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The West Country Winery

Author : Lizzie Lovell
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Adjusting to West Country life may take more than she bargained for... __________ A comedic state-of-the-nation tale for fans of Katie Fforde, Jenny Colgan and Phillipa Ashley. __________ Chrissie loves her London life and job as an events manager. She loves her loyal lodger and cleaner Melina (sharp as a tack), and her daughters Scarlet (loud, vegan, activist) and Ruby (quiet, musician, boffin). She even loves her husband Rob, despite him deciding to cycle across Africa. For a year. But life as the only responsible adult has left Chrissie stressed and overworked, so much so that she is almost relieved when her mum calls her home to Devon to help with the struggling family vineyard. Almost. Chrissie gives herself a year: if she can make it through until then, maybe they can celebrate as a family with their own fizz? But adjusting to West Country life may take more than she bargained for...

Moon Israel the West Bank

Author : Genevieve Belmaker
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Ancient stories meet modern cities in this deeply significant region where the past is always present. Take the trip of a lifetime with Moon Israel & the West Bank. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries including a week in Jerusalem, 3 days in Tel Aviv, and a month exploring the region plus excursions to the West Bank, the Dead Sea, and Petra Strategic advice for foodies, pilgrims, beachgoers, archaeology buffs, and more The top sights and unique experiences: Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre or pay respects at the Western Wall, and stop at holy sites throughout Northern Israel and the West Bank. Feast on falafel, hummus, and shaksuka and haggle for antiques at a market in Jerusalem. Bike through Tel Aviv's charming Neve Tzedek neighborhood or relax at one of its beaches. Float in the Dead Sea, watch the sun set over the massive Negev craters, or stay overnight in a Bedouin tent encampment Local insight: Jerusalem journalist Genevieve Belmaker shares the history and culture of her beloved home Full-color, vibrant photos throughout Detailed maps for exploring on your own, and useful tips on border crossings and checkpoints Thorough background information on the landscape, history, government, and culture Handy tools including Hebrew and Arabic phrasebooks, health and safety tips, customs and conduct, and information for LGBTQ, female, and senior travelers, families with children, and travelers with disabilities Focused coverage of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, the North Coast, the Galilee and the Golan Heights, the West Bank, Eilat and the Negev, and Petra, Jordan Experience the best of Israel and the West Bank with Moon's practical advice and insider tips.

Ohio s Canal Country Wineries

Author : Claudia J. Taller
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In the early 18th century, pioneers cleared land in Ohio's Western Reserve and found it suitable for farming, but until the Ohio-Erie Canal opened, it was difficult for them to share the fruit of their labor. Ohio's Canal Country Wineries captures the spirit of those who lived off the land from Cleveland to New Philadelphia along the Cuyahoga River and down to the Muskingum River--the path that the Ohio-Erie Canal took when it was built in 1832. As canal country began opening up, wineries along the Ohio River and the shores and islands of Lake Erie produced so much wine that Ohio became known as "Vinland." Now, the rich and fertile farmland along the canal has also been cultivated with vineyards, and the region is home to close to 50 wineries.

Flavours of the West Coast

Author : Cedarwood Productions
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Winner of Best Local Cuisine (Canada) at the 2012 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards The West Coast has an abundance of produce and natural food resources, and some of the most talented and influential chefs in the world. In this colourful cookbook, British Columbia's top restaurateurs, chefs, and foodies share signature dishes that will inspire cooks everywhere. Meet the province's well-known and up-and-coming culinary stars as they reveal recipes and stories from their kitchens. Inspired by the popular television program Flavours of the West Coast, the cookbook aims to support the farmers, chefs, and food producers who make the local food scene possible. Divided into sections based on region—River and Sea, Forest and Field, Farm Fresh, and City Cuisine—the pages are filled with photos and recipes by talented foodies who all have one thing in common: a love of fresh, locally inspired cuisine and a desire to share that love with the at-home cook. With recipes from Chef Vikram Vij, owner of Vij's Restaurant, Vancouver; Carolyn Herriot, author of The Zero Mile Diet; Executive Chef Matthew Batey, Mission Hill Family Estate, Kelowna; Chef Jared Qwustenuxun Williams, Quwutsu'un Centre, Duncan; Chef John Cantin, John's Place, Victoria; and many others.

Wines of the World

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International wine experts bring the wine cellar of the world to your home Follow the story of wine, from ancient to modern times and learn the process of making it today. You'll explore the flavours and characteristics of grape varieties and styles and discover all about wine making. From Alsace and Western Australia to the Valle d'Aosta and Stellenbosch, hop on a round-the-world tour of major wine-growing regions and explore the top thirty-five.You'll visit famous vineyards and wine producers, learn about the great wines of each region and take six tours from Burgundy to the Napa Valley. Packed with information on local foods, festivals and interesting places to visit as well as practical tips on buying, storing and serving wine, reading labels and making sense of jargon.

Your Guide to the National Parks of the West

Author : Michael Joseph Oswald
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Please note this is part of a larger work, Your Guide to the National Parks, which is also available in paperback and electronic versions. The full version includes suggested trips, best of the best lists, and a few other introductory sections. All of the media (photos and maps) for these electronic books must be downloaded/viewed on the web. This e-book covers Joshua Tree, Channel Islands, Pinnacles, Death Valley, Sequoia & Kings Canyon, Yosemite, Lassen Volcanic, Redwood, Crater Lake, Mount Rainier, Olympic, and North Cascades National Parks.

Meanderings in the West

Author : Elaine Seavey
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In her second book, the author continues to share their RV travel experiences. This time, while meandering in the Western States, across southern California and in Mexico.

Back Lane Wineries of Sonoma Second Edition

Author : Tilar Mazzeo
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This updated guide to the small and "secret" back-lane wineries and tasting rooms of Sonoma profiles over 70 hard-to-find, authentic boutique estates that feature world-class, artisanal wines revered by locals and critics. Of the hordes of tourists who visit Sonoma each year, many are becoming frustrated by the crowded tasting rooms, lack of variety, and corporate atmostphere of the popular wineries. In Back Lane Wineries of Sonoma, author Tilar Mazzeo uncovers hidden gems of the valley: wineries growing grapes and crafting exceptional wines that often only have a local distribution and limited production. Amid these off-the-beaten-path wineries, many family-run by pioneers of sustainable and organic viticulture, is where oenophiles and beginning wine-lovers alike can relish in the laid-back atmosphere Sonoma has to offer. This pocket-sized travel guide is updated with new destinations, maps, and full-color photographs throughout, organized by area--including the charming Healdsburg, Dry Creek Valley, and Russian River Valley--and provides essentials like pricing and hours of operation. A resident of the valley, Mazzeo also adds insight on restaurants, attractions, and accommodations; wine-tasting etiquette; wine shipping services; and itinerary planning to ensure an unforgettable travel experience.

Touring Texas Wineries

Author : Tom M. Ciesla
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After a twenty-year haul traveling throughout the state's wine businesses, the result was this travel and reference guide for the avid wine connoisseur. The book breaks up each of Texas's 38 wineries into separate scenic drives, with suggestions on food/hotel accommodations and various other interesting pit stops along the way. The Houston Chronicle acclaims, "Here's a book that's been needed for some time: a book on Texas wines that also has 'trails' for travelers, plus recipes to go with the wines. This is a full-service book, not just another listing of wineries."

The Great Towns of the West

Author : David Vokac
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Explorer s Guide Oregon Wine Country A Great Destination Explorer s Great Destinations

Author : Sherry L. Moore
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"This is the new 'gotta have' guide to Oregon's wine country."—Jean Yates, President, Avalon Wine, Corvallis This guide to Oregon’s burgeoning wine scene provides exhaustive coverage of the entire state, from the renowned Willamette Valley to the distant Umatilla Valley. It is the guidebook for oenophiles who want to learn about Oregon's wineries, and for anyone who enjoys great wine and longs to see more of this diverse and beautiful state. Included are wineries with and without official tasting rooms as well as those that are open only by appointment. The authors also provide a wide array of dining and lodging suggestions and spotlight unique attractions, recreation options, and natural wonders for travelers to seek out in their spare time. As in every Explorer's Great Destinations title, detailed maps and the authors' insider knowledge make this book a must-have for travelers and residents alike. A unique and practical Great Grape Destinations checklist rounds out this invaluable resource. Use it to help you enjoy your trip to Oregon's vibrant cities and towns, stunning countryside, and—of course—distinctive wineries. Includes: history, getting around, wineries, lodging, dining, attractions, recreation, shopping, and more!

Explorer s Guide Oregon Wine Country A Great Destination second Edition Explorer s Great Destinations

Author : Sherry L. Moore
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The first—and still the best—guide to Oregon’s wine country from well-connected local wine experts. This guide to Oregon’s burgeoning wine scene covers the entire state, from the renowned Willamette Valley to the remote Snake River Valley. While Moore and Welsch focus on touring the state’s wineries, they also provide a wide array of dining and lodging options and spotlight unique recreation, attractions, and natural wonders to seek out in your spare time.

The wines of Bulgaria Romania and Moldova

Author : Caroline Gilby
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This first book devoted to Eastern Europe’s most important wine-producing countries provides detailed information on the region’s wine production history, climate and geography, and analyses the parts played by culture and politics in the development of these wine industries. Wine styles, important grape varieties and key wineries are detailed.

Backroads of the California Wine Country

Author : Karen Misuraca
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Into the West

Author : Walter Nugent
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Acclaimed historian Walter Nugent brings us what is perhaps the most comprehensive and fascinating account to date of the peopling of the American West. In this epic social-demographic history, Nugent explores the populations of the West as they grow, change and intersect from the Paleo-Indians, the Spanish Conquistadors, to displaced Okies, wartime African American immigrants, and all the disparate groups that have made California the most ethnically diverse state in the union. Their tale, in all its complexity, is a tale that surprises, that subverts traditional stereotypes and that illuminates the multifaceted character of one of the world’s most unique and dynamic territories.

The History of Texas Wine

Author : Katherine Crain
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Texas's 350-year wine story is still reaching its savory peak. Spanish colonists may have come to the state to spread Christianity, but under visionary Father Fray Garcia, they stayed and raised grapes. Later immigrants brought their own burgundy tastes of home, creating a unique wine country. When a North American pest threatened European vines, it was Texan scientist T.V. Munson who helped save the industry overseas. When Prohibition loomed stateside, Frank Qualia's Val Verde Winery in Del Rio survived by selling communion wine and is now the longest-operating bonded winery in the state. Today, tourists flock to Texas vineyards, and the state sells more wine every year. Join local experts Kathy and Neil Crain and sample the untold story of Texas's wine industry.

Finger Lakes Wine Country

Author : Sarah Thompson
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For more than 150 years, Finger Lakes Wine Country has played a major role in American wine history. At its heart are the four deepest Finger Lakes, part of a group of 11 long, narrow lakes in central New York. There, nestled among Canandaigua, Keuka, Seneca, and Cayuga Lakes, farmers began planting vineyards in the 1830s. In 1860, the Pleasant Valley Wine Company became America's first bonded winery, turning Keuka Lake into a busy shipping hub for fresh grapes and award-winning champagnes. Other wineries soon followed, as did railroads and basket factories. Early 20th century business was good until Prohibition forced wineries to reinvent themselves. In the 1950s and 1960s, innovators like Charles Fournier, Dr. Konstantin Frank, and Walter S. Taylor experimented with hybrid and European vinifera grape varieties. But by the 1970s, local grape growers faced extinction; it would take a grassroots movement and landmark legislation in 1976 to bring about a Finger Lakes wine renaissance.

The wines of Southwest U S A

Author : Jessica Dupuy
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The vast, arid plains of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona and the mountainous peaks of Colorado do not immediately suggest prime wine growing territory. However, it was in this part of the country, in 1629, that missionaries planted the United States’ first Vitis vinifera vines. Over the ensuing centuries wine production grew, before being brought to a stuttering halt in the 1930s by Prohibition. Following repeal, recovery was slow, and the modern wine era only really began with the new pioneers of the 1960s and 1970s. All four of these southwestern states can boast growing wine industries, each with its own distinct identity. Although home to those first wine grapes, New Mexico may be the least experienced player, with a few major producers and many smaller, new arrivals (including one winemaker literally working out of his garage). The Texas industry is bigger, more developed and more polished, with at least 350 wineries operating and plenty of room for growth. Arizona has perhaps made the most progress in the shortest time; some impressive growing conditions, educational initiatives, and a tight-knit band of producers have led to promising quality wines. Colorado, long known for its fruit orchards, is now home to vineyards too, with many producers also farming other fruit and creating wines from both. Taking each state in turn, Jessica Dupuy guides us expertly through its history before presenting a thorough summary of its climate and geology, discussing the grapes grown, explaining the subregions (AVAs), and appraising the challenges wine growers face. Influential and innovative producers are profiled, and each section concludes with ideas on where to visit, dine, and stay. Boxes throughout the text supply asides on historical, geographic, and cultural points of interest. For anybody interested in discovering a truly up-and-coming wine region this book makes for fascinating reading.

Guide to the Recommended Country Inns of the West Coast

Author : Julianne Belote
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A History of Mortgage Banking in the West

Author : E. Michael Rosser
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Part economic history, part public history, A History of Mortgage Banking in the West is an insider’s account of how the mortgage banking sector worked over the last 150 years, including analysis of the causes of the 2007 mortgage crisis. Beginning with the land and railroad development acts that encouraged settlement in the west, E. Michael Rosser and Diane M. Sanders trace the laws, institutions, and individuals that contributed to the economic growth of the region. Using Colorado and the west as a case study for the nation’s economic and property development as a whole since the late nineteenth century, Rosser and Sanders explain how farm mortgages and agricultural lending steadily gave way to urban development and housing mortgages, all while the large mortgage and investment firms financed the development of some of the state’s most important water resources and railroad networks. Rosser uses his personal experience as a lifelong practitioner and educator of mortgage banking, along with a plethora of primary sources, academic archives, and industry publications, to analyze the causes of economic booms and busts as they relate to real estate and development. Rosser’s professional acumen combined with Sanders’s research experience makes A History of Mortgage Banking in the West a rich and nuanced account of the region’s most significant economic events. It will be an important work for scholars and practitioners in regional and financial history, mortgage market practice and development, government housing and mortgage policy, and financial stability and of great significance to anyone curious about the role of the federal government in national housing policy and the inherent risk in mortgages.