Wine Grapes

Author: Jancis Robinson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062325515
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Wine Grapes

Author: Jancis Robinson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141968826
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Wine Grapes is an indispensable book for every wine lover, from some of the world's greatest experts. Where do wine grapes come from and how are they related to each other? What is the historical background of each grape variety? Where are they grown? What sort of wines do they make and, most importantly, what do they taste like? Using the most cutting-edge DNA analysis and detailing almost 1,400 distinct grape varieties, as well as myriad correct (and highlighting almost as many incorrect) synonyms, this particularly beautiful book includes revelatory grape family trees. Combining Jancis Robinson's world view, nose for good writing and good wines with Julia Harding's 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. A book for wine students, wine experts and wine lovers everywhere.

The 24 Hour Wine Expert

Author: Jancis Robinson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141983639
Format: PDF
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Wine is now one of the most popular drinks in the world. Many wine drinkers wish they knew more about it without having to understand every detail or go on a wine course. In The 24-Hour Wine Expert, Jancis Robinson shares her expertise with authority, wit and approachability. From the difference between red and white, to the shape of bottles and their labels, descriptions of taste, colour and smell, to pairing wine with food and the price-quality correlation, Robinson helps us make the most of this mysteriously delicious drink.

How to Taste

Author: Jancis Robinson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743216777
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Offers a guide to vintages, grape varieties, and wine appreciation.

The Periodic Table of Wine

Author: Sarah Rowlands
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683350464
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Periodic Table of Wine is a fun, concise, and appealingly geeky new concept to wine appreciation. The foundation of the book is a periodic table designed to give a visual overview of how different styles of the world’s wines relate to one another. Beginning with white wines in columns on the left, the table then highlights rosé in the middle, and then reds in the columns on the right. The rows, running from top to bottom, are organized by quality of flavor—fruit and spice, green and mineral, sweet, etc. If you like one “element” or wine type in the table, you can discover other examples situated around it you might also enjoy. The book also offers substantial descriptions of the 127 “elements,” or wines, each of which includes a full background and, frequently, food pairings. The book will be published with a companion volume, The Periodic Table of Cocktails.

Jancis Robinson s Wine Course

Author: Jancis Robinson
Publisher: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 9780789208835
Format: PDF, ePub
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The enormous variety of wines available today can be baffling even to an experienced buyer. Anyone who enters a wine store is immediately confronted by rows and rows of racks filled with a myriad of choices. Where do you begin when all you want is a reasonably priced quality wine to serve with dinner? Jancis Robinson can make anyone an expert, or at least an informed buyer, in short order. In this comprehensive guide to the wine-producing countries of the world, she captures the flavor of each regionGÇÖs wines and presents her personal recommendations on the best names from around the world, with thirty-two completely new pages covering the latest developments in South America, South Africa, and Eastern Europe. Robinson also describes the distinctive characteristics of hundreds of different grape varieties and studies the traditional and innovative methods employed in the creation of great wines. A fully updated vintage guide makes selection even easier. Dedicated to ensuring that you get the most out of every glass, Jancis RobinsonGÇÖs Wine Course explains how to taste and store wine, what to serve on special occasions at home, and how to order the best value from a restaurant wine list. Full of infectious enthusiasm and heaps of personal tips, this book will soon have you reaching for the corkscrew.

Grape Varieties

Author: Pierre Galet
Publisher: Cassell
ISBN: 9780304364091
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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You don't need to own a vineyard to benefit from knowing what it takes to turn grapes into fine wines. Tour the areas throughout the world where the 36 greatest grape varieties are produced, and bring your own expertise to the wine experience, so you can analyze and identify such classics as Cabernet-Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chasselas, Chenin, Cinsaut, Clairette, Colombard, Gamay, Gewurtztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sylvaner, Syrah, and Vermentino. As you learn the history of each variety, you come to see what makes each one a favorite of connoisseurs today. The whole story of how a lowly grape becomes a great wine starts with basic facts regarding growth cycles and diseases of healthy and unhealthy vines, leaves, and clusters. It continues through profiles of major vineyards, likely yields, alcoholic strengths, vintage years, color and taste--everything you need to be familiar with the process for producing a truly premium product.