Christie's World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Author: Tom Stevenson,Essi Avellan

Publisher: Sterling Epicure

ISBN: 9781402772245

Category: Cooking

Page: 528

View: 9111

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!

Christie's Encyclopedia of Champagne and Sparkling Wine

Author: Tom Stevenson,Essi Avellan

Publisher: Absolute Press

ISBN: 9781472956675

Category:

Page: 720

View: 5643

Originally written by multi-award winning wine writer Tom Stevenson, this luxurious fourth edition has been fully updated and once again significantly extended by Essi Avellan, Master of Wine, one of the world's most exciting and talented young wine writers.A country-by-country guide, from the finest Champagnes of France to the lesser-known sparkling wine producers of China, this extraordinary work takes you to five continents and to all the countries where serious sparkling wine is produced. More than 2,000 producers from around the world are rated on a 100-point global scale with an in-depth analysis of their history, method of production and style of wine. New photography and maps vividly enrich this beautiful edition of Christie's World Encyclopedia of Champagne and Sparkling Wine.

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: 8476


Tom Stevenson's Champagne & Sparkling Wine Guide

Author: Tom Stevenson

Publisher: Board & Bench Pub

ISBN: 9781891267413

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 8420

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.

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: 4217

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: 9550

Winner of the André Simon Drinks Book of the Year Award. Winner of the IACP award in Wine, Beer & Spirits 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: 4599

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: 9727

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.

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: 9859

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.

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: 6836


Der Weinatlas

Author: Hugh Johnson,Jancis Robinson

Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 9783774207752

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 2320

Genau drei Jahrzehnte sind vergangen, seit Hugh Johnsons Weinatlas zum ersten Mal erschien und die Kritiker in aller Welt zu Beifallsstürmen wie hinriss. Das Buch wurde in ein Dutzend Sprachen übersetzt und millionenfach verkauft. Die nun vorliegende und bereits lang ersehnte fünfte Ausgabe hat Hugh Johnson gemeinsam mit der Weinexpertin und Autorin von Weltruf Jancis Robinson verfasst. Robinson hat einen Großteil der Texte neu geschrieben und damit den großen Veränderungen und Entwicklungen in der Weinwelt seit der letzten Ausgabe 1994 Rechnung getragen. Die wichtigste Neuerung sind die vollständig neu erstellten Karten, die seit der ersten Ausgabe das Rückgrat dieses Atlas bilden und ihn zum nach wie vor konkurrenzlosen Referenzwerk machen: "Lively, intelligent writing combined with lush photography und unmatched technical accuracy make this an enjoyable read for the novice and a must have for the accomplished oenophile" (Wine Enthusiast über die englische Originalausgabe).