Christie's World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Author: Tom Stevenson,Essi Avellan

Publisher: Sterling Epicure

ISBN: 9781402772245

Category: Cooking

Page: 528

View: 6514

The award-winning book on Champagne and sparkling wine is now fully revised and expanded! Created for Christie's, the world's largest wine auctioneer, this edition features all-new photography, nearly 175 additional pages—including expanded sections on up-and-coming sparkling wine territories and Champagne itself—plus updated tasting notes. With wine auctions at an all-time high, this definitive guide is a must-have for Champagne connoisseurs!

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: 8461


Tom Stevenson's Champagne & Sparkling Wine Guide

Author: Tom Stevenson

Publisher: Board & Bench Pub

ISBN: 9781891267413

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 9118

The pocket edition of Tom Stevenson’s newest guide to champagne is not just a diminutive edition of its larger cousin, Christie’s World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wine, it is the newest, most up-to-date work, with a less assuming and mobile size by the author hailed as, "An authority acknowledged even by the Champenois." His renown is matched only by his love of the stuff, which stamps each sentence with that distinctive Stevenson style: "The Titanic was not launched with a bottle of Champagne and we all know what happened to her."The book begins with the basics of how sparkling wine is made, how to store and serve sparkling wines and a helpful list of styles, basic divisions of sweetness, vintage and non-vintage, grape varieties, colour and degree of mousse. Then he moves on to his latest tastings of 2001, delineating the minutia of his considerably long list of tasting notes (also included) into easy to distinguish comparative performance tables. The always thoughtful Tom Stevenson also adds a small section on how to read his tasting notes and scoring system. There is a glossary of champagne and sparkling wine terms and, probably the most unusual and gleefully received section of his book, a list of local champagne and sparkling wine retailers categorized by state and outlining contact information, years in business, brands carried, tasting schedules (if applicable), best sellers and comments and advice on store selection.The reader is guaranteed that every wine recommended in this guide has been personally tasted for this edition. This marvelous little book was voted Best Wine Guide by World Food Media Awards, proving that in a world of wine books the size of aircraft carriers, modest quality is still a premium.

Der große Johnson

Die Enzyklopädie der Weine, Weinbaugebiete und Weinerzeuger der Welt

Author: Hugh Johnson,Steven Brook

Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER

ISBN: 3833831588

Category: Cooking

Page: 688

View: 3700

Das Standardwerk bietet Weinliebhabern seit jeher einen einzigartigen Zugang in die Welt des Weins. Der große Johnson wird geschätzt für seinen unübertroffenen Reichtum an Informationen zu den weltweit wichtigsten Weinregionen, ihren Winzern und Weinen. Er vermittelt einen profunden Überblick über Rebsorten, Anbaugebiete und Herstellungsverfahren, stellt die besten Weingüter vor und bewertet sie. Zudem enthält die neue Ausgabe zahlreiche Informationen zum praktischen Umgang mit Wein: von der Lagerung bis zum Degustieren. Der unnachahmliche Stil von Hugh Johnson selbst trägt maßgeblich zum besonderen Charme des Buches bei. Dadurch ist Der große Johnson ein ebenso unterhaltsames wie informatives und unverzichtbares Nachschlagewerk für alle Weinliebhaber und Weinkenner. Die vorliegende sechste Ausgabe des Weinbuchklassikers wurde in enger Zusammenarbeit mit Hugh Johnson von Stephen Brook, einem exzellenten Weinexperten und Autor, vollständig überarbeitet und aktualisiert.

Der Weinatlas

Author: Hugh Johnson,Jancis Robinson

Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER

ISBN: 9783833812194

Category: Cooking

Page: 400

View: 2830

Der Weinatlas, der große Klassiker der Weinliteratur, liegt nun als sechste und bisher auch umfangreichste Ausgabe vor. Erneut haben Jancis Robinson und Hugh Johnson die gesamte Weinwelt unter die Lupe genommen und führen den Leser kenntnisreich und kurzweilig durch alle Weinregionen der Welt zu den bedeutendsten Weinen und ihren Produzenten. 200 hervorragende Karten von Übersichtskarten bis zu Detailkarten im Maßstab 1:25.000 erklären die Herkunft und geografischen Hintergründe der besten Weine aus allen 5 Kontinenten. Der Weinatlas ist ein wertvoller und unverzichtbarer Begleiter durch die ganze Welt des Weins.

Italiens Weinwelten

Author: Matthias Stelzig,Roszika Farkas,Luzia Schrampf,Angelika Arians-Derix

Publisher: Verlag Gebrüder Kornmayer

ISBN: 3942051184

Category: Wine and wine making

Page: 383

View: 1356

Der renommierte Weinjournalist Steffen Maus legt hier ein epochales Weinbuch über Italien vor, bestimmt von dem neuen Ansatz der "Weinwelten". Es ist eine Ode an die italienische Erde, die Menschen und die Traube, aber auch ein romantischer Thriller für Weinliebhaber - geschrieben und fotografiert mit der Hand auf dem Herzen der italienischen Weinkultur.

The Finest Wines of Champagne

A Guide to the Best Cuvées, Houses, and Growers

Author: Michael Edwards

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520259408

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

View: 570

Champagne is synonymous with celebration and success—but have its festive associations detracted from its status as a fine wine in its own right? Drawing on his intimate knowledge of a classic but rapidly changing region, Michael Edwards takes a radically different approach in this unrivaled, terroir-based guide to the world’s best sparkling wines. Ninety in-depth profiles of the best small growers as well as the greatest houses are organized geographically—from the finest producers of the great city of Reims, wine towns of Epernay and Aÿ, and the leading villages of the Marne, and to the rising stars of the Aube (Côte des Bar) and beyond. Edwards also discusses the culture of Champagne, reviews trends in viticulture and winemaking, and investigates controversial solutions to the current crisis of success in a region that cannot satisfy global demand for its wines. Additional sections explore the gastronomic traditions of the area, give advice on pairing Champagne with food, survey the vintages of the past 20 years, list the wines with the best price-to-quality ratio, and more, making this extensively illustrated work a true connoisseur’s guide to the most glamorous and perhaps the most enigmatic of French wines.

Champagne

The essential guide to the wines, producers, and terroirs of the iconic region

Author: Peter Liem

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784724610

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

View: 2375

A stunning box set, complete with seven vintage maps in a pull-out drawer. Based on six years of on-the-ground research and unprecedented access to actual Champagne growers, Champagne is the first book to actually describe producers and wines based on their terroir - enlightening readers by showing them exactly where, how, and by whom these great wines are made. Champagne is one of the most iconic, sought-after wines in the world, beloved by serious wine collectors as well as everyday wine drinkers. However, it is also one of the most misunderstood wines out there - obscured by a multimillion-pound marketing industry that makes it difficult for consumers to honestly judge value and understand what they're drinking. Included in the stunning box set are the Louis Larmat vinicultural maps - the only detailed wine maps of the region, which were commissioned by the French government in the mid-1940s and have never appeared in print in English.

Uncorked

The Science of Champagne

Author: Gérard Liger-Belair

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140084780X

Category: Cooking

Page: 216

View: 3293

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.

An Encyclopedia of the Wines and Domaines of France

Author: Clive Coates

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520220935

Category: Cooking

Page: 608

View: 6475

In this detailed study of the wines of France, one of the world's leading authorities on wine discusses every appellation and explains its character and the best growers. He uses a star system to identify the finest estates. More than 40 specially commissioned maps show the main appellations and wine villages of France.

Die Grenzen des Denkens

wie wir sie mit System erkennen und überwinden können

Author: Donella H. Meadows,Diana Wright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865811998

Category:

Page: 238

View: 2891

Anschauliche und leicht verständliche Einführung in das Gebiet komplexer Systeme, die es überall in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft sowie in den Naturwissenschaften gibt.

Exuberance

The Passion for Life

Author: Kay R. Jamison

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 405

View: 4294

An international expert in the field of mood disorders and best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind explores the role of exuberance in humankind's most important creative and scientific accomplishments, discussing the nature of exuberance and its relationship to intellectual curiosity, creativity, risk-taking, and survival.

Planet Wein

Traube um Traube : ein visueller Führer durch die Weinwelt der Gegenwart

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783502158776

Category: Wine and wine making

Page: 155

View: 6245