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The Ultimate Guide To Champagne - Liz Palmer

Liz Palmer’s first book, “The Ultimate Guide to Champagne” has received the National Award for the best French Wine Book at the Gourmand World Awards 2017. She was inducted as a Dame Chevalier de Coteaux de Champagne April 7, 2017. The black-tie award ceremony and dinner took place at Ministere des Affairs Etrangers, Paris. She is a well-respected wine journalist since 2004 and has an international reputation as a critic and judge. Liz has had the pleasure of interviewing and tasting with some of the industry’s leading winemakers, professors and personalities. Her articles have appeared in national and international magazines. She has served as a judge for the 2013-2017 Global Traveler's Wines on the Wing airline wine competition (New York); 2014-2017 Michelangelo International Wine Awards (South Africa) 2014-2017; and for The StevieAwards for Women in Business (New York) (2014-2017). Liz’s memberships include: Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada, Circle of WineWriters (UK), International Federation of Wine and Spirits Journalists andWriters (FIJEV); The Fine Wine Reserve, LesDames d’Escoffier (President-Toronto Chapter), and The Ordre de Coteaux de Champagne.
ph. 416-371-9409

Wine for Every Day and Every Occasion : Red, White, and Bubbly to Celebrate the Joy of Living (Hardcover)

Wine for Every Day and Every Occasion : Red, White, and Bubbly to Celebrate the Joy of Living (Hardcover)

From Publishers Weekly Rather than overload budding oenophiles with a comprehensive survey of winemaking, grape varietals, regions and producers (which Gaiter and Brecher nicely did in The Wall Street Journal Guide to Wine), the authors of the WSJ's "Tastings" column structure this book around holidays, events and common challenges such as traveling, negotiating wine lists and shopping confidently. It's an accessible, pleasurable read, showcasing the couple's unpretentious love of wine, from th

Answers to Wine Questions from Real People


This book is a collection of more than 280 questions about wine from visitors to on a very wide range of subjects. The answers are written by Roger Bohmrich, one of the first U.S. Masters of Wine, who has been both a wine importer and retailer during his long career. The replies are authoritative yet easily understood. The material is organized into eighteen chapters, and it is a simple matter to refer to a specific subject of interest. Or, a reader may find it stimulating and educational to read through a variety of answers to learn more about wine in all its fascinating dimensions. For this second edition, the author has added footnotes to explain and expand on some of his replies together with color photographs of bottles from his personal cellar. Statistical data and prices have been updated in 2015. The book is both a handy reference as well as an enjoyable read for anyone intrigued by the subject.

On Wine: A Master Sommelier and Master of Wine Tells All by Doug Frost with foreword by Robert Mondavi

On Wine: A Master Sommelier and Master of Wine Tells All by Doug Frost with foreword by Robert Mondavi

Down-to-earth and full of good information, Doug Frost's On Wine reflects its author's relaxed yet authoritative approach to the grape's joys. Why is wine less popular in America than it should be? "Because people are confused as to how it's to be used," says the commonsensical Frost, one of only three people to have achieved Master of Wine and Master Sommelier distinctions.

Andrea Immer's Wine Buying Guide for Everyone by Andrea Immer, Anthony Giglio (Editor)


Andrea Immer, one of America’s foremost wine authorities, surveyed thousands of wine professionals and ordinary consumers, who assess what really matters most–taste and value for the money.

Blood is Thicker than Beaujolais - The Wine Lover's Mystery Series by Tony Aspler


Tony Aspler is the creator of these vintage mystery novels in which Ezra Brant (an internationally known wine writer) solves an intriguing series of murders in three of the world's most renowned wine regions. Along the way, Brant tastes his way through the fascinating inner sanctum of the wine world, from exclusive award ceremonies to centuries-old and suspenseful wine cellars.

Simplifying Food and Wine Pairings

ISBN 978-1-4969-3698-1

Are you intimidated about all of the wine varieties and perhaps what wine will match with what food? Have you been to a restaurant and want to order a glass or bottle of wine for dinner but were unsure and were embarrassed to ask? Or even worse, you ask the wait staff and they can only tell you about the wine varieties that they like, not necessarily that it would complement the food. If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you.
ph. 863-439-8326

How To Pronounce French, German and Italian Wine Names by Diana Bellucci


Using the proven Bellucci Method™ with (Quietics)™, readers learn the proper phonetic pronunciation of more than 15,000 wine names, terms, regions and grape varieties in five different languages - French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. With the help of professional language teachers trained in the Bellucci Method™, mastering the French nasal n, the German umlaut, and the Spanish rolling r has never been easier.

Australian Wine Vintages by Robin Bradley


This unique and famous annually updated guide to the wines of Australia has 12,000 entries covering 1,400 wines from 360 makers. Available as a 372 page superbly printed 5 colour pocket-sized book. The current edition is the 20th (2003) published in August 2002. Each wine listed is ranked out of a maximum of 5 stars by author Robin Bradley (including some superb wines which earn the Gold Star status - among the great wines of the world).

Vintage Humor for Wine Lovers by Malcolm Kushner


The world's first complete book of wine humor. Hundreds of funny quotes, definitions, anecdotes and news items about mankind's favorite beverage. Plus wine cartoons from The New Yorker.

Wanderlust Wining ~ featuring Outdoor Activities & Wineries in USA Wine Regions!


Wanderlust Wining is a fun, delicious guide to outdoor activities, wineries and restaurants in wine regions across the USA. Featuring an array of sporty things to do & great wineries to visit in California, Oregon, Washington State, Virginia, Colorado, Texas, New York & beyond. Discover the best cycling, hiking, surfing, SUPing, kayaking, skiing and Vino & Vinyasa for your traveling pleasure. Wine tasting & outdoor exploration has never been so much fun. Cheers! Stefani
ph. 917-855-1594

The Italian-American Cookbook: A Feast of Food from a Great American Cooking Tradition by John Mariani


Quite addictive and good for the soul, if not always for the waistline, these 250 recipes will prove handy on nights when there are no reservations to be found at the local ristorante.

Pinot Envy


Woody Robins is a quirky, bon vivant, wine guru with a penchant for vintage clothes and music, who specializes in investigatory work involving rare artifacts of a vinous nature. Amidst the backdrop of world-famous Sonoma, California wine country and upbeat, cosmopolitan "city by the bay”, San Francisco, Woody is hired by the California Wine Institute to look into why alcohol levels in Zinfandel are so high. Not the kind of case Woody usually takes on; he’s intrigued by the concept. No sooner does he get into his investigation than the best winemakers of this chameleon grape start getting bumped off and he starts to realize that there is a connection between the two. A bevy of colourful suspects and an historical revelation that dates back to biblical times adds fuel to the fire. Assisted by his dozy boyhood chum, girlfriend, aunt and detective buddy with San Francisco’s finest, he eventually solves the case that culminates in several, shocking conclusions. Full of wit, mystery, deceit, murder and fun, it’s one wild ride.

The Instant Wine Connoisseur by Mervyn L. Hecht, Judy Lamm


A practical guide to tasting, buying, and cooking with wine. With its help you'll proceed immediately onto what's really important: the taste of wines. It is not a book "that requires you to study and memorize . . . because people don't do that, most wine drinkers are lost when . . . looking for a wine label. So I lead you into tasting the differences among the major wines . . . with just enough information to get you started, for you to enjoy the great pleasure of wine."

Parker's Wine Buyer's Guideby Pierre-Antoine Rovani (Contributor), Robert M., Jr. Parker


This sixth edition of Parker's wine-buying guide is the result of Robert Parker and his accomplice, Pierre Rovani, tasting their way through more than 8,000 wines. Parker introduces the book as a "consumer's guide to wine.

Ask the Wine Doctor, Edward Finstein

If you love wine and find yourself asking questions like these, Ask the Wine Doctor, published by McClelland & Stewart, is the book for you. Join Edward Finstein (a.k.a. The Wine Doctor) as he tackles many concerns of wine lovers the world over. As in a home medical remedy book, the good "Doctor", with a quarter-century of wine expertise, diagnoses and prescribes solutions to all your wine issues, including many that have never been addressed before. Ask the Wine Doctor is a clear, entertaining, often light-hearted look at the world of wine presented in a chatty, informative style.

Cravings, Ravings & Misbehavings


In "Cravings, Ravings & Misbehavings," Sharine Borslien introduces us to her home and family, friends and foes as she discloses details about her deep desires -- and the lengths to which she will go in satisfying them. She cleverly serves up humorous personal anecdotes couched in a music-themed tome and suggests some of her most treasured wines from the Central Coast of California. In addition to all this, she offers readers a glimpse into her song writing with a music CD (sold separately) to accompany particular eras in her evolution. Join Sharine on her journey, and meet some colorful characters along the way!
ph. 805-440-2582

What To Drink With What You Eat by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page


The most comprehensive guide to matching food and drink ever compiled, by the James Beard Award-winning author team of Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, with practical advice from more than 70 of America's leading pairing experts.

Death on the Douro - The Wine Lover's Mystery Series by Tony Aspler


Tony Aspler is the creator of these vintage mystery novels in which Ezra Brant (an internationally known wine writer) solves an intriguing series of murders in three of the world's most renowned wine regions. Along the way, Brant tastes his way through the fascinating inner sanctum of the wine world, from exclusive award ceremonies to centuries-old and suspenseful wine cellars.

Chow Venice: Savoring the Food and Wine of La Serenissima by Ruth Edenbaum, Shannon Essa


The city of Venice is one of the most beautiful in the world, but a visit is too often marred by meals at bad restaurants with high prices, unscrupulous waiters, and tasteless food. With this book in hand, the traveller will find the best places to eat and drink in Venice, from a simple sandwich to pizza to an elegant four course meal, in places off the beaten track as well as steps away from the Piazza San Marco.

HotStuff - 7 Drinks You Must Know How to Make

Popular recipes made easy and fun. Recipes from the popular collection, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic staples for every time of day and year. These will leave you thirsty for more. Each recipe comes with complimenting garnishes and paired food recipe to try, so you are getting access to over 300 delicious recipes and other invaluable resources like Special Occasion Menus and Cooking Instructions. Master tasty drinks and dishes in a jiffy. Available on Amazon:

Nose, Legs, Body! Know Wine Like The Back of Your Hand

Winner of seven book awards! From learning the basics of wine to discovering the how’s and why’s of a great wine, your confidence will grow when talking about wine and choosing it in any situation. -Strengthen your passion for wine by knowing its most pertinent terms, processes, and styles -Gain confidence in making wine selections—at restaurants, wine shops, or online -Improve your wine and food pairing experiences -Learn wine subtleties through experiential lessons in each chapter
ph. 805-712-4471

The Wine Quiz Book

For anyone with an interest in wine, this ebook is challenging and fun! Available for download from Amazon, it consists of 500 questions and answers on wine, covering every major wine producing country in the world. Includes many anagrams for added enjoyment.

Corked & Forked

From casual meals to springtime brunch, classy dinners, and summer grilling parties, learn how to bring in wines, cocktails, and beers with flexible pairings. Over 100 recipes jam-packed with tips and suggestions for every occasion from a Sunday supper to a savory brunch to a ten-minute feast offer up inventive dishes and drinks like grilled watermelon salad; a bloody Mary bar with all the fixins; “oystas Rockafella;” ricotta gnocchi; fava beans with mint and bacon; rack of lamb...
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BBQ Pizza: A Flaming Expose on Macho Cooking


Everything you need to know about barbecue pizza. With lots of our favorite pizza recipes. Delicious dough and sauce recipes. Tasty seafood and vegetarian pizzas. An entire chapter on dessert pizzas! Handy tips for throwing a fun pizza party. Each recipe has a wonderful wine or craft beer pairing. The wines and beers are not just excellent, most are also outstanding values. “What a great read! Such an entertaining book! It's Erma Bombeck meets Ina Garten! Fabulicious!” ~~ G. M. DePriest