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
View: 7269
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.


The Science of Champagne
Author: Gérard Liger-Belair
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140084780X
Category: Cooking
Page: 216
View: 4988
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.

Champagne-- Uncorked!

The Insider's Guide to Champagne!
Author: Rosemary Zraly
Publisher: Favorite Recipes Press
ISBN: 9780965185509
Category: Cooking
Page: 128
View: 4562
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.


The Life and Times of Champagne Tony Lema
Author: Larry Baush
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692931042
Page: 334
View: 1653
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: 1770
"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
View: 6821
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: 2066
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
View: 6877
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
Page: N.A
View: 1699
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.

The Christmas Heiress

Author: Adrienne Basso
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 1420134035
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 1050
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. . .

Because You Are Mine Part I

Because You Tempt Me
Author: Beth Kery
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101608498
Category: Fiction
Page: 58
View: 9700
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENON From Beth Kery, the national bestselling author of Explosive, comes a red-hot romance like no other—where the rules of attraction are broken with that first electrifying touch. Meet Francesca and Ian. The fantasies of what’s to come begin… Because You Are Mine, Part I Because You Tempt Me It starts with that first look, when you know you have to have him… Francesca Arno has been commissioned to create a grand centerpiece painting for the lobby of Ian Noble’s new skyscraper. It’s at a cocktail party in her honor that she first meets him—and the attraction is immediate for Francesca. It’s also bewildering. She’s not used to such a wholesale sexual response to a stranger. Enigmatic, darkly intense, with a commanding presence, Ian completely unnerves her. And she likes it. For Ian, she’s the kind of woman he can’t resist—one that comes all too rarely: a true innocent. But he can sense in her a desire to open up, to experiment, to give herself to the fantasies of a man in control. The first kiss, the first caress, the first challenge for a woman who craves what she’s never had—a man who gets what he wants. More to come. Don't miss Because You Are Mine, Part II, available 8/7

My Father's Rifle

A Childhood in Kurdistan
Author: Hiner Saleem
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429930062
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 112
View: 4226
A young Kurd comes of age in a war-torn land. This beautiful, spare narrative tells of the life of a boy named Azad--in fact the author, a Kurdish filmmaker--as he grows to manhood in Iraq during the 1960s and 1970s. Azad is born into a vibrant village culture, to a family that is proud of its Kurdish past and hopes for a free Kurdish future. He loves his mother's orchard, his cousin's stunt pigeons, his father's old Czech rifle, his brother who is fighting in the mountains. But before he is even of school age, Azad has experienced strafing and bombing; he watches as friends and neighbors are assassinated; and he sees his father humiliated when he tries to get food for his starving family. Forced into a refugee camp in Iran for years, his family realizes, on their return, that Saddam Hussein and his regime are destroying the autonomy he had promised their people. In a burst of adolescent impatience, Azad briefly runs off to the mountains to fight for Kurdish liberty, like his brother. But Azad has also discovered art--drawings, poetry, film--and he senses that he must find his own way to advance the Kurdish cause. My Father's Rifle ends with his heartbreaking departure from his parents and flight across the Syrian border to freedom. Stunning in its unadorned intensity, My Father's Rifle is a moving portrait of a boy who embraces the land and culture he loves, even as he leaves them.

Agenda New York

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Caterers and catering
Page: N.A
View: 1643


Author: Charles Bukowski
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: 9780061177590
Category: Fiction
Page: 290
View: 7459
Tells the story of an ugly middle-aged man who has gone unloved for too long, but a change comes over him at the age of fifty as he begins more and more relationships with women, in a compelling study of life lived on the edge. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.


The Politics, Personalities, and Process of the Next Papal Election
Author: John Allen
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 038550456X
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 1049
A captivating insider’s guide to the politics and personalities that will have a tremendous impact on one of the world’s most secretive and important events–the election of a pope. The next time a conclave unfolds in Rome, some 6,000 journalists are expected to descend on the Eternal City to cover the death of John Paul II and report on the election of his successor. The man in white who emerges from the Sistine Chapel at its conclusion will automatically become one of the most important figures on earth, a leader who commands a unique combination of political and spiritual power. Depending on how he chooses to exercise that power, governments and political systems may rise or fall, religious wars may heat up or abate, and the Church may undergo a radical transformation–from changes in its stances on such issues as sexuality, the place of women in the Church, to the role of the papacy itself. Conclave is a fascinating look at the election process and at what this headline-making occasion will mean to the world. John L. Allen, Jr., takes readers behind the scenes to reveal the issues, parties, and people most likely to determine the outcome. Setting the election within a broader context, he explains why it matters who becomes pope, discusses their role in the modern world, and examines the issues that will form the agenda of the next papacy. Although the book is not intended as a “handicapper’s guide,” Allen does offer his own informed list of the “top twenty” contenders for the position. He creates, as well, a classification system that clarifies the differences among the informal political parties that exist within the College of Cardinals, the body of 130-plus men who will elect John Paul II’s successor. In conclusion, he presents a critical, independent-minded profile of each of those cardinals–for one of them will certainly be the new pope.

Square Squire and the Journey to Dreamstate

Author: Duane Lance Filer
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469177552
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 278
View: 325
Square Squire and the Journey to Dream State, my 394-page, 96,729-word novel is a semiautobiographical story of growing up geeky in the last innocent time when all the basketball players had hopes and none of the gangs had guns. Squire Brooks is a precocious nerd whose only awareness of the transitions in his neighborhood of Compton, California, in the 60s is the opportunity to chuck stones at the increasing number of For Sale signs in the yards of his white neighbors. His fathers deepening involvement in civil rights creates increasing chaos in his home where Squire writes his short stories and daydreams. Adolescence brings peer-driven lessons about girls, puberty, girls, bullies, and girls as he navigates the temptations during his elementary, junior high, and high school years. Squires daydreaming has developed into an imaginative mechanism that frees his mind from all the chaos and allows him to escape to a dream state whenever he writes. After graduating from high school and on a road trip with his dog, Julius, Squire meets Octavia Steves, who teaches him that his dream state is actually a form of meditation that could help him become the writer of his dreams.


An Interactive Book
Author: Owen Burke,Duff McDonald
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451604726
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 9947
You're the boss.... Now make an executive decision. You are the CEO of Fleece Industries. So far, you've made all the right choices. The result: Your life's work -- building a company from an idea scrawled on a bar napkin into a clothing empire -- has reached a major milestone. Fleece is going to have an initial public offering and become a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange. The instant the opening bell rings, you'll be worth tens, if not hundreds, of millions. It's a dream come true. Unfortunately that's when things get complicated. Now come the really hard choices. What would you do if You discovered that a rogue employee had been cooking the books? Your mistress threatened to expose your affair to your wife? You found yourself at the center of an insider-trading scandal? Your daughter turned up in a sex tape on the Internet? You found yourself considering the worst choice of all: MURDER? Step up to the plate. What would you do if you were The CEO?

The Hellion Bride

Author: Catherine Coulter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780786531073
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 8283
Fall in love again—with the second novel in the Bride saga. Sophia has successfully controlled every man in her orbit until she meets Ryder Sherbrooke, a man she senses is different from the others—a man she sees as one of hell's own sons.

Dexter Versus Benaud

Author: E. M. Wellings
Publisher: London : Bailey Bros. & Swinfen
Category: Cricket
Page: 182
View: 7396