David White There’s never been a better time to get into Champagne!
Both the region of Champagne and its wines have always been associated with prestige and luxury. Knowledgeable wine enthusiasts have long discussed top Champagnes with the same reverence they reserve for the finest wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy. But everyday Americans usually keep Champagne way back on the high shelf. It’s for big celebrations, send-offs, and wedding toasts and, more often than not, is bought by the case. The good stuff costs plentyand frankly, rarely seems worth the price.
Today, though, Champagne is in the midst of a renaissanceno longer to be unjustly neglected.
Over the past decade, an increasing number of wine enthusiasts have discovered the joys of grower Champagnewines made by the farmers who grow the grapes. Thanks to a few key wine importers and America’s newfound obsession with knowing where food comes from, these shipments have been climbing steadily.
In But First, Champagne, author David White details Champagne’s history along with that of its wines, explains how and why the market is changing, and profiles the region’s leading producers.
This book is essential reading for wine enthusiasts, adventurous drinkers, foodies, sommeliers, and drinks professionals. With a comprehensive yet accessible overview of the region, its history, and its leading producers, But First, Champagne will demystify Champagne for all.
From the foreword:
"Smart, entertaining, and valuable . . . one of those rare wine books that should appeal to people just getting into Champagne and longtime Champagne obsessives." Ray Isle, Executive Wine Editor, Food & Wine
Written as a resource for those facilitating a small group for Christian men struggling with any form of sexual brokenness, the Leader’s Guide helps facilitators guide men in understanding that sexual sin starts in their minds and hearts and shows them how knowing Christ breaks their chains, builds spiritual brotherhood, and helps them take practical steps to re-create their minds in a God-focused direction. The Leader’s Guide is only available in an eBook format.
A small group resource from Harvest USA - Harvest USA brings the truth and mercy of Jesus Christ to help men, women, and families affected by sexual struggles and sin and equip churches to minister to sexually broken people. Go to www.harvestusa.org for more information.
David White Inspire animated discussions of questions that concern kids—and all of us—with this innovative, interactive book. Open your students' minds to the wonders of philosophy.
Allow them to grapple with the questions philosophers have discussed since the ancient Greeks. Questions include: “Who are your friends?,” “Can computers think?,” “Can something logical not make sense?,” and “Can you think about nothing?” Young minds will find these questions to be both entertaining and informative. If you have ever wondered about questions like these, you are well on the way to becoming a philosopher!
Philosophy for Kids offers young people (ages 10 and up) the opportunity to become acquainted with the wonders of philosophy. Packed with exciting activities arranged around the topics of values, knowledge, reality, and critical thinking, this book can be used individually or by the whole class. Each activity allows kids to increase their understanding of philosophical concepts and issues and enjoy themselves at the same time.
In addition to learning about a challenging subject, students philosophizing in a classroom setting, as well as the casual reader of Philosophy for Kids, will sharpen the ability to think critically about these and similar questions. Experiencing the enjoyment of philosophical thought enhances a young person’s appreciation for the importance of reasoning throughout the traditional curriculum of subjects.
The book includes activities, teaching tips, a glossary of terms, and suggestions for further reading.
Richard Carman, Jamie Gledhill, Malcolm Graham, Nicola Groag, Francesca James, Alexia Leachman, Andy Lopata, Filip Matous, Andrew Rayner, Alan Stevens, Nichola Stott & David White Every small business needs to punch above its weight online. This book shows you exactly how to do it.
The perfect antidote to dubious how-to sites, books that talk to you like you're an idiot, or consultants that charge the earth, this guide gets down to business with 12 experts who know exactly what it's like to grow a small business online in this ultra-competitive environment.
They reveal the secrets of:
- establishing an online business: from initial concept through to launch
- web design: what makes a well-designed site that people will enjoy visiting and returning to, whether you are designing yourself or commissioning someone else
- Facebook: how to grab your slice of the 850 million users of the world's most popular social network and sell to them successfully without scaring them away
- Twitter: how to strengthen your business's relationships with existing and prospective customers, and build its influence in your industry
- LinkedIn: how to make profitable connections and get business through your network,
- writing copy: how to describe your business memorably and dazzle with content that people will love
- online videos: how to film effective videos for your business and capture relevant and valuable viewers
- email marketing: how to build your business with emails that don't get instantly deleted but convert prospects into sales and establish long-term relationships
And an awful lot more!
Using the web to build your business effectively is essential, and this book is THE unputdownable guide.
David White The Hallucinogenic Rooster is a moment captured in time, a dreamlike and nightmarish expansion of one brief moment.
In a place called Fairy Tale Town, some years ago, I walked with a girl I was in love with among grimy fantasies; a concrete Pirate ship, a castle and drinking fountains in the form of hippos and tin soldiers. Strange music came over loudspeakers.
Three of us (we were baby-sitting her sisters infant) as a sort of makeshift family walked in this strange place. I watched a rooster walk in and out of shadows and light. I hallucinated that I was seeing its molecules and atoms coming apart and reassembling in bright colors.
I chose this event to represent the moment when we could have spoken to each other with our hearts but instead kept our silence. . .
This book is a sort of poetic expansion of that brief, lonely and beautiful moment.
David White Have Great Friends is a how-to guide for people looking to enrich their social lives with deep friendships. Written by someone who started off finding it difficult to make new friends, and now has more close friends than he can keep up with!
David White Dorf is the rather humorous story of a young dwarf. Nathaniel Dorf, a man who cannot even reach the top of most tables, will undertake a journey involving courage, wizards, magic, trolls, a talking parrot and a discovery that changes his life and the lives of many others throughout the world. And no, the parrot doesn't just beg for crackers.
David White The times that have been foreseen, foretold and mostly feared have suddenly come upon us. These will prove to be times like no other in all of history. If God had intended for you to live during any other age, He would have arranged it. Yet from the foundation of the world, God has purposed that you would live on the earth during a time of both unprecedented deception and darkness, and yet unequaled grace and glory.
God has promised hope and help in troubled times. You may even discover that you were more prepared for these days than you had ever dreamed. Because the times that were to come, have come.
David White Shadow Motel gives an account of the last few days in the
life of an unwanted girl. Laughing Underwater is a diary
written by Jennifer who discovers wonder and death
all too soon. Kisses recounts a womans thoughts as she
approaches forty and meditates on past loves and the
loss of her mother. Oppenheimers Atomic Bride occurs
in the months before the creation of the atomic bomb.
Oppenheimer is visited by a destructive and creative
spirit as a femme fatale out of a detective novel.
An American Pope, The Perfumed Monster, Johnny Visits
the Ranch and My Life Among the Cannibals round out
the number of stories to eight . . .