The History of Wine in 100 Bottles

From Bacchus to Bordeaux and Beyond

Author: Oz Clarke

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1910496804

Category: Cooking

Page: 300

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Winemaking is as old as civilization itself and wine has always been more than just a drink. For thousands of years, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to its current status as a vast global industry, the history of wine has been directly related to major social, cultural, religious and economic changes. This fascinating and entertaining book takes a look at 100 bottles that mark a significant change in the evolution of wine and winemaking and captures the innovations and discoveries that have had the biggest impact on the history of 'bottled poetry'.

Rosé All Day

The Essential Guide to Your New Favorite Wine

Author: Katherine Cole

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683350219

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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In Rosé All Day, wine writer Katherine Cole takes us on an entertaining survey of the history of the wine, moving from the goblets of King Louis XIV to the vineyards of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Cole explains in detail how rosé is created and then tells us where to find the good stuff. The book invites readers to journey from the sunny vineyards of southern France to the idyllic hillsides of Italy and beyond. Organized by region, each chapter includes an overview of the general characteristics of the area’s wine, profiles of exciting producers, and tasting notes, along with specific recommendations for wines to taste. With atmospheric regional descriptions, savvy advice on wines to buy, creative food pairing suggestions, and pretty-in-pink illustrations, Rosé All Day is a colorful, spirited, essential resource that is sure to quench any wine lover’s thirst.


The wines and winemakers of the heart of Burgundy

Author: Raymond Blake

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 1910902527

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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Côte d'Or is small but its influence is huge and it can even strike terror into the heart of wine professionals. It’s an intimidating terroir but Raymond Blake’s companionable Côte d'Or paints a complete picture of life there: the history, the culture, the people, the place, the geography and the climate.

Commercial Winemaking

Processing and Controls

Author: Richard P. Vine

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401511497

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 500

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The very first winemaster may have been a cave man who discovered the magic of fermentation by tasting the result of some crushed grapes having been left inadvertently for a few days. Wine will, literally, make itself. In simplest terms, yeast cells will collect on the outside of grape skins in the form of bloom and, when exposed to the natural sweetness inside the fruit, fermentation of the sugar into carbon dioxide gas and ethyl alcohol will commence. During the millenia that have transpired since the cave man, the state of the art has evolved into five generally accepted categories of classification. Table wines are usually dry (made with no appreciable amount of fer mentable sugar remaining) or nearly so, and contain less than 14% alcohol by volume. They can be white, pink or red and are the result of uncompli cated processes of fermentation, clarification, stabilization, aging and bot tling. The term table wine suggests the use for which these wines are intended-at the table with food. The overwhelming majority of the wine produced in the world is in this category. Table wines range from the obscure and ordinary to the most expensive classics known to man.