The House of Mondavi

The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty
Author: Julia Flynn Siler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101216934
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 464
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An epic, scandal-plagued story of the immigrant family that built—and then spectacularly lost—a global wine empire Set in California’s lush Napa Valley and spanning four generations of a talented and visionary family, The House of Mondavi is a tale of genius, sibling rivalry, and betrayal. From 1906, when Italian immigrant Cesare Mondavi passed through Ellis Island, to the Robert Mondavi Corp.’s twenty-first-century battle over a billion-dollar fortune, award-winning journalist Julia Flynn brings to life both the place and the people in this riveting family drama. The blood feuds are as spectacular as the business triumphs. Cesare’s sons, Robert and Peter, literally came to blows in the 1960s during a dispute touched off by the purchase of a mink coat, resulting in Robert’s exile from the family—and his subsequent founding of a winery that would set off a revolution in American winemaking. Robert’s sons, Michael and Timothy, as passionate in their own ways as their visionary father, waged battle with each other for control of the company before Michael’s expansive ambitions ultimately led to a board coup and the sale of the business to an international conglomerate. A meticulously reported narrative based on thousands of hours of interviews, The House of Mondavi is bound to become a classic.

Veuve Clicquot

die Geschichte eines Champagner-Imperiums und der Frau, die es regierte
Author: Tilar J. Mazzeo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423346740
Category:
Page: 319
View: 8838

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Food Lit: A Reader's Guide to Epicurean Nonfiction

A Reader's Guide to Epicurean Nonfiction
Author: Melissa Brackney Stoeger
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610693760
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 350
View: 1135

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An essential tool for assisting leisure readers interested in topics surrounding food, this unique book contains annotations and read-alikes for hundreds of nonfiction titles about the joys of comestibles and cooking.

Lost Kingdom

Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings and America's First Imperial Adventure
Author: Julia Flynn Siler
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802194885
Category: History
Page: 480
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Around 200 A.D., intrepid Polynesians arrived at an undisturbed archipelago. For centuries, their descendants lived with little contact from the western world. In 1778, their isolation was shattered with the arrival of Captain Cook. Deftly weaving together a memorable cast of characters, Lost Hawaii brings to life the ensuing clash between a vulnerable Polynesian people and relentlessly expanding capitalist powers. Portraits of royalty and rogues, sugar barons, and missionaries combine into a sweeping tale of the Hawaiian Kingdom’s rise and fall. At the center of the story is Lili‘uokalani, the last queen of Hawai‘i. Born in 1838, she lived through the nearly complete economic transformation of the islands. Lucrative sugar plantations gradually subsumed the majority of the land, owned almost exclusively by white planters, dubbed the “Sugar Kings.” Hawai‘i became a prize in the contest between America, Britain, and France, each seeking to expand their military and commercial influence in the Pacific. The monarchy had become a figurehead, victim to manipulation from the wealthy sugar plantation owners. Lili‘uokalani was determined to enact a constitution to reinstate the monarchy’s power but was outmaneuvered by the U.S. The annexation of Hawai‘i had begun, ushering in a new century of American imperialism.

Judgment of Paris


Author: George M. Taber
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743297326
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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Looks at an event held in 1976 in which French judges, during a blind taste-test, chose unknown California wines to be superior to France's best wines. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Pacific Pinot Noir

A Comprehensive Winery Guide for Consumers and Connoisseurs
Author: John Winthrop Haeger
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520253175
Category: Cooking
Page: 454
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Praise for North American Pinot Noir: "Every religion needs its scripture. Now pinot noir worshipers have theirs."—Carol Emert, San Francisco Chronicle "A great resource . . . . Exciting, thought-provoking reading."—Tara Q. Thomas, Wine & Spirits magazine

The Hills of Chianti

The Story of a Tuscan Winemaking Family, in Seven Bottles
Author: Piero Antinori
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847844676
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 230
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The head of Italy’s "first family" of winemaking reflects on the Antinoris’ six-hundred-year legacy and a life of good food and drink in the hills of Tuscany. If you know wine, you know the name Antinori. Since 1385, this noble Florentine family has produced some of Italy’s finest wines. The Hills of Chianti tells the story of the Antinoris and the Tuscany they call home, through seven iconic bottles that define their legacy. From the Tignanello that ushered in the era of Super Tuscans to limited-edition vintages, these wines embody a way of life and will excite oenophile readers and lovers of Italy alike. In this family memoir Piero Antinori reveals the passion, tradition, and love of craft that have driven twenty-seven generations of vintners: from the first ancestor who signed up to the winemakers guild in the fourteenth century to Antinori’s own three daughters, poised to carry this most celebrated family of artisans into the future. But The Hills of Chianti is about much more than wine. At its heart the Antinori story is about "Tuscan-ness": a connection to the land, an appreciation for good food and drink, and the quintessentially Italian love of hospitality that make this one of the world’s most inspiring and memorable destinations.

Her Best-Kept Secret

Why Women Drink-And How They Can Regain Control
Author: Gabrielle Glaser
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439184402
Category: Psychology
Page: 256
View: 2026

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“Glaser has written an engaging account of women and drink, citing fascinating studies about modern stressors…and evidence that some problem drinkers can learn moderation….Bound to stir controversy” (People). In Her Best-Kept Secret, journalist Gabrielle Glaser uncovers a hidden-in-plain-sight drinking epidemic. Using “investigative rigor and thoughtful analysis” (The Boston Globe), Glaser is the first to document that American women are drinking more often than ever and in ever-larger quantities in this “substantial book, interested in hard facts and nuance rather than hand-wringing” (The New York Times Book Review). She shows that contrary to the impression offered on reality TV, young women alone aren’t driving these statistics—their moms and grandmothers are, too. But Glaser doesn’t wag a finger. Instead, in a funny and tender voice, Glaser looks at the roots of the problem, explores the strange history of women and alcohol in America, drills into the emerging and counterintuitive science about that relationship, and asks: Are women getting the help they need? Is it possible to return from beyond the sipping point and develop a healthy relationship with the bottle? Glaser reveals that, for many women, joining Alcoholics Anonymous is not the answer—it is part of the problem. She shows that as scientists and health professionals learn more about women’s particular reactions to alcohol, they are coming up with new and more effective approaches to excessive drinking. In that sense, Glaser offers modern solutions to a very modern problem.

Vor dem Fall

Roman
Author: Noah Hawley
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641170508
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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An einem nebligen Abend startet ein Privatjet zu einem Flug nach New York. Wenige Minuten später stürzt er in den Atlantik. Nur der Maler Scott Burroughs und der vierjährige JJ überleben inmitten der brennenden Trümmer. Und Scott gelingt das Unmögliche: Er schafft es, den Jungen an das weit entfernte Ufer zu retten. Während die Suchtrupps fieberhaft nach den Leichen und der Blackbox fahnden, greifen immer abstrusere Verschwörungstheorien um sich. Scott versucht verzweifelt, sich den Medien zu entziehen – und gerät dabei in eine Welt der Intrigen und Manipulationen, in der niemand vor dem brutalen Fall ins Nichts geschützt ist.

Wie Demokratien sterben

Und was wir dagegen tun können
Author: Steven Levitsky,Daniel Ziblatt
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641222915
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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Ausgezeichnet mit dem NDR Kultur Sachbuchpreis 2018 als bestes Sachbuch des Jahres Demokratien sterben mit einem Knall oder mit einem Wimmern. Der Knall, also das oft gewaltsame Ende einer Demokratie durch einen Putsch, einen Krieg oder eine Revolution, ist spektakulärer. Doch das Dahinsiechen einer Demokratie, das Sterben mit einem Wimmern, ist alltäglicher – und gefährlicher, weil die Bürger meist erst aufwachen, wenn es zu spät ist. Mit Blick auf die USA, Lateinamerika und Europa zeigen die beiden Politologen Steven Levitsky und Daniel Ziblatt, woran wir erkennen, dass demokratische Institutionen und Prozesse ausgehöhlt werden. Und sie sagen, an welchen Punkten wir eingreifen können, um diese Entwicklung zu stoppen. Denn mit gezielter Gegenwehr lässt sich die Demokratie retten – auch vom Sterbebett.

Der Weg in die Unfreiheit

Russland - Europa - Amerika
Author: Timothy Snyder
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406725023
Category: Political Science
Page: 376
View: 7957

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Gleichheit oder Oligarchie, Individualismus oder Unfreiheit, Wahrheit oder Fake News – die Welt, wie wir sie kannten, steht am Scheideweg. Viel hat der Westen selbst dazu beigetragen. Aber er hat auch mächtige Feinde, die seine Institutionen mit allen Mitteln – von der Finanzierung des Rechtspopulismus in Europa bis zum Cyberwar – untergraben wollen. Wer diese Gegner sind, wie sie vorgehen und wie bedrohlich die Lage ist, das beschreibt das aufsehenerregende neue Buch von Tim Snyder. Mit dem Ende des Kalten Krieges hatten die liberalen Demokratien des Westens gesiegt. Von nun an würde die Menschheit eine friedvolle, globalisierte Zukunft erwarten. Doch das war ein Irrtum. Seit Putin seine Macht in Russland etabliert hat, rollt eine Welle des Autoritarismus von Osten nach Westen, die Europ... a erfasst hat und mit Donald Trump auch im Weißen Haus angekommen ist. Tim Snyder, Autor des Weltbestsellers «Über Tyrannei», beschreibt in seinem Buch den Aufstieg dieser neuen «rechten Internationalen», schildert ihre bedrohlichen Ziele und zeigt, wie sehr die Grundlagen unserer Demokratie in Gefahr sind.

The White Devil's Daughters

The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco's Chinatown
Author: Julia Flynn Siler
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1101875275
Category: History
Page: 448
View: 9515

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A revelatory history of the trafficking of young Asian girls that flourished in San Francisco during the first century of Chinese immigration (1848-1943) and the "safe house" on the edge of Chinatown that became a refuge for those seeking their freedom From 1874, a house on the edge of San Francisco's Chinatown served as a gateway to freedom for thousands of enslaved and vulnerable young Chinese women and girls. Known as the Occidental Mission Home, it survived earthquakes, fire, bubonic plague, and violence directed against its occupants and supporters--a courageous group of female abolitionists who fought the slave trade in Chinese women. With compassion and an investigative historian's sharp eyes, Siler tells the story of both the abolitionists, who challenged the corrosive, anti-Chinese prejudices of the time, and the young women who dared to flee their fate. She relates how the women who ran the house defied contemporary convention, even occasionally broke the law, by physically rescuing children from the brothels where they worked, or snatching them off the ships smuggling them in, and helped bring the exploiters to justice. She has also uncovered the stories of many of the girls and young women who came to the Mission and the lives they later led, sometimes becoming part of the home's staff themselves. A remarkable story of an overlooked part of our history, told with sympathy and vigor.

The Business of Wine

An Encyclopedia
Author: Geralyn Brostrom,Jack Brostrom
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313354007
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 7710

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This encyclopedia is a necessary part of wine education for everyone from the curious consumer to the oenophile or business student and industry professional.

Kevin Zraly's American Wine Guide 2008


Author: Kevin Zraly
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781402744037
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 246
View: 7233

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Covering vineyards from all 50 states, this volume will quench readers' need for information and advice on this booming topic. A map of each state indicates the grape-growing areas and notable labels.

Der große Johnson

Die Enzyklopädie der Weine, Weinbaugebiete und Weinerzeuger der Welt
Author: Hugh Johnson,Steven Brook
Publisher: GRÄFE UND UNZER
ISBN: 3833831588
Category: Cooking
Page: 688
View: 8462

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Das Standardwerk bietet Weinliebhabern seit jeher einen einzigartigen Zugang in die Welt des Weins. Der große Johnson wird geschätzt für seinen unübertroffenen Reichtum an Informationen zu den weltweit wichtigsten Weinregionen, ihren Winzern und Weinen. Er vermittelt einen profunden Überblick über Rebsorten, Anbaugebiete und Herstellungsverfahren, stellt die besten Weingüter vor und bewertet sie. Zudem enthält die neue Ausgabe zahlreiche Informationen zum praktischen Umgang mit Wein: von der Lagerung bis zum Degustieren. Der unnachahmliche Stil von Hugh Johnson selbst trägt maßgeblich zum besonderen Charme des Buches bei. Dadurch ist Der große Johnson ein ebenso unterhaltsames wie informatives und unverzichtbares Nachschlagewerk für alle Weinliebhaber und Weinkenner. Die vorliegende sechste Ausgabe des Weinbuchklassikers wurde in enger Zusammenarbeit mit Hugh Johnson von Stephen Brook, einem exzellenten Weinexperten und Autor, vollständig überarbeitet und aktualisiert.

The Culinarian

Official Publication of the Chefs Association of the Pacific Coast
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cooking
Page: N.A
View: 4862

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Der Kalte Krieg

eine neue Geschichte
Author: John Lewis Gaddis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783570550571
Category:
Page: 384
View: 4053

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Kevin Zraly's American Wine Guide


Author: Kevin Zraly
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402725852
Category: Cooking
Page: 230
View: 3808

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Covering vineyards from all 50 states, this volume will quench readers' need for information and advice on this booming topic. A map of each state indicates the grape-growing areas and notable labels.