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The Champagne: The Spirit of Celebration
     

The Champagne: The Spirit of Celebration

by Sara Slavin, Karl Petzke
 

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Champagne commemorates this golden nectar with a host of fascinating facts, literary reflections, innovative recipes, and evocative full-color and black-and-white photographs. From the romantic Champagne region of northern France to the verdant valleys of California; from vast, sunny vineyards to dark, chilly caves, this lavish volume describes the various types of

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Champagne commemorates this golden nectar with a host of fascinating facts, literary reflections, innovative recipes, and evocative full-color and black-and-white photographs. From the romantic Champagne region of northern France to the verdant valleys of California; from vast, sunny vineyards to dark, chilly caves, this lavish volume describes the various types of champagne and sparkling wines, their intricate fermentation processes, and their history, offering advice about such issues as proper storage and the correct way to open a bottle. Recipes include delectable appetizers, rich entrees, and luscious desserts that can be prepared with champagne or sparkling wine - including oysters with Champagne Mignonette, Champagne Risotto with Wild Mushrooms, and Champagne Poached Chocolate Cream Pears - as well as hors d'oeuvres that go well with champagne, such as Grapes with Herbed Chevre and Toasted Almonds. The book also features recipes for creating (or mixing) traditional champagne drinks, including the Bellini and Kir Royale.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811809283
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.42(d)

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