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From Vines to Wines: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine
Jeff Cox
1580171052
January 1999
Paperback
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Hermann Wiemer, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, Inc.
"I would recommend this to home winemakers, new vineyardists, and anyone with an appreciation for wine."

From the Back Cover
Create you own backyard winery! From breaking ground to savoring the finished product, Jeff Cox's From Vines to Wines is the most complete and up-to-date guide to growing flawless grapes and making extraordinary wine. Wine connoisseurs, gardeners, and home winemakers will find the latest techniques in this fully revised and updated edition. With thorough, illustrated instructions, you'll learn how to: -- Choose and prepare a vineyard site -- Construct sturdy and effective trellising systems -- Plant, prune, and harvest the perfect grapes for your climate -- Press, ferment, age and bottle your own wine -- Judge wine...


Drinkology: Wine: A Guide to the Grape
James Waller
1584794534
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Praise for James Waller's Drinkology:The most extensive and straightforward of the bar books...-Minneapolis Star TribuneThe one to reach for...-USA TodayIn a restaurant, do you always let somebody else order the wine? When you hear someone say, "Sherry," do you think, "Who's she?" Does trying to recall the difference between a Pinot Noir and a Pinot Gris defeat you? Does selecting a wine from a wine shop's shelves unnerve you? Suffer no more. With Drinkology WINE, James Waller, author of the successful cocktail handbook Drinkology, offers a guide to understanding wine that's written with you-the novice oenophile-in mind. Witty and accessible, Drinkology WINE begins with a basic wine vocabulary. To explain how wine is made, Waller then takes you on a visit to a working winery. He demystifies wine tasting, showing you...


The Grapes of Wrath : unabridged edition [UNABRIDGED]

0140868445


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Book Review
When The Grapes of Wrath was published in 1939, America, still recovering from the Great Depression, came face to face with itself in a startling, lyrical way. John Steinbeck gathered the country's recent shames and devastations--the Hoovervilles, the desperate, dirty children, the dissolution of kin, the oppressive labor conditions--in the Joad family. Then he set them down on a westward-running road, local dialect and all, for the world to acknowledge. For this marvel of observation and perception, he won the Pulitzer in 1940.

The prize must have come, at least in part, because alongside the poverty and dispossession, Steinbeck chronicled the Joads' refusal, even inability, to let go of their faltering but unmistakable hold on human dignity. Witnessing their degeneration from Oklahoma farmers to a diminished band of...



American Wine Society Presents "Growing Wine Grapes"
J. R. McGrew
0961907207
June 1994
Paperback
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The Grapes of Wrath (Penguin Modern Classics)

0141185066


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Grape Grower: A Guide to Organic Viticulture
Lon Rombough
1890132829
September 2002
Paperback
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Rocky Mountain News, March 29, 2003
"A great how-to book. The only reference you need if you want to raise a few grape vines."

Choice Magazine, May 2003
"Packed with useful information, this book benefits from the author's personalized writing style. Immensely enjoyable."

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The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck
0140281622
Feb 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
When The Grapes of Wrath was published in 1939, America, still recovering from the Great Depression, came face to face with itself in a startling, lyrical way. John Steinbeck gathered the country's recent shames and devastations--the Hoovervilles, the desperate, dirty children, the dissolution of kin, the oppressive labor conditions--in the Joad family. Then he set them down on a westward-running road, local dialect and all, for the world to acknowledge. For this marvel of observation and perception, he won the Pulitzer in 1940.

The prize must have come, at least in part, because alongside the poverty and dispossession, Steinbeck chronicled the Joads' refusal, even inability, to let go of their faltering but unmistakable hold on human dignity. Witnessing their degeneration from Oklahoma farmers to a diminished band of...



Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck
0142000663
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
When The Grapes of Wrath was published in 1939, America, still recovering from the Great Depression, came face to face with itself in a startling, lyrical way. John Steinbeck gathered the country's recent shames and devastations--the Hoovervilles, the desperate, dirty children, the dissolution of kin, the oppressive labor conditions--in the Joad family. Then he set them down on a westward-running road, local dialect and all, for the world to acknowledge. For this marvel of observation and perception, he won the Pulitzer in 1940.

The prize must have come, at least in part, because alongside the poverty and dispossession, Steinbeck chronicled the Joads' refusal, even inability, to let go of their faltering but unmistakable hold on human dignity. Witnessing their degeneration from Oklahoma farmers to a diminished band of...



The Grapes Of Math
Gregory Tang, Harry Briggs (Illustrator)
043921033X
February 1, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
How is it possible to count a complicated pattern of strawberry seeds or grapes on a vine or camel humps--in a blink of an eye? If children can open their minds to new ways of perceiving math, anything is possible! Greg Tang shows readers creative ways to use patterns and combinations of numbers to solve math puzzles quickly and effectively. Rather than laboriously counting 24 mushroom slices on a pizza, Tang suggests: "Let me give you some advice, / Just do half and count twice." And in adding the number of dots on a fan: "Instead of seeing groups of threes, / Count by fives and it's a breeze!"

Every two-page spread features cheerful computer-generated art by Harry Briggs, depicting rows of camels, beaches full of seashells, and vines laden with grapes. Tang's witty little accompanying verses tickle the fancy...



The Grapes of Wrath
Kelly McGrath Vicek
0764585967
June 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the familiar format.

CliffsNotes on The Grapes of Wrath explores John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning --and controversial – novel, a work based on the what the author saw for himself as a reporter covering migrant worker camps.

Following the story of the Joad family as they travel from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl to California in search of farming opportunities and wealth, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each part within the novel.  Other features that help you figure out this important work include Personal...



Grape Expectations: A Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery with Recipes
Tamar Myers
0451214854
February 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In Myer's disappointing 14th mystery to star Mennonite hotelier Magdalena Yoder (after 2005's Assault and Pepper), Felicia Bacchustelli, a long-legged glamour-puss, arrives in Hernia, Pa., and announces plans to open a spa that will put Magdalena's PennDutch Inn out of business. When Felicia gets herself murdered, Magdalena is suspect "numero uno"—so to save her own hide and satisfy her endless curiosity, our heroine sets out to finger the real killer. Magdalena has never seemed more annoying, or her penchant for attracting sexy bachelors never more perplexing. The recipes shoehorned between chapters are superfluous. And when the real killer confesses, the solution seems improbable rather than surprising. (Feb.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights...


Harvest Gypsies: On the Road to the Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck
1890771619
August 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In 1936, a San Francisco newspaper commissioned Steinbeck to write a week-long series of articles about California's underclass of white migrant farm workers, who became the models and the inspiration for The Grapes of Wrath. Reprinted here, Steinbeck's observations of migrant families and of their exploitation by wealthy agriculturists have not lost their potency. And as Wollenberg, a history professor at Vista College, Berkeley, Calif., points out, the plight of the newly destitute and newly homeless has particular relevance today. Steinbeck's journalism shares the enduring quality of his famous novel (but critics of Steinbeck will beware; his heavy-handed style is only slightly less obtrusive here). Especially interesting are the final articles, which analyze the history of California's migrant populations and...


Home Winemaking Step-By-Step
Jon Iverson
096579363X
July 2000
Paperback
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Amateur Winemakers of Ontario by John Tummon, President, KW Winemakers Guild
"...Home Winemaking provides a great deal of information on modern winemaking practices written in a concise and easy to understand style..."

Review
"Filled with strong basic knowledge for beginners and techniques and tricks for more experienced vintners."  —Time magazine


Northern Winework: Growing Grapes and Making Wine in Cold Climates
Thomas A. Plocher, Robert J. Parke
1891267663
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
There is a recent phenomenon of growing wine grapes in cold climates where it was previously believed impossible. The authors researched and visited grape growing in Estonia, Latvia, Denmark and Belarus and brought back the technology and grape varieties to Minnesota where they have successfully developed vineyards and made the wine. Wine grapes are now grown in every state in the US, including Alaska and North Dakota. This is a "hands-on" book with photos, figures and tables. The 34 grape varieties of special interest for cold climates and detailed instructions on winter vine survival are provided. Selecting a vineyard site, training and pruning, grape ripening and keys to successful winemaking are detailed.


Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck
0140186409
October 1992
Paperback
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Book Review
When The Grapes of Wrath was published in 1939, America, still recovering from the Great Depression, came face to face with itself in a startling, lyrical way. John Steinbeck gathered the country's recent shames and devastations--the Hoovervilles, the desperate, dirty children, the dissolution of kin, the oppressive labor conditions--in the Joad family. Then he set them down on a westward-running road, local dialect and all, for the world to acknowledge. For this marvel of observation and perception, he won the Pulitzer in 1940.

The prize must have come, at least in part, because alongside the poverty and dispossession, Steinbeck chronicled the Joads' refusal, even inability, to let go of their faltering but unmistakable hold on human dignity. Witnessing their degeneration from Oklahoma farmers to a diminished band of...



Sour Grapes
G. A. McKevett
1575667266
Dec 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Savannah Reid, the Georgia-bred, California-based sleuth, is back in a delicious addition to the series (Sugar and Spite, etc.). Food-loving, witty and down-to-earth, Reid is no typical fey Southern belle. After using her keen detective skills to help capture a gang that's been terrorizing fast-food joints, Reid looks forward to what she assumes will be a tranquil assignment as a security guard at the Miss Goldcoast beauty pageant. The surprise arrival of her spoiled youngest sister, Atlanta, who has flown to California to be a contestant in the pageant, and the subsequent disappearance of Atlanta's obnoxious roommate, Barbara Matthews, make things anything but tranquil. When Matthews is found dead and the evidence points to murder, the cushy job Reid envisioned becomes a fast-paced murder investigation, during...


The Backyard Vintner : An Enthusiast's Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Wine at Home (Backyard)
Jim Law
1592531989
November 1, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Anyone who ever wanted to have homemade wine and never thought they had the space or ability to make it will love this book. The Backyard Vintner is a handy guide to at-home wine making that teaches readers the tips and tricks of the trade. It is perfect for those who want to bring the feeling of wine country right into their own backyard. The Backyard Vintner teaches readers how to start and maintain a vineyard, providing vital information on topics such as planting, trellising, and proper pruning techniques for grapes; which grape varieties will grow best in every climate or region; and the wines that can be made from each variety. Basic recipes for wines, and advice on topics such as bottling, storing, and serving wines, are also provided.

About the Author
Jim Lay is the...


Apples to Oregon
Deborah Hopkinson
0689847696
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 4–In this original tall tale, Delicious describes her family's journey from Iowa to Oregon in the 1800s. Daddy loves the idea of going west but he can't bear to leave his apple trees behind. He constructs two special wagons, fills them with "good, wormy dirt," and packs in hundreds of plants and trees. "Apples, ho!" he cries, and off they go. When they reach the Platte River–"wider than Texas, thicker than Momma's muskrat stew"–Delicious helps her father build a raft to ferry the seedlings–and the family–across. Everyone makes it to the other side, just barely. Before long, a hailstorm hits, scattering bonnets, petticoats, and even Daddy's drawers. Other larger-than-life challenges await the family, but inventive Delicious always manages to save the day. Soon,...


De Long's Wine Grape Varietal Table
Deborah De Long, Steve De Long
0972363211
October 2004

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Anthony Dias Blue, Wine Editor, WCBS Radio
A great tool for anyone who loves wine, and it makes a nice addition to your tasting room or cellar.

Randall Grahm, Bonny Doon Vineyard
Really out of sight. I love the scheme of it, the design and production values.. . . a great success.

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The Grapes of Math: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles (Scholastic Bookshelf)
Greg Tang
0439598400
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
How is it possible to count a complicated pattern of strawberry seeds or grapes on a vine or camel humps--in a blink of an eye? If children can open their minds to new ways of perceiving math, anything is possible! Greg Tang shows readers creative ways to use patterns and combinations of numbers to solve math puzzles quickly and effectively. Rather than laboriously counting 24 mushroom slices on a pizza, Tang suggests: "Let me give you some advice, / Just do half and count twice." And in adding the number of dots on a fan: "Instead of seeing groups of threes, / Count by fives and it's a breeze!"

Every two-page spread features cheerful computer-generated art by Harry Briggs, depicting rows of camels, beaches full of seashells, and vines laden with grapes. Tang's witty little accompanying verses tickle the fancy...



Oz Clarke's Encyclopedia of Grapes
Oz Clarke
0151007144
November 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
Offered up as a lively and comprehensive alphabetical discussion of some 350 types of wine grapes, Oz Clarke's Encyclopedia of Grapes could double as a crush course in viticulture as taught by the award-winning, U.K.-based wine writer and coauthor Margaret Rand. Beginning with three lines for Abouriou ("on the way out, and won't be much missed") and ending with nine pages for Zinfandel, the book certainly delivers. And the approachable scholarship included in the introductory pages--touching on everything from the difference between a hybrid and a cross and the floating definition of "ripe"--provides an informative overview. Blending Clarke's Mourvedre-like, dryly tannic, intoxicatingly kicky writing style with the firm Syrah-esque backbone of Rand's collaboration, Oz Clarke's Encyclopedia of Grapes is premium juice. ...


The Wrath of Grapes
Sandi Bachom
1568385528
Sept 2000
Paperback
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From the Author
"If we can find humor in a thing, we have already begun to heal."

From the Back Cover
Sandi Bachom has assembled her 'been there, done that' troops and gathered from them the amazing insights and outrageous humor of addiction and recovery. The new challenge of this remarkable book is to put into action in our own lives the message and spirit of these simple and provocative quotations-all of which are based on the real-life thinking and experience of others Dennis Wholey, author of The Miracle Of Change and host of PBS's This Is America

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Grape Cure
Johanna Brandt
0879040025
June 1971
Mass Market Paperback
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Untrodden Grapes
Ralph Steadman
0151011672
November 1, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Steadman, illustrator of several of Hunter S. Thompson's gonzo narratives, also has a reputation in the world of wine—which is no contradiction, as he thinks of himself as "a romantic and a lifetime supporter of the maverick tradition in all fields of human activity." In this volume, which follows his well-received Grapes of Ralph, he wanders to notable vineyards in California, Chile, Spain, France, Italy and South Africa for a look at their grapes and wine-making techniques. Steadman chats with the owners, eyes their dogs, tastes their wines and takes notes, which frequently meander into fond digressions on unusual oenophilic practices. Still, it's Steadman's sketches that make the book: vertiginous mountain vineyards; splotchy caricatures of idiosyncratic vintners; lumpy, mustachioed...

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