Uncorked

Author: Gérard Liger-Belair
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691119199
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The science of champagne effervescence, as well as the colorful history of champagne, is provided in a lively and informative examination of one of the world's most popular drinks.

Champagne Uncorked

Author: Alan Tardi
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1610396898
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Champagne is the epitome of effervescence, the centerpiece of celebration, and a symbol of good fortune. It has become an icon, a symbol of luxury, an emblem of the "good life," and few are not attracted to its sparkle. Champagne, Uncorked is a journey into the heart of this beloved wine, anchored by the year the author spent inside the very secretive, prestigious Krug winery in Reims, France. It tells the dramatic story of the creation of the Grande Cuvée, one of the most distinctive and high quality champagnes in the world, from the growing of the grapes to the challenges of harvest, through fermentation in old wood barrels, to the extended process of tasting and analyzing the wines which eventually result in the determination of the all-important final blend. During the course of the narrative, Alan Tardi jumps backwards and forwards in time, telling a larger story about the history and cultural impact of champagne. He reveals how we came to use champagne to celebrate (hint: we can all thank Napoleon) and introduces Eugene Mercier of Dom Perignon, who in 1889 built the “Cathedral of Champagne,” one of the first modern examples of brand marketing: the largest wine cask in the world, holding about 200,000 bottles' worth of bubbly, it debuted at the Paris World's Fair that year as the second most popular exhibit (the first being the unveiling of the Eiffel Tower). He also regales us with the story of “Champagne Charlie,” the first person to bring champagne to America, who was paid for his champagne in embargoed cotton during the Civil War and who was thanked for his effervescent contribution with the deed to a little town called Denver, Colorado. In Champagne, Uncorked, Tardi is our guide, taking us into the fields of France to learn how finicky grapes in an unstable climate can lead to a nail-biting season for the vintners, and deep into the caves at Krug, where the delicate and painstaking process of blending takes place, all of which culminates in the glass we raise to toast in celebration of life's finer moments. You'll never raise a glass of champagne the same way again.

Married The Virgin Widow Mills Boon Historical Gentlemen of Fortune Book 1

Author: Deborah Hale
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 140891638X
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Innocent on her wedding night Her hands bound by blackmail and duty, Laura Penrose was forced to marry her sweetheart’s ruthless uncle. Ford Barrett, Lord Kingsfold, has returned from the East Indies. The woman who betrayed him has a debt to pay – Laura owes him a wedding...and a wedding night!

New Scientist

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

Popular Science

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

How to Cook Well

Author: J. Rosalie Benton
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1429012021
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J. Rosalie Benton, in this 1886 cookbook, sought to provide the home cook not only with a variety of tested recipes, but also with directions on how to cook. Arranged by the ""departments"" Breakfast, Luncheon, Dinner and Tea, she sought to give housekeepers a variety of ideas for different meals. Directed at households of moderate means, there is special attention given to teaching homemakers how to use left-overs in appealing ways.