Uncorked

Author: Gérard Liger-Belair
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140084780X
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Uncorked quenches our curiosity about the inner workings of one of the world's most prized beverages. Esteemed for its freshness, vitality, and sensuality, champagne is a wine of great complexity. Mysteries aplenty gush forth with the popping of that cork. Just what is that fizz? Can you judge champagne quality by how big the bubbles are, how long they last, or how they behave before they fade? And why does serving champagne in a long-stemmed flute prolong its chill and effervescence? Through lively prose and a wealth of state-of-the-art photos, this revised edition of Uncorked unlocks the door to what champagne is all about. Providing an unprecedented close-up view of the beauty in the bubbles, Gérard Liger-Belair presents images that look surprisingly like lovely flowers, geometric patterns, even galaxies as the bubbles rise through the glass and burst forth on the surface. He illustrates how bubbles form not on the glass itself but are "born" out of debris stuck on the glass wall, how they rise, and how they pop. Offering a colorful history of champagne, Liger-Belair tells us how it is made and he asks if global warming could spell champagne's demise. In a brand-new afterword, he updates the reader on new developments in the world of bubble science and delves even more deeply into the processes that give champagne its unique and beautiful character. Bubbly may tickle the nose, but Uncorked tackles what the nose and the naked eye cannot--the spectacular science that gives champagne its charm and champagne drinkers immeasurable pleasure.

Champagne Uncorked

Author: Alan Tardi
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610396898
File Size: 33,21 MB
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Champagne is the epitome of effervescence, the centerpiece of celebration, and a symbol of good fortune. It has become an icon, a symbol of luxury, an emblem of the "good life," and few are not attracted to its sparkle. Champagne, Uncorked is a journey into the heart of this beloved wine, anchored by the year the author spent inside the very secretive, prestigious Krug winery in Reims, France. It tells the dramatic story of the creation of the Grande Cuvée, one of the most distinctive and high quality champagnes in the world, from the growing of the grapes to the challenges of harvest, through fermentation in old wood barrels, to the extended process of tasting and analyzing the wines which eventually result in the determination of the all-important final blend. During the course of the narrative, Alan Tardi jumps backwards and forwards in time, telling a larger story about the history and cultural impact of champagne. He reveals how we came to use champagne to celebrate (hint: we can all thank Napoleon) and introduces Eugene Mercier of Dom Perignon, who in 1889 built the “Cathedral of Champagne,” one of the first modern examples of brand marketing: the largest wine cask in the world, holding about 200,000 bottles' worth of bubbly, it debuted at the Paris World's Fair that year as the second most popular exhibit (the first being the unveiling of the Eiffel Tower). He also regales us with the story of “Champagne Charlie,” the first person to bring champagne to America, who was paid for his champagne in embargoed cotton during the Civil War and who was thanked for his effervescent contribution with the deed to a little town called Denver, Colorado. In Champagne, Uncorked, Tardi is our guide, taking us into the fields of France to learn how finicky grapes in an unstable climate can lead to a nail-biting season for the vintners, and deep into the caves at Krug, where the delicate and painstaking process of blending takes place, all of which culminates in the glass we raise to toast in celebration of life's finer moments. You'll never raise a glass of champagne the same way again.

Champagne Uncorked

Author: Alan Tardi
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610396898
File Size: 61,18 MB
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Champagne is the epitome of effervescence, the centerpiece of celebration, and a symbol of good fortune. It has become an icon, a symbol of luxury, an emblem of the "good life," and few are not attracted to its sparkle. Champagne, Uncorked is a journey into the heart of this beloved wine, anchored by the year the author spent inside the very secretive, prestigious Krug winery in Reims, France. It tells the dramatic story of the creation of the Grande Cuvée, one of the most distinctive and high quality champagnes in the world, from the growing of the grapes to the challenges of harvest, through fermentation in old wood barrels, to the extended process of tasting and analyzing the wines which eventually result in the determination of the all-important final blend. During the course of the narrative, Alan Tardi jumps backwards and forwards in time, telling a larger story about the history and cultural impact of champagne. He reveals how we came to use champagne to celebrate (hint: we can all thank Napoleon) and introduces Eugene Mercier of Dom Perignon, who in 1889 built the “Cathedral of Champagne,” one of the first modern examples of brand marketing: the largest wine cask in the world, holding about 200,000 bottles' worth of bubbly, it debuted at the Paris World's Fair that year as the second most popular exhibit (the first being the unveiling of the Eiffel Tower). He also regales us with the story of “Champagne Charlie,” the first person to bring champagne to America, who was paid for his champagne in embargoed cotton during the Civil War and who was thanked for his effervescent contribution with the deed to a little town called Denver, Colorado. In Champagne, Uncorked, Tardi is our guide, taking us into the fields of France to learn how finicky grapes in an unstable climate can lead to a nail-biting season for the vintners, and deep into the caves at Krug, where the delicate and painstaking process of blending takes place, all of which culminates in the glass we raise to toast in celebration of life's finer moments. You'll never raise a glass of champagne the same way again.

Red White And Drunk All Over

Author: Natalie MacLean
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140882065X
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Natalie MacLean spent three years sipping her way through sun-drenched vineyards and cobwebbed cellars to bring us this witty, knowledgeable book about the world of wine. In the ancient vineyards of Burgundy she uncovers the secrets of Pinot Noir, then moves on to the labyrinthine cellars of Champagne to examine the mystique of luxury bubbly. She compares notes with novelist Jay McInerney at a bacchanalian dinner, goes undercover as a sommelier in a five-star restaurant, and explores the influence of powerful critics Jancis Robinson and Robert Parker. You may have a head for wine, but Red, White and Drunk All Over will show you its heart.

Champagne

Author: Becky Sue Epstein
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861899637
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From the smash of a bottle on the side of a new ship to the pop of the cork at a New Year’s Eve party champagne signals celebration, fun, and camaraderie all over the world. Bubbly, as we affectionately call it, is a symbol of luxury and decadence and the go-to drink whenever there is an important toast. This history from Becky Sue Epstein is a celebration of the world’s most celebratory drink. Here, Epstein chronicles champagne’s story, from the world’s first sparkling wine, produced in Limoux, Languedoc, in 1531 by monks at an abbey in Saint-Hilaire to the celebrities who made champagnes famous and continue to do so today— from Dom Perignon to the widow Veuve Cliquot. Most important, Epstein fully explains the distinction between champagne and sparkling wine. In this informative chronicle, she answers whether French champagne is really better than other sparkling wines and elucidates the science behind that characteristic fizz and bubble. She takes the reader on a tour of vineyards in wine regions around the world and teaches the correct techniques for storing and serving champagne and sparkling wines. Whether you prefer magnums of Cristal or the affordable thrill of Cold Duck, Champagne is an invaluable complement to any bubbly glass and an informative, elegant gift for connoisseurs, beginners, and wine lovers of all kinds.

But First Champagne

Author: David White
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510711457
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There’s never been a better time to get into Champagne! Both the region of Champagne and its wines have always been associated with prestige and luxury. Knowledgeable wine enthusiasts have long discussed top Champagnes with the same reverence they reserve for the finest wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy. But everyday Americans usually keep Champagne way back on the high shelf. It’s for big celebrations, send-offs, and wedding toasts and, more often than not, is bought by the case. The good stuff costs plenty—and frankly, rarely seems worth the price. Today, though, Champagne is in the midst of a renaissance—no longer to be unjustly neglected. Over the past decade, an increasing number of wine enthusiasts have discovered the joys of grower Champagne—wines made by the farmers who grow the grapes. Thanks to a few key wine importers and America’s newfound obsession with knowing where food comes from, these shipments have been climbing steadily. In But First, Champagne, author David White details Champagne’s history along with that of its wines, explains how and why the market is changing, and profiles the region’s leading producers. This book is essential reading for wine enthusiasts, adventurous drinkers, foodies, sommeliers, and drinks professionals. With a comprehensive yet accessible overview of the region, its history, and its leading producers, But First, Champagne will demystify Champagne for all. From the foreword: "Smart, entertaining, and valuable . . . one of those rare wine books that should appeal to people just getting into Champagne and longtime Champagne obsessives." —Ray Isle, Executive Wine Editor, Food & Wine

Hope Falls Series Bundle Vol 1 Books 1 4 5

Author: Melanie Shawn
Publisher: Red Hot Reads Publishing
ISBN:
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Sweet Reunion Justin Barnes left Hope Falls ten years ago, in the dead of night, and didn't think he'd ever set foot there again. That was just fine with him, except for one little exception: Amanda Jacobs. He had fallen in love with her unruly blonde curls and sparkling sapphire eyes, but she had been a teenager then, too young for him to act on his attraction. When Justin receives a phone call that his former mentor has passed away, he knows he has to return to Hope Falls. Justin just has one question - will the girl that once adored him have grown into a woman that can't stand him? Or will she still be the only thing in the world that feels like home? Sweet Harmonies When Karina Black hit it big in music, she didn't think it would mean giving up her name, her friends, her family, and the music that she loved. It was time for change and that's just what the sexy, sassy Native American was looking for when she decided to move back home to Hope Falls. What she wasn't looking for was love... When Ryan Perkins moved to Hope Falls, he knew that it would mean helping his granny run her café and maybe allowing himself the time to indulge in his love for music. Beyond that, the rugged, sculpted charmer didn't expect anything more than the simplicity that the quiet community offered. What he didn't know was that Hope Falls offered much more than simplicity... Will Karina really be able to give up her pop star life and fight for the music she wants while also opening her heart to the sweet melody of love? Will Ryan be able to live in Karina's not so simple world? Or will they both stop the noise around them and make Sweet Harmonies of their own together? Sweet Victory Samantha Holt has spent her entire life focused on her career as an Olympic snowboarder - to the point that she's never even had a boyfriend. Now the auburn-haired beauty has taken an early retirement to focus on her personal life, which is about to get a lot more interesting when a sexy man from her past comes to town. Can she trust him enough to be her first? Luke Reynolds has moved back to the Sierra Nevadas to be closer to his family. A big bonus is the chance to finally be close to Samantha Holt, the girl he's been interested in for the entire ten years he's known her. Their snowboarding careers have put them in close proximity before, but Sam seems to have walls up when it comes to him. The bright blue eyes and sexy scruffiness that melt other womens' hearts seem to have no effect on her. Will Luke be able to show her that it's safe to let her guard down? Home Sweet Home Lauren Harrison didn't have time for games. Everything in its place. Everything in its order. Everything in its time. But the gorgeous, high-powered real estate agent was about to find out that when it comes to love, there were some things she couldn't control. Nothing in life comes easy. Ben Stevens knew this to be true from an early age. The handsome host of a successful real estate reality show knew all too well that he had what he had because he worked hard for it. His charming demeanor radiated from the screen, but behind the camera, he kept his real life out of the spotlight. After becoming co-hosts for a new real estate reality show, Lauren and Ben will both find out that sometimes there is more to someone than meets eye. Will Lauren be able to see the side of Ben that lives behind the camera? Will Ben get to see what's underneath Lauren's polished shell? Only time will tell if they can both find a home of their own within each other's hearts. One Sweet Day - Novella The honor of your presence is requested at the wedding of Amanda Jacobs and Justin Barnes. Catch up with the "Fabulous Four" as all the girls come together to celebrate Amanda & Justin's big day!

Taken By Her Unforgiving Billionaire Boss Seduced By The Billionaire Book 1

Author: Nadia Lee
Publisher: Four Isles Press
ISBN:
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Revenge is sweet... Self-made billionaire Alex Damon wants his pound of flesh from the people who ripped his family apart. When he discovers his enemies' daughter is working at his company -- and most likely spying for them--he decides to start his revenge by seducing her. Natalie Hall is stunned at the personal interest from the CEO of her company. Vulnerable, with an already bruised heart, she wants to avoid any involvement--but she can't deny the desire he arouses in her. ...but passion is sweeter... What should've been a straightforward eye-for-an-eye starts to unravel as Natalie's unflinching loyalty and kindness begin to thaw Alex's cold intent. But caring for her is unthinkable...since he plans to use everything in his power to ruin her family and everyone else she holds dear. Note: Previously published as Vengeful in Love. Billionaires in Love Series Reading Order Book 1: Taken by Her Unforgiving Billionaire Boss (Alex Damon & Natalie Hall) -- FREE Book 2: Pursued by Her Billionaire Hook-Up (Ethan Lloyd & Kerri Wilson) Book 3: Pregnant with Her Billionaire Ex's Baby (Gavin Lloyd & Amandine Monroe Lloyd) Book 3.5: Romanced by Her Illicit Millionaire Crush (Pete Monroe & Brooke de Lorenzo) Book 4: Wanted by Her Scandalous Billionaire (Blaine Davis & Catherine Fairchild) Book 5: Loving Her Best Friend's Billionaire Brother (Daniel Aylster & Meredith Lloyd) revenge, wealthy billionaire, family saga, alpha male, corporate espionage, Washington D.C., multicultural, interracial, contemporary romance

Seduced By The Billionaire Box Set Volume 1

Author: Nadia Lee
Publisher: Four Isles Press
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* * * Boxed set of three full-length romance novels featuring three smokin' hot alpha billionaires. * * * Book 1: Taken by Her Unforgiving Billionaire Boss Billionaire tycoon Alex Damon plans to seduce Natalie Hall as revenge against her family. But once he begins his cruel game, Natalie's kindness starts to win him over. What if he comes to love the woman he plots to ruin? Book 2: Pursued by Her Billionaire Hook-Up Billionaire playboy Ethan Lloyd gets the second chance he wants when he runs into Kerri Wilson. She's the only woman who ever touched him, but she vanished after their one night of passion. He offers her a job and a home, but with her past catching up to her, Kerri may have to bolt again--even though her heart is telling her to stay. Ethan's not giving her up without fighting to make their "temporary" arrangement something far more permanent... Book 3: Pregnant with Her Billionaire Ex's Baby Billionaire investor Gavin Lloyd is stunned when his pregnant wife Amandine files for divorce. Refusing to let the only woman he truly cares for walk away without a fight, he demands full custody of their child or a chance for them to reconcile. However, saving their troubled marriage will require more than expensive gifts and a second honeymoon. If Amandine and Gavin can't overcome their pride and private fears, they'll have to let go of each other forever... billionaire, alpha heroes, secret pregnancy, secret baby, reunion romance, contemporary romance, revenge, office romance, close proximity, one night stand, enemies to lovers, troubled marriage, marriage in trouble

Billionaires In Love Books 1 3 Vengeful In Love Reunited In Love Redemption In Love

Author: Nadia Lee
Publisher: Four Isles Press
ISBN:
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The first three contemporary romance novels from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nadia Lee's Billionaires in Love series... Book 1: Vengeful in Love Revenge is sweet... Self-made billionaire Alex Damon wants his pound of flesh from the people who ripped his family apart. When he discovers his enemies' daughter is working at his company -- and most likely spying for them--he decides to start his revenge by seducing her. Natalie Hall is stunned at the personal interest from the CEO of her company. Vulnerable, with an already bruised heart, she wants to avoid any involvement--but she can't deny the desire he arouses in her. ...but love is sweeter... What should've been a straightforward eye-for-an-eye starts to unravel as Natalie's unflinching loyalty and kindness begin to thaw Alex's cold intent. But caring for her is unthinkable...since he plans to use everything in his power to ruin her family and everyone else she holds dear. NOTE: Previously published as Carnal Secrets. ------------ Book 2: Reunited in Love A temporary reunion... Newly jobless and adrift, former investment banker Kerri Wilson travels to Virginia to see her best friend and regroup, only to run into billionaire playboy Ethan Lloyd. It's been years since she's snuck out of his bed after the most amazing sex of her life, and he's so not her type--she likes them tall, dark and manageable. But he's too hot to resist, and she succumbs to another sizzling, no-strings-attached (or so she thinks) night. Unwilling to let her go this time, Ethan makes a simple proposition: a job, a place to stay, and an exclusive affair that will end when either of them finds someone else. But with her dark, painful past catching up to her, Kerri may have to bolt again--even though her heart is telling her to stay. And Ethan's not giving her up without fighting to make their "temporary" arrangement something far more permanent... ------------ Book 3: Redemption in Love It's love or nothing... All Amandine Monroe ever wanted was to fit in with her glamorous and wealthy in-laws and live happily ever after with her irresistible billionaire husband Gavin Lloyd. Three years after the wedding, she's still nowhere near fitting in with her in-laws, and Gavin has given her everything--except his heart. When she finds out she's pregnant, she decides she can't raise her child in a home devoid of love. If she can't have Gavin's heart, only a divorce will do. Possessive and driven, Gavin won't let the only woman he truly cares for walk away without a fight. He demands full custody of their child or a chance for them to reconcile. Saving their troubled marriage will require more than expensive gifts and a second honeymoon. If Amandine and Gavin can't overcome their pride and private fears, they'll have to let go of each other forever... ------------ Billionaires in Love Series Reading Order Book 1: Vengeful in Love (Natalie Hall & Alex Damon) Book 2: Reunited in Love (Kerri Wilson & Ethan Lloyd) Book 3: Redemption in Love (Amandine Monroe Lloyd & Gavin Lloyd) Book 3.5: Sweet in Love (Brooke de Lorenzo & Pete Monroe) Book 4: Forever in Love (Catherine Fairchild & Blaine Davis) Book 5: Merry in Love (Meredith Lloyd & Daniel Aylster -- coming winter 2014) The Pryce Family Series (Billionaires in Love Spin-Off) Reading Order Book 1: The Billionaire's Counterfeit Girlfriend (Hilary Rosenberg & Mark Pryce) Book 2: The Billionaire's Holiday Obsession (Iain Pryce's story -- coming winter 2014) Book 3: The Billionaire's Secret Wife (Vanessa Pryce's story -- coming spring 2015) Book 4: Title TBA (Shane Pryce's story -- coming spring/summer 2015) Book 5: Title TBA (Dane Pryce's story -- coming summer 2015)