The Wines of Spain
By Julian Jeffs
The transformation of the Spanish wine industry over the last 20 years has been astonishing. From a state of very considerable decay it has re-invented itself with great vigour and style. Four decades ago such reputation as the wines of Spain had rested on the declining quality of Sherry and the occasional majestic Rioja towering above the surrounding sea of mediocre, oxidised table wines. "How things have changed!" exclaims Julian Jeffs in the introduction to his valuable The Wines of Spain, the latest addition to Faber and Faber's series of wine books. Over the course of two years Jeffs put in a great deal of intensive research in Spain, travelling the length and breadth of the country, visiting growers and tasting their wines. The effort has paid off in a wealth of engrossing detail.The volume is organised into sections dealing with the main provinces or geographical regions--Aragon, Catalunya, Andalucia and so on--then within those by the individual Denominacion de Origen (DO). Within each DO the leading or most interesting bodegas are profiled, allowing Jeffs to build up a cumulative portrait of the regional characters. Especially evocative are the portions of the book dealing with the ancient and distinguished Sherry houses in Andalucia, many of them of course founded in the 18th or 19th centuries by British or Irish merchants. The account of the great Bodegas Vega Sicilia in Castilla is emblematic of the progress of the entire Spanish wine industry: Producing some of the world's finest wine up to the 1920s, it fell into poor practices and the quality and reliability of the wine suffered badly. Under the modernising current owners the wine has regained its former reputation. According to Julian Jeffs, Vega Sicilia "is on a Wagnerian scale, with all that master's subtlety and complexity." --Robin Davidson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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What is My Baby Thinking
By Richard C. Woolfson
What does he think when he's looking in the mirror? Why does she want to put everything in her mouth? If his toy rolls under the sofa, why does he act like it has gone forever? Child psychologist Richard Woolfson explains all the puzzling aspects of infant behaviour and provides valuable insights that every parent needs to understand their child, from newborn to 3 years.
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With over 300 stunning photographs of wedding flowers, this book contains bouquets to inspire every bride. A bride's bouquet sets the mood for all wedding flowers, so choosing the perfect style is essential. Should they be stylish, formal or simply natural? Formed into a perfect round nosegay or romantic cascade? Which shape suits your dress? Will you choose red roses for love, or freesias for trust? "Wedding Bouquets" answers all these questions and more, to ensure the bouquet you finally choose is the perfect expression of how you feel on this important and magical day.
By Madonna Gauding
Mandalas, sacred circle designs, have been used in spiritual traditions around the world as a focus for meditation and healing. This book presents 100 original mandala designs for you to colour based on traditional Celtic, Christian, Buddhist, Native American, and Hindu sources. A full-colour introduction gives detailed background information about the use of mandalas in world cultures. It is illustrated with colourful reproductions of traditional mandala designs to inspire your own creative efforts. The book also includes complete instructions for colouring the mandalas as an aid to insight, creative self-expression, and meditation. Beautiful and enlightening, the classic mandala designs in the book include rose window designs from the cathedrals of Europe, Navajo sand paintings, Hindu yantras, traditional Buddhist thangka scroll designs, and motifs from illuminated Celtic manuscripts. You will find colouring these inspiring designs to be entertaining, relaxing, and illuminating.
The Wagamama Cookbook
By Hugo Arnold
True to the 'positive eating, positive living' ethos of Wagamama's idiosyncratic chain of noodle restaurants, this official collection of recipes shares the secret of the hallmark culinary minimalism that has won it instant cult status worldwide. The distinctive Wagamama flavour originates from the traditional 200-year-old ramen (noodle) shops of Japan which guarantee nourishment with ingredients that cleanse and nurture the mind and body. Suitable for meat-eaters, seafood lovers and vegetarians alike, the 120 recipes have been specially created by the people behind Wagamama's unique house style and concentrate on cooking fresh, quality ingredients in a way that retains maximum flavour and nutrition. With mouth-watering recipes for appetisers and side dishes, hearty soups and stir-fries, and exotic sweet-rice desserts and juices, plus hints and tips on ingredients, equipment, cooking techniques and structuring a meal, this unique collection means that the stylish Wagamama experience is now yours to take home.Whether you want to impress the health-conscious dinner guest or simply feed family and friends good, wholesome meals, this book allows you to recreate the best of Japanese cooking with a selection of delicious, low-fat, one-pot meals which are easy on your time and budget as well as your waistline.
The Wicca Bible
By Ann-Marie Gallagher
The Wicca Bible offers informative, accessible, balanced, and entertaining insight into the beliefs and practices within the many paths and traditions of Wicca. A veritable one-stop shop for information on all aspects of Wicca today, the book includes Wiccan belief and philosophy, gods and goddesses, herbs and trees important to Wiccans, Wiccan practice, and useful information in the form of glossaries and tables of symbols. It also includes many practical exercises in visualisation, ritual, and magic and offers guidance on customs and traditions, including circlework and coven etiquette. Readers will also find useful sections on divination as used in Wiccan practice, including Tarot, Qabbalah, Tree Iore, Runes, "Scrying," and Astrology. The Wicca Bible is a comprehensive illustrated resource for those interested in the fastest-growing religion in the west.
The Wines of Greece
By Konstantinos Lazarakis
Since the 1990s, the Greek wine industry has grown its exports significantly while the wines increasingly win internationally recognized awards. This reference to the 11 official wine-producing regions of Greece covers the vineyards, wines and wineries and grape varieties, with in-depth producer profiles for each. The unique historical aspects of Greece's wine industry - from its wine laws to vital wine-production statistics focusing on continued wine developments - are covered in full. A practical guide to reading Greek wine labels and buying Greek wine is included, and 15 maps detail the key winemaking areas.
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The Wines of Canada
By John Schreiner
Written by an award-winning writer, this is a reference to Canada's wine-producing regions, the grape varieties, producers, and their wines. The core of the book includes comprehensive details of the estates, as well as information about exciting projects and a discussion on developments in Canada's wine industry. The book also covers the range of internationally recognized Icewines.
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The Wines of the Napa Valley
By Larry Walker
California-based wine expert Larry Walker offers indepth reference on the wines of one of the world's most prominent wine-producing regions, the Napa Valley. He explores the history of this region and gives a full description of the grape varieties, viticulture, and winemaking techiques, and recommends vintages to look out for. He also details the top producers and their wines, and includes a topical discussion on recent wine developments in this region.
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By Sylvie Lebreton
From the horsemen of Mongolia, Jordan and Andalucia to the tribesmen of Morocco through to Samba horsemen in Indonesia, this book includes over 300 previously unpublished photographs, commissioned exclusively for this book, which document the way of life handed down in 11 different peoples and cultures. This book concentrates on the relationships of the peoples with their horses - not just at work; their celebrations; daily lives; dressage; and the influence of the landscape on these endlessly fascinating ways of life.