Author: Gambero Rosso
Publisher: Gambero Rosso
More than seventy tasters have travelled around Italy to source the very best wines. The tastings - all blind - took place in consortiums and local chambers of commerce and were supported by experts in the field, sommeliers and trade buyers. The guide is completely accessible, organized in a simple, clear and functional way. Sections are arranged by individual winery - name, address, number of hectares of vineyard, method of cultivation (conventional, organic, biodynamic or natural). Entries are descriptive, of history and geographical region; evaluating the wines by the celebrated method of Bicchieri, or glasses, ranging from one, to a maximum of Tre Bicchieri. The guide also pays special attention to wineries that are eco-sensitive, awarding Tre Bicchieri Verdi to bottles that come from those with a particular regard for the environment.
Author: Gambero Rosso
Publisher: Gambero Rosso GRH
An authoritative guide to the best in Italian wines. More than seventy tasters have travelled around to source the very best wines. The tastings - all blind - took place in consortiums and local chambers of commerce and were supported by experts in the field, sommeliers and trade buyers. The guide also pays special attention to wineries that are eco-sensitive.
Exploring Wine One Country at a Time
Author: Mike Veseth
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Inspired by Jules Verne’s classic adventure tale, celebrated editor-in-chief of The Wine Economist Mike Veseth takes his readers Around the World in Eighty Wines. The journey starts in London, Phileas Fogg’s home base, and follows Fogg’s itinerary to France and Italy before veering off in search of compelling wine stories in Syria, Georgia, and Lebanon. Every glass of wine tells a story, and so each of the eighty wines must tell an important tale. We head back across Northern Africa to Algeria, once the world’s leading wine exporter, before hopping across the sea to Spain and Portugal. We follow Portuguese trade routes to Madeira and then South Africa with a short detour to taste Kenya’s most famous Pinot Noir. Kenya? Pinot Noir? Really! The route loops around, visiting Bali, Thailand, and India before heading north to China to visit Shangri-La. Shangri-La? Does that even exist? It does, and there is wine there. Then it is off to Australia, with a detour in Tasmania, which is so cool that it is hot. The stars of the Southern Cross (and the title of a familiar song) guide us to New Zealand, Chile, and Argentina. We ride a wine train in California and rendezvous with Planet Riesling in Seattle before getting into fast cars for a race across North America, collecting more wine as we go. Pause for lunch in Virginia to honor Thomas Jefferson, then it’s time to jet back to London to tally our wines and see what we have learned. Why these particular places? What are the eighty wines and what do they reveal? And what is the surprise plot twist that guarantees a happy ending for every wine lover? Come with us on a journey of discovery that will inspire, inform, and entertain anyone who loves travel, adventure, or wine.
Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Fodor's Italy 2015 is the essential take-along companion. With inviting full-color photos, this updated edition highlights everything that visitors adore--from Italy's great food and wine to art and architecture, as well as glorious Tuscan hill towns, shopping, and much, much more. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · A great itinerary to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Coverage of Rome and environs, Northern Italy, Central Italy, and Southern Italy Planning to focus on Rome? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Rome.
7500 Wines, 4000 Producers, Vintage Charts, Wine and Food
Author: Oz Clarke
Publisher: Pavilion Books
More than 1600 entries organised in an easy to use A-Z format and featuring over 4000 of the world's top producers and 7000 wines Packed with Oz's encyclopaedic knowledge and always honest opinion You can't hold all the wine information you need in your head, but with this handy guide you can be sure it is available whenever you want it. Indispensable as ever, Oz Clarke's now classic Pocket Wine Book is meticulously updated each year. This is the 23rd edition and the book has more information, more recommendations, more facts, passion and opinion than any other comparable guide to wine. Organised in an easy-to-use A-Z format, the entries cover wines, producers, grapes and wine regions from all over the world. Indispensable as ever and now with a new look for 2015, Oz Clarke's now classic Pocket Wine Book is in its 23rd edition and is meticulously updated each year. Britain's best- loved wine writer brings you more information, more recommendations, more facts, passion and opinion than in any other comparable guide to wine. Organised in an easy-to-use A-Z format, the entries cover wines, producers, grapes and wine regions from all over the world. For optimum browsing, the guide includes a handy country by country index as well as a full producer index to help you find over 4000 of the world's top wine producers and their wines. Detailed vintage charts, with information on which of the world's top wines are ready for drinking in 2015, can be found on the inside front and back covers.
A New Comparative History
Author: Kym Anderson,Vicente Pinilla
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Business & Economics
In this anthology, editors Kym Anderson and Vicente Pinilla have gathered together some of the world's leading wine economists and economic historians to examine the development of national wine industries before and during the two waves of globalization. The empirically-based chapters analyse developments in all key wine-producing and consuming countries using a common methodology to explain long-term trends and cycles in wine production, consumption, and trade. The authors cover topics such as the role of new technologies, policies, institutions, as well as exchange rate movements, international market developments, evolutions in grape varieties, and wine quality changes. The final chapter draws on an economic model of global wine markets, to project those markets to 2025 based on various assumptions about population and income growth, real exchange rates, and other factors. All authors of the book contributed to a unique global database of annual data back to the mid-nineteenth century which has been compiled by the book editors.
Author: GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Study Aids
This is the only official study guide from the creators of the test and delivers more than 900 retired GMAT® questions and answer explanations and a 100- question diagnostic exam to help focus your test preparation efforts. NEW to The Official Guide for GMAT® Review 2015: Access to the online Question Bank including more than 900 practice questions of all types with answers and explanations, math review, essay topics, and a diagnostic test, as well as access to 50 online integrated reasoning questions. Exclusive access to videos from real test takers and GMAC staff who share insight and tips on GMAT® preparation.
Author: Walter Filiputti
Publisher: Skira - Berenice
The modern history of Italian wine, which began between the 1960s and early 1970s, narrated by its main protagonists. Divided into three sections, the volume takes the reader on a journey into the multifaceted world of Italian wine. Starting from its origins in the 1960s and following its evolution, the journey takes in the viticulture landscape, the many international markets, the winemaking revolution, the different societies and movements, the wineries (inner sanctums where the wine ritual is celebrated), and even Italian cuisine and its global success. The book also introduces the vintners, who decade after decade have written this history from the 1970s until the present, and to each of whom is devoted a comprehensive entry.
Author: Ed McCarthy,Mary Ewing-Mulligan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Dornfelder - Wie unterscheiden sich die Weine eigentlich? Und was macht ihren geschmacklichen Charakter aus? Ed McCarthy und Mary Ewing-Mulligan nehmen die Leser in "Wein für Dummies" mit auf die Reise durch die Welt des Weines. Sie erläutern, welche Rebsorten es gibt, wie sie sich voneinander unterscheiden und wie Wein hergestellt wird. Sie stellen die verschiedenen Weinanbauregionen der Welt vor und erklären, worauf man bei einer Weinprobe achten muss. Außerdem beantworten die Autoren viele Fragen rund um den Wein: Wie wird Wein gelagert und serviert? Darf man einen Bordeaux zum Fisch oder einen Riesling zum Schweinebraten trinken? Worauf muss man beim Weinkauf achten und wie beschreibt man das Bukett eines Weines?
Author: Bob Lipinski,Gary Grunner
This book contains more than 130 cheeses in simple, concise terms that describe them, along with wines and fruits they pair with. It is a "ready-reference guide," which can be used repeatedly without ever becoming outdated. Both the novice and expert alike will literally find hundreds of wine and cheese pairings. Included are cheese & fruit pairings, glossary of terms, regions of origin, and phonetic pronunciations of both cheese and wine. This book can easily be carried into your favorite cheese or wine shop as an index for pairings. Unfortunately, in today's world, a person who enjoys a certain cheese (e.g. a "Fontina" from Italy) often has difficulty in finding a suitable wine to serve with it. At the opposite end of the spectrum, a person with a fine bottle of "Sangiovese" from Italy looks for the perfect matching cheese, many times without success. Oftentimes, one finds that when certain wines and cheeses are matched together they taste terrible. This book eliminates "mis-matching" by carefully selecting the wines and cheeses that do enhance each other.
Author: Slow Food Editore
300 cellars visited, 2,500 wines reviewed An innovative overview of the Italian wine world, which lists the country’s finest bottles in terms of aroma and taste, sense of terroir, and value for the money. For the fifth consecutive year, Slow Food International offers an English-language edition of its unique guide to Italian wines whose qualities extend well beyond the palate. Drawing upon visits to more than 300 cellars, the 2500 wine reviews in Slow Wine 2016 describe not only what’s in the glass, but also what’s behind it: the work, aims, and passion of producers; their bond with the land; and their choice of cultivation and cellar techniques—favoring the ones who implement ecologically sustainable winegrowing and winemaking practices. An essential guide for wine lovers and armchair oenophiles and better still for those who get out of that chair once in a while: over half the producers listed will offer a discount of at least 10 percent to anyone who visits them with a copy of Slow Wine 2016 in hand.
Seduced by Mr. Right\Embrace My Heart\Snowy Mountain Nights\Sin City Temptation
Author: Pamela Yaye,AlTonya Washington,Lindsay Evans,Sharon C. Cooper
Looking for entertaining stories of drama, glamour and passion featuring sophisticated and sensual African-American and multicultural heroes and heroines? Harlequin Kimani Romance brings you all this and more with these four new full-length books for one great price! SEDUCED BY MR. RIGHT (The Morretti Millionaires) Pamela Yaye Race car legend Emilio Morretti stunned the world when he walked away from his fabulous career after a heartbreaking tragedy. He isn't looking for redemption or romance when he meets Sharleen Nichols, who is haunted by her own painful secret. Yet the voluptuous life coach's infectious zeal is starting to make him feel like a winner again. But will an enemy's vendetta destroy the happiness finally within their reach? EMBRACE MY HEART AlTonya Washington After a painful relationship, Vectra Bauer is looking for a no-strings fling with Qasim Wilder, her platonic friend and financial advisor. But settling for a little of anything isn't Sim's ideal. He can't understand why she's hiding from their intense connection, which is more than just physical. The man who always gets what he wants is embracing his biggest challenge yet: to make the woman he adores believe in love once more…. SNOWY MOUNTAIN NIGHTS Lindsay Evans The last person Reyna Allen expects to run into while vacationing is Garrison Richards, her ex-husband's divorce lawyer. Garrison is good at his job—a little too good—but he wants to show Reyna that he has since found his moral compass. But as their mutual heat thaws her resolve, will doubts put the freeze on their relationship before he can convince her that they're meant for happily ever after? SIN CITY TEMPTATION (Kimani Hotties: Forever My Lady) Sharon C. Cooper Former police officer Trinity Layton will do anything to keep her personal security business afloat—even babysit professional poker player Gunner Brooks. But when the gorgeous playboy convinces her to pose as his girlfriend, she might be the one who needs protecting, as their passionate charade quickly becomes all too real. Now, as Gunner prepares for the championship of his career, he's playing for the highest stakes of all: Trinity's heart.
Der fünfte Fall für Bruno, Chef de Police
Author: Martin Walker
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
Das Périgord ist ein Paradies für Schlemmer, Kanufahrer und Liebhaber des gemächlichen süßen Lebens. Doch im April, kurz vor Beginn der Touristensaison, stören ein höchst profitables Touristikprojekt, Satanisten und eine nackte Frauenleiche in einem Kahn die beschaulichen Ufer der Vézère. Und Bruno, den örtlichen Chef de police, stören zusätzlich höchst verwirrende Frühlingsgefühle.
A Guide to the World of Italian Wine for Experts and Wine Lovers
Author: Gambero Rosso
Publisher: Gambero Rosso
Since its first edition in 1988, the Gambero Rosso Italian Wine Guide has played a major role in Italy's fine wine market: both professionals and wine enthusiasts have learned to trust its evaluations. The 1998 English edition was truly a best-selling wine title for everyone and was a complete sell out. Italian Wines 1999 surveys the panorama of quality wine production in Italy. Expanded to 650 pages, this volume reviews and evaluates over 8,500 wines and 1,400 wineries. During 1998, after months of blind tastings, prize-winning wines were selected and indicated with a symbol that has become synonymous with quality: three glasses, tre bicchieri.
Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. New Orleans is an incredible, vibrant, bursting at the seams, melting pot of a city. Whether travelers are visiting for the music or food, to get to the know people or party all night long, or all of the above, Fodor's New Orleans 2015 is the guidebook that makes every trip the trip of a lifetime. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Major sights such as Bourbon Street, Garden District, Jackson Square, St. Charles Avenue Streetcar, Audubon Park, City Park, French Market · Side Trips from New Orleans including Plantation Country and Cajun Country · Coverage of The French Quarter; Faubourg, Marigny, Bywater, and Treme; CBD and Warehouse District; The Garden District; Uptown and Carrollton-Riverbend; Mid-City and Bayou St. John
Author: Lili Porter
Karisma Montgomery is known the world over for her beauty and talent, and certainly no stranger to men longing to have her. Paolo Montovani is an assured businessman with a secretive life, who is inexplicably drawn to Karisma. Enough so, that he's willing to go against tradition and family expectations to be a part of her life. With instant chemistry and passion, Karisma and Paolo learn that when two people connect, who were meant to be together, you can handle more than you'd ever imagined-especially when every emotion is made stronger through an inexplicable desire and intense sexual attraction. They are tested plenty with jealous ex's and influences from the world around them. Yet, they both keep a few secrets, fearful of how those secrets might conflict with their commitment to each other. In the end, can intense sexual energy and a connection of the souls overcome their secrets? Will Karisma and Paolo be able to handle everything that has become a part of their lives?
Author: Michael Belardo
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
Michael Belardo paints a beautiful picture of scenic Italy in his new book Italy, Thru My Lens: A Photographer’s Guide to Italy. The author has traveled throughout Italy for the last 28 years, and as a photographer, each trip posed another challenge to capture this magical country and its picturesque regions. He says, “I put together a travel book that is photo based. The concept is from the south to the north, each photo represents a place that I hope you will want to visit. The photography for me is very important, and I wanted to give you a little more than a regular travel book. My photos are all places you can visit. Use the images as an inspiration to explore Italy. It’s a magical country and you can never go there too often.” “Michael is not just a great photographer. In his photos, the images, people, places, and scenes come to life, through his vivid depiction and careful attention to detail. You always feel a ‘sense of place,’ and want and need to be in that place. Through ‘his lens,’ Michael shares with you his experiences and emotions as a photographer and story teller.” – Bob Lipinski, founder, Bob Lipinski Consulting “His albums of Italy describe familiar places, with fresh stories to tell. Even the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Duomo of Florence, and il Colosseo in Rome look different from the postcards. Having an Italian background obviously makes a difference!” – Frank E. Johnson, author and importer
Author: Andy Herbach
Publisher: Open Road
The perfect dining and wine companion for a trip to Italy's major cities and towns! "Wining and Dining in Italy" was created for travelers who want to truly experience the extraordinary food and wine Italy has to offer. We’ve included Italy's best restaurants, wine bars, wine shops, cafes, bistros, and food markets – and even a few cooking classes! – to make your wining and dining decisions a snap. A brief section introduces readers to the Italian food scene, Italian wines by region, and select culinary and wine terms. The rest of the book is arranged by cities for ease of use, and each section will offer a map followed by top restaurant picks (not just high-end gourmet, but also great meals at more moderate prices), wine bars, cafes, and wine shops (including organic wine shops). • 200 restaurants, wine bars, wine shops and more • maps, lots of beautiful illustrations • Essential Italian phrases • Tips on budget dining, historic restaurants, types of eating establishments, and mealtimes • A region-by-region look at Italian wine • Destinations include Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan, Bologna, Tuscany, Naples, and Cinque Terre. Bonus: select recipes from each destination!
The Wine Porters of Northern Italy and Their Saint, 1200-1800
Author: Lester K. Little
Publisher: Oxford University Press
A long-forgotten trade and an unheard-of saint are brought to life in this tale of survival by hard work in the thriving cities of late medieval and early modern northern Italy. Indispensable immigrants recreates the world of peasants from the Alps and the Apennines who in order to survive came down to the cities of the Po Valley to work as wine porters. They joined the stream of labourers from the countryside whose willingness to do the heavy lifting that city dwellers preferred to avoid helped oil the wheels of the urban economy. Their counterparts of today have travelled greater distances to reach their new social and psychological environments, but the challenges they encounter are strikingly similar to those the porters faced long ago. Confronted with unrelenting mockery and disdain as well as low wages, the wine porters gained a measure of esteem - self-esteem at least - by making one of their own, Alberto of Villa d'Ogna, their patron saint, and keeping his cult alive for five centuries. During that half millennium, the wine porters and the cult of St Alberto sustained one another with what they both needed most, namely respect. Even though Alberto met the traditional, community-based expectations of a saint in the thirteenth century and then the profoundly different criteria for papal canonization five centuries later, once the wine porters became obsolete, both their work and his cult faded from memory.