Authentic Wine: Toward Natural and Sustainable Winemaking

Paperback | February 12, 2013

byJamie Goode, Sam Harrop

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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.

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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 SpiritsNaturalness is a hot topic ...

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"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“Jam...

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 Bo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.8 inPublished:February 12, 2013Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0520275756

ISBN - 13:9780520275751

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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

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