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The Agony of the Leaves: The Ecstasy of My Life with Tea by Helen Gustafson
Category: Tea & Coffee
The "agony of the leaves" is the century-old phrase used in the tea trade to describe the transformative moment in preparing tea: when the oxygen of the boiling water allows the tea leaf to release its flavor. The leaves "may appear tormented and miserable, like autumn leaves in a storm, but they may al ...Show more
Champagne by Maggie McNie
From its origins as a still wine to its later status as pre-eminent among the sparkling varieties, Champagne has had an illustrious history. This guide takes readers on a journey through the region of Champagne, looking at its history, its climate and its people. Notes on vintage are also provided.
Australia's Liquid Gold by Nicholas Faith
How did Australia achieve such phenomenal success with its wine? Historian and critically acclaimed wine writer Nicholas Faith provides an in-depth account of the growth and international boom of Australia’s wine industry, and describes how the country’s wines have risen to the point of becoming the w ...Show more