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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.
Excellent, authoritative but why is the book production so cheap? The content is a magnum opus so I don't understand why the pages are so thin, the binding so poorly done that you... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Arnie Millan
Really interesting book for those wo really have interest in wine.Published 1 month ago by Bart Guns
Impressive book in a slip case. It would look good on anyone's book shelf. I gave it someone as a gift and he loved it.Published 4 months ago by TK
This is an outstanding volume that an wine enthusiast should have. The wealth of information presented can not be over stated.Published 4 months ago by A M.
Exceeded expectations - excellent content and quality
will be very useful to me and my job in Wine. Read more
This is a must have if you really enjoy wine and like to have new and uncommon flavor experiences. I have spent a good time trying new grape varieties particularly the unique... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Antonio CQ Ferreira
A fantastic resource for wine lovers, this book is jam packed with great information that's at once very accessible yet detailed enough to give a good understanding of the grapes... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Beau C.
This reference book about wine grapes is one of the greatest literary achievements of all time, the book is comprehensive, thorough and concise.Published 5 months ago by Joshua Lampert
Thinking wine in Europe is Jancis Robinson, and Julia Harding is second to none.
Wonderful achievement, fantastic reference book. Read more