The Wine Dine Dictionary

Good Food and Good Wine: an A-Z of Suggestions for Happy Eating and Drinking
Author: Victoria Moore
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781783782093
Category: Cooking
Page: 392
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Here is the book that is currently missing from our kitchen shelves: a brilliantly intuitive handbook for matching food and wine, from the author of the bestselling How to DrinkWant to pick the perfect wine for dinner? Wondering what to eat with a special bottle? Let The Wine Dine Dictionary be your guide. Arranged A-Z by food at one end and A-Z by wine at the other, this unique handbook will help you make more informed, more creative, and more delicious choices about what to eat and drink.As one of the country's most popular and influential wine journalists, as well as an expert in the psychology of smell and taste, Victoria Moore doesn't just explain what goes with what, but why and how the combination works, too. Written with her trademark authority, warmth and wit, this is a book to consult and to savour.

The Wine Dine Dictionary

Good Food and Good Wine: An A–Z of Suggestions for Happy Eating and Drinking
Author: Victoria Moore
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 1783782110
Category: Cooking
Page: N.A
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'With apologies to Jamie and Nigella - The Wine Dine Dictionary is going to be my new kitchen bible. It should probably be yours, too' Metro 'Unbelievably useful' India Knight 'This work of genius means you'll ALWAYS know which wine goes with which food' Marina O'Loughlin Want to pick the perfect wine for dinner? Wondering what to eat with a special bottle? Let The Wine Dine Dictionary be your guide. Arranged A-Z by food at one end and A-Z by wine at the other, this unique handbook will help you make more informed, more creative, and more delicious choices about what to eat and drink. As one of the country's most popular and influential wine journalists, as well as an expert in the psychology of smell and taste, Victoria Moore doesn't just explain what goes with what, but why and how the combination works, too. Written with her trademark authority, warmth and wit, this is a book to consult and to savour.

How to Drink


Author: Victoria Moore
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740798456
Category: Cooking
Page: 344
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In the past few decades, many of us have become sophisticated about food, but we have not given the same attention to what we drink. In How to Drink, Victoria Moore aims to redress the balance, by showing how to drink well throughout the seasons and at all times of day. She explains how to make the most delicious coffee and juices; how to choose wine that complements your food; and how to make cocktails for every occasion--whether to serve a garden barbecue, as a cold weather aperitif, or just to unwind with at the end of the day. Here are recipes for mint juleps in the spring, sloe gin in the autumn, hot buttered rum in the winter, and year-round showstoppers including the world's best gin and tonic. Moore is also an impassioned advocate of unfairly maligned drinks such as sherry, Campari and saki, and gives fascinating historical background on different spirits as well as invaluable advice on creating your home bar. How to Drink is a hugely readable, browseable and authoritative handbook, whose aim is to inform, entertain and crucially, make sure you can find the right drink at the right time. "It doesn't need to be either difficult or expensive to drink as well as you eat, it just requires a little care..." "A splendid book. Victoria Moore is quite right--it's not how much you drink but how you drink." --Fergus Henderson, chef and co-owner, St. Johns Restaurant "I loved How to Drink. For the first time in years I have broken open a bottle of vodka for a Bloody Mary, remembered how much better mulled cider is than mulled wine, drawn a fresh kettle for tea..." --Joanna Weinberg, author of How to Feed Your Friends with Relish "Anyone who loves their food should heed this unmatchable tutorial in the art of enjoying drink; Victoria Moore succinctly puts every sip in lively context, banishing the guilt from the pleasure of it all." --Rose Prince, author of The New English Kitchen

I Bought It, So I'll Drink It - The Joys (Or Not) Of Drinking Wine


Author: Paul Keers,Charles Jennings
Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1786068362
Category: Cooking
Page: 300
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‘A very funny book to dip in and out of and would make the perfect present for the wine bore in your life’ – The Independent, Drinks Books of the Year. For people who wouldn’t know a Romanée-Conti from a bad-boy Argentine Malbec, or a glass of Château d’Yquem from a can of orange Tango, I’ve Bought It, So I’ll Drink It is the essential book. Based on the authors’ acclaimed wine blog Sediment, it has almost nothing to do with fine wines and almost everything to do with the social, financial, marital, personal, conceptual and hardware issues surrounding middle-class wine drinking. Covering such vital topics as getting cheap wine from corner shops; how to ingratiate yourself with a wine merchant; handling wine in a box as well as in a five-litre plastic flagon with a tap; dealing with pichets, duff corkscrews and unbreakable tumblers; wine drinking in the Georgian era; and including an hommage to le Piat d’Or – this is a book that wrestles wine out of the bottle, pins it down and makes it tell the unpalatable truth. CJ and PK – widely, and perhaps even correctly, believed to be Charles Jennings and Paul Keers – have broken away from the conventional world of wine-writing, with its secret vocabulary and insufferable air of superiority. For those of us who so often fail to detect notes of citrus and caramel but mainly get a hint of alcohol with a grapey finish, I’ve Bought It, So I’ll Drink It is as refreshing as a glass of decent Muscadet on a summer’s day. Winner of the John Avery Award, André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards 2014 Sediment: ‘The finest wine blog available to humanity’ – Guardian critic Nicholas Lezard ‘To be blunt, the specialist wine world could do with a bit more of their disarming honesty’ – London Evening Standard

A Visual Guide to Drink


Author: Ben Gibson,Patrick Mulligan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 159240930X
Category: Cooking
Page: 189
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In a triumphant return to book publishing, Pop Chart Lab presents A VISUAL GUIDE TO DRINK, covering the most important topics in graphical form: beer, wine and spirits. Infographically representing everything from the very many varieties of beer and the vessels to drink them out of, to the cocktails of choice of film and literature's copious consumers, A VISUAL GUIDE TO DRINK maps, graphs and charts the history, geography and culture of the world's favourite pastime.

Eat and Drink

Good Food That's Great to Drink With
Author: Olly Smith
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 9780755360635
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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A wonderfully evocative narrative book about the joy of flavour by one of Britain's rising culinary stars. Olly Smith's recollections of many happy hours spent in the kitchen and at the table bring this book to life. He shows you how to achieve taste heaven by partnering the right food and wine. Divided into chapters by flavour - citrus, spicy, sweet, creamy, smokey - EAT AND DRINK explores the food and drink that can be combined to create unforgettable flavour moments to savour and treasure. Olly accompanies his recommendations with some of his own favourite recipes as well as lots of ideas and references to the kind of food and recipes that readers will find in their own fridges, cookery books (and takeaway boxes). Written in the distinctive, fun style that has made him such a hit on our screens, it will be impossible not to be caught up by Olly's enthusiasm for eating and drinking.

Tasting Wine and Cheese

An Insider's Guide to Mastering the Principles of Pairing
Author: Adam Centamore
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 162788727X
Category: Cooking
Page: 160
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Broaden your palate and enhance your appreciation for gourmet flavor combinations with Tasting Wine and Cheese. Is there anything better than a great wine and cheese pairing? You might enjoy a robust cabernet with the sharp, aged cheddar, or perhaps a crisp Sancerre with a tangy, creamy chevre. Based on the curriculum Adam Centamore developed teaching at Formaggio Kitchen and the Boston Wine School, Tasting Wine and Cheese guides you through the world of flavor pairing with an emphasis on understanding and developing your own palate. Maitre d 'Fromage Adam Centamore teaches you how to first taste wines and cheeses separately, allowing you to understand the complex profiles of reds, whites, aged, and fresh. But wading through these waters is only half the battle. Tasting Wine and Cheese takes you on a journey through pairings of cheeses with white, red, sparkling, and dessert wines. There is even a section to help you pair condiments with your wine and cheese. Whether you're looking to broaden your appreciation for gourmet combinations or simply looking for a menu to host a party, you'll find everything that you need in this comprehensive guide. "Adam Centamore is a master at making the perfect wine and cheese match. The interactive pairing workshop he teaches is one of our most popular Wine School classes ever." - Jonathan Alsop, founder & executive director of the Boston Wine School and author of Wine Lover's Devotional: 365 Days of Knowledge, Advice and Lore for the Ardent Aficionado "Wine and cheese pairings decoded! In Tasting Wine and Cheese, Adam employs the same approach in this book as he does his classes - comprehensive, fun and filled with practical information for anyone interested in the enjoyment of food. The result is a pairing of its own as both a solid primer and a worthwhile reference for your future wine and cheese pairing adventures." - Tim Bucciarelli - Manager, Formaggio Kitchen

The Wine Bible


Author: Karen MacNeil
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761187154
Category: Cooking
Page: 1008
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Announcing the completely revised and updated edition of The Wine Bible, the perennial bestselling wine book praised as “The most informative and entertaining book I’ve ever seen on the subject” (Danny Meyer), “A guide that has all the answers” (Bobby Flay), “Astounding” (Thomas Keller), and “A magnificent masterpiece of wine writing” (Kevin Zraly). Like a lively course from an expert teacher, The Wine Bible grounds the reader deeply in the fundamentals while layering on informative asides, tips, amusing anecdotes, definitions, glossaries, photos (all new for this edition), maps, labels, and recommended bottles. Karen MacNeil’s information comes directly through primary research; for this second edition she has tasted more than 10,000 wines and visited dozens of wine regions around the world. New to the book are wines of China, Japan, Mexico, and Slovenia. And through it all the reader becomes ever more informed—and, because of the author’s unique voice, always entertained: “In great years Pétrus is ravishing, elegant, and rich—Ingrid Bergman in red satin.” Or, describing a Riesling: “A laser beam. A sheet of ice. A great crackling bolt of lightning.”

How to Drink at Christmas


Author: Victoria Moore
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 1847085385
Category: Cooking
Page: 128
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Which champagne should you pour at your Christmas party? How do you make a Sidecar or a Clementine Campari? Which will warm you up best after a frosty walk: spiced apple juice, spiced coffee, or hot buttered rum? Which wines work best with Christmas dinner? The author of the delightful and hugely successful How to Drink here tells you how to drink in the season of dark and chill (Swedish glogg), parties (sloe gin fizz, anyone?) and runny noses (an invigorating rosemary infusion or hot honey and lemon). Celebratory and warming, How to Drink in Winter is a must for Christmas.

Essential Winetasting

The Complete Practical Winetasting Course
Author: Michael Schuster
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 1784721344
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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The first edition of Essential Winetasting won numerous prizes for Best Wine Book of the Year immediately after it was published. This new edition has 20% more pages, the whole volume (in particular the central section on Grapes and Their Wines and The Tastings) has been substantially rewritten and updated, and there are numerous new illustrations. The maps have been completely revised and they all have up-to-date statistics for the 2014 vintage. The nine practical Tastings have been redesigned, each now with an initial advice panel on preparatory reading from the book, plus a subsequent quiz panel as a reinforcement. The See Also boxes remain, on almost every spread, as a cross reference system for the whole volume, a uniquely powerful learning tool. At the more advanced tasting level there is a completely new and detailed Quality Calibration Tasting on perceiving and recognizing quality, and a comprehensive section on Blind Tasting in all its forms. Additional new material covers Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wines; Alcohol; Wine Gadgets; and Wine at Home and On the Table. Above all the book offers a particularly clear and precise means of teaching yourself how to taste and how to get more out of your wine, whatever your level.

The Devil's Dictionary (or The Cynic's Wordbook: Unabridged with all the Definitions)


Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8074843955
Category: Fiction
Page: 139
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Devil's Dictionary (or The Cynic's Wordbook: Unabridged with all the Definitions)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The book is a classic satire in the form of a dictionary on which Bierce worked for decades. It was originally published in 1906 as The Cynic's Word Book before being retitled in 1911. A number of the definitions are accompanied by satiric verses, many of which are signed with comic pseudonyms. It offers reinterpretations of terms in the English language which lampoon cant and political double-talk as well as other aspects of human foolishness and frailty. The definitions provide satirical, witty and often politically pointed representations of the words that is seeks to "define". The Devil's Dictionary has inspired many imitations both in its day and more recently. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 – 1914?) was an American satirist, critic, poet, editor and journalist. Bierce became a prolific author of short stories often humorous and sometimes bitter or macabre. His dark, sardonic views and vehemence as a critic earned him the nickname, "Bitter Bierce".

Mindful Drinking: How Cutting Down Can Change Your Life


Author: Rosamund Dean
Publisher: Trapeze
ISBN: 140917879X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 192
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Ever woken up worrying that you said the wrong thing at work drinks the night before? Felt annoyed with yourself for polishing off the entire bottle of wine when you only intended to have one glass with dinner? Mindful Drinking: How Cutting Down Will Change Your Life is here to help the 64% of Brits who want to drink less, and cultivate a new, healthy and more mindful relationship with alcohol. Journalist Rosamund Dean combines scientific expertise with practical advice in a game-changing three step guide: The Problem, The Incentive, and The Plan. Drinking less will improve your mood, your skin, your sex-drive and your body as well as reduce stress and anxiety. Whether you are sober-curious, or just want to cut down - Mindful Drinking: How Cutting Down Will Change Your Life shows not only why you should, but also how you can, in a way that will change your life forever.

Wine Trails

52 Perfect Weekends in Wine Country
Author: Lonely Planet Food
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1743609841
Category: Cooking
Page: 320
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From Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher, Wine Trails, the first book in Lonely Planet's "Perfect Weekends" series, introduces the secret gems in well-known regions such as Napa and Sonoma, Tuscany, Burgundy and Rioja, and also explores off-the-beaten-path regions in Georgia, Greece and beyond. Detailed itineraries recommending the most interesting wineries and the best places to stay and eat in 52 wine regions near major cities make this perfect for travel enthusiasts who enjoy wine. Winemakers offer personal insights into what wines to taste and why they're special and help you to understand a place, its people and their traditions through the wine that is made there. Gorgeous photography, maps and in-the-know authors complete the package. Authors: Lonely Planet, Mark Andrew, Robin Barton, Sarah Bennett, Lee Snider, John Brunton, Bridget Gleeson, Virginia Maxwell, Jeremy Quinn, Helen Ranger, and Luke Waterson. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Larousse Wine


Author: David Cobbold,Sebastian Durand-Viel
Publisher: Hamlyn
ISBN: 0600635864
Category: Cooking
Page: 656
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An expert guide to wine from the publishers of Larousse Gastronomique. This completely new and updated edition offers wide-ranging coverage of the key wine-producing regions of the world, with particular reference to French vineyards. A short history and analysis of each region is followed by a survey of the types of wines produced, the specific properties that make the region unique, and the appellations of the area. New to this edition are more than 60 features on key wine producers around the world, affording a fascinating insight into what is involved in high-quality wine-making. Boxes and features throughout also cover a vast range of subjects such as how to read a wine label and whether to decant wine, through to organic wine-growing and bio-dynamics.

Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Japan


Author: Eric Rath
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520262271
Category: History
Page: 242
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How did one dine with a shogun? Or make solid gold soup, sculpt with a fish, or turn seaweed into a symbol of happiness? In this fresh and fascinating look at Japanese culinary history, Eric C. Rath delves into the writings of medieval and early modern Japanese chefs to answer these and other provocative questions, and to trace the development of Japanese cuisine from 1400 to 1868. Rath shows how medieval "fantasy food" rituals--where food was revered as symbol rather than consumed--were continued by early modern writers, who created whimsical dishes and fanciful banquets and turned dining into a voyeuristic literary pleasure. Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Japan offers the first extensive introduction to Japanese cookbooks, recipe collections, and gastronomic writings of the period. It traces the origins of familiar dishes like tempura, sushi, and sashimi while documenting Japanese cooking styles and dining customs, and demonstrates that for early modern Japanese cuisine, the central ingredient was the imagination.

Neuroenology

How the Brain Creates the Taste of Wine
Author: Gordon M. Shepherd
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231542879
Category: Science
Page: 208
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In his new book, Gordon M. Shepherd expands on the startling discovery that the brain creates the taste of wine. This approach to understanding wine's sensory experience draws on findings in neuroscience, biomechanics, human physiology, and traditional enology. Shepherd shows, just as he did in Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters, that creating the taste of wine engages more of the brain than does any other human behavior. He clearly illustrates the scientific underpinnings of this process, along the way enhancing our enjoyment of wine. Neuroenology is the first book on wine tasting by a neuroscientist. It begins with the movements of wine through the mouth and then consults recent research to explain the function of retronasal smell and its extraordinary power in creating wine taste. Shepherd comprehensively explains how the specific sensory pathways in the cerebral cortex create the memory of wine and how language is used to identify and imprint wine characteristics. Intended for a broad audience of readers—from amateur wine drinkers to sommeliers, from casual foodies to seasoned chefs—Neuroenology shows how the emotion of pleasure is the final judge of the wine experience. It includes practical tips for a scientifically informed wine tasting and closes with a delightful account of Shepherd's experience tasting classic Bordeaux vintages with French winemaker Jean-Claude Berrouet of the Chateau Petrus and Dominus Estate.

The Knackered Mother's Wine Club

Everything you need to know about wine - and much, much more
Author: Helen McGinn
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230771629
Category: Cooking
Page: 272
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Do you: Frequently panic in the wine aisle and end up reaching for the same old thing. Every. Single. Time? Simply pick the bottle with the nicest-looking label? Automatically pick the second-cheapest wine on the wine list? Feel it may be time to extend your wine horizons beyond Pinot Grigio? If this is you, then you need to join the Knackered Mother's Wine Club. Come and explore the wonderful world of wine. From throwing a children's party (because adults need something fizzy too), planning a wedding or matching wine with food, this book will help you make the right wine choice every single time. Go beyond the discount deals and discover the can't-go-wrong crowd-pleasers, perfect reds to go with your Sunday roast, the best wine to drink with chocolate, plus some unexpected suggestions for your next girls' night in. This is the one wine guide that every woman should own. Because life's too short to drink bad wine.

Wine & Food

Perfect pairings every time
Author: Jane Parkinson
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 9781849758253
Category: Cooking
Page: 176
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International Wine Communicator of the Year (IWSC) Jane Parkinson presents an authoritative and informative guide that gives you the lowdown on wine and how to make the most of it. Wine & Food offers a fresh look at the global wine scene with detailed information on more than 20 grapes and styles. Understanding storing and pouring wine, and what food to serve it with teaches you exactly how to pick the right wine every time. The way we buy wine, serve it, enjoy it, and match it with food has changed enormously in the last decade, so start with the basics at The Bar where you’ll find all the latest information on glasses, equipment, storage, temperature, and trends on the current scene. Head to The Cellar for taste and flavor notes on red, white, blush, fizz, fortified, and dessert wines, from Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Port to Chardonnay, Sherry, and Champagne help you to decide which style is best for you. Each grape or style is broken down by flavor, and identified with a visual key to help you recognize at a glance the profile of a wine and select food to enjoy it with. Once you’ve discovered all the detail you need on your chosen wine, head to The Table for an exploration of how to pair it with food. With sections on meat, fish (you really can pair red wine with fish!), veg, spice, sauce, and cheese, including four cheese flights for entertaining, you’ll be prepared to enhance your dish with no more than a pour. Also included are ten breakout pieces that take a playful look at unusual subjects, including a Same Wine Different Glass Test, Let’s Talk Tannin, and Organic Biodynamic and Natural Wine, that really bring the enjoyment of drinking wine to life.

Angry Chef


Author: Anthony Warner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781786073426
Category:
Page: 336
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Wine by Design

Understanding the World of Wine
Author: Madeline Puckette,Justin Hammack
Publisher: Michael Joseph
ISBN: 9780718183073
Category:
Page: 240
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A startling, subversive novel about a teenage girl who has lost everything and will burn anything. Fourteen-year-old Lucia is a young narrator whose voice will long ring in your ears. She is angry with almost everyone, especially people who tell her what to do. She follows the one rule that makes any sense to her: Don't Do Things You Aren't Proud Of. Orphaned and living with her elderly aunt in poverty in the converted garage of a large mansion, Lucia makes her way through the world with only a book, a Zippo lighter, and a pocket full of stolen licorice. Expelled from school, again, Lucia spends her days riding the bus to visit her mother in The Home. When Lucia discovers a secret Arson Club, she will do anything to be a part of it. Her own arson manifesto is a marvellous anarchist pamphlet, written with biting wit and striking intelligence. The voice of teenaged Lucia is a tour de force: a brilliant, wrenching cry from the heart and mind of a super-smart, funny girl who can't help telling us the truth, a riveting chronicle of family, misguided friendship, and loss. How to Set a Fire and Whyis Jesse Ball's most accessible novel yet; after Silence Once Begunand A Cure for Suicide, the pyrotechnics on display here will dazzle. 'I was captivated from the first line...... Lucia belongs with all the great child truth tellers: David Copperfield, Huck Finn, Holden Caulfield...... I loved her and I loved the book, every page of it.' Peter Heller, author of The Dog Stars andThe Painter