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Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine
Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine
by Justin Hammack
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.88
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a great resource for both wine neophytes and more experienced aficionados, October 15, 2015
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This book is a great resource for both wine neophytes and more experienced aficionados. Even though I fall into the aficionado camp, I found many things to love about this book, including the detailed descriptions of major (and less well-known) grape varietals, wine regions and especially a glossary of wine terms, including a fair amount of terms I didn't know or fully understand. Great resource, lavishly illustrated.
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The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook
The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook
Offered by Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Price: $26.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Best all-around cookbook, January 28, 2014
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This huge cookbook is stuffed with great instruction, tips, ideas and of course recipes. Highly recommended for the novice or intermediate level aspiring cook.


Vertical
Vertical
by Rex Pickett
Edition: Paperback
37 used & new from $1.78

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More fun for Miles and Jack, October 30, 2013
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This review is from: Vertical (Paperback)
I found Vertical to be (mostly) quite entertaining, but preposterous at points (although this isn't too surprising, since Sideways had its share of unbelievable situations). While I liked the author's overall writing style, he does have a propensity to to use excessively "big" words, even when much more widely-understood vernacular would have done the job better and enhanced its readability. Even though I'm an avid reader with two college degrees, most of the time I spent reading it was with a with dictionary within arms length.


World Atlas of Wine
World Atlas of Wine
by Hugh Johnson
Edition: Hardcover
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best wine atlas out there, December 12, 2008
This review is from: World Atlas of Wine (Hardcover)
While there many quality books out there that provide more detailed information about a particular type or style of of wine (Bordeaux, California, etc.), none approaches the scale and scope of this phenomenal book.

Now in its sixth edition (and the third edition I've purchased), The World Atlas of Wine, just keeps getting better and better.

If you are looking for an overview of the world of wine, information on the geography and provenance of different wines from around the world, this is the book you must have.

For instance, after returning from Italy a couple of months ago, I wanted to learn more about Italian wines, an area I understand less about than the wines of the USA or France, which I have studied and tasted extensively. I wondered about the difference between Barolo vs. Barbaresco in Piedmont, and the difference between Brunello di Montalcino vs. other Sangiovese-based wines from Tuscany. With just a few pages of reading and studying the maps, I learned more about these wines than I could have ever imagined.

If all you care about is a certain type of wine, there are better and more comprehensive books available to you. But, if you want to learn about the WORLD of wine, there is no better place to start than The World Atlas of Wine.


The Compensation Handbook
The Compensation Handbook
by Milton L. Rock
Edition: Hardcover
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "One-Stop" Comp Reference Book, July 12, 2008
As a writer and compensation consultant myself, I highly recommend this newly revised edition for HR and compensation professionals seeking a solid overview reference guide to all aspects of compensation. The book provides coverage of a wide variety of relevant topics written by highly-regarded professionals.

Mind you, there are more comprehensive treatments available for specialty or "single-topic" compensation areas, such as executive or sales compensation, but none that provide the overall breadth of The Compensation Handbook as resource guide on many key areas of compensation management.


Washington Wines and Wineries: The Essential Guide
Washington Wines and Wineries: The Essential Guide
by Paul Gregutt
Edition: Hardcover
45 used & new from $0.01

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The best guide to WA wine, so far at least, November 15, 2007
I'm only 1/4 of the way into it so far, but I've already learned a lot about the history and major players in the WA State wine industry. If you love WA wines, and and want to learn more about what's behind what's in the bottle, this is the book for you. Lots of interesting info on the leading (and upcoming) wineries, vineyards, etc.


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