The Oxford Companion to Wine

This wine book provides comprehensive coverage on all aspects of wine making, and puts wine, wine-making and wine drinking into historical perspective.

Author: Julia Harding

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198705387

Category: Cooking

Page: 912

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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 viniculture Impressive global coverage of wine regions, including new entries on Alaska, Lesotho, Norway, and Tahiti Includes brand-new colour photographs and black and white line drawings Maps of wine regions have been updated

The Oxford Companion to Wine

Author: Jancis Robinson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0198609906

Category: Cooking

Page: 840

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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 Wine

Offers more than 3,400 entries covering wines of the world, great vintners, viticulture, terminology, grape varieties, and other topics

Author: Jancis Robinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198662365

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 819

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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 the Wines of North America

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.

Author: Bruce Cass

Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198601142

Category: Cooking

Page: 301

View: 439

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 Food and the Oxford Companion to Wine Set

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.

Author: Alan Davidson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195372120

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 1747

View: 911

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

"The first major reference work to investigate the history and vast scope of beer, The Oxford Companion to Beer features more than 1,100 A-Z entries written by 166 of the world's most prominent beer experts"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Garrett Oliver

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195367138

Category: Cooking

Page: 920

View: 201

"Features more than 1,100 A-Z entries written by 166 of the world's most prominent beer experts"--Provided by publisher.

The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink

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 ...

Author: Andrew F. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195307968

Category: Cooking

Page: 693

View: 358

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 Christian Thought

Entries explore the history of Christian thought from Catholic, Prostestant, and Orthodox perspectives, and discuss regional and national traditions, various denominations, theological topics, symbolism, and controversial issues.

Author: Adrian Hastings

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198600240

Category: Religion

Page: 777

View: 926

Entries explore the history of Christian thought from Catholic, Prostestant, and Orthodox perspectives, and discuss regional and national traditions, various denominations, theological topics, symbolism, and controversial issues.

The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

"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"--

Author: Darra Goldstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199313393

Category: Cooking

Page: 920

View: 373

"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"--

The Oxford Companion to Italian Food

A comprehensive food reference covers all aspects of the history and culture of Italian cuisine, including dishes, ingredients, cooking methods, implements, regional specialties, the appeal of Italian cuisine, and outside culinary ...

Author: Gillian Riley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198606176

Category: Cooking

Page: 637

View: 231

A comprehensive food reference covers all aspects of the history and culture of Italian cuisine, including dishes, ingredients, cooking methods, implements, regional specialties, the appeal of Italian cuisine, and outside culinary influences.

The Oxford Companion to Archaeology

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BC onward, the wine trade with the Celtic world was reestablished. It was a
useful way of ... Robinson, J. The Oxford Companion to Wine, 1994.
Theophrastus.

Author: Neil Asher Silberman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199735786

Category: Reference

Page: 2128

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Since its publication in 1996, The Oxford Companion to Archaeology has firmly established itself as the standard reference work in the field of archaeology, selling nearly 15,000 copies to date and remaining a favorite among students, scholars, and anyone interested in archaeology. In 700 entries, the second edition provides thorough coverage to historical archaeology, the development of archaeology as a field of study, and the ways the discipline works to explain the past. In addition to these theoretical entries, other entries describe the major excavations, discoveries, and innovations, from the discovery of the cave paintings at Lascaux to the deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphics and the use of luminescence dating. Much has changed in the field since 1996. Recent developments in methods and analytical techniques (e.g., laser-based mapping and survey systems, new applications of the scanning electron microscope) have revolutionized the ways excavations are performed. Cultural tourism, cultural resource management, heritage, and conservation have been redefined as areas within archaeology, and have had new emphasis given them by scholars and administrators. Major new sites have expanded our understanding of prehistory and human developments through time. The second edition explores each of these advances in the field, adding approximately 200 entries and exanding the total work to three volumes. Neil Asher Silberman, a renowned practicing archaeologist, author, and scholar, and a board member for the first edition, is the editor in chief. In addition to significant expansion, first-edition entries have been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the progress that has been made in the last decade and a half

The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails

It is the ultimate guide to understanding what is in your glass. The Companion is lavishly illustrated throughout, and appendices include a timeline of spirits and distillation and a guide to mixing drinks.

Author: Noah Rothbaum

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199311132

Category:

Page: 960

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Anthropologists and historians have confirmed the central role alcohol has played in nearly every society since the dawn of human civilization, but it is only recently that it has been the subject of serious scholarly inquiry. The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails is the first major reference work to cover the subject from a global perspective, and provides an authoritative, enlightening, and entertaining overview of this third branch of the alcohol family. It will stand alongside the bestselling Companions to Wine and Beer, presenting an in-depth exploration of the world of spirits and cocktails in a groundbreaking synthesis. The Companion covers drinks, processes, and techniques from around the world as well as those in the US and Europe. It provides clear explanations of the different ways that spirits are produced, including fermentation, distillation, and ageing, alongside a wealth of new detail on the emergence of cocktails and cocktail bars, including entries on key cocktails and influential mixologists and cocktail bars. With entries ranging from Manhattan and mixology to sloe gin and stills, the Companion combines coverage of the range of spirit-based drinks around the world with clear explanations of production processes, and the history and culture of their consumption. It is the ultimate guide to understanding what is in your glass. The Companion is lavishly illustrated throughout, and appendices include a timeline of spirits and distillation and a guide to mixing drinks.

Questions of Taste

Essays illuminating the philosophical issues surrounding our love of wine.

Author: Barry C. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019533146X

Category: Cooking

Page: 222

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Essays illuminating the philosophical issues surrounding our love of wine.

Tasting Pleasure

Witty, revealing, and knowledgeable, in Tasting Pleasure Jancis Robinson has distilled twenty years in the wine world into a hugely entertaining read.

Author: Jancis Robinson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440621373

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 111

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.

The 24 Hour Wine Expert

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.

Author: Jancis Robinson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141983639

Category: Cooking

Page: 112

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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.

Jancis Robinson s Concise Wine Companion

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.

Author: Jancis Robinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198662747

Category: Cooking

Page: 559

View: 371

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

The Oxford Companion to Archaeology

J. Robinson, The Oxford Companion to Wine (1994). Jane M. Renfrew
MEDIEVAL WINE TRADE Wine was an important item in medieval society and
was consumed in two main contexts. First, it was a vital part of the Christian ritual
and as ...

Author: Professor of Anthropology Brian M Fagan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 844

View: 541

Features articles written by archaeology scholars on such topics as bog bodies, underwater archaeology, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Valley of the Kings

Jancis Robinson s Guide to Wine Grapes

With over 800 entries on how and where wine grapes grow, how they taste, how they relate, and the sort of wines they produce.

Author: Jancis Robinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198600985

Category: Gardening

Page: 232

View: 948

Hailed by the Wine Advocate as "perhaps the most gifted of all wine writers writing today," Jancis Robinson has been voted the Wine Writer's Wine Writer by her peers, dubbed "the undisputed mistress of the kingdom of wines" by France's Madame Figaro, and won the 1995 Wine Literary Award of the Wine Appreciation Guild. Holding the prestigious rank of Master of Wine, Robinson lectures and judges all over the world, and recently hosted a ten-part PBS series Jancis Robinson's Wine Course. She also edited The Oxford Companion to Wine, which won every major wine book award in 1995--including the Julia Child Cookbook Award (Wine, Beer, or Spirits) and The James Beard Book Award--and which has been praised by Frank Prial in The New York Times as "easily the most complete compendium of wine knowledge assembled in modern times," and by Anthony Dias Blue as "one of the definitive reference books on the subject." Now, in Jancis Robinson's Guide to Wine Grapes, Robinson provides wine aficionados with a handy, on-the-spot guide to the most central aspect of wine making--the grapes themselves. Here are over 850 grapes, ranging from such widely acclaimed vines as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Muscat, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc, to economically important if less distinguished vines such as Airen, Grenache, Muller-Thurgau, Trebbiano, Syrah, and Rkatsiteli. Robinson offers a fact-filled introduction--discussing everything from rootstocks and wine blends, to vine pests and disease--and glossary of technical terms (from botrytis and carbonic maceration, to fanleaf and foxy, to skin, sugars, tannins, and yield). She then examines the world's grape varieties in alphabetical order, describing the basic characteristics of the wine produced by the grape (dry, sweet, high or low acidity, the bouquet), its likely quality, the regions that produce the best wine, and, if a blended wine, the blends that yield the best results. (As an added guide to the wine a grape might produce, the Guide includes an easy-to-use visual aid: a horizontal bar with a band which shows the range of quality, from ordinary to superb.) Robinson also shares much fascinating wine history, her deep insight into the wine industry, and more important, her own judgment on a wine. And Robinson does not hedge in judging a wine: discussing Carignan, France's most planted red wine, she comments "Its wine is high in everything--acidity, tannins, color, bitterness--but flavor and charm. This gives it the double inconvenience of being unsuitable for early consumption yet unworthy of maturation." And for Trebbiano, the most planted white grape in Italy (and with Ugni Blanc, which is the name of the grape in France, the second most planted white grape in the world), Robinson notes "the word Trebbiano in a wine name almost invariably signals something light, white, crisp, and uninspiring." Perhaps most important, this portable book can be used in the store as a buying guide. With Robinson's Guide, simply find the grape variety on the label--or, if not listed, turn to Robinson's unique Grapes Behind the Names appendix in the back--look up the entry on that grape, and you will discover everything you need to know to make an informed decision to buy or pass. With Jancis Robinson by your side, you can evaluate a bottle of wine on the spot, no matter where, when, or by whom it has been produced.

American Wine

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.

Author: Jancis Robinson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780520273214

Category: Cooking

Page: 278

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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.

Michael Broadbent s Pocket Vintage Wine Companion

This pocket edition distils the best of Michael's over fifty years' knowledge of fine wine and covers wines that are being collected, consumed, traded and appreciated by wine enthusiasts in all corners of the globe.

Author: Michael Broadbent

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9781862057838

Category: Cooking

Page: 408

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Michael Broadbent almost certainly knows more about fine wine than anyone else alive. Recruited by Christie's in 1966 to revive their wine auction business, he has, according to The Oxford Companion to Wine, 'traded in and tasted a greater number of fine and rare wines than anyone else in the world.' He has meticulously recorded his impressions of every wine he has ever tasted, now over 90,000 of them in 148 notebooks. His original large-volume Vintage Wine was published in 2002 and quickly became a classic reference book for members of the wine trade and collectors worldwide, winning top awards in the UK, USA, Germany and Switzerland. This pocket edition distils the best of Michael's over fifty years' knowledge of fine wine and covers wines that are being collected, consumed, traded and appreciated by wine enthusiasts in all corners of the globe. The tasting notes are written with Michael's trademark wit and elegance.