In this compact guidebook, wine lovers will find documented facts and valuable tips all about wine. The reader first learns everything about winegrowing-the most important grape varieties, the significance of the terroirs, conventional and biodynamic forms of cultivation, vine protection, and the grape harvest. The wine cellar is the focus of the second part of the book with the basics of wine processing, barrel development, and bottle production. Traditional as well as innovative methods are described, and the reader learns how the "ideal wine cellar" should look.
A tour of the great wine countries rounds out the book. In addition to the classical wine terroirs, new regions from around the world are presented. And finally there are valuable tips for purchasing wine-and, of course, enjoying it. An indispensable book for all wine lovers! Highlights include an internationally acclaimed author; a guidebook with experts' knowledge about wine produciton, wine cellars, and the best wines in the world; coverage of new wine cultivating regions in Europe, the U.S., Australia, and Asia; high grade clothing; and a practical pocket format.
The 35 minute DVD has been created to accompany the book as a "sort of a home movie", a series of video interviews and some historic footage of people associated with the iconic wine. Those interviewed include Dr Ray Beckwith OAM, Dr Bob DeBellevue, MD, Andrew Calliard MW, Peter Gago, Steve Lienert and Daniel Schwarze among others. Camera work, stills and sound were by Milton Wordley and the production was edited by David Banbury. Additional stills were created by Richard Humphries and archival footage by Newfilms for Penfolds.
An insider's look at the Jim Beam brand, from a 7th generation Master Distiller Written by the 7th generation Beam family member and Master Distiller, Frederick Booker Noe III, Beam, Straight Up is the first book to be written by a Beam, the family behind the 217-year whiskey dynasty and makers of one of the world's best-selling bourbons. This book features family history and the evolution of bourbon, including Fred's storied youth "growing up Beam" in Bardstown, Kentucky; his transition from the bottling line to renowned global bourbon ambassador; and his valuable business insights on how to maintain and grow a revered brand. Includes details of Fred Noe's life on the road, spreading the bourbon gospel Describes Fred's journey to becoming the face of one of America's most iconic brands Shares a simple primer on how bourbon is made Offers cocktail and food recipes For anyone wanting a behind the scenes look at Jim Beam, and an understanding of the bourbon industry, Beam, Straight Up will detail the family business, and its role in helping to shape it.
Yes, great beer can change your life, writes chef Schuyler Schultz in Beer, Food, and Flavour. Here is your authoritative guide to exploring the diverse array of flavors found in craft beer and the joys of pairing those flavors with great food to transform everyday meals into culinary events. Armed with the precise tasting techniques and pairing strategies offered inside, participating in the growing craft beer community is now easier than ever. Beer, Food, and Flavor will enable you to learn about the top craft breweries in your region, seek out new beer styles and specialty brews with confidence, create innovative menus, and pair craft beer with fine food, whether at home or while dining out.