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.
Going back to basics, small breweries are using meticulous craftsmanship to create beers with rich taste. These beers represent a new authenticity and way of life. For some, beer has always been a treat for body and soul. Now, beer is establishing itself as the drink of choice among a hipper, cultured audience. "Brew it yourself" is more than a trend; its the credo of a new creative scene that has developed around beer and is questing for its lost taste. What began over 30 years ago with hobby brewers in the United States has today become an international movement with beer-loving adherents from Europe to South Africa. Small enterprises worldwide are combining fresh ideas with traditional methods to create outstanding craft beers. Their inspired experimentation has resulted in a growing range of products that are rekindling passion for the golden goodness. No matter how they are brewed or whether they feature special flavors or new production methods, these beers are all made for maximum drinking enjoyment for those with discerning tastes. Their packaging design is as characteristic as the beers themselves and includes striking labels or bottles with unusual shapes or colors. Barley & Hops gives beer connoisseurs a behind-the-kettles look at their favorite beverage from its historical origins and regional distinctions to current developments. The book includes portraits of those who are united in their passion for craft beer, the brewing process, and creating something unique. Here, they share their personal stories of how they came to brew beer and, in the process, give insight into how beer is advancing our drinking culture today. The beers featured in Barley & Hops are not just meant to be drunk in a bar. Rather, the book introduces a range of brews with individual facets that lend themselves to different occasions for example, a beer that makes a good aperitif, another that is recommended to be served with fish, and yet another for dessert It also includes a glossary with key beer-related terminology and recipes. Cheers!
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.