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.