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Winesburg, Ohio, A Group Of Tales Of Ohio Small-town Life
Winesburg, Ohio is a short story cycle by the Sherwood Anderson. The work is revolves around the life of George Willard, from the time he was a child to his growing independence and abandonment of Winesburg as a young man. It is set in the fictional town of Winesburg, which is based loosely on the author's childhood in Clyde, Ohio. The stories were ..".conceived as complementary parts of a whole, centered in the background of a single community." The book consists of twenty-two stories, with the first story, "The Book of the Grotesque," serving as an introduction.
Max Allen's Wine Know How
In his approachable style Max Allen, wine guru to the masses, shares his unparalleled knowledge of wine and secret tricks of the trade.
A bunch of friends pop round unannounced. They all want white wine and you haven't got a single bottle cold. What's the best way to chill some quickly? Simple. Put some water and ice in a bucket. Add the bottle and a good handful of salt.
This causes the temperature to drop suddenly. With wine most often the drink of choice, Max Allen makes it simple, with this straight-forward guide to enjoying wine. How to choose, what to look for, what can go wrong, what you need to know about vintage wine...this book is filled with a multitude of tips that will make enjoying wine simpler.
With break-out boxes outlining everything from how to spot a good/bad wine to dispelling wine myths, the book also includes practical tips like how to get red wine stains out of carpet, how to get a broken cork out of a bottle to more detailed information like how sparkling wine is made.
Days Of Wine And Roquefort
Murder, like Roquefort, stinks . . .
Cheese Shop owner Charlotte Bessette's life seems quieter than ever with her fiancÃ© out of town and her cousin Matthew and his children out of the house. But before she can put up her feet and enjoy a glass of chardonnay, Matthew asks her to play host to Noelle Adams, a bright sommelier visiting to help grow business for the local winery.
An affable wine aficionado, Noelle is paired well with the cheese expert Charlotteâ€”but something seems to be troubling the secretive houseguest, and Charlotte's life is upended when she finds the sparkling woman dead. Between Noelle's hotheaded ex, the cagey owners of the winery, its jaded manager, and a wily reporter, Charlotte has her pick of suspects, but she needs to act fastâ€”this is a mystery that only gets more dangerous with age.
About the Author
Avery Aames, author of A Cheese Shop Mystery for Berkley Prime Crime, is the pseudonym for Daryl Wood Gerber. Daryl created the format for the popular sitcom, "Out of this World" and has won awards for her screenplays. She also writes short stories and suspense novels.
Meds And Reds
The Wine, Beer, And Spirits Handbook
Master the mysteries of wine.
The study of wine and beverages has become integral to hospitality education. The Wine, Beer, and Spirits Handbook demystifies the wine and wine-making process, examining not only the making and flavor profiles of wine, beer, and spirits, but also the business of wine service as practiced by a chef or sommelier.
Unique to this book, is the strong emphasis on food and wine pairings, as well as food and beverage interactions. An entire chapter uncovers this broad, often intimidating, topic with detailed information on table wines, sparkling wines, fortified wines, beer and spirits.
More importantly, The Handbook explains theÂ responsibilities of a sommelier from both service and managerial perspectives. Readers explore their wine-related duties including: the developing of wine lists, identifying faulty wines, ordering, receiving, and storing wines, conducting inventory control, pricing, product research, cellar management, and the health and legal implications of wine consumption.
A comprehensive, one-stop resource to the character and best use of beverages, The Wine, Beer, and Spirits Handbook will help every student, chef, sommelier and wine enthusiast confidently master the mysteries of wine and other beverages.
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