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The Vintner's Apprentice: An Insider's Guide to the Art and Craft of Wine Making, Taught by the Masters

by Eric Miller
     
 

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An insider tour of vineyards, wineries, cellars, and more! In The Vintner’s Apprentice, you get behind-the-scenes access to the wine world’s real-life masters of the craft, as well as a guide to the techniques that made them so successful. Benefit from their experience selecting a site, planting a vineyard, harvesting and crushing the grapes,

Overview

An insider tour of vineyards, wineries, cellars, and more! In The Vintner’s Apprentice, you get behind-the-scenes access to the wine world’s real-life masters of the craft, as well as a guide to the techniques that made them so successful. Benefit from their experience selecting a site, planting a vineyard, harvesting and crushing the grapes, creating blends, and much more.

Inside:

— Insight into every step of the grape’s journey to your glass, from planting to fermenting to bottling—and beyond!

— Twelve wine experts share their old-world, classic skills with you through extensive interviews.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This entry in Quarry's new series designed to profile artisanal crafts from the viewpoints of experts in the field boasts a highly qualified author, nationally acclaimed East Coast winemaker Miller. Though the possibility of planting a vineyard or owning a winery may be out of reach for most readers, this guide serves as a comprehensive examination of the trade and will delight even the most stoic oenophiles. Miller begins with selecting a vineyard site and ends with laboratory analysis of the perfect bottle. Each chapter contains substantive interviews with well-known authorities, such as winegrower Gary Pisoni and winemaker Pauline Vauthier, that elevate this book above Thomas Pellechia's The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting and Running a Winery. VERDICT The overall layout is artful and posh, making Miller's book also excellent for the coffee table. This high-quality guide will appeal to those with an interest in wine growing and wine making, culinary enthusiasts, and gardeners.—Carolyn M. Schwartz, Westfield State Univ. Lib., MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592536573
Publisher:
Quarry Books
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Series:
Apprentice Series
Pages:
207
Sales rank:
530,256
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Eric Miller is the owner and winemaker at Chaddsford Winery in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. A lifelong oenophile, Miller learned his craft in France’s prestigious Burgundy region and apprenticed at his family’s Hudson Valley winery before hand-selecting his own terroir in southeastern Pennsylvania, where he founded Chaddsford Winery in 1982. His wines have been called “enchanting” and “perfect” by Gourmet, and have been featured in Food & Wine, the New York Times, and Philadelphia magazine. Eric has also been a leader in the development of premium viticulture in his home region, both as a board member of the Pennsylvania Commodities Council and past president and longtime board member of the Pennsylvania Association of Winegrowers.

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