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A unique look at the meaning of the taste for wine in Britain, from the establishment of a Commonwealth in 1649 to the Commercial Treaty between Britain and France in 1860 - this book provides an extraordinary window into the politics and culture of England and Scotland just as they were becoming the powerful British state.
Wine has developed a following that number in the billions worldwide. Of the beverages of choice offered to mankind, aside from water, wine is one of the earliest recorded drinks in antiquity. And wine in all of its infinite combinations from many regions and in a wide array of smells, fragrances, tastes and strengths, continues to top the lists on menus and in homes around the planet.
An indispensable book for every wine lover, from some of the world's greatest experts. Where do wine grapes come from and how are they related to each other? What is the historical background of each grape variety? Where are they grown? What sort of wines do they make and, most importantly, what do they taste like? Using the most cutting-edge DNA analysis and detailing almost 1,400 distinct grape varieties, as well as myriad correct (and highlighting almost as many incorrect) synonyms, this particularly beautiful book includes revelatory grape family trees, and a rich variety of illustrations from Viala and Vermorel's seminal ampelography with century-old illustrations. Combining Jancis Robinson's world view, nose for good writing and good wines with Julia Harding's expertise and attention to detail plus Dr Vouillamoz's unique level of scholarship, Wine Grapes offers essential and original information in greater depth and breadth than has ever been available before. A book for wine students, wine experts and wine lovers everywhere. AWARDS Best Wine, Beer and Spirits Book and winner of the Jane Grigson award, IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) Awards 2014 A wine book of the year, 2013, The Times, London Faiveley International Wine Book of the Year 2013, Roederer Awards Best Viticulture Book 2013, OIV Awards Best Drink Book 2012, Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards Best Beverage Book 2012, James Beard Awards Best Drink Book 2012, Andre Simon Awards Hall of Fame for Best Wine Book 2012, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards Best Drinks Book 2012, Wine & Spirits magazine
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Erin Morris had the perfect summer planned. She would volunteer at the ASPCA, and prove she's old enough to own a dog. But then her dad loses his job and everthing changes. Despite her plans Erin finds herself shipped off to her grandmother's for the summer.
Erin's upset, but her grandmother is fun, and it'll be great to see her friend Cassie again. Best of all Erin will get to spend time with Grandma's black Lab, Lavender Blue. When her grandmother asks her to train him for the dog show, Erin is overjoyed. What a great way to show her parents that's she ready for a dog of her own.
Then of course, Erin relizes that she'll be the one showing Blue. How can she possibly perform in front of all those people--they might make fun of her hairy legs or her mousy hair. Her friend Cassie suggests a "reinvention," and, after surviving a depilatory disaster, and a horrible henna incident, Erin's just as ready for the ring as Blue.
Life seems almost perfect when she and Blue take first prize at the show, but then a terrible accident teaches Erin the most important lesson of her summer. It doesn't matter how she looks, or what other people think--for Erin, true friendship and love hold A Taste of Perfection.
Eboni Stiles thought Simon Blackcat was a walking, talking mass of perfectly packaged testosterone trouble. She made it a point to stay as far away from him as possible. Especially after that one night, she lost her mind and slept with him. One night with Eboni was not enough for Simon, not even close. So when Eboni's life was in danger, he was the only man he trusted to protect her. Because those chasing her would have to kill him to get to her, and Blackcat did not die easily. A Guardian Agency Novel can be read as a stand-alone.
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