The Italian Wine Guide

The Definitive Guide to Touring, Sourcing and Tasting


Author: Touring Club of Italy

Publisher: Touring Editore

ISBN: 9788836530854

Category: Cooking

Page: 474

View: 788

The wines of Italy are a delightful part of any visit to the Bel Paese, and The Italian Wine Guide is the ultimate guide to the world of these wines. This practical handbook offers current information on wineries, tours, and tastings throughout Italy, plus listings for over 1,900 wine stores. For those visiting winery towns, over 60 detailed maps and itineraries are featured, with suggestions on where to enjoy the best wines and dine on the finest local cuisine. A look at contemporary wine production in Italy is followed by detailed discussions of each region. The new edition contains listings for U.S. retailers selling Italian wines.

The Ecco Guide to the Best Wines of Italy

The Ultimate Resource for Finding, Buying, Drinking, and Enjoying Italy's Best Wines


Author: Ian D'Agata

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061980285

Category: Cooking

Page: 400

View: 1175

The definitive guide to Italy's best wines by foremost expert Ian D'Agata, the director of the International Wine Academy of Roma The Ecco Guide to the Best Wines of Italy is a simple, user-friendly guide to the top Italian wines—packed with information on purchasing it in America, with tips for visiting wineries in Italy. In addition to a detailed glossary, vintage table, and index, D'Agata presents a series of "best of" lists: The 100 best red wines under $100 The 60 best white wines under $100 The 45 best wines at $25 or less The 25 best cult wines The 25 best wine estates and producers The 10 best debut wines This is a unique book—a truly comprehensive guide to Italian wines. D'Agata, an important wine insider, lives in Rome and is on the road six months out of the year, visiting estates and cellars throughout Italy. This book represents the summation of 25 years of tastings, travels to wineries all over the world, and interviews with vintners.

Oz Clarke's Grapes and Wines

The Definitive Guide to the World's Great Grapes and the Wines They Make


Author: Oz Clarke,Margaret Rand

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156032919

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

View: 5390

Filled with lush artwork, a definitive resource, organized in a handy A-to-Z format, provides vibrant descriptions of 350 different varieties of grapes throughout the world, detailing their history, geography, character, and cultural context, and features a glossary of technical terms, an index of grape names and their synonyms, and a general index. Reprint.

Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide, 7th Edition

The Complete, Easy-to-Use Reference on Recent Vintages, Prices, and Ratings for More than 8,000 Wines from All the Major Wine Regions


Author: Robert M. Parker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439139970

Category: Cooking

Page: 1536

View: 4724

Featuring a fresh layout, revised maps, and more detail than ever before, the eagerly anticipated seventh edition of Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide offers collectors and amateurs alike the ultimate resource to the world's best wines. In every way, this edition bears out Parker's stated goal: "To make you a more formidable, more confident wine buyer by providing you with sufficient insider's information to permit the wisest possible choice when you make a wine-buying decision." Understanding that buyers on every level appreciate a good deal, Parker separates overvalued bottles from undervalued, with wine prices instantly shifting according to his evaluations. Indifferent to the wine's pedigree, Parker's eminent 100-point rating system allows for independent, consumer-oriented, inside information. The latest edition of Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide includes expanded information on Spain, Portugal, Germany, Australia, Argentina, and Chile, as well as new sections on Israel and Central Europe. As in his previous editions, Parker provides the reassurance of a simple number rating, predictions for future buying potential, and practical overviews of regions and grapes. Altogether, an indispensable resource from the man the Los Angeles Times calls "the most powerful critic of any kind."

Wine from Grape to Glass


Author: Jens Priewe

Publisher: Abbeville Pr


Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 8743

The ultimate guide for wine lovers who want to understand where their favorite wines are grown, how they are produced, and how best to savor them. Internationally acclaimed wine expert jens Priewe has written the book for the contemporary wine consumer who drinks what he or she likes--one day a grand, awe-inspiring vintage; the next, an unknown wine from a country whose name has only recently appeared on the wine maps of the world. Priewe explains why some wines cost hundreds of dollars while others cost only ten. He provides a key to the complex language of wine and illuminates the science of wine making while honoring the art that creates great wines. About half of the book is devoted to the wine-making process itself. including everything from why wine grows best in poor soil to why a wine matures faster in a small barrel than in a large one. The other half examines the best wines of the world, country by country, and guides the reader to an understanding of the intricacies of wine tasting and appreciation. New topics covered in this edition include: "How Much Wine Goes in Each Glass; " "Drinking Temperature; " and "Wine as an Investment." Illustrated with more than 1,000 color images, including computer graphics that explain the invisible processes of wine making: satellite maps and aerial photos of the world's most important wine regions; and photographs of individual vineyards by the world's best wine photographers; and fully updated throughout, Wine will quench the thirst for knowledge that true wine lovers feel rising within them whenever they uncork a bottle of fine wine.

The Perfect Wine Cellar

The Ultimate Guide for Great Wine Collectors


Author: Chiara Giannotti

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9788891818041

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 711

This sophisticated volume imagines an ideal wine cellar, a collection of the most expensive and prestigious wines from around the world. Every label that has had a great impact on the history of wine is included. In recent years, wine has become a luxury item, a collectible, and an investment, as well as a simple commodity. The bottles themselves have become cult objects. This book celebrates the rarest wines that are sought after by collectors and coveted by enthusiasts and connoisseurs. Wine collecting is a hobby that takes time, but will ultimately reap satisfying rewards. Owning a large collection of the best wines makes these wine collections remarkable. More and more people have become passionate about exclusive wines and possess prestigious collections, including some bottles that date back to the nineteenth century. This is the perfect book for those avid and passionate wine collectors. Each section includes an introduction on each wine region's history, landscapes, distinctive qualities, major wineries, the most prestigious wines, notable collectors, and bottles considered works of art. The volume is completed with discussions of the world of collectibles, significant trends, and the major auction houses. It also includes gorgeous photographs of prominent collectors' cellars and information on one-of-a-kind bottles that will help aspiring collectors navigate a world that has become increasingly exclusive.

Wine by Design

Understanding the World of Wine


Author: Madeline Puckette,Justin Hammack

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9780718183073


Page: 240

View: 8279

A startling, subversive novel about a teenage girl who has lost everything and will burn anything. Fourteen-year-old Lucia is a young narrator whose voice will long ring in your ears. She is angry with almost everyone, especially people who tell her what to do. She follows the one rule that makes any sense to her: Don't Do Things You Aren't Proud Of. Orphaned and living with her elderly aunt in poverty in the converted garage of a large mansion, Lucia makes her way through the world with only a book, a Zippo lighter, and a pocket full of stolen licorice. Expelled from school, again, Lucia spends her days riding the bus to visit her mother in The Home. When Lucia discovers a secret Arson Club, she will do anything to be a part of it. Her own arson manifesto is a marvellous anarchist pamphlet, written with biting wit and striking intelligence. The voice of teenaged Lucia is a tour de force: a brilliant, wrenching cry from the heart and mind of a super-smart, funny girl who can't help telling us the truth, a riveting chronicle of family, misguided friendship, and loss. How to Set a Fire and Whyis Jesse Ball's most accessible novel yet; after Silence Once Begunand A Cure for Suicide, the pyrotechnics on display here will dazzle. 'I was captivated from the first line...... Lucia belongs with all the great child truth tellers: David Copperfield, Huck Finn, Holden Caulfield...... I loved her and I loved the book, every page of it.' Peter Heller, author of The Dog Stars andThe Painter

Wine and Cheese

A Complete Guide to the World of Wine and Cheese in Two Illustrated Encyclopedias with 900 Photographs


Author: Juliet Harbutt,Stuart Walton

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9780754820161


Page: 528

View: 4011

From tasting the greatest grapes to creating the perfect cheeseboard, this two volume collection is a definitive guide to the ever-changing character of cheese and wine. It offers a fascinating world tour of wines, from Bordeaux to the Barossa Valley and a guide to the greatest grapes: tasting the top 12 varieties. From the vine to the glass: production techniques are explained and the best ways of storing and serving your wine. The definitive illustrated guide to fabulous cheese of the world, each entry in the visual catalogue details colour, texture, taste and provenance, from the creamy Brie de Meaux to the aromatic Stilton. It includes over 70 internationally renowned classic and contemporary cheese recipes.

Essential Wines and Wineries of the Pacific Northwest

A Guide to the Wine Countries of Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, and Idaho


Author: Cole Danehower

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604692596

Category: Cooking

Page: 308

View: 2518

Superbly balanced pinot noirs; crisp rieslings; rich, heady syrahs: these are only a fraction of the expertly crafted wines being produced in the Pacific Northwest's diverse and distinctive wine countries. Second only to California in production, the Pacific Northwest is the largest wine region in North America, home to more than 1,000 wineries. What was once a young wine-growing area with a reputation for eccentricity is today recognized as a dynamic region producing world-class wines, with a focus on ecologically sound practices. This definitive volume profiles the wines, the people who make them, and the wine countries of Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, and Idaho. The journey begins with the region's climates and geology, which create a fascinating tapestry of wine-growing areas. Next, the book focuses on the unique qualities of each wine region, with profiles of more than 160 representative wineries to visit. Included are legacy wineries that helped to build the region’s reputation, prestige wineries with a national presence, under-the-radar artisan wineries that embody the pioneering spirit of the Northwest, and promising new wineries. Each profile lists the winery's signature, premium, value, and estate wines. Beautifully illustrated with photographs and helpful maps, this in-depth guide is a milestone in the North American literature on wine. It will enable wine lovers everywhere to plan their touring, select their wines, and explore and discover the riches of the Northwest's wine country.

The 500 Best-Value Wines in the LCBO 2017

The Definitive Guide to the Best Wine Deals in the Liquor Control Board of Ontario


Author: Rod Phillips

Publisher: Whitecap Books

ISBN: 9781770503151

Category: Cooking

Page: 250

View: 2083

Rod Phillips is back with his hugely popular guide to the best wines currently on sale from the Liquor Board of Ontario's General Purchase and Vintage Essential lists. Now in its ninth edition, Rod has sipped and re-sipped over 1500 wines to bring you his 500 top choices from the LCBO, adding over 100 new picks for 2017. The 500 Best-Value Wines in the LCBO is the wine purchaser's bible, with accessible, jargon-free descriptions of white, red, sparkling and dessert wines from around the world. Five-star ratings with suggested food pairings and a sweetness indicator help the consumer select what wine is right for any occasion, all with up-to-date prices and information on grape varieties and vintage. Each entry includes a space for notes, so you can keep track of your own preferences as you search for the perfect wine to accompany a meal, or just to enjoy on its own.