📒 Wine Wars by Mike Veseth

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN_10 : 9780742568211
Copyright Year : 2011-06-16
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Writing with wit and verve, Mike Veseth (a.k.a. the Wine Economist) tells the compelling story of the war between the market trends that are redrawing the world wine map and the terroirists who resist them. Wine and the wine business are at a critical crossroad today, transformed by three powerful forces. Veseth begins with the first force, globalization, which is shifting the center of the wine world as global wine markets provide enthusiasts with a rich but overwhelming array of choices. Two Buck Chuck, the second force, symbolizes the rise of branded products like the famous Charles Shaw wines sold in Trader Joe's stores. Branded corporate wines simplify the worldwide wine market and give buyers the confidence they need to make choices, but they also threaten to dumb down wine, sacrificing terroir to achieve marketable McWine reliability. Will globalization and Two Buck Chuck destroy the essence of wine? Perhaps, but not without a fight, Veseth argues. He counts on "the revenge of the terroirists" to save wine's soul. But it won't be easy as wine expands to exotic new markets such as China and the very idea of terroir is attacked by both critics and global climate change. Veseth has "grape expectations" that globalization, Two Buck Chuck, and the revenge of the terroirists will uncork a favorable future for wine in an engaging tour-de-force that will appeal to all lovers of wine, whether it be boxed, bagged, or bottled.

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📒 The Wine Wars by O. Torrès

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Springer
ISBN_10 : 9780230624917
Copyright Year : 2006-07-03
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This work describes California-based wine producer Robert Mondavi's failure to set up business in a small, world-renowned wine-producing village in southern France. The 'Mondavi affair' illustrates the importance of culture, history, geography and economic and political systems in conditioning our spirit of enterprise and the way we do business.

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📒 Wine And War by Donald Kladstrup

Genre : History
Publisher : Broadway Books
ISBN_10 : 0767913256
Copyright Year : 2002-06-18
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The remarkable untold story of France’s courageous, clever vinters who protected and rescued the country’s most treasured commodity from German plunder during World War II. "To be a Frenchman means to fight for your country and its wine." –Claude Terrail, owner, Restaurant La Tour d’Argent In 1940, France fell to the Nazis and almost immediately the German army began a campaign of pillaging one of the assets the French hold most dear: their wine. Like others in the French Resistance, winemakers mobilized to oppose their occupiers, but the tale of their extraordinary efforts has remained largely unknown–until now. This is the thrilling and harrowing story of the French wine producers who undertook ingenious, daring measures to save their cherished crops and bottles as the Germans closed in on them. Wine and War illuminates a compelling, little-known chapter of history, and stands as a tribute to extraordinary individuals who waged a battle that, in a very real way, saved the spirit of France.

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📒 The Spirituality Of Wine by Gisela H. Kreglinger

Genre : Religion
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN_10 : 9780802867896
Copyright Year : 2016
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Wine serves an important role both in Scripture and in the Christian church, but its significance has received relatively little theological attention in modern times. This book fills that gap. Viewing wine as a gift of God's created bounty and as a special symbol used pervasively throughout Scripture, Kreglinger canvasses the history of wine in the church, particularly its use in the Lord's Supper, discusses the fascinating process of winemaking, and considers both the health benefits of wine and the dangers of alcohol abuse. Offering a vision of the Christian life that sees God in all things - including the work of a vintner and the enjoyment of a well crafted glass of wine.

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Genre : Games
Publisher : Gamer Guides
ISBN_10 : 9781630417543
Copyright Year : 2015-10-20
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You are Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster-hunter known as a Witcher. You've fully regained your memories since your miraculous revival and escape from the Wild Hunt, and have cleared your name of the false accusations of regicide. In the wake of the assassination of Foltest, king of Temeria, the north have been rent by warfare as Nilfgaard launches its third major invasion, and the northlands have been united under the insane king Radovid. Overshadowing these petty politics is the mysterious return of Ciri - Geralt's adopted daughter, who is now being pursued by the Wild Hunt. The guide offers the following: - A full walkthrough that's more than just a listing of quests-it's an "ideal chronological order" that will get you through the whole game and allow you to see and do everything the game has to offer. - Side quests, including monster contracts and treasure hunts for obtaining powerful Witcher sets. - Descriptions of decisions, quests, and events that influence the various endings of the game. - Crafting and Alchemy information. - General strategies on how to take down foes large and small, monstrous and humanoid, boss or mundane. - Information on how to complete all the Gwent quests and obtain all the Gwent cards, including detailed Gwent strategies. - Trophy/Achievement information. MASSIVE UPDATE: (Check In-guide Version History for latest) - 7th September 2016 ongoing -Added DLC quests "Fool's Gold" and "Scavenger Hunt: Wolf School Gear". - Organisational changes in the Velen section of the walkthrough to reflect the increased level of Griffin School Gear. - Organisational changes throughout the walkthrough to provide a "no skulls" path through the game. - Added Death March difficulty tips and commentary throughout the guide. - More XP reward numbers included. - Walkthrough now includes additional information based on patch changes. - Various typo and grammar fixes. - Added DLC pages for Blood & Wine, Heart of Stone - Lots more quality of life improvements

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Genre : Cooking
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN_10 : 9781442257375
Copyright Year : 2017-11-01
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Inspired by Jules Verne’s classic adventure tale, celebrated editor-in-chief of The Wine Economist Mike Veseth takes his readers Around the World in Eighty Wines. The journey starts in London, Phileas Fogg’s home base, and follows Fogg’s itinerary to France and Italy before veering off in search of compelling wine stories in Syria, Georgia, and Lebanon. Every glass of wine tells a story, and so each of the eighty wines must tell an important tale. We head back across Northern Africa to Algeria, once the world’s leading wine exporter, before hopping across the sea to Spain and Portugal. We follow Portuguese trade routes to Madeira and then South Africa with a short detour to taste Kenya’s most famous Pinot Noir. Kenya? Pinot Noir? Really! The route loops around, visiting Bali, Thailand, and India before heading north to China to visit Shangri-La. Shangri-La? Does that even exist? It does, and there is wine there. Then it is off to Australia, with a detour in Tasmania, which is so cool that it is hot. The stars of the Southern Cross (and the title of a familiar song) guide us to New Zealand, Chile, and Argentina. We ride a wine train in California and rendezvous with Planet Riesling in Seattle before getting into fast cars for a race across North America, collecting more wine as we go. Pause for lunch in Virginia to honor Thomas Jefferson, then it’s time to jet back to London to tally our wines and see what we have learned. Why these particular places? What are the eighty wines and what do they reveal? And what is the surprise plot twist that guarantees a happy ending for every wine lover? Come with us on a journey of discovery that will inspire, inform, and entertain anyone who loves travel, adventure, or wine.

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📒 Wine Wars by Joyce Lock

Genre : Games
Publisher :
ISBN_10 : 0811868346
Copyright Year : 2009-09-30
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This fun and fascinating trivia game tests your knowledge of the fruit of the vine. Let the battle begin as players answerquestions in categories such as Vine to Vino (growing grapes, making wine, and world production), Wine Cellar (selecting, storing, and tasting wine), and Cork Culture (wine people, business, arts and science, and trivia). Perfect for those new to the world of wine, but challenging enough for the devoted oenophile, Wine Wars will have you swirling, sniffing, and sipping your way to vinicultural victory.

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📒 Authentic Wine by Jamie Goode

Genre : Cooking
Publisher : Univ of California Press
ISBN_10 : 9780520265639
Copyright Year : 2011-08-02
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"Goode and Harrop are terroirists determined to protect and preserve wine as a unique part of civilized life. Authentic Wine is both stirring manifesto and a reasoned, practical guide. Vive les terroirists!"—Mike Veseth, author of Wine Wars: The Curse of the Blue Nun, the Miracle of Two Buck Chuck and the Revenge of the Terroirists “Jamie Goode is a rarity in the wine world: a trained scientist who can explain complicated subjects without dumbing them down or coming over like a pointy head. It also helps that he’s a terrific writer with a real passion for his subject.”—Tim Atkin MW “It is not surprising that wine often stimulates the flow of bile - often exchanged between highly opinionated groups of wine writers, drinkers and kibbitzers, each with a different aesthetic and ideology. This book by Jamie Goode and Sam Harrop mounts a passionate defense of "natural wine" from an utterly rational perspective. They make the case that we must choose to grow grapes and make wines in a natural way, allowing the wines to achieve the greatest expression of individuality, lest we drown in an a wine-dark (possibly over-extracted) sea of sameness.”--Randall Grahm, author of Been Doon So Long "Praise for Jamie Goode's The Science of Wine": “Mr. Goode has written one of the most enlightening and clearheaded wine books to appear in years. This is a wine book you’ll actually read and reread.”--Matt Kramer, New York Sun “Lively and provocative.”--Eric Asimov, New York Times “Goode’s readable prose makes even the most technical subjects accessible. For anyone interested in more than just drinking wine, this is a must read.”Wine Enthusiast

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📒 Divine Vintage by Joel Butler

Genre : Cooking
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
ISBN_10 : 9781137044921
Copyright Year : 2012-11-13
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Winner of the Gourmand Wine Books prize for 'Best Drinks Writing Book' in the UK A fascinating journey through ancient wine country that reveals the drinking habits of early Christians, from Abraham to Jesus. Wine connoisseur Joel Butler teamed up with biblical historian Randall Heskett for a remarkable adventure that travels the biblical wine trail in order to understand what kinds of wines people were drinking 2,000 to 3,500 years ago. Along the way, they discover the origins of wine, unpack the myth of Shiraz, and learn the secrets of how wine infiltrated the biblical world. This fascinating narrative is full of astounding facts that any wine lover can take to their next tasting, including the myths of the Phoenician, Greek, Roman, and Jewish wine gods, the emergence of kosher wine, as well as the use of wine in sacrifices and other rites. It will also take a close a look at contemporary modern wines made with ancient techniques, and guide the reader to experience the wines Noah (the first wine maker!) Abraham, Moses and Jesus drank.

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📒 War Wine And Taxes by John V. C. Nye

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Princeton University Press
ISBN_10 : 0691129177
Copyright Year : 2007-07-22
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'War, Wine, and Taxes' debunks the myth that Britain was a free-trade nation during and after the industrial revolution, by revealing how the British used tariffs - notably on French wine - as a mercantilist tool to politically weaken France and to respond to pressure from local brewers and others.

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