Cork Dork

Author: Bianca Bosker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698195906

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 4682


INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND A NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS' PICK “Thrilling . . . [told] with gonzo élan . . . When the sommelier and blogger Madeline Puckette writes that this book is the Kitchen Confidential of the wine world, she’s not wrong, though Bill Buford’s Heat is probably a shade closer.” —Jennifer Senior, The New York Times Professional journalist and amateur drinker Bianca Bosker didn’t know much about wine—until she discovered an alternate universe where taste reigns supreme, a world of elite sommeliers who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of flavor. Astounded by their fervor and seemingly superhuman sensory powers, she set out to uncover what drove their obsession, and whether she, too, could become a “cork dork.” With boundless curiosity, humor, and a healthy dose of skepticism, Bosker takes the reader inside underground tasting groups, exclusive New York City restaurants, California mass-market wine factories, and even a neuroscientist’s fMRI machine as she attempts to answer the most nagging question of all: what’s the big deal about wine? What she learns will change the way you drink wine—and, perhaps, the way you live—forever. “Think: Eat, Pray, Love meets Somm.” —theSkimm “As informative as it is, well, intoxicating.” —Fortune

The Cork Jester's Guide to Wine

Author: Jennifer Rosen

Publisher: Clerisy Press

ISBN: 157860396X

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 5903


From choosing a bottle of wine to bring to a dinner party to ordering from a restaurant wine list, many Americans are intimidated by the unpronounceable names and highbrow image of wine. Jennifer Rosen arms readers with the knowledge necessary to approach wine with confidence rather than fear. Through entertaining anecdotes, readers learn how to order with ease; what terms like "oak" and "earth" mean; what to expect from a sommelier; how to tame the red wine headache; how to cook with wine; storage and glassware tips; making wine at home; and much more. Witty and irreverent, Rosen sets novices at ease while delighting connoisseurs with her adventures and sophisticated palate.

VD

Author: Geo Gosling

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1627873058

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

View: 1228


Faithbook

Author: Robert F. Moore

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1627875298

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 4696


Does your life need a boost? Are you on the verge of giving up? Do you feel lost and hopeless about the direction of your life? The Bible says, "God is love." (1 John 4:16) The experience of God's love will strengthen faith. In turn, fueled by the power of His love, one builds the necessary faith to stay the course. Author Robert F. Moore meditated on the meaning of life for a year, and the result is Faithbook: Faith Through the Love of God. At its core, it's an everyman journey seeking the answer to the question: Why am I here? His compact and deeply personal essays on topics like the nature of sin and the power of love reveal not only why it is important to read the Bible, but also how to do so. Armed with the meaning behind biblical passages, readers will rediscover the Bible as a contemporary reference book for living, complete with the answers to questions they're seeking. Faithbook is a call to action for the average person hungry for wisdom and open to an energized approach to faithful living.

Eight Hundred Grapes

Author: Laura Dave

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476789290

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2957


FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME​ Heralded as “impossible to put down” (Elle), and named a Best Book of the Summer by Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Claire, and Us Weekly, Eight Hundred Grapes is a heartbreaking, funny, and deeply evocative novel about love, marriage, family, wine, and the treacherous terrain in which they all intersect. There are secrets you share, and secrets you hide… What if your beloved fiancé, he of the crinkly smile and irresistible British accent, had kept a life-changing secret from you? And what if, just a week before your dream wedding, you discovered it? Georgia Ford, bride-to-be, hops in her car and drives through the night, from Los Angeles to Sonoma, to her safe haven: her family, and the acclaimed family winery. Georgia craves the company of those who know her best, and whom she truly knows. Better yet, it’s the eve of the last harvest—the best time of the growing season, and Georgia knows she’ll find solace—and distraction—in the familiar rituals. But when Georgia arrives home, nothing is at all familiar. Her parents, her brothers, the family business, are all unrecognizable. It seems her fiancé isn’t the only one who’s been keeping secrets… Eight Hundred Grapes is a story about the messy realities of family, the strength (and weaknesses) of romantic love, and the importance of finding a place to call home. “This winning tale will both satisfy on a literary level and encourage oenophiles to pour themselves a glass of a recent vintage to enjoy while reading; it’s a tasty treat for wine lovers and teetotalers alike” (Publishers Weekly). You won’t be able to put this “addictive” (Us Weekly) novel down.

Welcome to Wine

Author: Madelyne Meyer

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615197036

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 6395


The world of wine, right at your fingertips Even growing up in a family that’s been in the wine business for five generations, Madelyne Meyer knows what it’s like to struggle to understand even the basics about wine. In Welcome to Wine, she pairs her hard-won expert knowledge with 200 witty, whimsical illustrations that make all the essentials crystal clear: The art of wine tasting Glass shape and serving temperature made simple Flavor profiles and grape varieties Foolproof food pairings How and where wines are made "Terroir" and more terms demystified Suggested wines for gift-giving, date night, and more.

Revelations in Air

Author: Jude Stewart

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525507604

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 1408


An extraordinary, strange, and startlingly beautiful exploration of smell, the least understood of our five senses The nose on your face is the Buckingham Palace Guard of your body, the maitre d' of all taste, as well as the seducer of your imagination, and memory—and Jude Stewart has charmed them all into a wicked, poetic and illuminating tour of their mysterious domains. —Jack Hitt, author of Bunch of Amateurs Overlapping with taste yet larger in scope, smell is the sense that comes closest to pure perception. Smell can collapse space and time, unlocking memories and transporting us to worlds both new and familiar. Yet as clearly as each of us can recognize different smells--the bright tang of citrus, freshly sharpened pencils, parched earth after rain--few of us understand how and why we smell. In Revelations in Air, Jude Stewart takes us on a fascinating journey into the weird and wonderful world of smell. Beginning with lessons on the incredible biology and history of how our noses work, Stewart teaches us how to use our noses like experts. Once we're properly equipped and ready to sniff, Stewart explores a range of smells—from lavender, cut grass and hot chocolate to cannabis and old books—using smell as a lens into art, history, science, and more. With an engaging colorful design and exercises for readers to refine their own skills, Revelations in Air goes beyond science or history or chemistry--it's a doorway into the surprising, pleasurable, and unfamiliar landscape of smell.

The Harvard Conference on the Internet & Society

Author: O'Reilly & Associates Inc,Carolyn B. Mitchell,H. T. Kung,&. Associates O'Reilly &. Associates

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674459328

Category: Computers

Page: 518

View: 1718


In the Spring of 1996, hundreds of international leaders in business, law, government, and education gathered at Harvard University to discuss the growing and future impact of the Internet: one of the most potent technological innovations of this century. This volume, which includes the writings, discussion transcripts, and computer demonstrations from this ground-breaking forum, provides an expert assessment of the impact of this rapidly changing technology on business, government, media, and education for the next decade and into the new millennium. CEOs and leaders of Microsoft, Apple Computer, Sun Microsystems, and Digital Equipment Corporation join dozens of business leaders in providing both first-hand accounts of current revolutionary changes in the computer industry, as well as their attending influence on the future of the organization, its workers, its customer relations, and the creation and ownership of products themselves. While these pieces serve as an excellent source for understanding today's hottest Internet technologies, they also explore the important issues regarding precisely what is at stake for a society with greater and growing ties to cyberspace. Topics in this timely collection include privacy and security, property rights, censorship, telecommunications regulation, and the global impact of emerging Internet technologies.

Building Successful Internet Businesses

Author: David Elderbrock,Nitin Borwankar,Leslie Lesnick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764570018

Category: Computers

Page: 334

View: 935


Discusses the practicalities and the benefits of Internet commerce

Merriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc

Publisher: Merriam-Webster

ISBN: 9780877796329

Category: Reference

Page: 340

View: 7895


"New! An easy-to-use, alphabetical guide for creating rhymes. Features 55,000 headwords with pronunciations at every entry. Lists arranged alphabetically and by number of syllables, with thousands of cross-references to guide readers to correct entries."