In Postmodern Winemaking, Clark Smith shares the extensive knowledge he has accumulated in engaging, humorous, and erudite essays that convey a new vision of the winemaker's craft--one that credits the crucial roles played by both science and art in the winemaking process. Smith, a leading innovator in red wine production techniques, explains how traditional enological education has led many winemakers astray--enabling them to create competent, consistent wines while putting exceptional wines of structure and mystery beyond their grasp. Great wines, he claims, demand a personal and creative engagement with many elements of the process. His lively exploration of the facets of postmodern winemaking, together with profiles of some of its practitioners, is both entertaining and enlightening.
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. One of the country's most idyllic getaways, Napa and Sonoma charm visitors with superb wineries and wine, trendy restaurants and intimate resorts, and pampering spas. Time may seem to stand still in the iconic California countryside with its rows of leafy vines, but the luxury and sophistication here are thoroughly modern. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Coverage of Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Northern Sonoma, Russian River, and West County Planning to visit more of California? Check our Fodor's state-wide travel guide to California and also Fodor's San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego guides.
“It’s complicated!” That’s a simple way to describe the sort of relationship that seemingly defies simple explanations. Like a love triangle, money, taste, and wine are caught in a complicated relationship affecting every aspect of the wine industry and wine enthusiast experience. As wine economist and best-selling author Mike Veseth peels back the layers of the money-taste-wine story, he discovers the wine buyer’s biggest mistake (which is to confuse money and taste) and learns how to avoid it, sips and swirls dump bucket wines and Treasure Island wines, and toasts anything but Champagne. He bulks up with big-bag, big-box wines and realizes that sometimes the best wine is really a beer. Along the way he questions wine’s identity crisis, looks down his nose at wine snobs and cheese bores, follows the money, surveys the restaurant war battleground, and imagines wines that even money cannot buy before concluding that money, taste, and wine might have a complicated relationship but sometimes they have the power to change the world. His engaging and enlightening book will surprise, inform, inspire, and delight anyone with an interest in wine—or complicated relationships.
Der Tagungsband umfasst die im Rahmen der "Culinary and Wine Tourism Conference 2015" präsentierten Paper und Konzepte rund um das Thema Kulinarik- und Weintourismus. Die Konferenz wurde vom Institut für Tourismus-Management der FHWien der WKW in Zusammenarbeit mit der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Tourismuswissenschaft (DGT) und der IMC Fachhochschule Krems, Studiengang International Wine Business veranstaltet. Kulinarik und Wein werden immer häufiger zu einem wesentlichen Teil von Reiseentscheidungen und gewinnen als eigenständiges touristisches Marktsegment zunehmend an Bedeutung. Durch die Kombination von Wissenschaft und Tourismuspraxis und Beiträgen in deutscher und englischer Sprache wird eine besonders breite Zielgruppe angesprochen.