Champagne, Uncorked

The House of Krug and the Timeless Allure of the World's Most Celebrated Drink
Author: Alan Tardi
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1610396898
Category: Cooking
Page: 296
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Champagne is the epitome of effervescence, the centerpiece of celebration, and a symbol of good fortune. It has become an icon, a symbol of luxury, an emblem of the "good life," and few are not attracted to its sparkle. Champagne, Uncorked is a journey into the heart of this beloved wine, anchored by the year the author spent inside the very secretive, prestigious Krug winery in Reims, France. It tells the dramatic story of the creation of the Grande Cuvée, one of the most distinctive and high quality champagnes in the world, from the growing of the grapes to the challenges of harvest, through fermentation in old wood barrels, to the extended process of tasting and analyzing the wines which eventually result in the determination of the all-important final blend. During the course of the narrative, Alan Tardi jumps backwards and forwards in time, telling a larger story about the history and cultural impact of champagne. He reveals how we came to use champagne to celebrate (hint: we can all thank Napoleon) and introduces Eugene Mercier of Dom Perignon, who in 1889 built the “Cathedral of Champagne,” one of the first modern examples of brand marketing: the largest wine cask in the world, holding about 200,000 bottles' worth of bubbly, it debuted at the Paris World's Fair that year as the second most popular exhibit (the first being the unveiling of the Eiffel Tower). He also regales us with the story of “Champagne Charlie,” the first person to bring champagne to America, who was paid for his champagne in embargoed cotton during the Civil War and who was thanked for his effervescent contribution with the deed to a little town called Denver, Colorado. In Champagne, Uncorked, Tardi is our guide, taking us into the fields of France to learn how finicky grapes in an unstable climate can lead to a nail-biting season for the vintners, and deep into the caves at Krug, where the delicate and painstaking process of blending takes place, all of which culminates in the glass we raise to toast in celebration of life's finer moments. You'll never raise a glass of champagne the same way again.

Champagne-- Uncorked!

The Insider's Guide to Champagne!
Author: Rosemary Zraly
Publisher: Favorite Recipes Press
ISBN: 9780965185509
Category: Cooking
Page: 128
View: 2934
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An instant guide to the world of champagne and how to enjoy it, with cocktailswith dinner, with recipes, and with quotes. Lots of sparkling information th at will help you save and serve.

Uncorked

The Science of Champagne
Author: Gérard Liger-Belair
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140084780X
Category: Cooking
Page: 216
View: 7010
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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.

Fodor's Normandy, Brittany & the Best of the North

with Paris
Author: Fodor's
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 0307928586
Category: Travel
Page: 435
View: 3082
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Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Normandy, Brittany, and the Best of Northern France (including Paris, Alsace-Lorraine, and Champagne Country, with highlights in between). Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with Northern France as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus get an overview of French geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. What’s Covered? Get to Know Normandy, Brittany, and the Best of Northern France: Sculpted with cliff-lined coasts, Normandy has been home to saints and sculptors, with a dramatic past marked by Mont-St-Michel’s majestic abbey, Rouen’s towering cathedral, and the D-Day beaches. Brittany, a long arm of rocky land stretching into the Atlantic, is a place unto itself with its own language and time-defying towns such as Gauguin’s Pont-Aven and the pirate haven of St-Malo. Although the region of Alsace-Lorraine is bordered by the Rhine and often looks and sounds German, its main sights--18th-century Nancy, medieval Strasbourg, and the lovely Route du Vine--remain proudly French. Don’t miss Champagne Country, the capital of bubbly, and the four Gothic cathedrals nearby. No trip to France would be complete without a stop in Paris. A quayside vista that takes in the Seine, a passing boat, Notre-Dame, the Eiffel tower, and mansard roofs all in one generous sweep is enough to convince you that this is indeed the most beautiful city on Earth. Note: This ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.

The Winemaker's Wife


Author: Kristin Harmel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 198211231X
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 3149
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Instant #1 bestseller from The Globe and Mail (Toronto) and The Toronto Star “Love and betrayal, forgiveness and redemption combine in a heady tale of the ever-present past…fantastic!” —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris The author of the “engrossing” (People) international bestseller The Room on Rue Amélie returns with a moving story set amid the champagne vineyards of northern France during the darkest days of World War II, perfect for fans of Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale. Champagne, 1940: Inès has just married Michel, the owner of storied champagne house Maison Chauveau, when the Germans invade. As the danger mounts, Michel turns his back on his marriage to begin hiding munitions for the Résistance. Inès fears they’ll be exposed, but for Céline, half-Jewish wife of Chauveau’s chef de cave, the risk is even greater—rumors abound of Jews being shipped east to an unspeakable fate. When Céline recklessly follows her heart in one desperate bid for happiness, and Inès makes a dangerous mistake with a Nazi collaborator, they risk the lives of those they love—and the champagne house that ties them together. New York, 2019: Liv Kent has just lost everything when her eccentric French grandmother shows up unannounced, insisting on a trip to France. But the older woman has an ulterior motive—and a tragic, decades-old story to share. When past and present finally collide, Liv finds herself on a road to salvation that leads right to the caves of the Maison Chauveau.

Uncorked

The Life and Times of Champagne Tony Lema
Author: Larry Baush
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692931042
Category:
Page: 334
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The story of Tony Lema, one of the brightest stars on the PGA Tour in the mid-1960s, winner of the 1964 British Open, is a story of love, faith and redemption. Raised by his mother, Clotilda, after his father's death when Tony was 6 years old, he overcame a troubled youth. His mother, an incredibly strong and hardworking woman, instilled a deep faith and devotion to God which he always struggled to balance with his sometimes wild side. He began winning on the PGA Tour only after meeting and falling in love with Betty Cline, who became his wife. As he later admitted about his career, "When we became serious, I became serious." After his first victory, at the Orange County Open in October of 1962, he treated the press to champagne thus earning the endearing nickname, "Champagne Tony." In 1964, he went on a tear winning four events, including the British Open, in a six-week stretch. In the process, he became a superstar and enjoyed the lifestyle his stardom provided. This promising and glamorous life was ultimately cut short when a small plane carrying him and his wife Betty ran out of fuel and crashed in 1966.Uncorked, The Life and Times of Champagne Tony Lema tells the story of his troubled youth, wild times as a head pro at Ruby View golf course in Elko, Nevada, his experiences as a bachelor on the PGA Tour, the romance with Betty and the trials and tribulations of making a good living as a professional golfer. With a cast of characters including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Fred Corcoran, the Duke of Windsor and even the Pope, Uncorked reveals a story full of action, adventure, love and faith, and ultimately, redemption.

The Benevolent American in the Heart of Darkness


Author: Albert Russo
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465321365
Category: Fiction
Page: 547
View: 3858
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"The Benevolent American in the Heart of Darkness" is a trilogy of Albert Russos award-winning African novels set in the former Belgian Congo and Rwanda-Urundi. In The Black Ancestor, the reader will find, as in the two other novels, Eclipse over Lake Tanganyika and Mixed Blood or your son Lopold, many poignant and delightful passages, especially in the journeys across the magnificent Kivu province, which today, along with bordering Rwanda and Burundi, has been scarred by fratricidal wars. That Leodine, in the opening novel, happens to be an adolescent, as was Leopold in Mixed Blood, isnt fortuitous, for it is at that vulnerable period of ones life that ones personality takes form. In Albert Russos Africa you will find humankinds infinite diversity and, amid such richness, a quest for the deep self. Eric Tessier. Albert Russo has recreated through a young African boys joys and struggles many of the tensions of modern life, straight and gay, black and white, third world and first ... all of these tensions underlie this story of a biracial child adopted by a benevolent American. Mixed Blood or Your son Leopold is a non-stop, gripping read!" Edmund White.

Ring Game


Author: Pete Hautman
Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers
ISBN: 9049981895
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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To save a friend’s daughter from a bad marriage, Joe Crow confronts cultists, carnies, and cocaine wackos Poker-playing ex-cop Joe Crow has been dealt some rotten hands in his life, but he’s survived them all. When Axel Speeter starts begging for help, Crow suspects his luck is about to run out. A taco-dealing former poker pro, Speeter’s worried about his girlfriend’s daughter Carmen. She’s the sexiest trouble magnet the state of Omaha has ever seen, and she’s about to drag Crow down with her. Carmen has just gotten engaged to Hyatt Hilton, a onetime drug pusher who’s currently scratching out a living selling bootlegged Evian. Speeter wants Crow to make sure he’s staying on the straight-and-narrow. And it looks like Hilton’s involved in something much more dangerous than designer water. He’s about to cross the Amaranthine Church of the One—a New Age cult convinced that it’s found the secret to immortality, and doesn’t mind killing to prove it.

The Very Best of Kate Elliott


Author: Kate Elliott
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
ISBN: 1616961805
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 9675
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Strong heroines and riveting storytelling are the hallmark of groundbreaking fantasy author Kate Elliott (Crown of Stars, Crossroads). Her long-awaited first collection showcases twenty years of her finest work. Captured here are many of Elliott’s previously out-of-print tales, four previously unpublished essays, and a brand new Crossroads story, “On the Dying Winds of the Old Year and the Birthing Winds of the New.” Elliott's bold adventuresses, complex quests, noble sacrifices, and hard-won victories shine in classic, compact legends. In “The Memory of Peace,” a girl’s powerful emotions rouse the magic of a city devastated by war. Meeting in “The Queen’s Garden,” two princesses unite to protect their kingdom from the blind ambition of their corrupted father. While “Riding the Shore of the River of Death” a chieftain’s daughter finds an unlikely ally on her path to self-determination. Elliott’s many readers, as well as fantasy fans in search of powerful stories featuring well-drawn female characters, will revel in this unique gathering of truly memorable tales.

Hummingbirds and Other Wonders


Author: Ramon De La Vega Carbajal
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475974078
Category: Poetry
Page: 190
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In the stampede,that is life;we find ourselves,in a frantic struggle to survive. The enjoyment of nature and all the peace and beauty it brings;seems to be slipping away;much like the forests, we once loved so very much. Innumerable, are the wonders of this world,in spite of the devastation of war and man's indifference to his environment. By the will of nature;there will forever remain a corner of Eden, in which all of God's children can play. We each have our own paradise. Some of us acknowledge it,because;in our hearts, we want to see it. It's our way of saying,that the entire world isn't wrong,that there still remains a garden of Babylon, and the splendor of spring rain.

Museum of the Ice Ages (part 1)


Author: Tina Bell
Publisher: Tina Bell
ISBN: 1311220755
Category:
Page: N.A
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May Fairweather is struggling to overcome a bad breakup. She's lonely and horny, but with work taking up all her time, what's a girl with dark fantasies and carnal desires to do? May was recently appointed Director of Research in a brand new, world-class museum. It was built to house 3 recently discovered cavemen, frozen in perfect condition. But when May's curiosity gets the better of her, she unlocks something magical. A caveman awakens. And he's hungry - for her! The appetite this wild man is looking to satisfy, May is more than happy to help with.

Veuve Clicquot

die Geschichte eines Champagner-Imperiums und der Frau, die es regierte
Author: Tilar J. Mazzeo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423346740
Category:
Page: 319
View: 8855
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All the Year Round

A Weekly Journal
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 3093
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The Christmas Heiress


Author: Adrienne Basso
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 1420134035
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 7892
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A Season To Remember . . . For Charlotte Aldridge, Christmas's arrival means anything but warmth and cheer. Only a few holidays ago, she fell in love with handsome Edward Barringer, the peer both their families were hoping she would marry. But Edward not only turned his back on his noble name, he also turned his back on Charlotte. Rejected and heartbroken, she made a new life for herself and vowed to put the past behind her. But now Edward has returned to the English countryside for the holidays. And Charlotte is determined to do whatever it takes to keep her heart forever out of harm's way . . . A Love To Reclaim . . . Edward Barringer can't believe it . . . the pretty-but-frivolous Charlotte has grown into a fascinating woman. He never meant to break her heart all those years ago, but he was determined to earn his fortune rather than marry it. But now, he's become completely captivated by the alluring and passionate young woman Charlotte has become. And he's willing to risk all he has to prove the love between them is for now--and all the seasons to come. . .

Dexter Versus Benaud


Author: E. M. Wellings
Publisher: London : Bailey Bros. & Swinfen
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cricket
Page: 182
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Where Nights are Longest

Travels by Car Through Western Russia
Author: Colin Thubron
Publisher: Random House (NY)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Soviet Union
Page: 211
View: 434
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Small Press


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Small presses
Page: N.A
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The Real Horatio Bottomley


Author: Henry J. Houston
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Crime
Page: 287
View: 2415
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The Penguin Book of Food and Drink


Author: Paul Levy
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cooking
Page: 384
View: 7061
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Celebrating a century of gastronomic writing, this collection shows that there is a rich tradition of literature about food and drink, and includes works such as S.J.Perelman's Farewell, My Lovely Appetizer and work by Elizabeth David.