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  • 24 Hour Wine Expert
    24 Hour Wine Expert
    ISBN: 9780141981819
    Publication date: 01/03/2016

    The aim of this book is to share my knowledge with you and make you a self-confident wine expert in 24 hours'How much money do I need to spend to get a good bottle of wine? Which wine goes with pizza, sushi or Thai food?What can I learn from a label?Many of us want to know more about wine, but don't quite know where to start. Here Jancis Robinson, the world's most trusted wine expert, makes it easy with her short, foolproof and essential guide. From a whistlestop tour of regions and grapes to what terms like 'full-bodied' and 'nose' really mean, this myth-busting little book will ensure you'll never panic when faced with a wine list or dinner party again. 'The most respected wine critic and journalist in the world.' Decanter

    Pages: 112
    Dimension: 180mm X 112mm
    Price: $12.99
    ISBN: 9781741108651
    Publication date: 01/10/2009

    Price: $19.95
    ISBN: 9781921190377
    Publication date: 01/01/2007

    Was $19.95.

    Author: FAIRFAX
    Price: $10.00
    ISBN: 9780688075569

    Was $47.10 - scuffed copy only left.

    Author: CLARK, CORBET
    Price: $10.00
  • Andrew Jeffords Wine Course
    Andrew Jeffords Wine Course
    ISBN: 9781849757782
    Publication date: 01/11/2016

    Wine, made and drunk locally, has been a part of life in the sunlit Mediterranean basin since ancient times. Now, all the temperate regions of the world produce wine. With that geographical expansion has come a new flowering of aromas and flavours. Socially, too, wine is now accessible to all. Its pleasures are no longer the preserve of a wealthy elite. The first part of the book, The Tools, introduces you to the kit you’ll need for tasting and thinking about wine, including different glasses, the varying colours of key wine types and their smell and taste. You’ll learn how to choose wine and record your impressions of what you taste. The Elements explains wine’s components. Andrew profiles the Magnificent Seven grape varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Pinot Noir, plus many more from the extended vine family. He also pictures what happens in the earth and sky as the vine grows, and the role of the winemaker in shaping the finished product. The final part of the book, The Journey, takes you on a tour of the world’s wine-producing countries, describing the characteristics of each. If you want to know more about wine’s unique sensual pleasures, enrol on Andrew Jefford’s Wine Course today.

    Pages: 176
    Dimension: 254mm X 216mm
    Price: $49.99
  • Australian Wine Encyclopedia
    Australian Wine Encyclopedia
    ISBN: 9781742702087
    Publication date: 01/09/2011

    Don't know your amontillado from your amoroso? Can't say who declared cabernet sauvignon the only variety to be tolerated in heaven? Can't list the movers and shakers in the Australian wine landscape today? Never fear, James Halliday, Australia's foremost wine writer, has compiled all the answers. The Australian Wine Encyclopedia is the definitive guide to all things wine in Australia, from someone who has immersed himself in the topic his whole life. From Abbey Creek Vineyard all the way to zinfandel, James gives detailed explanations of regions, personalities, grape varieties, winemaking processes and terms used in discussing wines. Written with his trademark vigour and contagious curiosity about what makes wine tick, The Australian Wine Enclycopedia is a must-have for all lovers of wine, from newcomers to experts.

    Pages: 400
    Dimension: 234mm X 180mm
    Price: $45.00
  • Australian Wine Vintages 2016
    Australian Wine Vintages 2016
    ISBN: 9780992493622
    Publication date: 01/08/2015

    Publication Date: August 2015
    With the incredible increase in quality and quantity of Australian wine, this guide is becoming more and more relevant.Australian Wine Vintages author Rob Geddes, Master of Wine, is dedicated to wines and demystiying the experiece by educating and empowering the consumer. This is a guide showcasing the top 10% of Australian wines that have proven consistent to drink, cellar and invest. Accompanied by a panel of experts from other Master of Wine recipients, Sommeriliers, major wine retail buyers and winemakers wines are tasted independantly and objectively. The book continues to include winery information as well as pass vintage wine details for those who are cellaring and/or have the chance to trade back vintages. This edition sees:Australian wine at its most diverse, in depth and delicious!Great wines are reviewed to show you what is consistently good, when to drink it and what its value.Increase focus on single vineyard ranges that depicts the unique taste of a regionOver 40 new wineries and 80 new winesTop 100 Wines ListingGold Star ratings for most consistently performing top wines

    Pages: 500
    Dimension: 198mm X 88mm
    Price: $34.99
  • Australian Wine Vintages 2017
    Australian Wine Vintages 2017
    ISBN: 9780992493646
    Publication date: 01/11/2016

    Now in its 34th Edition, the Gold Book, also known as, Australian Wine Vintages is an essential guide to wine. It provides detailed tasting notes of over 3500 wines from Australian and New Zealand in print, and over 13,500 in the app. It provides advice on vintage quality and times to drink a wine. It features a comprehensive selection of Top 100 and Gold Star Wines of the Year, and is the perfect guide for exploring wine country or your local bottle shop. 34 years since its inception this book continues to take its place on the shelves of loyal wine lovers and includes winery information as well as past vintage wine details for those who are cellaring and/or have the chance to trade back vintages. A comprehensive and enjoyable guide no matter what your level of wine knowledge!

    Pages: 500
    Dimension: 196mm X 93mm
    Price: $34.99
  • Australias Best Winery Experiences
    Australias Best Winery Experiences
    ISBN: 9780980831443
    Publication date: 01/03/2011

    A comprehensive approach to visiting wineries in Australia, looking at the location, architecture, food and even the views - all just as important as the wine. This book provides all the important details for Australian wineries including opening times contact details, vineyard sizes and web addresses. In addition to detailed illustrations, descriptions and maps on each, information about the wine makers is also covered. This is an indispensable reference for all enthusiasts of Australian wine and those with no wine experience alike. No matter what level of understanding the reader has of the science of wine this book has something for everybody.

    Pages: 224
    Dimension: 270mm X 230mm
    Author: TAKLE,GARY
    Price: $39.95
  • Barolo and Barbaresco The King and Queen of Italian Wine
    Barolo and Barbaresco The King and Queen of Italian Wine
    ISBN: 9780520273269
    Publication date: 01/10/2014

    Following on the success of her books on Brunello di Montalcino, renowned author and wine critic Kerin O'Keefe takes readers on a historic and in-depth journey to discover Barolo and Barbaresco, two of Italy's most fascinating and storied wines. In this groundbreaking new book, O'Keefe gives a comprehensive overview of the stunning side-by-side growing areas of these two world-class wines that are separated only by the city of Alba and profiles a number of the fiercely individualistic winemakers who create structured yet elegant and complex wines of remarkable depth from Italy's noblest grape, Nebbiolo. A masterful narrator of the origins of aristocratic winemaking in this region, O'Keefe gives readers a clear picture of why Barolo is called both the King of Wines and the Wine of Kings. Profiles of key Barolo and Barbaresco villages include fascinating stories of the families, wine producers, and idiosyncratic personalities that have shaped the area and its wines and helped ignite the Italian Quality Wine Revolution that eventually swept through all of Italy. The book also considers practical factors impacting winemaking in this region, including climate change, destructive use of harsh chemicals in the vineyards versus the gentler treatments used for centuries, and expansion and zoning of vineyard areas. Readers will also appreciate a helpful vintage guide to Barolo and Barbaresco and a glossary of useful Italian wine terms.

    Pages: 360
    Author: O`KEEFE, KERIN
    Price: $69.00
  • Barossa Shiraz
    Barossa Shiraz
    ISBN: 9781743052372
    Publication date: 01/10/2013

    'Barossa Shiraz: Discovering the tastes of the Barossas regions' is the first book in Australia to systematically investigate the relationship between the flavour of a wine and its origin. This book is based on author Thomas Girgensohn's extensive knowledge of Australian wines and his personal research over nearly 30 years. He focuses on the Barossa, Australias best-known wine region, and explores Shiraz, Australia's most popular wine. 'Barossa Shiraz' explains the concept of 'terroir' - the contribution of the vineyard's site to the quality of the grapes and wine produced from it - in easy to understand terms. 'Barossa Shiraz' divides the Barossa into eleven sub-regions, each with its own 'terroir'. Major differences between 'terroirs' are identified, and a tasting profile for each sub-region is provided. Thomas Girgensohn examines major wineries and benchmark vineyards - those whose wines display the sub-regional characteristics best. Their locations are shown on detailed maps, and the book includes profiles of leading Barossa winemakers. This is the first time an author has set out to characterise the sub-regions of a famous district according to the flavour and qualities of the wines produced rather than simply climatic or geological factors. Reading 'Barossa Shiraz' will enable enthusiasts to appreciate the differences in flavour and structure of Shiraz - and to enjoy their wine even more! 'Thomas Girgensohn's observations and intuitive tastings, based on extensive personal experience and systematic review are topical, sagacious and prescient ... 'Barossa Shiraz' is a remarkable and enlightened achievement.' - Andrew Caillard, MW

    Pages: 160
    Price: $39.99
  • Bordeaux Legendary Wines
    Bordeaux Legendary Wines
    ISBN: 9781614282600
    Publication date: 01/12/2014

    With a history spanning centuries, the Bordeaux region ranks as perhaps the premier winemaking area in the world. As internationally renowned wine expert Michel Dovaz makes clear in this tour of the chateaux of Bordeaux, the true story of this legendary wine begins eons ago, when the earth itself took shape and blessed one part of France with magical soil. This volume presents the fascinating history of the many chateaux that have been operating continuously since the seventeenth century. The author also relates the many steps that go into the creation of these prestigious wines, and presents an essential catalog featuring the wines of 125 chateaux, complete with a glossary, tables of harvest conditions of various years, and tasting notes for recent vintages. For the wine amateur or experienced oenophile, this splendidly photographed volume offers an authoritative guide to the appreciation of this rare treasure. AUTHOR: Michel Dovaz is an internationally renowned wine expert who has contributed to many publications, most notably La Revue du Vin de France for twenty years. He is the author of more than a dozen books on wine, including 'Chateau Latour' and 'Fine Wines 'published by Assouline. Photographer Michel Guillard is a Bordeaux specialist and head of the highly regarded publication L'Amateur de Bordeaux. In 1988 he co-produced a travelling exhibition on the Bordeaux chateaux 150 illustrations

    Author: DOVAZ, MICHEL
    Price: $140.00
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