Story of Wine

Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781840009729
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
View: 5849
Written by the world's bestselling wine author, this new illustrated edition is an enthralling read, tracing the story of wine from the dawn of civilization through the bacchanalian splendor of the ancient world to the present day. Updated to include the latest developments in wine, this edition features never before seen archival photographs.

The Story of Wine

Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781857329971
Category: Wine and wine making
Page: 480
View: 982
The winner of every wine book award in Britain and the U.S.. In tiffs fascinating book, Hugh Johnson, the world's best-selling wine author. traces the story of wine from the dawn of civilization through the bacchanalian splendor of the ancient world to the present day. In his incomparable style that combines wit, insight and anecdote, Hugh Johnson tells us about classical drinking paries and Islamic Prohibition, the voyages of 14th century wine ships and the invention of the wine bottle, and how Champagne survived the bombardments of World War 1. Critically acclaimed, exquisitely written, The Story of Wine is a necessary addition to the library of any afficianado.

A Short History of Wine

Author: Rod Phillips
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9780060937379
Category: Cooking
Page: 400
View: 3983
Variously regarded as a sacred, religious drink, an inebriant, and even the work of the Devil, throughout the ages wine has generated passions that verge on mania. In A Short History of Wine, Rod Phillips tells the story of wine in the Western world with all its grandeurs and miseries. Packed with fascinating stories, unexpected insights, and the myriad tricks of the trade, A Short History of Wine is an essential book for anyone who treats this most venerated drink with the zeal it deserves.

Are You My Wine?

A Children's Book Parody for Adults Exploring the World of Wine
Author: Reese Ling
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1612436889
Category: Cooking
Page: N.A
View: 2950
A delightfully illustrated spoof that demystifies wine and helps you understand the key traits of different varietals When Penguin finishes work for the day, he hurries off to the wine bar in search of his ideal wine. With the help of Bunny, Cat, Wolf, Bear and his other friends, Penguin samples and learns about the most popular wine varietals. Follow Penguin’s journey in this delightfully illustrated spoof that simplifies and demystifies wine while teaching you tasting notes, food pairings and other interesting facts.

Circle of Vines

The Story of New York Wine
Author: Richard Figiel
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438453825
Category: Cooking
Page: 208
View: 3508
Traces the history of the New York wine industry as it evolved across the state. Winegrower and journalist Richard Figiel offers the first comprehensive history of New York wine, following its turbulent evolution across the state and emerging as a dynamic player in the world of fine wine. He begins by examining New York’s distinctive viticultural roots and the geologic forces that shaped the state’s terrain for winegrowing. Starting with early efforts to grow grapes for wine in the Hudson Valley, the story moves west to the Finger Lakes and Lake Erie, circles around the state from Long Island to the North Country, and, finally, to contemporary New York City. Through industry booms and busts, he explores the New York wine industry’s continuing process of reinvention by resourceful immigrants, family dynasties, giant corporations, and back-to-the-land dreamers. Moving across centuries of winemaking, Figiel unfolds an extraordinary array of grape species, varieties, and wines. “This is a clear and coherent theme—the evolution of an important modern wine industry in New York. It is the most complete history of this topic.” — Ian A. Merwin, viticulturalist at Cornell University, coauthor of A Grower’s Guide to Organic Apples “What works is when the book weaves between providing basic history and then anecdotes that illuminate that history. I had difficulty putting the book down because it was entertaining. This should make a very fine contribution to the literature of wine-making in New York.” — John C. Hartsock, author of Seasons of a Finger Lakes Winery

Hugh Johnson's How to Enjoy Your Wine

Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684864193
Category: Cooking
Page: 120
View: 8921
Offers advice on choosing the right wine for the right meal, opening bottles, storing bottles, serving wine, and judging wine for flavor and quality


My Journey Through the Crazy World of Wine
Author: Marco Pasanella
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0307985601
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
View: 4382
Marco Pasanella's behind-the-scenes memoir through the world of wine will captivate wine lovers with its story of one man who decided, at age 43, to change his life by opening a wine shop. As Kitchen Confidential and Waiter Rant explored the front and back of the house at restaurants, Uncorked offers a peek behind the curtain of the wine world. Pasanella takes the reader into the underbelly of his store and the industry, which is steeped in history yet fanatical about technology and brimming with larger-than-life personalities. Infused with rich details of his historic waterfront building in New York City and his sojourns to Tuscany, Pasanella's memoir is one of transformation through a project many fantasize about but few commit to. A colorful cast of characters rounds out this fascinating journey through the world of wine.

Women of Wine

The Rise of Women in the Global Wine Industry
Author: Ann B. Matasar
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520267966
Category: Cooking
Page: 270
View: 3694
"This book, with its personal approach and global scope, is the first to explore women's increasingly influential role in the wine industry, traditionally a male-dominated domain. Women of Wine draws on interviews with dozens of leading women winemakers, estate owners, professors, sommeliers, and wine writers in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere to create a mosaic of the women currently shaping the wine world and to offer a revealing insiders' look at the wine industry."--Jacket.

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine

Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 1784725617
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 336
View: 3817
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 42nd year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This new edition also contains a special supplement on Organic, Natural and Biodynamic wines.

Inventing Wine: A New History of One of the World's Most Ancient Pleasures

A New History of One of the World's Most Ancient Pleasures
Author: Paul Lukacs
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393239640
Category: Cooking
Page: 384
View: 5450
"Meticulously researched history…look[s] at how wine and Western civilization grew up together." —Dave McIntyre, Washington Post Because science and technology have opened new avenues for vintners, our taste in wine has grown ever more diverse. Wine is now the subject of careful chemistry and global demand. Paul Lukacs recounts the journey of wine through history—how wine acquired its social cachet, how vintners discovered the twin importance of place and grape, and how a basic need evolved into a realm of choice.

Shadows in the Vineyard

The True Story of the Plot to Poison the World's Greatest Wine
Author: Maximillian Potter
Publisher: Twelve
ISBN: 1455516082
Category: Travel
Page: 304
View: 562
Amazon Best Book of the Month, July 2014 Journalist Maximillian Potter uncovers a fascinating plot to destroy the vines of La Romanée-Conti, Burgundy's finest and most expensive wine. In January 2010, Aubert de Villaine, the famed proprietor of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, the tiny, storied vineyard that produces the most expensive, exquisite wines in the world, received an anonymous note threatening the destruction of his priceless vines by poison-a crime that in the world of high-end wine is akin to murder-unless he paid a one million euro ransom. Villaine believed it to be a sick joke, but that proved a fatal miscalculation and the crime shocked this fabled region of France. The sinister story that Vanity Fair journalist Maximillian Potter uncovered would lead to a sting operation by some of France's top detectives, the primary suspect's suicide, and a dramatic investigation. This botanical crime threatened to destroy the fiercely traditional culture surrounding the world's greatest wine. SHADOWS IN THE VINEYARD takes us deep into a captivating world full of fascinating characters, small-town French politics, an unforgettable narrative, and a local culture defined by the twinned veins of excess and vitality and the deep reverent attention to the land that runs through it.

Sonoma Wine and the Story of Buena Vista

Author: Charles L. Sullivan
Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing
ISBN: 1935879847
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
View: 8228
The beginning of history for California wine starts with 17th-century , but the industry and commercial powerhouse that commands 60 percent of the United States market was birthed 200 years later, the product of a Hungarian aristocrat, European grapes, and the Sonoma Valley. In this groundbreaking book by historian and bestselling author Charles L. Sullivan, the untold history of Sonoma wine serves as backdrop to the turbulent story of California s first commercial winery, Buena Vista, from its founding by brilliant but quixotic Agoston Haraszthy, through phyloxera plague and the dry years of prohibition to its present-day market prominence. Sonoma Wine and the Story of Buena Vista is a scholarly study of two centuries of California wine history, told in a riveting narrative that will engage and delight.

Hugh Johnson on Wine

Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781784722623
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
View: 2739
Hugh Johnson has been writing about wine for six decades, and his books have sold millions of copies worldwide. His winning formula of insight, critical appraisal and superbly evocative writing has been often-imitated but never bettered. Now, he looks back at his decades at the forefront of wine writing. Beginning in the 1960s, the book takes a chronological journey through Hugh Johnson's writing, featuring work published in a huge array of sources, including Decanter magazine, the Sunday Times and the World of Fine Wine. But this book is not just about Hugh Johnson and his written work. It is about the evolution of wine production, tasting and drinking over the last sixty years. It is about the fundamental shift in our understanding of wine, and our subsequent enjoyment of it. From early tastings in Bordeaux - where even the wine served at Communion is St-Emilion - through a prophetic 1975 assessment of California, to a 2014 discussion of the ever-increasing ABV strength of wine, this book provides a fascinating overview of the development of wine during a period of enormous change. For anyone serious about wine, this is essential reading.

The story of champagne

Author: Nicholas Faith
Publisher: Infinite Ideas
ISBN: 1910902373
Category: Cooking
Page: 280
View: 6323
The new edition of Nicholas Faith’s landmark The story of champagne is written from the wine-makers’ point of view. This masterpiece of storytelling and analysis that has for decades excited readers about the different types of champagne and the landscape, geology and climate that inspire them also contains an up-to-date evaluation of wines.

The Billionaire's Vinegar

The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine
Author: Benjamin Wallace
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307338789
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 323
View: 2126
Describes the 1985 purchase of a bottle of 1787 Chãateau Lafite Bordeaux for $156,000, the mysterious background of the wine, and the enigmatic wine collector who discovered the bottle, once supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson, in a bricked-up Paris cellar.

Wine and War

The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure
Author: Donald Kladstrup,Petie Kladstrup
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780767913256
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 9499
The remarkable untold story of France’s courageous, clever vinters who protected and rescued the country’s most treasured commodity from German plunder during World War II. "To be a Frenchman means to fight for your country and its wine." –Claude Terrail, owner, Restaurant La Tour d’Argent In 1940, France fell to the Nazis and almost immediately the German army began a campaign of pillaging one of the assets the French hold most dear: their wine. Like others in the French Resistance, winemakers mobilized to oppose their occupiers, but the tale of their extraordinary efforts has remained largely unknown–until now. This is the thrilling and harrowing story of the French wine producers who undertook ingenious, daring measures to save their cherished crops and bottles as the Germans closed in on them. Wine and War illuminates a compelling, little-known chapter of history, and stands as a tribute to extraordinary individuals who waged a battle that, in a very real way, saved the spirit of France. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The World Atlas of Wine

Author: Hugh Johnson,Jancis Robinson
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781845339043
Category: Cooking
Page: 400
View: 4970
Limited collector's slipcase edition- each book is individually numbered with a specially designed book plate personally signed by both authors. The seventh edition will confirm the status of The World Atlas of Wine as the most essential and authoritative wine reference work. Reflecting the changing nature of the wine scene, the Atlas details developments in climate, technique and fashion as well as new regulations made over the last six years. A new Australian map highlights the importance of cool-climate regions as global warming takes effect, for example,while dynamic regions such as coastal Croatia, South Africa's Swartland and Ningxia in China are covered for the first time. The world's increasing appetite for wine is matched by a growing thirst for knowledge,which this book will amply satisfy.

A Century of Wine

The Story of a Wine Revolution
Author: Stephen Brook
Publisher: Board & Bench Pub
ISBN: 9781891267338
Category: Cooking
Page: 192
View: 2700
Some of the world's premier wine writers chronicle one hundred years in the evolution of the modern-day global wine industry, explore the development of wine in various regions around the world, and discuss the impact of political developments--including two world wars and their aftermaths--have affected popular tastes and styles.

A History of Wine in America, Volume 2

From Prohibition to the Present
Author: Thomas Pinney
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520254309
Category: Cooking
Page: 548
View: 6572
Wine-making in the United States as it was carried out under Prohibition and then as it developed and spread to all fifty states after the repeal of Prohibition is described in this account of the American vintner's art as it has evolved into a successful enterprise.

A History of Wine in America, Volume 1

From the Beginnings to Prohibition
Author: Thomas Pinney
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520254295
Category: Cooking
Page: 572
View: 6770
"Completely fascinating, Pinney's History of Wine in America combines a myriad of facts about all the states that have endeavored to grow grapes at any time since colonial days into a readable and coherent story. The only study to approach wine through its historical aspects, it will be invaluable to wine writers who want to include historical perspectives in their articles and it will be seized upon by grape growers and wineries throughout the country who want to discover their region's historical roots in viticulture and winemaking. A significant contribution to scholarship, this book should have broad appeal."—John R. McGrew, USDA Agricultural Research Service (retired)