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Tom Stevenson s Champagne Sparkling Wine Guide

Tom Stevenson s Champagne   Sparkling Wine Guide Author Tom Stevenson
ISBN-10 1891267418
Release 2002
Pages 240
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The pocket edition of Tom Stevenson’s newest guide to champagne is not just a diminutive edition of its larger cousin, Christie’s World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wine, it is the newest, most up-to-date work, with a less assuming and mobile size by the author hailed as, "An authority acknowledged even by the Champenois." His renown is matched only by his love of the stuff, which stamps each sentence with that distinctive Stevenson style: "The Titanic was not launched with a bottle of Champagne and we all know what happened to her."The book begins with the basics of how sparkling wine is made, how to store and serve sparkling wines and a helpful list of styles, basic divisions of sweetness, vintage and non-vintage, grape varieties, colour and degree of mousse. Then he moves on to his latest tastings of 2001, delineating the minutia of his considerably long list of tasting notes (also included) into easy to distinguish comparative performance tables. The always thoughtful Tom Stevenson also adds a small section on how to read his tasting notes and scoring system. There is a glossary of champagne and sparkling wine terms and, probably the most unusual and gleefully received section of his book, a list of local champagne and sparkling wine retailers categorized by state and outlining contact information, years in business, brands carried, tasting schedules (if applicable), best sellers and comments and advice on store selection.The reader is guaranteed that every wine recommended in this guide has been personally tasted for this edition. This marvelous little book was voted Best Wine Guide by World Food Media Awards, proving that in a world of wine books the size of aircraft carriers, modest quality is still a premium.

Christie s World Encyclopedia of Champagne Sparkling Wine

Christie s World Encyclopedia of Champagne   Sparkling Wine Author Tom Stevenson
ISBN-10 1402772246
Release 2014-09-02
Pages 528
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The award-winning book on Champagne and sparkling wine is now fully revised and expanded! Created for Christie's, the world's largest wine auctioneer, this edition features all-new photography, nearly 175 additional pages—including expanded sections on up-and-coming sparkling wine territories and Champagne itself—plus updated tasting notes. With wine auctions at an all-time high, this definitive guide is a must-have for Champagne connoisseurs!


Champagne Author Kaaren Palmer
ISBN-10 099453650X
Release 2016-03-24
Pages 446
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A unique approach to the appreciation and tasting of champagne - the wine, the history, the people and the terroir? 44 chapters encompassing history, production, the terroir, the people? Suitable for beginners as well as the more experienced connoisseur ? Guided tastings with each chapter build knowledge with enjoyment? Not tied to particular vintages, although the concept of vintage and the differences between them is well discussed? Ideal for the individual or a group? Photos, original maps and diagramsAll champagnes suggested for tasting are available in the principal English speaking markets for champagne, namely the UK, the US and Australia. Structured in four parts:Part One - History, Fundamentals of Making, Tasting & ProductionPart Two ? The Grapes, Land & Regions of Champagne, & their influences on the finished productPart Three ? Styles & Structures (of the drink and the industry)Part Four ? Themes of the Past, Present & FutureIn deluxe 4-part soft cover, over 440 pages include a lavish quantity of full-colour photos, original maps, illustrations, diagrams, and both simple and complex blind tasting charts. Extensive appendices include endnotes, an excellent bibliography and glossary, amongst other features.

Materials Selection in Mechanical Design

Materials Selection in Mechanical Design Author Michael F. Ashby
ISBN-10 9780081006108
Release 2016-09-23
Pages 660
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Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Fifth Edition, describes the procedures for material selection in mechanical design in order to ensure that the most suitable materials for a given application are identified from the full range of materials and section shapes available. Extensively revised for this fifth edition, the book is recognized as one of the leading materials selection texts, providing a unique and innovative resource for students, engineers, and product/industrial designers. Includes significant revisions to chapters on advanced materials selection methods and process selection, with coverage of newer processing developments such as additive manufacturing Contains a broad scope of new material classes covered in the text with expanded data tables that include “functional materials such as piezoelectric, magnetostrictive, magneto-caloric, and thermo-electric materials Presents improved pedagogy, such as new worked examples throughout the text and additional end-of-chapter exercises (moved from an appendix to the relevant chapters) to aid in student learning and to keep the book fresh for instructors through multiple semesters “Forces for Change chapter has been re-written to outline the links between materials and sustainable design

Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days Author Jules Verne
ISBN-10 9780191605963
Release 1999-03-25
Pages 304
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Having assured the members of London's exclusive Reform Club that he will circumnavigate the world in 80 days, Fogg - stiff, repressed, English - starts by joining forces with an irrepressible Frenchman, Passepartout, and then with a ravishing Indian beauty, Aouda. Together they slice through jungles, over snowbound passes, even across an entire isthmus - only to get back five minutes late. Fogg faces despair and suicide, but Aouda makes a new man of him, able to face even the Reform Club again. Around the World in Eighty Days (1872) contains a strong dose of post-Romantic reality plus extensive borrowing from the author's own Journey to England and Scotland - but not a shred of science fiction. Its modernism lies instead in the experimental literary technique, with parallel plots, a narrator constantly made to look foolish, four characters in search of their own unconscious, and a unique twisting of space and time. Verne's classic, a bestseller for over a century, has never appeared in a critical edition before. William Butcher's stylish new translation moves as fast and as brilliantly as Fogg's own journey. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Rhone

The Rhone Author Hubrecht Duijker
ISBN-10 1840000473
Release 1998
Pages 152
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From Condrieu in the north to the distinctive stoney vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, this guide travels the length of the mighty Rhone to discover the secrets of its world-famous wines. Carefully planned wine routes, marked on detailed vineyard maps, lead the way through each of the region's many appellations. The tours can be followed as a whole or simply dipped into, and every section is complete with helpful lists of recommended wine producers and interesting hotels, restaurants and wine shops. Detours to charming villages and cultural sights that might otherwise easily be missed are another key feature. With stunning color photography and illustrations, this guide book is a delight to read and to use.

The Tunnels

The Tunnels Author Greg Mitchell
ISBN-10 9781101903865
Release 2016-10-18
Pages 400
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A thrilling Cold War narrative of superpower showdowns, media suppression, and two escape tunnels beneath the Berlin Wall In the summer of 1962, the year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, a group of young West Germans risked prison, Stasi torture, and even death to liberate friends, lovers, and strangers in East Berlin by digging tunnels under the Wall. Then two U.S. television networks heard about the secret projects and raced to be first to document them from the inside. NBC and CBS funded two separate tunnels in return for the right to film the escapes, planning spectacular prime-time specials. President John F. Kennedy, however, was wary of anything that might spark a confrontation with the Soviets, having said, “A wall is better than a war,” and even confessing to Secretary of State Dean Rusk, “We don’t care about East Berlin.” JFK approved unprecedented maneuvers to quash both documentaries, testing the limits of a free press in an era of escalating nuclear tensions. As Greg Mitchell’s riveting narrative unfolds, we meet extraordinary characters: the legendary cyclist who became East Germany’s top target for arrest; the Stasi informer who betrays the “CBS tunnel”; the American student who aided the escapes; an engineer who would later help build the tunnel under the English channel; the young East Berliner who fled with her baby, then married one of the tunnelers. Capturing the chilling reach of the Stasi secret police, U.S. networks prepared to “pay for play” yet willing to cave to official pressure, a White House eager to suppress historic coverage, and the subversive power of ordinary people in dire circumstances, The Tunnels is breaking history, a propulsive read whose themes still reverberate. From the Hardcover edition.


Champagne Author Peter Liem
ISBN-10 9781607748434
Release 2017-10-10
Pages 328
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From Peter Liem, the lauded expert behind the top-rated online resource, comes this groundbreaking guide to the modern wines of Champagne--a region that in recent years has undergone one of the most dramatic transformations in the wine-growing world. This luxurious box set includes a pullout tray with a complete set of seven vintage vineyard maps by Louis Larmat, a rare and indispensable resource that beautifully documents the region’s terroirs. With extensive grower and vintner profiles, as well as a fascinating look at Champagne’s history and lore, Champagne explores this legendary wine as never before.

Narrator s Voice

Narrator s Voice Author Barbara Wall
ISBN-10 9781349211098
Release 2016-01-07
Pages 292
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Narrator s Voice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Narrator s Voice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Narrator s Voice book for free.

The Cat Who Went to Paris

The Cat Who Went to Paris Author Peter Gethers
ISBN-10 0307764400
Release 2013-06-12
Pages 208
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"Norton is clearly a charmer, and Gethers tells his story with contagious affection....Will warm the heart of any confirmed cat-lover." THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD Before Peter Gethers met Norton, the publisher, screenwriter, and author was a confirmed cat-hater. Then everything changed. Peter opened his heart to the Scottish Fold kitten and their adventures to Paris, Fire Island, and in the subways of Manhattan took on the color of legend and mutual love. THE CAT WHO WENT TO PARIS proves that sometimes all it takes is paws and personality to change a life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Third Reich in History and Memory

The Third Reich in History and Memory Author Richard J. Evans
ISBN-10 9780190228392
Release 2015
Pages 483
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"First published in Great Britain by Little, Brown Book Group."

Wild Garden Weekends

Wild Garden Weekends Author Tania Pascoe
ISBN-10 0957157398
Release 2015-04-13
Pages 256
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This British travel guide charts lesser known gardens, spectacular meadows, the best kitchen garden food, plus wild places to camp and stay. From traditional cottage gardens and walled-gardens, to newly designed gardens planted for bees and nature, it will appeal to garden-lovers, foodies and nature-lovers of all ages.

The Millennium Champagne Sparkling Wine Guide

The Millennium Champagne   Sparkling Wine Guide Author Tom Stevenson
ISBN-10 0789435616
Release 1998
Pages 192
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The world's leading expert on champagnes and sparkling wines has created a practical buyer's guide. With more than 750 individual vintages described and analyzed, the book is an essential companion for all millennium revelers.

The Timber Beast

The Timber Beast Author Archie Binns
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B86016
Release 1944
Pages 345
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Story of a hard boiled old logging operator, his sons, and his attractive and restless young second wife. Charlie Dow belongs to the tough, colorful old days of honky-tonks and windjammers in Port Townsend and Puget Sound.

Unlikely Liberators

Unlikely Liberators Author Masayo Umezawa Duus
ISBN-10 9780824831400
Release 2006-01
Pages 259
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Unlikely Liberators is the action-filled story of the men of the 100th Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Not trusted to fight in the Pacific, these sons of Japanese immigrants were sent instead to the European theater. In the eyes of their own government and the Europeans they liberated, they were an unlikely group of fighting men. They nevertheless engaged the enemy with astonishing heroism, winning battle after battle at Anzio, Salerno, Cassino, and in the Vosges Mountains. At the end of the war, the 100th and the 442nd emerged as America s most decorated units. They provided ample evidence of their patriotism to a country that had questioned their loyalty. Masayo Duus begins her story with the formation of the Japanese American units, which were an outgrowth of America s ambivalent attitude toward the entire Japanese American community at the outbreak of the war. She recounts their experiences in training and during the early battles in Italy, including the conflicts between Japanese American and Caucasian troops. The final part of the story focuses on the battle in the Vosges forest, where the 442nd fought fiercely to rescue the lost battalion of Texans hopelessly cut off by the enemy. Based on extensive research in War Department archives and nearly three hundred interviews with veterans of the 100th and 442nd, Unlikely Liberators first appeared in serialized form in Japan, where it won the Bungeishunjusha Reader s Prize. It is an absorbing and personalized account of young men suddenly separated from their families and friends, often confused and sometimes suspicious about what the army wanted from them. It portrays them as individuals confronting the multiple crises of war and social rejection and it shows that their greatest achievement was not their victory over a foreign enemy, but over prejudice at home. This book is a tribute to those men, who by their heroism reestablished for all Japanese Americans their personal dignity as full citizens in the country of their birth. "

Wine Report 2009

Wine Report 2009 Author Tom Stevenson
ISBN-10 0756639832
Release 2008-10-01
Pages 432
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Drawing on many years of tastings, book signings, and lectures, Stevenson delivers what wine aficionados want from an annual guide: the inside story of the past year from 40 of the world's most respected wine writers.

Buy the Right Wine Every Time

Buy the Right Wine Every Time Author Tom Stevenson
ISBN-10 1402763417
Release 2014
Pages 310
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Provides expert information for nonexperts, revealing which widely available wine brands are consistently the best, regardless of vintage or price, with recommended wines grouped by cost and rated by style.