The Ultimate Wine Companion

Author: Kevin Zraly
Publisher: Sterling Epicure
ISBN: 1402797532
Size: 17.99 MB
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The author of "Windows on the World Complete Wine Course" has assembled the finest wine writers of the last 50 years to explain everything one need to know about wine.

Wines Of The Southern Hemisphere

Author: Mike Desimone
Publisher: Sterling Publishing (NY)
ISBN: 1402786255
Size: 14.35 MB
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The southern hemisphere is fast becoming the hottest source of delicious, affordable wine--and this is the first book to focus entirely on this bourgeoning industry. Created by the renowned “World Wine Guys,” Wines of the Southern Hemisphere provides the latest information on the best wineries in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa, and Uruguay. In addition, the guide features interviews with top winemakers and recipes to pair with their wines.

Windows On The World Complete Wine Course

Author: Kevin Zraly
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402767676
Size: 17.11 MB
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Looks at how and where wine is made and how this affects its quality and pricing, including information on how the professionals taste and rate wine and a country-by-country tour of the latest vintages.

Cheese

Author: Max McCalman
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
ISBN: UCSC:32106018670858
Size: 18.32 MB
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Offers detailed descriptions of the unique characteristics and tastes of two hundred varieties of cheese in an alphabetical listing that explains how to select the best cheeses, recommended wine pairings, and tips on shopping and storage.

Cheese Primer

Author: Steven W. Jenkins
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0894807625
Size: 20.66 MB
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Discusses the principles of cheesemaking and describes the cheeses of Europe and North America

The Synthesizer

Author: Mark Vail
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195394894
Size: 14.87 MB
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Electronic music instruments weren't called synthesizers until the 1950s, but their lineage began in 1919 with Russian inventor Lev Sergeyevich Termen's development of the Etherphone, what we now know of as the Theremin. The past century has seen remarkable developments in synthesizers, documented in the first chapter of this book by a historical look at the most important instruments and how they advanced methods of a musician's control, of sound generation, of improved capabilities forlive performance, of interfaces that improved the musician's interaction with the instrument, and of groundbreaking ways to compose music. Chapter two covers the basics of acoustics and synthesis, including descriptions of individual synthesizer components and how they affect the generation of sound and the production of music. Today's synthesizer industry covers a vast range of devices, from affordable to expensive workstations, from analog to digital to hybrid forms of sound generation,from the expanding universe of software instruments to the vigorously revived world of modular synthesizers, from state-of-the-art all-digital instruments to those that function directly with analog machines of the past, and from synthesizers and controllers sporting traditional interfaces such as the organ- or piano-style keyboard to those that appeal to musicians in search of novel approaches to making music. Chapter three addresses many of the valuable considerations to make when shopping for synthesizers. The final two chapters outline strategies noted and successful synthesists use to program, compose and perform with, and record the ultimate electronic music instrument.