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The Wine Stalker: Immense Geekery in Wine History & Science, Omnibus 1

Every wine geek with a sense of humor should have this collection compiling TheWineStalker.net’s first four years of wine history and science articles, from the complete history of an ancient wine in “Adventures of Aglianico” to the starstuff and seashells of the “Soil & Wine” series. Learn all about the chemistry of wine, how bubbly was discovered and established in different parts of the world, what harmful chemical the Austrians were once adding to their wine, and the answer to the most important question of all... what the heck is Bacco 22A??? This is an eBook with an immense amount of wine geekery, so be prepared to get nerdy.
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By Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack
Wine Folly became a sensation for its inventive, easy-to-digest approach to learning about wine. Now in a new, expanded hardcover edition, Wine Folly: Magnum Edition is the perfect guide for anyone looking to take his or her wine knowledge to the next level. Wine Folly: Magnum Edition is the must-have book for the millions of fans of WineFolly.com and for any budding oenophile who wants to boost his or her wine knowledge in a practical and fun way. It's the ultimate gift for any wine lover.


By Richard L. Chilton Jr.
Adventures with Old Vines offers an engaging and knowledgeable guide to demystify wine for novice enthusiasts. Richard Chilton provides detailed information about buying and storing wine, how to read a wine list, the role of the sommelier, wine fraud, how wine is really made, and how weather patterns can influence the quality of a vintage. A vineyard owner and lifelong wine lover, the author encourages readers to discover wine by tasting, taking notes, and tasting again.
 WINE SCIENCE 


By Adam Rogers
Humans have been perfecting alcohol production for ten thousand years, but scientists are just starting to distill the chemical reactions behind the perfect buzz. In a spirited tour across continents and cultures, Adam Rogers takes us from bourbon country to the world’s top gene-sequencing labs, introducing us to the bars, barflies, and evolving science at the heart of boozy technology. He chases the physics, biology, chemistry, and metallurgy that produce alcohol, and the psychology and neurobiology that make us want it. If you’ve ever wondered how your drink arrived in your glass, or what it will do to you, Proof makes an unparalleled drinking companion.

By Richard A Baxter M.D.
Can drinking red wine save your life? Scientific breakthroughs within the past several years suggest that it may not be an unreasonable question. Red wine’s miracle molecule, resveratrol, has been proven to extend life dramatically in experimental animals. But resveratrol is only one of a family of compounds called polyphenols that may hold the key to preventing Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and everything from cancer to the common cold.
 WINE HISTORY 


By Paul Lukacs
For many thousands of years, wine was a basic need. Today it is a cultural choice, and the reasons why millions of people choose it tells us as much about them as about the contents of bottle or glass. In Inventing Wine, Paul Lukacs chronicles wine s transformation from a source of sustenance to a consciously pursued pleasure, in the process offering a new way to view the present as well as the past.


By Donald Kladstrup
In 1940, France fell to the Nazis and almost immediately the German army began a campaign of pillaging one of the assets the French hold most dear: their wine. Like others in the French Resistance, winemakers mobilized to oppose their occupiers, but the tale of their extraordinary efforts has remained largely unknown–until now. This is the thrilling and harrowing story of the French wine producers who undertook ingenious, daring measures to save their cherished crops and bottles as the Germans closed in on them.
 FICTION 


By Peter Stafford-Bow
Felix, a tragic orphan, is expelled from school, cast out onto the British high street, and forced to make his way in the cut-throat world of wine retail. Thanks to a positive mental attitude, he is soon forging a promising career, his sensual adventures taking him to the vineyards of Italy, South Africa, Bulgaria and Kent. His path to the summit, however, is littered with obstacles. Petty office politics, psychotic managers and the British Board of Wine & Liquor prove challenging enough. But when Felix negotiates the world’s biggest Asti Spumante deal, he is plunged into a vicious world of Mafiosi, people smuggling and ruthless multinationals.


By Peter Stafford-Bow
Felix Hart is back, in the thrilling, wine-soaked sequel to Corkscrew.
Hart, a wine buyer at the top of his game, finds himself compromised by a ruthless, multi-national drinks corporation. Forced to participate in a high-profile, corrupt wine tasting, Hart is drawn into a terrifying game of cat-and-mouse, pursued by blackmailers, assassins and organic wine fanatics. The action moves from the Byzantine intrigue of the Minstrels of Wine to France’s most glamorous chateaux, Hart relying on his quick wits, fine palate and a touch of muscle to stay ahead of his enemies.
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By Elle Wonders
Some truths don't travel well. Some of them die along the way and others stray from the flock. These are a few who survived the journey. In A Map of My Existence, Elle Wonders' unique narrative voice weaves stories into poems. With vivid, tangible imagery, she explores the world through a lens of truth and vulnerability as she creates the map of her existence. Whether it's free verse or prose poetry, she navigates the close relationship between self-awareness and emotional connection while building a bridge between the two.

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