Parker S Wine Buyer S Guide 7th Edition

Author: Robert M. Parker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439139970
Size: 73.56 MB
Format: PDF
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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 For Dummies

Author: Ed McCarthy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119118840
Size: 12.72 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Discusses wine vintages and provides advice on how to sample various types of wines, how to select the right wine, how to judge a wine by its label, how to serve and store it, and how to distinguish good wine from bad.

The 24 Hour Wine Expert

Author: Jancis Robinson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141983639
Size: 52.19 MB
Format: PDF
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Wine is now one of the most popular drinks in the world. Many wine drinkers wish they knew more about it without having to understand every detail or go on a wine course. In The 24-Hour Wine Expert, Jancis Robinson shares her expertise with authority, wit and approachability. From the difference between red and white, to the shape of bottles and their labels, descriptions of taste, colour and smell, to pairing wine with food and the price-quality correlation, Robinson helps us make the most of this mysteriously delicious drink.

Understanding Vineyard Soils

Author: Robert E. White
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199342067
Size: 71.44 MB
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The first edition of Understanding Vineyard Soils has been praised for its comprehensive coverage of soil topics relevant to viticulture. However, the industry is dynamic--new developments are occurring, especially with respect to measuring soil variability, managing soil water, possible effects of climate change, rootstock breeding and selection, monitoring sustainability, and improving grape quality and the "typicity" of wines. All this is embodied in an increased focus on the terroir or "sense of place" of vineyard sites, with greater emphasis being placed on wine quality relative to quantity in an increasingly competitive world market. The promotion of organic and biodynamic practices has raised a general awareness of "soil health", which is often associated with a soil's biology, but which to be properly assessed must be focused on a soil's physical, chemical, and biological properties. This edition of White's influential book presents the latest updates on these and other developments in soil management in vineyards. With a minimum of scientific jargon, Understanding Vineyard Soils explains the interaction between soils on a variety of parent materials around the world and grapevine growth and wine typicity. The essential chemical and physical processes involving nutrients, water, oxygen and carbon dioxide, moderated by the activities of soil organisms, are discussed. Methods are proposed for alleviating adverse conditions such as soil acidity, sodicity, compaction, poor drainage, and salinity. The pros and cons of organic viticulture are debated, as are the possible effects of climate change. The author explains how sustainable wine production requires winegrowers to take care of the soil and minimize their impact on the environment. This book is a practical guide for winegrowers and the lay reader who is seeking general information about soils, but who may also wish to pursue in more depth the influence of different soil types on vine performance and wine character.

The Wines Of Great Britain

Author: Stephen Skelton
Publisher: Infinite Ideas
ISBN: 1910902837
Size: 22.41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Planting vineyards and producing grapes in what is still the world’s coolest vine-growing region has always been difficult. From the days of the early Christian monks to the era of the landscape gardener, when wealthy landowners planted vines, none of the early vine­yards were commercial prospects and the quality of the wine produced was such that mainland Europe’s winemakers were never in danger of losing Great Britain’s custom. Vine-growing in Britain only began in earnest after the Second World War, when Ray Brock conducted his grape-growing experiments and Edward Hyams promoted the idea of wine production in Britain through his books and public talks. These pioneers laid the groundwork for the establishment of vineyards from the 1950s onwards, most producing the German-style white wines popular at the time. However, changing tastes and an influx of quality wines from the New World led, at the end of the twentieth century, to a decline in the area planted to vine. The revival of the industry began in the early 2000s after Nyetimber’s consistently award-winning sparkling wines inspired many producers to start making Champagne-style wines. The classic Champagne varieties now take up more than 60 per cent of the vineyard area and there are well over 500 commercial wine producers and over 150 wineries in England and Wales. Here Skelton focuses on just 21, through which he paints a complete picture of the country’s wine industry. From small, new entrants onto the scene to the established big boys, he shows a range of approaches – to business, in the field and in the winery. From an industry insider of more than 40 years’ standing The wines of Great Britain is an indispensable guide for students, wine enthusiasts and aspiring wine producers.


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Food And Nutrition Information Guide

Author: Paula Szilard
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Size: 74.91 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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English-language reference sources on human nutrition, dietetics, food science and technology, and related subjects, e.g., food service. Materials older than 10 years and works on animal nutrition are included only if useful in the area of human nutrition. Contains 936 references. Author/title, subject indexes.