The Winemaker's Hand: Conversations on Talent, Technique, and Terroir

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The Winemaker's Hand: Conversations on Talent, Technique, and Terroir

by Natalie Berkowitz

Columbia University Press | June 3, 2014 | Hardcover

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In these fascinating interviews, winemakers from the United States and abroad clarify the complex process of converting grapes into wine, with more than forty vintners candidly discussing how a combination of talent, passion, and experience shape the outcome of their individual wines. Each winemaker details their personal approach to the various steps required to convert grapes into wine. Natalie Berkowitz speaks to winemakers from different backgrounds who work in diverse wine-producing regions, including Chile, England, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, and the United States. They talk about familiar and unfamiliar grape varietals, their struggles with local terroirs, and the vagaries of Mother Nature. Some represent small family wineries with limited production while others work for corporations producing hundreds of thousands of bottles. Each individual offers rare insight into how new technologies are revolutionizing historic winemaking practices. The interviews are supplemented with personal recipes and maps of winemaking regions. An aroma wheel captures the vast array of wine''s complex flavors and aromas.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 in

Published: June 3, 2014

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0231167563

ISBN - 13: 9780231167567

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The Winemaker's Hand: Conversations on Talent, Technique, and Terroir

by Natalie Berkowitz

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 in

Published: June 3, 2014

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0231167563

ISBN - 13: 9780231167567

Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroductionTracing the Historic Wine Trail Conversations with WinemakersThe United States California Napa Valley ? Joel Burt--Domaine Chandon ? Cathy Corison--Corison Winery ? Bill Dyer--Dyer Vineyard ? Dawnine Dyer--Dyer Vineyard ? Miljenko "Mike" Grgich--Grgich Hills Estate and Croatia ? Chris Phelps--Swanson Vineyards and Ad Vivum ? Michael Scholz--St. Supéry Winery ? Spring Mountain District ? Stuart Smith--Smith-Madrone Vineyards and Winery ? David Stevens--Consultant ? Tom Tiburzi--Domaine Chandon ? Ernie Weir--Hagafen Cellars ? John Williams--Frog''s Leap Winery Los Carneros ? Armand Ceja--Ceja Vineyards ? Stéphane Vivier--HdV Winery and Vivier Wines Mendocino ? John Chiarito--Chiarito Vineyard Sonoma ? Guy Davis--Davis Family Vineyards New York State Finger Lakes ? Peter B. Saltonstall--King Ferry Winery and Treleaven Wines Long Island ? Joe Macari Jr.--Macari Vineyard ? Kelly Urbanik--Macari Vineyard North Carolina ? Sharon Fenchak--Biltmore Estate Oregon ? Sheila Nicholas--Anam Cara Cellars Chile Casablanca Valley ? Grant Phelps--Casas del Bosque England ? Cherie Spriggs--Nyetimber Vineyard France Bordeaux ? Margaux ? Philippe Delfaut--Château Kirwin ? Alexander van Beek--Châteaux du Tertre and Giscours--and Caiarossa Graves ? Olivier Bernard--Domaine de Chevalier Sauternes ? Xavier Planty--Château Guirard Burgundy ? Etienne de Montille Italy Friuli ? Giovanni Dri--Il Roncat Lombardy ? Andrea Peri--Peri Bigogno Winery Sicily ? Alessio Planeta--Planeta Winery
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In these fascinating interviews, winemakers from the United States and abroad clarify the complex process of converting grapes into wine, with more than forty vintners candidly discussing how a combination of talent, passion, and experience shape the outcome of their individual wines. Each winemaker details their personal approach to the various steps required to convert grapes into wine. Natalie Berkowitz speaks to winemakers from different backgrounds who work in diverse wine-producing regions, including Chile, England, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, and the United States. They talk about familiar and unfamiliar grape varietals, their struggles with local terroirs, and the vagaries of Mother Nature. Some represent small family wineries with limited production while others work for corporations producing hundreds of thousands of bottles. Each individual offers rare insight into how new technologies are revolutionizing historic winemaking practices. The interviews are supplemented with personal recipes and maps of winemaking regions. An aroma wheel captures the vast array of wine''s complex flavors and aromas.

About the Author

Natalie Berkowitz is a wine, food, and lifestyle writer. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, Harper''s Bazaar, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, and many other publications. She is also the author of the wine blog Winealicious and formerly taught a wine appreciation course to seniors at Barnard College and Columbia University.

Editorial Reviews

Natalie''s in-depth research and interviews with top winemakers from all over the world are compelling and authoritative. The dialogue with each winemaker is an intimate look at the individual nature of winemaking along with the artistry and passion it takes to create world-class wines

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