Bill: For me I'm especially looking forward to the dessert, these are sadly by-passed with our basic living, a luxury. ... six and seven and eight course meals and the multitude of wines, wine in roman times was very basic but they were ...
One other way is to fill the bottle with another bottle of wine, to reduce the empty space in the bottle as much as possible and push the air out. Then you can put any kind of a stopper or seal on there. How do you check to see if you ...
Author: Norm Wolford
What is it all about? What is wine made from? What is in it? What are we drinking? One substance makes up 80 percent of every single bottle of wine. Can you guess what that 80 percent is? It is not grapes. It is not sugar. Its water! In fact, all manufactured beverages are in the neighborhood of 80 percent water. This is one of the very basics: that wine uses water as a carrier as the base. Of course, we too are made up of 75 percent 80 percent water! Let us clarify; wine makers do not add water to the wine they make to reach 80 percent. This is simply the natural proportion of water in wine. Choose a single grape, and that grape is 75 percent to 85 percent water. Therefore, that is where it begins. Theres no water added; it just comes naturally with the grape. The nature of water itself is another whole story, but it is true that water is colorless and odorless. It can be in three states: liquid, gas, and solid. The atom of water is so unique and is one of the strongest of the atoms. It takes so much energy to be able to break it apart. Water is life itself, and water is the first and the most basic aspect of wine.
An essential part of wine enjoyment is light-heartedness. Too many people take wine too seriously. It is not a cult, it is a drink. The banter which should be at all wine tables is one of life's great joys, and, indeed, has been part of ...
Author: Len Evans
Publisher: Xoum Publishing
‘Wine is a good, familiar creature and once bitten, that’s it.’ Len Evans Len Evans was bitten early and that was it. He remained an enthusiastically successful promoter of the ‘good, familiar creature’ until his untimely death in 2006. But after almost half a century of a life in wine, he wasn’t keen on getting into the autobiography business. ‘I was asked to write my memoirs,’ he said in 1985, ‘but I didn’t like the idea – for one reason I’m still living them, and for another, my many conceits do not include a belief that my life has been particularly fascinating.’ Well, he didn’t write his memoirs but he left us something else that is uniquely Evans – an anecdotal ramble through a life devoted to the production, promotion – and drinking! – of wine. There are occasional detours to paint a picture of an old mate, tell a wise or hilarious wine tale, or just spin a good yarn. And there was many a yarn garnered in the new Welsh migrant’s progress from ring-barking trees in the bush to washing glasses in a pub, writing comedy sketches and embarking on a career-changing role in a major hotel before becoming established as a restaurateur, vigneron and ultimately – almost inevitably – as Australia’s most influential wine personality. In 1979, Len wrote of a friend’s book, ‘It’s a funny book, it’s a serious book. It contains something for every wine lover.’ Few words could better describe what he has left us in Life’s Too Short to Drink Bad Wine. Praise for Len Evans ‘There was, and will only ever be, one Don Bradman – and only one Len Evans AO, OBE.’ – James Halliday ‘[Len Evans is] the finest judge of wine I know.’ – Hugh Johnson ‘Len Evans has done more to advance the cause of Australian wine than any other individual.’ – The Oxford Companion to Wine
Do you know the weight of a bottle of wine? Told you it sounds funny. But you are asking them to build racks for your wines, so think about it. You are asking them to construct a room that will only house one thing . . . your wines!
Author: John Seitz
Publisher: Author House
This book is about all the adventures that I have experienced in my journey to places where most people do not get to go. This is not just about all the stars and celebrities and their wine cellars but is about people, monuments, things, and places along the roads of this great country of ours. Wine cellars are a thing of beauty and a place of refuge. They have become more and more popular over the years. Some of the nation wine enthusiasts, including stars and celebrities, have had them built in their homes and restaurants... I am the guy who built some of these wine cellars. I have been designing and constructing some of the most beautiful wine cellars in America for over 15 years. Today, I am considered by most, to be The Master Wine Cellar Builder in the U.S. My past clients consist of quite an A-List. Regis Philbin to Rusty Wallace to CEO’s of major corporations, and restaurant chains like Ruth’s Chris Steakhouses. My way of doing things is not the ordinary way. Many years ago I packed up my entire business and converted the “basement” of an my RV into a rolling workshop, and hit the road. My company, The Magnum Company Inc, is completely 100% mobile, building wine cellars across the nation. I spend 365 days a year traveling back and forth across this country of ours, building wine cellars, camping in RV resorts, golfing, and of course drinking some of the finest wines. I am part nomad, part craftsman and 100% friendly, with a glass of wine for every stranger meet, in every campground I stay. Since about 1995, wine cellars, have become extremely popular on both the East and West Coasts and of course in the Midwest. My company is devoted exclusively to the design, consultation, and construction of custom wine cellars. It’s a true adventure! You will learn the proper way to store your wines. The drama that surrounds some of the wine cellar installs. What happens to us if The Wine Cellar RV has to go to the shop. But in the end, you will see some of America’s great wine cellars. Get a great tip on some of the world’s finest wines. Along with good food, good wine, good stories and amazing craftsmanship and construction for some of the country’s biggest wine enthusiast! Who knows you might even meet a star or two along the way. I choose to live anywhere The Wine Cellar RV will take me. I could be eating lunch in Manhattan with a friend or building a wine cellar for a star or celebrity across the country, seeing more of the country in a month than most people might see in a lifetime. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your visit through the United States.
... a Bryant Family proprietor Grown 97, or a Sine Quanon imposter McCoy 97. the character of each wine varied, ... through oversize eyeglasses, then mingle. the group, in its monthly meetings, 14 LIFE'S TOO SHORT TO DRINK CHEAP WINE.
Her exasperation this evening came about because Alan had left his collec— tion of fine wines in her cellar when he had moved out. ... I signed the necessary release papers and drove her home 2 Life's not all Wine and Roses!
Author: Bruce Watson
This collection of snappy, humorous, earthy stories all have a sting in the tail. They portray aspects of life in France unsuspected by most casual visitors. Food and sex are rarely talked of with such delicate earthiness. Medicine, herbal remedies, crime, social niceties, witchcraft and religion are the reflecting mirrors that illuminate Fanny, Louis, Francine and Justin: the larger-than-life characters who invite you to share their France with you.
... the last the oldest arts district in Oklahoma City, with twenty-two galleries and over eighty artists living there. We make a stop at Urban Wineworks, 1749 North West 16th Street, a wine shop, bar and restaurant that has a good ...
Author: Jeffrey Benson
Publisher: New Generation Publishing
Following on from Jeffrey Benson's first volume of travel diaries, One More for the Road, comes a second instalment, as one of the food and drink world's intrepid voyagers continues on his way. No Half Measures whisks the reader to the luxury resorts of the Indian Ocean, tasting cutting-edge cuisine and fine wines on five continents, and celebrates all the cultural diversity the world still has to offer. As before, Benson gives us both barrels of modern travel experience, the vintage and the vin ordinaire, the sublime and the ridiculous, in generous and richly evocative accounts of journeys among family and friends, wine students and superstar chefs. There are glorious gastronomic moments and glimpses of the splendour of the natural world, as well as comic interludes and the odd despairing grumble, all in the company of our witty and humane chaperone. Fasten your seat-belts: it's going to be a thoroughly enjoyable ride.
But for life there could be no death. If God were not, ... Not even nothingness preceded life. ... We are vessels of life, not yet full of the wine of life; where the wine does not reach, there the clay cracks, and aches, ...
They drink wine frequently , squirrel away yet more wine in cellars or closets and generally view wine as their life's best friend . Knowing this , I asked the host of the tasting if he would ensure that a microa phone was available for ...
The best published sources are Brian McGinty, Strong Wine: The Life and Legend of Agoston Haraszthy (Stanford: Stanford University Press. 1998); Theodore Schoenman, Father of California Wine, Agoston Haraszthy Including Grape Culture, ...
Author: Warren Belasco
This original collection abandons culinary nostalgia and the cataloguing of regional cuisines to examine the role of food and food marketing in constructing culture, consumer behavior, and national identity.
It is worth the winepress to have the exterior of the grape bruised and broken if thereby the wine of God's love can be ... winepress because it is here that they find they have become a place of springs for the water of life to others.
Author: Jessie Penn-Lewis
Publisher: Whitaker House
Bringing Life to a Dying WorldLegendary author and evangelist Jessie Penn-Lewis believed that it was imperative for believers to understand the significance of Jesus’ sacrifice and what it means for them; for, as she said, “Truth out of place can be poison.” And the truth is found in Jesus’ death and resurrection. It is only when we identify ourselves with Christ and conform ourselves to His death that we are able to share in His victory. It is only when we become dead to sin that we can lead others to the path of life. By applying the truths outlined in this book, you will learn… How to answer your calling as a child of God How to break free from sin How to find joy in the midst of sorrow How to gain a deep compassion for others How to lead others to a life of victory Join Jessie Penn-Lewis on a journey to discover the cost of discipleship, as well as the joy that comes with leading others to Christ.
The wine of life is the will of God, But the wine is oft-times red, Where the foot of God with pity shod Has crushed with crimson tread. A Jew." Down' the ages, ages aching, Drunk with sorrow, shame and scorn Reels the race whenee, ...
Some wine writers describe wine as a living thing that goes through a succession of natural stages, where each stage can be labeled. However, many age words are taken directly from the life cycle for humans.
Author: Adrienne Lehrer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The vocabulary of wine is large and exceptionally vibrant -- from straight-forward descriptive words like "sweet" and "fragrant", colorful metaphors like "ostentatious" and "brash", to the more technical lexicon of biochemistry. The world of wine vocabulary is growing alongside the current popularity of wine itself, particularly as new words are employed by professional wine writers, who not only want to write interesting prose, but avoid repetition and cliché. The question is, what do these words mean? Can they actually reflect the objective characteristics of wine, and can two drinkers really use and understand these words in the same way? In this second edition of Wine and Conversation, linguist Adrienne Lehrer explores whether or not wine drinkers (both novices and experts) can in fact understand wine words in the same way. Her conclusion, based on experimental results, is no. Even though experts do somewhat better than novices in some experiments, they tend to do well only on wines on which they are carefully trained and/or with which they are very familiar. Does this mean that the elaborate language we use to describe wine is essentially a charade? Lehrer shows that although scientific wine writing requires a precise and shared use of language, drinking wine and talking about it in casual, informal setting with friends is different, and the conversational goals include social bonding as well as communicating information about the wine. Lehrer also shows how language innovation and language play, clearly seen in the names of new wines and wineries, as well as wine descriptors, is yet another influence on the burgeoning and sometimes whimsical world of wine vocabulary.
ost great wine regions have grown and thrived around rivers — Portugal's Douro, Bordeaux's Garonne, Germany's Rhine. ... life. For a long time, the river suffered from benign neglect; but largely due to periodic flooding of the downtown ...
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No one pours new wine into old wineskins, otherwise the wine will tear apart the wineskin and both the wine and the wineskin will be lost. New wine goes into new wineskins. (Mark 2:22) To put it in a nutshell, when we see ourselves as ...
Author: Brother John of Taize
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Is the Christian faith something that can peacefully exist alongside all the other aspects of an ordinary human life, or does it by its very nature turn that life into something else? The author of this book, a member of a monastic community for over forty years, obviously has a vested interest in the answer. But even for believers caught up in the day-to-day life of society, work, and family, the question is an important one, at least if they are seeking a measure of consistency in the life they are living. And does not the very fact that the question of the importance and urgency of faith needs to be asked witness to the eclipse of an eschatological outlook among Christians, at any rate in the mainstream Churches? Could this oversight not explain why an eschatological understanding of faith, one which sees it as a radical, world-changing reality, has been forced to take refuge, often deformed to the point of being unrecognizable, in small “fanatical” groups on the margins of the Christian world?
VIII Whether at Naishápúr or Babylon , Whether the Cup with sweet or bitter run , The Wine of Life keeps oozing drop by drop , The Leaves of Life keep falling one by one . A " A Book of Verses underneath the Bough ,
120 ) , and , as Bp . Taylor quaintly says , “ had more company than wine . ” — Life of Christ , 11. 10. 5. For further notices and references , see Winer , RWB . Art . “ Hochzeit , ” Vol . i . p . 499 sq . " 2 The only statement that ...
Possibly identified with Ngeshtinana was another Sumerian wine goddess called Ama-geštin or “Mother Wine/Vine.” Vine as Tree of Life Depictions of grapevines from antiquity indicate the plant was perceived also as the Tree of Life: The ...
Author: D. M. Murdock
Publisher: Stellar House Publishing
The biblical figure of Moses has been the center of fascination for over 2,000 years, but what do we actually know about him? Was he a real person? Did the Exodus truly happen? Or is the story in the Pentateuch a mythical account written centuries after the alleged events? Why does Moses's story resemble that of other, older lawgivers and legendary predecessors? Why are there so many elements of sun and wine god myths in the tale of Moses? What does the focus on the serpent in his story signify? Who were Yahweh and the Elohim? Did Moses Exist? includes: Maps and 126 illustrations Extensive bibliography, table of contents and index Hundreds of footnotes and citations from primary sources in multiple languages Best modern scholarship from credentialed authorities Did Moses Exist? provides a massive amount of information from antiquity about the world's religious traditions and mythology, including how solar myths, wine cultivation and fertility cults have shaped the Bible and Judaism. This book may be the most comprehensive study to date, using the best scholarship and state-of-the-art research methods. "The existence of Moses as well as the veracity of the Exodus story is disputed amongst archaeologists and Egyptologists, with experts in the field of biblical criticism citing logical inconsistencies, new archaeological evidence, historical evidence and related origin myths in Canaanite culture." --"Moses," Wikipedia "There is no historical evidence outside of the Bible, no mention of Moses outside the Bible, and no independent confirmation that Moses ever existed." --Dr. Michael D. Coogan, lecturer on the Old Testament at Harvard Divinity School "We cannot be sure that Moses ever lived because there are no traces of his earthly existence outside of tradition." --Egyptologist Dr. Jan Assmann, Moses the Egyptian "The life of Moses contains elements--canonical and apocryphal--that mark him as a true mythic hero, and certainly he is Judaism's greatest hero and the central figure in Hebrew mythology." --Dr. David Leeming, The Oxford Companion to World Mythology "...the stories of the creation, of the flood, of Abraham, of Jacob, of the descent into and the exodus from Egypt, of the career of Moses and the Jews in the desert, of Joshua and his soldiers, of the judges and their clients, are all apocryphal, and were fabricated at a late period of Jewish history." --Dr. Thomas Inman, Ancient Faiths and Modern Table of Contents List of Illustrations Preface Introduction Who Wrote the Pentateuch? Was Moses an Egyptian Pharaoh or Priest? The Exodus as History? The Exodus in Ancient Literature Hyksos and Lepers Who Were the Israelites? The Exodus as Myth The Lawgiver Archetype The Dionysus Connection The Life of Dionysus The Vine and Wine The Great God Sun Yahweh and the Sun Moses as Solar Hero Conclusion Bibliography Index
1 went through a very difficult divorce a year ago, and this book helped me tojindthe deep meaning in life again. " — Ramona Rctzlaff "Bread for tfie Wilderness, Wine for tfie Journey is a truly wonderful book.
Author: John Killinger
Publisher: Angel Books
In an intensely personal way, John Killinger talks about the deeper meaning of prayer and the inner life. Bread for the Wilderness, Wine for the Journey is a spiritual pilgrimage that enables the reader to delve into the recesses of his or her inner self; to catch a new glimpse of the power of prayer, not only in Jesus's life, but in ours as well; and to help us in our own journey to be more attuned to the things of the spirit, and more open to following the silent whisperings and mystery of God's leading.