The Wines of Bordeaux
Written by the leading international expert on French wine and sumptuously produced with a wealth of color illustrations and stunning line drawings, this book covers all the vineyards of Bordeaux.
With this fourth edition of the classic that launched his career, Parker strives to maintain his unprecedented independence, objectivity, clarity, and enthusiasm in reporting on the vintages of Bordeaux. Parker has not only added tastings for the vintages in the intervening years since the last edition, but he has also retasted and reevaluated a majority of the earlier vintages. His accessible and direct style welcomes both the seasoned wine collector and the eager beginner to the pleasures of fine wine and France's most illustrious chateau. Organized by appellation, Bordeaux moves alphabetically from one producer to the next, providing essential information and an overview of the property and its owners. Parker then lists each vintage, and includes numerical ratings and detailed tasting notes for most of that chateau's wines. At the end of each tasting note, Parker estimates the "anticipated maturity"—the range of time when the wine should peak in flavor and balance—and each entry concludes with a summary of the chateau's earlier vintages. Hailed by The New York Times as “the critic who matters most,” Robert Parker's Bordeaux is the most complete consumer's guide to the wines of Bordeaux ever written.
Fodor s France 2014
Covering the worlds of culture and history, the dernier cri in fashion and cuisine, what's hot/what's not, day trips, night life, and all the memorable sites---from beautiful Paris to Mont-St-Michel---that have made, and keeps, France as one of Europe's most popular destination , this edition delivers non-fail super-trips to France-bound travelers, whether beginner or veteran. Expanded Coverage: A new chapter on Corsica covers the must-do attractions of this popular island in the Mediterranean. And cruise port and bustling hub Lorient has been added to our Brittany coverage. Plus ever-changing Paris---with its wide array of white-hot restaurants, shops, and clubs---is represented in detail. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: For both practical expertise and cultural background Fodor's France 2013 fits the bill, from hands-on, detail-packed "Getting Here and Around" sections (all about traveling by car, bus, and train) to in-depth "Eating and Drinking Well" sections that bring readers up to speed on the best in food and wine. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s France offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
Shepard s Guide to Mastering French Wines
Shepard's Guide to Mastering French Wines makes you an authority on the finest French wines. Explore the vineyards region by region. Then throw away those misleading point scorecards as you develop your own wine taste. What They Are Saying About Shepard's Robbie Cutler Diplomatic Mystery Series "Bill Shepard has adroitly used his encyclopedic knowledge of Bordeaux and the region to weave a fascinating story. If you like Bordeaux wine read Vintage Murder." -Evan Galbraith, United States Ambassador to France 1981-1985."Murder On The Danube is very well written, very informative and very entertaining. Reminds me of Eric Ambler's A Coffin for Demetrios." -John Goodspeed, Star/Democrat.
A new, revised and updated edition of the James Beard award-winning guide to wine from The Culinary Institute of America.
An Encyclopedia of the Wines and Domaines of France
In this detailed study of the wines of France, one of the world's leading authorities on wine discusses every appellation and explains its character and the best growers. He uses a star system to identify the finest estates. More than 40 specially commissioned maps show the main appellations and wine villages of France.
Windows on the World Complete Wine Course
Looks at how and where wine is made and how this affects its quality and pricing, including information on how the professionals taste and rate wine and a country-by-country tour of the latest vintages.
The Wine Opus
A new look at a new world of wine from a new generation of wine writers Do you like to enjoy fine wine but want some down to earth recommendations and honest information? Written by over 30 new voices in the world of wine, The Wine Opus offers fresh, modern insight into the world of wine. Accessible and up-to-date, this covers 4,000 of the world's most significant wineries - from the reliable established producers to the rising stars. Discover all the important wine-producing regions of the world, including maps to locate key producers and a checklist on the regions' recent vintages. If you want to drink good wine, The Wine Opus gives you the names you need to know.
The World s Greatest Wine Estates
Over the past twenty-five years, renowned critic Robert M. Parker, Jr., has visited both legendary and fledgling wineries all over the world and has tasted hundreds of thousands of wines. Only a fraction of those wines have earned his highest ratings and are considered by him to be truly legendary. In his latest book, Parker brings together what he calls "the best of the best," taking readers on a personal tour of the wineries that have impressed him most with their dedication to quality, consistency, and excellence. The World's Greatest Wine Estates pays homage to exceptional wines and the exceptional people who make them. These lavishly illustrated pages showcase 175 of the world's most accomplished -- and most spectacular -- estates. Parker goes be-yond the labels, bottles, and ratings to present the land, the history, and the dedicated artisans practicing their craft. Though they form a wildly diverse group, all of these producers "share an inexhaustible commitment to their vineyards, a passion to produce as fine a wine as is humanly possible, and a vision that the joys of wine are infinite and represent the pinnacle of a civilized society." Parker begins with an overview of what makes a wine great -- the ability to please both the palate and the intellect, to offer intense aromas and flavors without heaviness, to improve with age, to reflect its place of origin as well as the skill of its producers -- and explains how he came to choose the profound wines he features here. He also offers insider tips for ordinary wine-lovers who want to get their hands on extraordinary bottles. The heart of the book contains profiles of the greatest estates of Argentina, Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Each region is illustrated with a full-color map and accompanied by an introduction explaining the general wine history of the country. In his profiles of individual estates, Parker offers essential geographical information such as grape varietals, average age of the vines, and density of plantation; details about the estate's history and techniques and the wines it produces; visiting information for those who want to see the process up close; and tasting notes on the best recent vintages from each winery. Each profile also includes photographs of the vineyards and the people behind the wines, and labels from their best-known vintages. Complete with a list of up-and-coming wineries ("Future Stars") and a glossary of wine terms, The World's Greatest Wine Estates is a very special reference for amateurs and connoisseurs alike.
100 of the Most Popular Wines
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