WineSpeak

Author: Bernard Klem

Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing

ISBN: 0980064805

Category: Cooking

Page: 346

View: 1658


If you read wine reviews, you're already either amused or confused by the soaring language wine writers often use to describe what they're smelling and tasting. But do you always know what they mean? Have you ever sipped a complex white and sensed what's so colorfully described as a peacock's tail? Have you ever savored a full-bodied red only to detect the ripe acrid smell of a horse stall? If not, you're in for a treat, because these terms and thousands more are all here to amuse, dismay, enlighten, inspire, puzzle, and utterly shock you . Welcome to the rich linguistic universe of wine speak: a world where words and wine intersect in an uncontrolled riot of language guaranteed to keep you entertained for hours. The author, a lifelong lover of both wine and words, has compiled and organized this unique thesaurus of 36,975 wine tasting descriptors into 20 special collections extracted from 27 categories so you can locate exactly the right term or phrase to express yourself clearly or to understand others. May your path across the galaxy of wine be paved only with labels from the very best bottles on earth. Or, much more cautiously, with wines that could introduce you to angel pee, citronella, eastern European fruit soup, Godzilla, iodine, ladies' underwear, mustard gas, old running shoes, rawhide, hot tar roads, bubblegum, sweaty saddles, crushed ants, kitchen drains, or even turpentine.

Multimodal Metaphor

Author: Charles Forceville,Eduardo Urios-Aparisi

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110205157

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 470

View: 4832


Metaphor pervades discourse and may govern how we think and act. But most studies only discuss its verbal varieties. This book examines metaphors drawing on combinations of visuals, language, gestures, sound, and music. Investigated texts include advertising, political cartoons, comics, film, songs, and oral communication. Where appropriate, the influence of genre and cultural factors is thematized.

Campania’s Wine on the Net

Author: Francesco Nacchia

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527534286

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

View: 5376


This book explores the multi-sensorial world of wine-tasting language, with a specific focus on communicative dynamics between winemakers and ordinary consumers in the context of online commerce. Promotional tasting notes of labelled wines from Campania—a Southern Italian region famous worldwide for its unique wine tradition—in their Italian and English version, are analysed to pursue the twofold aim of identifying the most common knowledge domains from which wine professionals draw new words from, and assessing the degree of terminological harmonisation between these descriptions and national/international terminological standards. Translation strategies put into use to promote Italian wines to the wider English-speaking audience are also discussed. The book provides a snapshot of wine language and is addressed to linguists and other academics, as well as members of the wine community and ordinary wine drinkers.

The Illustrated Winespeak

Author: Ronald Searle

Publisher: Souvenir PressLtd

ISBN: 9780285625921

Category: Humor

Page: 104

View: 9056


A hilarious send-up of winetasters' jargon, this collection of cartoons offers a satiric look at pretentious phrases used to describe wines by humorously assigning those characteristics to people.

The Persistent Observer's Guide to Wine

Author: J. P. Bary

Publisher: Neon Press

ISBN: 0985840048

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 216

View: 3158


An engaging introduction to wine that concentrates on the reader as much as the wine, pointing out the most common pitfalls as it proceeds step-by–step through the essential skills everyone needs to have in order to select, serve and serve wine successfully. Primary emphasis is given to teaching the reader how to identify the taste of different wines according to grape variety, climatic conditions and wine making style, how to select, serve and store wines and how to match them with various foods and occasions. Through a series of ten engaging conversations, the author coaches the reader through the steps needed to become a consummate wine consumer, concentrating on common stumbling blocks, pitfalls and sources of confusion that aren’t covered in other introductory wine books. Instead of presenting a curriculum in a categorical fashion, this fast-paced, witty and literate book shows why trusting your own instincts is more important than studying diagrams of the tongue, pouring over aroma wheels or memorizing the minute details of all the leading estates. It explains how and why labels, ratings and reviews can be misleading, how to see through various marketing ploys and what the most persistent misconceptions are about serving and storing wine. Readers learn how to read between reviewer’s lines, how to make excellent pairings with little fuss and how to converse with sommeliers and retailers in a way that tells whether they are trying to help or giving them the run around. Without giving you any tables, charts or listings of regions and producers, or requiring you to memorize a glossary of definitions before you can understand what the author is saying, this book communicates all the essential skills you need to fall in love with wine and become a very savvy consumer. Filled with unique insights and down-to-earth, practical wine advice, this book lets the reader understand what the others are really trying to say.

Cognitive Linguistic Approaches to Teaching Vocabulary and Phraseology

Author: Frank Boers,Seth Lindstromberg

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110199165

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 406

View: 6012


Mastering the vocabulary of a foreign language is one of the most daunting tasks that language learners face. The immensity of the task is underscored by the realisation that it is not only single words but also numerous standardised phrases (idioms, collocations, etc.) that need to be acquired. There is thus a clear need for instructional methods that help learners tackle this task, and yet few proposals for vocabulary instruction have so far gone beyond techniques for rote-learning and familiar means of promoting of noticing. The reason for this is that vocabulary and phraseology have long been assumed arbitrary. The volume offers a long-overdue alternative by exploring and exploiting the presence of linguistic 'motivation' - or, systematic non-arbitrariness - in the lexicon. The first half of the volume reports ample empirical evidence of the pedagogical effectiveness of presenting vocabulary to learners as non-arbitrary. The data reported indicate that the proposed instructional methods can benefit when both the nature of the target lexis and the basic cognitive orientations of particular learners are taken into account. The first half of the book mostly targets lexis that has already attracted a fair amount of attention from Cognitive Linguists in the past (e.g. phrasal verbs and figurative idioms). The second half broadens the scope considerably by revealing the non-arbitrariness of diverse other lexical patterns, including collocations and word partnerships generally. This is achieved by recognising some long-neglected dimensions of linguistic motivation - etymological and phonological motivation, in particular. Concrete suggestions are made for putting the non-arbitrary nature of words and phrases to good use in instructed language learning. The volume is therefore of interest not only to applied linguists and researchers in Second Language Acquisition/Foreign Language Teaching, but also to second and foreign language teaching professionals.

Sniffing the Cork

Author: Judy Beardsall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743453943

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 2143


A user-friendly guide to ordering, buying, and collecting wine, by a woman with twenty years’ experience in the male-dominated industry. Sniffing the Cork is a user-friendly guide that tells you everything you need to know about ordering, buying, and collecting wines. Written by an adviser to high-end wine collectors, it dispels the long and debatable claim that the subject of wine is the domain of men. The Wine Lady takes you through all the important skills, including how to demystify your local wine shop; everything you need to know about a restaurant wine list; how to buy in quantity for weddings, birthdays, or office parties; how to start a wine cellar; and how to begin investing in wine. Women and men alike will appreciate the book’s confidence-building tips to maximize the wine experience as a sensory, aesthetic, and even financially profitable experience.

Wine For Dummies

Author: Ed McCarthy,Mary Ewing-Mulligan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119118840

Category: Cooking

Page: 432

View: 4523


Discusses wine vintages and provides advice on how to sample various types of wines, how to select the right wine, how to judge a wine by its label, how to serve and store it, and how to distinguish good wine from bad.

Semiotics of Drink and Drinking

Author: Paul Manning

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441146393

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 7483


Drink, as an embodied semiotic and material form, mediates social life. This book examines the fundamental nature of drink through a series of modular but connected ethnographic discussions. It looks at the way the materiality of a specific drink (coffee, wine, water, beer) serves as the semiotic medium for a genre of sociability in a specific time and place. As an explicitly comparative semiotic study, the book uses familiar and unfamiliar case studies to show how drinks with similar material properties are semiotically organized into very different drinking practices, including ethnographic examples as diverse as the relation of coffee to talk (in ordering at Starbucks). Further chapters look at the dryness of gin in relation to the modern cocktail party and the embedding of beer brands in the ethnographic imagination of the nation. Rather than treat drinks as mere propos in the exclusively human drama of the social, the book promotes them to actors on the stage.