellars, the 2000 wine reviews in Slow Wine 2017 describe not only what’s in the glass, but also what’s behind it: the work, aims, and passion of producers; their bond with the land; and their choice of cultivation and cellar techniques?favoring the ones who implement ecologically sustainable winegrowing and winemaking practices. An essential guide for wine lovers and armchair oenophiles and better still for those who get out of that chair once in a while: over half the producers listed will offer a discount of at least 10 percent to anyone who visits them w
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Italian Wines 2017

The most authoritative annual guide to the very best Italian wines, including 20,000 wines from 2,400 producersThe awards honor ecologically aware wine producers who are working with the environment, bestowing 'Green' awards on those who create sustainable yields.Italian Wines is the English-language version of Gambero Rosso's Vini d'Italia, the world's best-selling guide to Italian wine, now in its 30th edition. It is the result of a year's work by over 60 tasters, coordinated by three curators. They travel around the whole of Italy to taste 45,000 wines, only half of which make it into the guide. About 2,400 producers are selected. Each entry brings together useful information about a winery, including a description of its most important labels and price levels in Italian wine shops. Each wine is evaluated according to the Gambero Rosso bicchieri rating, with Tre Bicchieri awarded to the top labels.This guide acts as an essential reference tool for both wine professionals and p
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The most authoritative guide to New Zealand wines, now in its 23rd year of publication Updated yearly with new tasting notes and vintage ratings, including the most current vintage, this is a "must-have" publication for the new initiate and the established wine-buff alike. This book will help the buyer to make informed choices about the best value and best quality New Zealand wines available. Divided by grape variety to help selection, this comprehensive guide includes vintage ratings, star ratings for quality, dryness/sweetness guide, retail price, and value-for-money ratings. Other features include Classic Wines—wines that consistently achieve an outstanding level of quality for at least three vintage—as well as sections on "Best Buys of the Year" and a vintage report.
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Wines of Italy: The Definitive Guide to Understanding Italian Wines

In Wines of Italy: An Easy Guide to Understanding Italian Wines, Brazilian lawyer and wine writer Alessandra Esteves invites the reader to share her passion of Italian wines. Italy has a well-earned reputation for being one of the world’s best producers of fine wines and Wines of Italy presents an informative guide to Italian wines. This short but comprehensive book has been created to enhance the reader’s appreciation of some of the world’s finest wines. In this user-friendly, easy to read guide, Alessandra Esteves introduces the reader to the grapes, regions and main wine producers in Italy and gives the reader a glimpse into the history of wine making in the region. Wines of Italy: An Easy Guide to Understanding Italian Wines is a must have book for wine lovers and wine novices alike.
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Italian Wines 2016

More than seventy tasters have traveled around Italy to source the very best wines. The tastings - all blind - took place in consortiums and local chambers of commerce and were supported by experts in the field, sommeliers and trade buyers. The guide is completely accessible, organised in a simple, clear and functional way. Sections are arranged by individual winery - name, address, number of hectares of vineyard, method of cultivation (conventional, organic, biodynamic or natural). Entries are descriptive, of history and geographical region; evaluating the wines by the celebrated method of Bicchieri, or glasses, ranging from one, to a maximum of Tre Bicchieri. The guide also pays special attention to wineries that are eco-sensitive, awarding Tre Bicchieri Verdi to bottles that come from those with a particular regard for the environment. Previous edition: Italian Wines 2015 ISBN 9781890142209 - $35.00
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Italian Wines 2015

More than seventy tasters have travelled around Italy to source the very best wines. The tastings - all blind - took place in consortiums and local chambers of commerce and were supported by experts in the field, sommeliers and trade buyers. The guide is completely accessible, organized in a simple, clear and functional way. Sections are arranged by individual winery - name, address, number of hectares of vineyard, method of cultivation (conventional, organic, biodynamic or natural). Entries are descriptive, of history and geographical region; evaluating the wines by the celebrated method of Bicchieri, or glasses, ranging from one, to a maximum of Tre Bicchieri. The guide also pays special attention to wineries that are eco-sensitive, awarding Tre Bicchieri Verdi to bottles that come from those with a particular regard for the environment.
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A comprehensive, start-to-finish reference guide for the home winemaker. From making your very first batch of kit wine to mastering advanced techniques for making wine from grapes, this book covers it all! With Gene Spaziani’s clear instructions, you’ll find it easy to make any of 115 delectable wines, from chablis, chardonnay, and zinfandel to rioja, merlot, and pinot noir — even port, sherry, and
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A comprehensive, must-have guide to beverage service including wine, beer, and spiritsThe Sommelier Prep Course is the ultimate resource for any aspiring sommelier, bartender, or serious wine lover. It includes sections on viniculture and viticulture, Old World and New World wines, beer and other fermented beverages, and all varieties of spirits. Review questions, key terms, a pronunciation guide, maps, and even sample wine labels provide invaluable test prep information for acing the major sommelier certification exams.For each type of beverage, author Michael Gibson covers the essential history, manufacturing information, varieties available, and tasting and pairing information. He also includes sections on service, storage, and wine list preparation for a full understanding of every aspect of beverage service.•    An ideal test prep resource for anyone studying for certification by The Court of Master Sommeliers, The Society of Wine Educators, or The International Sommelier
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