The Oxford Companion to Wine by Julia Harding

The Oxford Companion To Wine
  • Author : Julia Harding
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2015-09
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 9780198705383
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Published in 1994 to worldwide acclaim, the first edition of Jancis Robinson's seminal volume immediately attained legendary status, winning every major wine book award including the Glenfiddich and Julia Child/IACP awards, as well as writer and woman of the year accolades for its editor on both sides of the Atlantic. Combining meticulously-researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, The Oxford Companion to Wine presents almost 4,000 entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, from regions and grape varieties to the owners, connoisseurs, growers, and tasters in wine through the ages; from viticulture and oenology to the history of wine, from its origins to the present day. The 187 esteemed contributors (including over 50 new to this edition) range from internationally renowned academics to some of the most famous wine writers and wine specialists in the world. Now exhaustively updated, this fourth edition incorporates the very latest international research to present over 350 new entries on topics ranging from additives and wine apps to WSET and Zelen. Over 60 per cent of all entries have been revised; and useful lists and statistics are appended, including a unique list of the world's controlled appellations and their permitted grape varieties, as well as vineyard area, wine production and consumption by country. Illustrated with almost 30 updated maps of every important wine region in the world, many useful charts and diagrams, and 16 stunning colour photographs, this Companion is unlike any other wine book, offering an understanding of wine in all of its wider contexts--notably historical, cultural, and scientific--and serving as a truly companionable point of reference into which any wine-lover can dip and browse. New to this editionComprehensively revised and updated throughout Over 350 brand-new entries Significant new updates on hundreds of topics such as China, screwcaps, and the origins of vinicultu

The Oxford Companion to Wine by Jancis Robinson

The Oxford Companion To Wine
  • Author : Jancis Robinson
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2006-09-21
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 9780198609902
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Hailed by The Washington Post as 'the greatest wine book ever published', Jancis Robinson's legendary tome - now completely revised and updated in its third edition - covers every wine-related topic imaginable, providing definitive entries on thousands of subjects, from regions and grape varieties to wine-making and vine-growing.

The Oxford Companion to the Wines of North America by Bruce Cass

The Oxford Companion To The Wines Of North America
  • Author : Bruce Cass
  • Publisher : Oxford : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 019860114X
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A comprehensive guide to North America's wines surveys Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. for great vintages and wine-growing regions, in alphabetical entries that cover a host of wine topics.

The Oxford Companion to Wine by Jancis Robinson

The Oxford Companion To Wine
  • Author : Jancis Robinson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Categories : Antiques & Collectibles
  • ISBN : 019866236X
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Offers more than 3,400 entries covering wines of the world, great vintners, viticulture, terminology, grape varieties, and other topics

The Oxford Companion to Food and the Oxford Companion to Wine Set by Alan Davidson

The Oxford Companion To Food And The Oxford Companion To Wine Set
  • Author : Alan Davidson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-12-01
  • Categories : Antiques & Collectibles
  • ISBN : 0195372123
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These award-wining, classic guides are the perfect for anyone who loves food and wine. "This is a must-have book for wine geeks...highly recommended for anyone with more than a passing interest in wine." --Wine Spectator , "Top 100" issue. "A food book for all time... The canon of great food literature just got one fat volume greater... A must-have for any serious food follower" --Gourmet

The Oxford Companion to Beer by Garrett Oliver

The Oxford Companion To Beer
  • Author : Garrett Oliver
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2011-09-09
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 9780195367133
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"Features more than 1,100 A-Z entries written by 166 of the world's most prominent beer experts"--Provided by publisher.

The Food and Wine Set by Jancis Robinson

The Food And Wine Set
  • Author : Jancis Robinson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2000-05-01
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 0195216660
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The 24 Hour Wine Expert by Jancis Robinson

The 24 Hour Wine Expert
  • Author : Jancis Robinson
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2016-02-04
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 9780141983639
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Wine is now one of the most popular drinks in the world. Many wine drinkers wish they knew more about it without having to understand every detail or go on a wine course. In The 24-Hour Wine Expert, Jancis Robinson shares her expertise with authority, wit and approachability. From the difference between red and white, to the shape of bottles and their labels, descriptions of taste, colour and smell, to pairing wine with food and the price-quality correlation, Robinson helps us make the most of this mysteriously delicious drink.

The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink by Andrew F. Smith

The Oxford Companion To American Food And Drink
  • Author : Andrew F. Smith
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-05-01
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 9780195307962
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A panoramic history of the culinary traditions, culture, and evolution of American food and drink features nearly one thousand entries, essays, and articles on such topics as fast food, celebrity chefs, regional and ethnic cuisine, social and cultural food history, food science, and more, along with hundreds of photographs and lists of food museums, Web sites, festivals, and organizations.

The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets by Darra Goldstein

The Oxford Companion To Sugar And Sweets
  • Author : Darra Goldstein
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 9780199313396
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"Celebrating sugar while acknowledging its complex history, 'The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets' is the definitive guide to one of humankind's greatest sources of pleasure"--

Jancis Robinson s Guide to Wine Grapes by Jancis Robinson

Jancis Robinson S Guide To Wine Grapes
  • Author : Jancis Robinson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Categories : Grapes
  • ISBN : 0198662327
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With over 800 entries on how and where wine grapes grow, how they taste, how they relate, and the sort of wines they produce.

The Oxford Companion to Food by Alan Davidson

The Oxford Companion To Food
  • Author : Alan Davidson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2014-08-11
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 9780199677337
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Covers such topics as plant products, cooking terms, national and regional cuisines, food preservation, food science, diet, and cookbooks and their authors.

Jancis Robinson s Concise Wine Companion by Jancis Robinson

Jancis Robinson S Concise Wine Companion
  • Author : Jancis Robinson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 0198662742
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Enjoyment of wine is not just a matter of knowing what you like; it is always enhanced by knowledge of what you are drinking. Here in a handy affordable format, Jancis Robinson presents a distillation of all the essential information for wine-lovers and would-be wine-lovers, drawn from her internationally renowned and respected Oxford Companion to Wine. This is not a buyers' guide- of which there are many - but an absorbing and easy-to-use source of reliable information on all aspects of wine, including bubbly, to accompany you on your exploration of wine-drinking pleasure. Written by over 70 of the world's best wine experts, headed by the 'queen of wine' Jancis Robinson Over 2350 unstuffy and fully cross-referenced entries on all aspects from wines and wine regions to tasting terms, labelling, wine and health, grape varieties, wine faults, and a host of other issues With vintage guidance and a complete list of controlled appellations and their permitted grape varieties Supplemented by a statistical overview of wine production and consumption And featuring a new listing of Jancis Robinson's personal selection of up-and-coming wine regions and producers

Jancis Robinson s Wine Course by Jancis Robinson

Jancis Robinson S Wine Course
  • Author : Jancis Robinson
  • Publisher : Bbc Publications
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 056337098X
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Aiming to help readers to find choosing wines an easier and enjoyable activity, this book is divided into four sections: winemaking and handling wine; how wine is made; the major grape varieties; and the world of wine. It covers topics such as tasting, choosing wine to suit specific occasions, buying, vintage wines, grape varieties and their growing regions, the vineyard calendar, fermenting and transporting wine, and how wines are made from a range of individual grape varieties.

American Wine by Jancis Robinson

American Wine
  • Author : Jancis Robinson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2012-12-01
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 0520273214
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Over the past three decades, a wine revolution has been taking place across the United States. There are now more than 7,000 American wine producers--up from 440 in 1970. This is the first comprehensive reference on the wines, wineries, and winemakers of America.

Wine Grapes by Jancis Robinson

Wine Grapes
  • Author : Jancis Robinson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-09-24
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 9780062325518
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An indispensable book for every wine lover, from some of the world's leading wine experts. Where do wine grapes come from and how are grape varieties related to one another? What is the historical background of each one? Where are they grown? What sort of wines do they make? Using cutting-edge DNA analysis and detailing almost 1,400 distinct grape varieties, as well as myriad correct (and incorrect) synonyms, this book examines grapes and wine as never before. Here is a complete, alphabetically presented profile of all grape varieties of relevance to the wine lover, charting the relationships between them and including unique and astounding family trees, their characteristics in the vineyard, and—most important—what the wines made from them taste like. Presented in a stunning design with eight-page gatefolds that reveal the family trees, and a rich variety of full-color illustrations from Viala and Vermorel's century-old classic ampelography, the text will deepen readers' understanding of grapes and wine with every page. Combining Jancis Robinson's worldview and nose for good writing and good wines with Julia Harding's research, expertise, and attention to detail plus Dr. Vouillamoz's unique level of scholarship, Wine Grapes offers essential and original information in greater depth and breadth than has ever been available before. This is a book for wine students, wine experts, and wine lovers everywhere.

The Oxford Companion to Cheese by Catherine Donnelly

The Oxford Companion To Cheese
  • Author : Catherine Donnelly
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-22
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  • ISBN : 9780199330881
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The discovery of cheese is a narrative at least 8,000 years old, dating back to the Neolithic era. Yet, after all of these thousands of years we are still finding new ways to combine the same four basic ingredients - milk, bacteria, salt, and enzymes - into new and exciting products with vastly different shapes, sizes, and colors, and equally complex and varied tastes, textures, and, yes, aromas. In fact, after a long period of industrialized, processed, and standardized cheese, cheesemakers, cheesemongers, affineurs, and most of all consumers are rediscovering the endless variety of cheeses across cultures. The Oxford Companion to Cheese is the first major reference work dedicated to cheese, containing 855 A-Z entries on cheese history, culture, science, and production. From cottage cheese to Camembert, from Gorgonzola to Gruyere, there are entries on all of the major cheese varieties globally, but also many cheeses that are not well known outside of their region of production. The concentrated whey cheeses popular in Norway, brunost, are covered here, as are the traditional Turkish and Iranian cheeses that are ripened in casings prepared from sheep's or goat's skin. There are entries on animal species whose milk is commonly (cow, goat, sheep) and not so commonly (think yak, camel, and reindeer) used in cheesemaking, as well as entries on a few highly important breeds within each species, such as the Nubian goat or the Holstein cow. Regional entries on places with a strong history of cheese production, biographies of influential cheesemakers, innovative and influential cheese shops, and historical entries on topics like manorial cheesemaking and cheese in children's literature round out the Companion's eclectic cultural coverage. The Companion also reflects a fascination with the microbiology and chemistry of cheese, featuring entries on bacteria, molds, yeasts, cultures, and coagulants used in cheesemaking and chee

Tasting Pleasure by Jancis Robinson

Tasting Pleasure
  • Author : Jancis Robinson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1999-05-01
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 9781440621376
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Even the French admit that Jancis Robinson is the "undisputed mistress of the kingdom of wine" (Le Figaro). Internationally renowned for her work in both television and print, she is the editor of the bestselling Oxford Companion to Wine and has won more than two dozen major awards around the world. Tasting Pleasure is her compelling account of a passion that began while studying at Oxford University.Writing with Julia Child's authority, Elizabeth David's intelligence, and M.F.K. Fisher's verve, Robinson takes us on a journey through the world's finest cellars, most beautiful vineyards, and best restaurants. As she explores the universe of the grape--from Bordeaux to Australia and South Africa to California--we meet scores of colorful, wine-loving characters, including Philippe de Rothschild, Julian Barnes, Francis Ford Coppola, and Julio Gallo.There are many books about producing and rating wine; this one is about enjoying it. Witty, revealing, and knowledgeable, in Tasting Pleasure Jancis Robinson has distilled twenty years in the wine world into a hugely entertaining read.

How to Taste by Jancis Robinson

How To Taste
  • Author : Jancis Robinson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 0743216776
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Offers a guide to vintages, grape varieties, and wine appreciation.

The Sotheby s Wine Encyclopedia by Tom Stevenson

The Sotheby S Wine Encyclopedia
  • Author : Tom Stevenson
  • Publisher : Dk Pub
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Categories : Cooking
  • ISBN : 0756631645
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A guide to wine and wine making presents information about wine-growing regions, factors that affect the taste and quality of each region's wine, an overview of the producers and their vintages, and starred reviews.