Uncorked: The Science of Champagne

Uncorked The Science of Champagne Uncorked quenches our curiosity about the inner workings of one of the world s most prized beverages Esteemed for its freshness vitality and sensuality champagne is a wine of great complexity Myste

  • Title: Uncorked: The Science of Champagne
  • Author: Gérard Liger-Belair Hervé This
  • ISBN: 9780691158723
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Uncorked quenches our curiosity about the inner workings of one of the world s most prized beverages Esteemed for its freshness, vitality, and sensuality, champagne is a wine of great complexity Mysteries aplenty gush forth with the popping of that cork Just what is that fizz Can you judge champagne quality by how big the bubbles are, how long they last, or how they Uncorked quenches our curiosity about the inner workings of one of the world s most prized beverages Esteemed for its freshness, vitality, and sensuality, champagne is a wine of great complexity Mysteries aplenty gush forth with the popping of that cork Just what is that fizz Can you judge champagne quality by how big the bubbles are, how long they last, or how they behave before they fade And why does serving champagne in a long stemmed flute prolong its chill and effervescence Through lively prose and a wealth of state of the art photos, this revised edition of Uncorked unlocks the door to what champagne is all about.Providing an unprecedented close up view of the beauty in the bubbles, Gerard Liger Belair presents images that look surprisingly like lovely flowers, geometric patterns, even galaxies as the bubbles rise through the glass and burst forth on the surface He illustrates how bubbles form not on the glass itself but are born out of debris stuck on the glass wall, how they rise, and how they pop Offering a colorful history of champagne, Liger Belair tells us how it is made and he asks if global warming could spell champagne s demise In a brand new afterword, he updates the reader on new developments in the world of bubble science and delves even deeply into the processes that give champagne its unique and beautiful character.Bubbly may tickle the nose, but Uncorked tackles what the nose and the naked eye cannot the spectacular science that gives champagne its charm and champagne drinkers immeasurable pleasure.

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    1. This elegantly written little book combines several things I am very fond of:Science: Since I trained in Marine Science, the physics of the life and behaviour of bubbles is very much my cup of tea or glass of champagne.Art: As a hobby artist I loved the stunning time sequence black and white photography as well as the stills from the high speed video.Champagne! Wonderful stuff that it is, this book starts out presenting some of the history of and techniques of champagne making.The straightforwar [...]

    2. This was so fantastic--it was well-written, clear, and informative. It presented a lot of information about champagne that I was curious about and explained the physics that caused it. This was written by a physicist and there were many very beautiful, precise specific photographs of champagne bubbles. The book was short. I liked the wide, short paper trim with large margins, large letting, and double-spaced formatting (I scoffed a bit at first, but honestly it helped me to understand what was g [...]

    3. A brief history and overview of the making of champagne followed by probably more than the average person wants to know about the physics of bubbles. I was intrigued, but then I like this kind of stuff. A quick, interesting and fairly enertaining read.

    4. Won this on Good Reads. I don't drink but it was absolutely fascinating. I loved it! For anyone who is interested in wines and spirits, is a chef, etc, this is a must have in your collection. I love the way the author put this book together. It was fun! Great book! Thanks for sending it to me!

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