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An indispensable book for every wine lover, from some of the world's leading wine experts.
Where do wine grapes come from and how are grape varieties related to one another? What is the historical background of each one? Where are they grown? What sort of wines do they make?
Using cutting-edge DNA analysis and detailing almost 1,400 distinct grape varieties, as well as myriad correct (and incorrect) synonyms, this book examines grapes and wine as never before. Here is a complete, alphabetically presented profile of all grape varieties of relevance to the wine lover, charting the relationships between them and including unique and astounding family trees, their characteristics in the vineyard, and—most important—what the wines made from them taste like.
Presented in a stunning design with eight-page gatefolds that reveal the family trees, and a rich variety of full-color illustrations from Viala and Vermorel's century-old classic ampelography, the text will deepen readers' understanding of grapes and wine with every page. Combining Jancis Robinson's worldview and nose for good writing and good wines with Julia Harding's research, expertise, and attention to detail plus Dr. Vouillamoz's unique level of scholarship, Wine Grapes offers essential and original information in greater depth and breadth than has ever been available before. This is a book for wine students, wine experts, and wine lovers everywhere.
I'm a sommelier working in midtown Manhattan, and this Kindle e-book is one of my go-to reference works during service. "Encyclopedic" isn't a strong enough descriptor.Published 1 month ago by Christopher Barry Hajduk
Beautiful book with loads of old vines you don't usually hear much about. And lots on the ones you know already.Published 1 month ago by C Stephenson
Great book. The second printing took care of the problem with the charts being unreadable.Published 2 months ago by Jon Kilikewich
Excellent info and very interesting, though a bit overwhelming and goes into detail on more grapes than I'll ever need to know about. Read morePublished 6 months ago by D. Dunk