Be Your Own Wine Expert makes learning about wine fun. In less than 3 minutes you can learn about any one of more than 100 of the world's best wine varietals. No more intimidating wine lists, no more mispronouncing wine names, no more feeling left out when the conversation turns to wine. The more than 2000 Value For Money Wine recommendations that cost less than $10, $15 and $20 a bottle prove that wine doesn't have to be expensive to be good. The best way to enjoy the book is with a glass of wine. The next time you have a glass of wine, open Be Your Own Wine Expert to the wine you are drinking. You'll learn as you taste and taste as you learn. It's a fun experience.
God's Devil (Kindle Edition)
God’s Devil is the story of Peter Donavan, a Catholic priest, whose consuming ambition is to become the first American Pope. In pursuit of that goal he lets nothing stand in his way.
Some will see Peter Donavan as an evil man, a man willing to commit murder, abortion, blackmail, and condone arson to achieve his goal. They will view him as a danger to the survival of the Catholic Church, a man who would destroy its culture, its doctrines, and its institutions.
Others will see Peter as their surrogate, a liberal voice for change, change necessary to bring the Church into the 21st century and make it a moral force against social sins that threaten the world’s health, peace and prosperity.
Regardless of how you view Peter Donavan, you will find God’s Devil a gripping story about a complex man whose ideas and actions provoke ambivalence and consternation with the turn of every page. The first five words of the story provide an insight into Peter’s character: “Peter, I’m pregnant,” she whispers.
An Evening with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson: Dinner, Wine, and Conversation
In An Evening with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, the reader, through a dream sequence, is transported back in time to 18th century Paris. In the comfort of Jefferson's residence on the Champs-Elysées, Franklin and Jefferson tell in their own words the most interesting stories of their lives. There are nearly nine hundred citations of authority to support all of Franklin and Jefferson's comments.
They talk about their early years, their embarrassments, disappointments, intrigues, travels, social activities in London and Paris, the women in their lives, the libel and slander they suffered at the hands of their political enemies, slavery, religion, their opinions of and associations with George Washington, John Adams, John Paul Jones, Marquis de Lafayette, the charismatic Edward Bancroft, a British spy who was Franklin's secretary and friend, and much more.
Passions: The Wines and Travels of Thomas Jefferson
Passions was the winner of the Veuve Cliquot "Wine Book of the Year" competition in 1995. Through a combination of original research, imaginative writing and beautiful illustrations, Jim Gabler has captured an intimate portrait of Thomas Jefferson at leisure, enjoying two of his passions: wine and travel. Jefferson was the most knowledgeable wine connoisseur of his age, and his favorite wines continue to be favorites of wine lovers today. He also loved to travel "to see what I have not yet seen."
Passions takes the reader with Jefferson to the vineyards of Burgundy, Cote Rotie, Hermitage, Bordeaux, Champagne, through Provence, over the Alps into Italy, along the French and Italian Rivieras, through Languedoc on the Canal-du-Midi, down the Rhine with tastings at famous German vineyards. Readers will eavesdrop on dinner conversations at Jefferson's Paris residence, at the White House and Monticello where the finest wines were served; accompany Jefferson and John Adams into the English countryside; and bear witness through Jefferson's eyes to the telltale signs of the French Revolution.
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Wine into Words: A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language (Second Edition)
The second edition of Wine Into Words contains nearly 8,000 bibliographical entries, thousands of historical annotations covering everything wine has touched: art, literature, music, history, food, winemaking, grape growing, poetry, politics, economics, war, and hundreds of biographical sketches of the men and women who pioneered the development of wine and reported its history.
In addition to the author index, the second edition of Wine Into Words contains an alphabetically arranged short-title index of all the titles, and a subject index (new to this edition), that allows for easy access to its store of information.