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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
William L. Hamilton loves a good gimlet. Rose's and lime. Straight up. Perfectly iced. Make the glass pretty too. "It ruined my reputation for thinking before I speak," he writes of that love. "I accept the trade-off." Like Lewis Carroll's Alice, when Hamilton sees it, he drinks it -- and tells the incredible tale. In "Shaken and Stirred," his biweekly... more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95
The story of wine, one of the foundations of Western civilization, is the story of religion, medicine, science, war, discovery and dream. The essential historical background and the key developments in the history of wine through the ages are outlined in this compact, engaging, easy-to-read and well-illustrated text, with lists of top vintages. For... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
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... more...
- DK Publishing 2006; US$ 20.00
Whether you prefer bold reds or fruity whites, A Taste For Wine will help you discover your personal wine style. Discovered a fun, fresh, and intuitive way to learn how to recognize the flavors you like best and pick exactly the right bottle of wine every time. Find your own "wine style" through 22 guided tastings. A Taste for Wine... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2008; US$ 12.95
A nicely structured, lightly acidic addition to the handy Snob?s Dictionary series, decoding the baffling world of winespeak from A to Z. Wine Snob. The very phrase seems redundant, doesn't it? When faced with this snobbiest of snobberies, the civilian wine enthusiast needs the help of savvy translators like David Kamp and David Lynch. Their Wine... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 15.99
Can't tell a Gin Fizz from a Gimlet? Think a Sidecar is something you'd see at the racetrack? If your idea of a wild night is a few Lemondrop shots washed back with a Cosmo, you're in need of some cocktail therapy! And there's no one better to tell you everything you need to know about a Brandy Crusta, a French 75, a Cachaça Swing, and much, much... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 1999; US$ 18.00
Even the French admit that Jancis Robinson is the "undisputed mistress of the kingdom of wine" ( Le Figaro ). Internationally renowned for her work in both television and print, she is the editor of the bestselling Oxford Companion to Wine and has won more than two dozen major awards around the world. Tasting Pleasure is her compelling account... more...
- DK Publishing 2003; US$ 19.95
There's a lot more to wine and food pairing than memorizing a few simple rules. The true connoissuer knows the subtleties...and in this book, a wine expert shares his secrets. What wines accompany which foods - and how to choose. Essays, advice, and comments from award-winning chefs. Covers each course - from entree to dessert, from simple meals to... more...
- DK Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95
Is 'shaken, not stirred' really better? From Fred Astaire to James Bond, the martini has enjoyed a reputation as the stylish drink of sophisticates. This guide shows readers how to mix more than 150 mouthwatering variations on this fabled cocktail - even a pumpkin martini for Halloween - and serves up delicious facts about the history and... more...