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Authentic Wine: Toward Natural and Sustainable Winemaking

by Jamie Goode, Sam Harrop

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS | February 12, 2013 | Trade Paperback |

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"A great primer. . . . If you''re new to the natural/organic/biodynamic wine debates, Authentic Wine is the place to start."--Huffington Post
"This is one of the most engaging, thoughtful and enlightening books on contemporary wine. . . . A manifesto for an industry looking to shape its future."--Wine And Spirits

Naturalness is a hot topic in the wine world. But what exactly is a "natural wine"? For this pioneering book, best-selling wine writer Jamie Goode teams up with winemaker and Master of Wine Sam Harrop to explore the wide range of issues surrounding authenticity in wine. They begin by emphasizing that wine''s diversity, one of its strengths, is currently under threat from increasingly homogenized commercial wines that lack a sense of place. Drawing on a global array of examples and anecdotes, Goode and Harrop examine complex concepts--terroir, biodynamics, and sustainability--in clear language. They also discuss topics including cultured and wild yeasts, wine "faults," the carbon footprint of the wine industry, "natural" as a marketing concept, and more. Authentic Wine illuminates a subject of great interest to wine producers, consumers, and anyone wondering where the wine industry is headed.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 Pages, 6.69 × 9.45 × 0.39 in

Published: February 12, 2013

Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0520275756

ISBN - 13: 9780520275751

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Authentic Wine: Toward Natural and Sustainable Winemaking

Authentic Wine: Toward Natural and Sustainable Winemaking

by Jamie Goode, Sam Harrop

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 Pages, 6.69 × 9.45 × 0.39 in

Published: February 12, 2013

Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0520275756

ISBN - 13: 9780520275751

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Introduction
2 The diversity of wine: how a natural approach can help preserve wine''s interest
3 Terroir
4 Grafted vines
5 Biodynamics and organics
6 Sustainable winegrowing
7 When winemakers intervene: the chemical and physical manipulation of wine
8 The natural wine movement
9 Yeasts, wild and cultured
10 Ripeness and high alcohol
11 Wine faults
12 The carbon footprint of wine
13 Marketing authentic wine
14 Conclusions

From the Publisher

"A great primer. . . . If you''re new to the natural/organic/biodynamic wine debates, Authentic Wine is the place to start."--Huffington Post
"This is one of the most engaging, thoughtful and enlightening books on contemporary wine. . . . A manifesto for an industry looking to shape its future."--Wine And Spirits

Naturalness is a hot topic in the wine world. But what exactly is a "natural wine"? For this pioneering book, best-selling wine writer Jamie Goode teams up with winemaker and Master of Wine Sam Harrop to explore the wide range of issues surrounding authenticity in wine. They begin by emphasizing that wine''s diversity, one of its strengths, is currently under threat from increasingly homogenized commercial wines that lack a sense of place. Drawing on a global array of examples and anecdotes, Goode and Harrop examine complex concepts--terroir, biodynamics, and sustainability--in clear language. They also discuss topics including cultured and wild yeasts, wine "faults," the carbon footprint of the wine industry, "natural" as a marketing concept, and more. Authentic Wine illuminates a subject of great interest to wine producers, consumers, and anyone wondering where the wine industry is headed.

From the Jacket

"Goode and Harrop are terroirists determined to protect and preserve wine as a unique part of civilized life. Authentic Wine is both stirring manifesto and a reasoned, practical guide. Vive les terroirists!"--Mike Veseth, author of Wine Wars: The Curse of the Blue Nun, the Miracle of Two Buck Chuck and the Revenge of the Terroirists

"Jamie Goode is a rarity in the wine world: a trained scientist who can explain complicated subjects without dumbing them down or coming over like a pointy head. It also helps that he''s a terrific writer with a real passion for his subject."--Tim Atkin MW

"It is not surprising that wine often stimulates the flow of bile - often exchanged between highly opinionated groups of wine writers, drinkers and kibbitzers, each with a different aesthetic and ideology. This book by Jamie Goode and Sam Harrop mounts a passionate defense of "natural wine" from an utterly rational perspective. They make the case that we must choose to grow grapes and make wines in a natural way, allowing the wines to achieve the greatest expression of individuality, lest we drown in an a wine-dark (possibly over-extracted) sea of sameness."--Randall Grahm, author of Been Doon So Long

"Praise for Jamie Goode''s The Science of Wine":

"Mr. Goode has written one of the most enlightening and clearheaded wine books to appear in years. This is a wine book you''ll actually read and reread."--Matt Kramer, New York Sun

"Lively and provocative."--Eric Asimov, New York Times

"Goode''s readable prose makes even the most technical subjects accessible. For anyone interested in more than just drinking wine, this is a must read."Wine Enthusiast



About the Author

Jamie Goode, a former scientific editor, is wine writer for the Sunday Express and a contributor to magazines including The World of Fine Wine and Wines & Vines. His website, www.wineanorak.com, is one of the world''s most visited wine sites. His first book, The Science of Wine: From Vine to Glass (UC Press) won the Glenfiddich Drink Book of the Year Award. Sam Harrop is a Master of Wine, qualified winemaker, and independent winemaking consultant. He co-founded Domaine Matassa and Litmus Wines, and is a co-chairman of the International Wine Challenge.

Editorial Reviews

"A very well written and useful book with a long shelf life. Once read, it is one to dip in and out of regularly."--The Kitchn
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