Wine Atlas of Germany

Author: Dieter Braatz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520260672

Category: Cooking

Page: 278

View: 303

Featuring sixty-seven exceptional color maps as well as eighty-seven vivid images by photographer Hendrik Holler and others, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date atlas of German wineÑa detailed reference to vineyards and appellations. The authors explain the geography of all the German wine-growing regions and provide independent analysis and ranking of the most significant vineyards in each region. In addressing the growing American appreciation of German wines, the atlas pays in-depth attention to Rieslings from the Mosel and other premier regions while also acquainting readers with wines from less familiar areas such as the Ahr, Baden, the Taubertal, and Franconia. Beautifully produced, with helpful sidebars and succinct essays, this book will become the standard reference on the subject.
The Wine Atlas of Germany

Author: Stuart Pigott

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited

ISBN: 1857326253

Category: Germany

Page: 232

View: 996

This magnificent new atlas is the key to choosing and enjoying German wines and to visiting the winelands of unified Germany.
Wine For Dummies

Author: Ed McCarthy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119118862

Category: Cooking

Page: 432

View: 350

Are you up to date on today's wine scene? Wine For Dummies, 6th Edition reveals what's in, what's out, and what's new in wine. With new and revised content, this edition of the popular Wine For Dummies text takes you on a tour of emerging and old world wine regions, showcasing the varieties and styles you need to know to stay up to date on today's wine scene. In addition to highlighting wines themselves, this approachable resource offers insight into wine shops, supermarket wine selections, wine and food pairings, vintage charts, and price guidelines. For the aspiring wine aficionado, the text offers expert advice on buying, collecting, and rating wines—and can direct you in updating your personal collection through its thorough guidance. Wine has, for generations, been an important part of culture and society around the world. Over time, trends in wine change—as do the ways in which it is created, celebrated, and enjoyed. Exploring today's wine trends is a great way to learn more about and appreciate different cultures—and let's be honest: educational value aside, wine tastes amazing. Understand different grape varieties and varying wine styles Read wine lists and labels, and understand how to use them to make the right purchases Pair your wine with food in a way that will bring out the best flavors in all aspects of your meal Explore how to best select, store, open, pour, and enjoy your wine Wine For Dummies, 6th Edition provides you with the information you need to confidently navigate today's wine scene!
Riesling Rediscovered

Author: John Winthrop Haeger

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520275454

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

View: 370

"An authoritative reference that explores the range of practices and styles for making dry Riesling wines in Germany and globally (e.g. Alsace, Australia, Austria, Alto Adige, New Zealand, New York's Finger Lakes, Washington, etc.). Haeger delves into how history, law, geography, viticulture and winemaking techniques influence dry Riesling's expression worldwide. He mostly omits discussion of sweet Riesling"--Provided by publisher.
The Oxford Companion to Wine

Author: Jancis Robinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191016073

Category: Cooking

Page: 912

View: 501

Published in 1994 to worldwide acclaim, the first edition of Jancis Robinson's seminal volume immediately attained legendary status, winning every major wine book award including the Glenfiddich and Julia Child/IACP awards, as well as writer and woman of the year accolades for its editor on both sides of the Atlantic. Combining meticulously-researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, The Oxford Companion to Wine presents almost 4,000 entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, from regions and grape varieties to the owners, connoisseurs, growers, and tasters in wine through the ages; from viticulture and oenology to the history of wine, from its origins to the present day. More than 180 esteemed contributors (including 58 new to this edition) range from internationally 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. 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 production and consumption by country. Illustrated with almost 30 updated maps of every important wine region in the world, many useful charts and diagrams, and 16 stunning colour photographs, this Companion is unlike any other wine book, offering an understanding of wine in all of its wider contexts—notably historical, cultural, and scientific—and serving as a truly companionable point of reference into which any wine-lover can dip and browse.
Wine Folly: Magnum Edition

Author: Madeline Puckette

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525538400

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

View: 820

JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER The expanded wine guide from the creators of Wine Folly, 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. 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, as well as up-and-coming areas such as Greece and Hungary; • wine labeling and classification 101 for wine countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Germany, 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 Wine Folly 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.
Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture

Author: John Sandford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136816031

Category: Reference

Page: 728

View: 726

With more than 1,100 entries written by an international group of over 150 contributors, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture brings together myriad strands of social, political and cultural life in the post-1945 German-speaking world. With a unique structure and format, an inclusive treatment of the concept of culture, and coverage of East, West and post-unification Germany, as well as Austria and Switzerland, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture is the first reference work of its kind. Containing longer overviews of up to 2,000 words, as well as shorter factual entries, cross-referencing to other relevant articles, useful further reading suggestions and extensive indexing, this highly useable volume provides the scholar, teacher, student or non-specialist with an astonishing breadth and depth of information.
The Best White Wine on Earth

Author: Stuart Pigott

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 1617691100

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 735

A celebration of Riesling looks at vineyards around the world, from the Northeast United States to Australasia, that produce the versatile white wine while exploring its history, regional characteristics, and best varieties.
The New Wine Lover's Companion

Author: Ron Herbst

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781438081632

Category: Cooking

Page: 768

View: 553

Everything you need to know about buying, ordering, and serving wine! Enlarged and updated with information about the myriad changes enacted by the European Union over the last few years and their effect on member nations, newly flourishing wine-growing regions, enhanced coverage of vinicultural practices, and additional wine making terms, The New Wine Lover's Companion informs, advises, and enlightens readers with approximately 4,000 entries that describe wines produced all around the world. A veritable bible for wine novices, bartenders, and seasoned sommeliers, the A-to-Z entries describe grape varieties; wine styles; wine growing regions; wine making techniques; wine-tasting terms; sizes and styles of glassware, wine bottles and wine openers; optimal temperatures for serving different wines; and much more. The original edition of this book was hailed by Jurgen Gothe of the Vancouver Sun as "the best new wine book in more than a decade. . . " and this new edition is better than ever. One of the many qualities that has made The New Wine Lover's Companion so popular is its accessibility. No wine snobbery here. The author serves up solid information about vintages, varieties, and which wines pairs best with which food in a relaxed, conversational style that doesn't intimidate readers. Additional advice and information includes: Tips on buying wine Ordering wine in a restaurant Understanding the information on wine bottle labels Opening and serving wine at home How to store leftover wine...and much more Here is everything worth knowing about buying, storing, serving, and enjoying the world's most civilized beverage—wine! Includes extensive appendices, charts, a glossary, and a bibliography.
The Geography of Wine

Author: Percy H. Dougherty

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400704633

Category: Science

Page: 257

View: 734

Wine has been described as a window into places, cultures and times. Geographers have studied wine since the time of the early Greeks and Romans, when viticulturalists realized that the same grape grown in different geographic regions produced wine with differing olfactory and taste characteristics. This book, based on research presented to the Wine Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers, shows just how far the relationship has come since the time of Bacchus and Dionysus. Geographers have technical input into the wine industry, with exciting new research tackling subjects such as the impact of climate change on grape production, to the use of remote sensing and Geographical Information Systems for improving the quality of crops. This book explores the interdisciplinary connections and science behind world viticulture. Chapters cover a wide range of topics from the way in which landforms and soil affect wine production, to the climatic aberration of the Niagara wine industry, to the social and structural challenges in reshaping the South African wine industry after the fall of apartheid. The fundamentals are detailed too, with a comparative analysis of Bordeaux and Burgundy, and chapters on the geography of wine and the meaning of the term ‘terroir’.
The Geography of Wine

Author: Brian J. Sommers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101213544

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

View: 995

Wine is more than taste, smell, and appearance—it is a reflection of a place and its people. Why is Bordeaux a great place for red wines? Why do some places produce Rieslings and others produce Chardonnay? A fun and fascinating examination of terroir (the French word for the geography of a vineyard) this book takes connoisseurs—and potential connoisseurs—on a tour of wine regions, and explains the principles geographers use to understand the critical factors that make up the “wine character” of a place. From the Loire Valley to Napa Valley, Madeira to South Africa, Australia to Chile, The Geography of Wine is an entertaining and informative introduction to viticulture for worldly wine lovers everywhere.