Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, Including Their Origins and FlavoursDe (autor) Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, Jose Vouillamoz
en Limba Engleză Hardback – 06 Nov 2012
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Wine enthusiasts everywhere rejoice! Wine Grapes provides absolutely everything the connoisseur wants to know about the succulent, remarkable fruit that care, love, skill, and time transform into humankind’s most beloved beverage—and presents it all in a stunningly beautiful, gorgeously illustrated package. The dazzling co-creation of Jancis Robinson, one of the world’s best known wine authorities, Julia Harding, who passed the Master of Wine exams at the top of her class, and internationally renowned botanist José Vouillamoz, Wine Grapes is the first complete compendium in more than a century to all grape varieties relevant to the wine lover. An exquisite gift book—and a must-own for anyone in the food and wine industry—Wine Grapes charts the relationships of the grapes (with some astounding family trees), discusses in fascinating detail where and how they are grown, and, most importantly, what the wines made from them will ultimately taste like.
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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.
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Hall of Fame for Best Wine Book
Wine & Spirits magazine, Best Drinks Book
Roederer Awards, Faiveley International Wine Book of the Year
OIV Awards, Best Viticulture Book
Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards, Best Drink Book
André Simon Awards, Best Drink Book
A fantastic Christmas present for any wine geek, and one that will provide an endless source of fiendish questions for quiz-setters
‘A magnificent achievement: colossally informative, illuminating and intriguing
This book is a thing of beauty - classic, well written and splendidly illustrated - and will be a point of reference for decades to come.