The Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste: A Field Guide to the Great Wines of Europe

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Ten Speed Press #ad - There are books that describe the geography of wine regions. Paying attention to styles, and the most cutting-edge of trends, this book explains how to understand the wines of the world not in the classical way, winemakers, but in the modern way--appellation by appellation, soils, soil by soil, technique by technique--making it an essential reference and instant classic.

And there are books that describe the way basic wines and grapes should taste. The result is the most in-depth study of the world's greatest wine regions ever published. Winner of the prestigious andré simon Drink Book AwardThe first definitive reference book to describe, region-by-region, how the great wines of Europe should taste.

The Sommelier's Atlas of Taste: A Field Guide to the Great Wines of Europe #ad - . This will be the go-to guide for aspiring sommeliers, wine aficionados who want to improve their blind tasting skills, and amateur enthusiasts looking for a straightforward and visceral way to understand and describe wine. In this seminal addition to the wine canon, noted experts Rajat Parr and Jordan Mackay share everything they've learned in their decades of tasting wine.

But there are no books that describe the intricacies of the way wines from various subregions, soils, and appellations should taste. Now, for the first time ever, or the terroirs in Barolo, Champagne, you can learn about the differences between wines from the 7 grand crus and 40 premier crus of Chablis, and Bordeaux.

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Secrets of the Sommeliers: How to Think and Drink Like the World's Top Wine Professionals

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Ten Speed Press #ad - A fascinating exploration of the inside world of sommeliers, sharing their unique perspectives, extensive expertise, and best stories. Rajat parr’s profound knowledge of wines, deep relationships with producers, and renowned tasting abilities have made him a legend in the business. Along the way, the authors give an immersion course in tasting and serving wine; share strategies for securing hard-to-find bottles at a good price and identifying value sweetspots among the many regions; and teach readers how to make inspired food pairings.

Winner - 2011 james beard Cookbook Award - Beverage Category. As wine director for the mina Group, Parr presides over the lists at some of the country’s top restaurants. In secrets of the sommeliers, parr and journalist Jordan Mackay present a fascinating portrait of the world’s top wine professionals and their trade.

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Flawless: Understanding Faults in Wine

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University of California Press #ad - A new york times best wine book of 2018Flawless is the first book of its kind dedicated to exploring the main causes of faults in wine. By exposing the root causes of faults in wine,  Flawless challenges us to rethink our assumptions about how wine should taste and how we can understand beauty in a glass.

. From cork taint, to off-putting aromas and flavors, to volatile acidity, all wine connoisseurs have encountered unappealing qualities in a disappointing bottle. But are all faults truly bad? are some even desirable? Jamie Goode brings his authoritative voice to the table once again to demystify the science behind what causes a good bottle to go bad.

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Champagne: The Essential Guide to the Wines, Producers, and Terroirs of the Iconic Region

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Ten Speed Press #ad - With extensive grower and vintner profiles, as well as a fascinating look at Champagne’s history and lore, Champagne explores this legendary wine as never before. Winner of the 2018 james beard foundation cookbook award in "reference, history, scholarship"winner of the 2017 André Simon Drink Book AwardWinner of the 2018 International Association of Culinary Professionals IACP Cookbook Award for "Wine, Beer & Spirits"From Peter Liem, the lauded expert behind the top-rated online resource ChampagneGuide.

Net, comes this groundbreaking guide to the modern wines of Champagne--a region that in recent years has undergone one of the most dramatic transformations in the wine-growing world. This luxurious box set includes a pullout tray with a complete set of seven vintage vineyard maps by Louis Larmat, a rare and indispensable resource that beautifully documents the region’s terroirs.

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Vineyards, Rocks, and Soils: The Wine Lover's Guide to Geology

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Oxford University Press #ad - The terminology is formidable, such that even the names of common rocks carry an air of mystery. Geology is introduced plainly, starting with basic principles, all in the context of wine. Geological words now commonly seen in wine writings are systematically explained. The emphasis is on the kinds of processes that shape vineyards, and on the minerals, rocks and soils that host the vines.

The fact is that geology is increasingly being promoted in the world of wine; the aim here is to help it be properly understood. Geological concepts are obscure; processes can be imperceptibly slow, invisible, and unimaginably ancient. They are geological terms that reflect a bond between wine and the land.

Vineyards, Rocks, and Soils: The Wine Lover's Guide to Geology #ad - Understanding geology, however, is tricky. Jurassic, moraine, flint, basalt, alluvial, magma: what are these words and what do they have to do with wine? The answers are here in this book. You will learn the stories behind some of the names, the human face of geology. The book also explores how the geology-wine connection manifests in the finished product and evaluates its importance, particularly in the contexts of minerality, terroir, and wine taste.

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Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide

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Avery #ad - Wine folly: magnum edition includes:  *  more than 100 grapes and wines color-coded by style so you can easily find new wines you'll love;  *  a wine region explorer with detailed maps of the top wine regions, Italy, Germany, Spain, as well as up-and-coming areas such as Greece and Hungary;  *  wine labeling and classification 101 for wine countries such as France, and Austria;  *  an expanded food and wine pairing section;  *  a primer on acidity and tannin--so you can taste wine like a pro;  *  more essential tips to help you cut through the complexity of the wine world and become an expert.

Wine folly: magnum edition is the must-have book for the millions of fans of WineFolly. Com and for any budding oenophile who wants to boost his or her wine knowledge in a practical and fun way. It's the ultimate gift for any wine lover. James beard award winner   *   the expanded wine guide from the creators of WineFolly.

Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide #ad - Com, packed with new information for devotees and newbies alike. Wine folly became a sensation for its inventive, easy-to-digest approach to learning about wine. Now in a new, expanded hardcover edition, Wine Folly: Magnum Edition is the perfect guide for anyone looking to take his or her wine knowledge to the next level.

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What Makes a Wine Worth Drinking: In Praise of the Sublime

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - Most of all, theise shows, what makes a wine worth drinking is its authenticity. In this way, artisanal wine is not only the key to good drinking; it is also the key to a good life. When we choose small-scale, vulgar ones, companionable wines over noisy, or when we opt for subtle, family-produced wine over the industrially produced stuff, we not only experience their origins with the greatest possible clarity and detail—we also gain a new perspective on ourselves and the world we inhabit.

An unforgettable literary journey into the heart and soul of wine, What Makes a Wine Worth Drinking is a gift to be cherished from a writer “whose id is directly connected to his mouth” Eric Asimov, New York Times.    . A paean to authentic wines, describing their fundamental qualities and their power to improve and enrich our lives, from “one of the wine world’s most intriguing personalities” New York Times.

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The Oxford Companion to Wine Oxford Companions

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OUP Oxford #ad - Combining meticulously-researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, from regions and grape varieties to the owners, 000 entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, connoisseurs, growers, The Oxford Companion to Winepresents almost 4, and tasters in wine through the ages; from viticulture and oenology to the history of wine, from its origins to the present day.

Over 60 per cent of all entries have been revised; and useful lists and statistics are appended, including a unique list of the world's controlled appellations and their permitted grape varieties, as well as vineyard area, wine productionand consumption by country. Illustrated with almost 30 updated maps of every important wine region in the world, cultural, offering an understanding of wine in all of its wider contexts—notably historical, and 16 stunning colour photographs, many useful charts and diagrams, this Companion is unlike any other wine book, and scientific—and serving as a truly companionable point of reference into which any wine-lover can dip and browse.

The Oxford Companion to Wine Oxford Companions #ad - More than 180 esteemed contributors including 58 new to this edition range frominternationally renowned academics to some of the most famous wine writers and wine specialists in the world. Now exhaustively updated, this fourth edition incorporates the very latest international research to present 300 new entries on topics ranging from additives and wine apps to WSET and Zelen.

Published in 1994 to worldwide acclaim, winning every major wine book award including the Glenfiddich and Julia Child/IACP awards, the first edition of Jancis Robinson's seminal volume immediately attained legendary status, as well as writer and woman of the year accolades for its editor on both sides of the Atlantic.

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The Wines of Burgundy

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University of California Press #ad - Ten years after the publication of the highly acclaimed, the "Bible of Burgundy, award-winning Côte D'Or: A Celebration of the Great Wines of Burgundy, " Clive Coates now offers this thoroughly revised and updated sequel. This long-awaited work details all the major vintages from 2006 back to 1959 and includes thousands of recent tasting notes of the top wines.

The Wines of Burgundy #ad - All-new chapters on Chablis and Côte Chalonnaise replace the previous volume's domaine profiles. Coates, considers it to be the most exciting, complex, a Master of Wine who has spent much of the last thirty years in Burgundy, and intractable wine region in the world, and the one most likely to yield fine wines of elegance and finesse.

. This book is an indispensable guide for amateur and professional alike by one of the world's leading wine experts, writing with his habitual expertise, lucidity, and unequaled firsthand knowledge.

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The Dirty Guide to Wine: Following Flavor from Ground to Glass

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Countryman Press #ad - Discover new favorites by tracing wine back to its roots.

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