Vines, Grapes & Wines: The Wine Drinker's Guide To Grape Varieties

by Jancis Robinson

Octopus Books | August 12, 1999 | Trade Paperback

Vines, Grapes & Wines: The Wine Drinker's Guide To Grape Varieties is rated 2 out of 5 by 1.
More and more wine consumers are grape conscious-they identify and buy wine according to the grape variety used. Vines, Grapes & Wines examines every grape variety that the enthusiast is likely to encounter both as a plant and as a wine style, with each considered in its geographical context by the award-winning author.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 280 pages, 10.75 × 8.12 × 0.88 in

Published: August 12, 1999

Publisher: Octopus Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1857329996

ISBN - 13: 9781857329995

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Over-ripe This is just a reprint of a 1986 work! Much of value, but viticulture has come a long way in 14+ years. References to Canada (and North America) are very, very dated. Better to buy the Oxford Companion to Wine by the same author.
Date published: 1999-12-22

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Vines, Grapes & Wines: The Wine Drinker's Guide To Grape Varieties

Vines, Grapes & Wines: The Wine Drinker's Guide To Grape Varieties

by Jancis Robinson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 280 pages, 10.75 × 8.12 × 0.88 in

Published: August 12, 1999

Publisher: Octopus Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1857329996

ISBN - 13: 9781857329995

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More and more wine consumers are grape conscious-they identify and buy wine according to the grape variety used. Vines, Grapes & Wines examines every grape variety that the enthusiast is likely to encounter both as a plant and as a wine style, with each considered in its geographical context by the award-winning author.

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The single most important factor in shaping the flavor of a wine is the grape variety it is made from. It determines 90 percent of the flavor of a wine and is the key to appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of every wine we drink. Here for the first time is a book that illuminates wine from this viewpoint. Every grape variety the wine enthusiast is likely to encounter is described but the key to this book's appeal is the author's analysis of the complex web of relationships between the world's grape varieties and the taste of wine.

In addition to the author's expert commentary, this beautifully illustrated book includes a detailed atlas of the distribution of grape vines, showing how varieties have travelled the world and just what decisions great estates have made about what vine type grows in which field. Also included is a comprehensive illustrated gazetteer of the qualities and distribution of more than 1,000 different vine varieties.

"This is the most important book about wine since Mr. Hugh Johnson's The World Atlas of Wine of 1970". - The Economist