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by AndrE DominE
 

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The wines of South Africa, Italy, Germany, China and dozens of other countries and regions are explored in Andre Domine's gorgeous, gargantuan Wine. Incorporating a dizzying amount of information from a diagram of the olfactory mucosa to an exploration of proper vineyard soils, a discussion of the "Hades" method of wine maturation and recommendations about which

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The wines of South Africa, Italy, Germany, China and dozens of other countries and regions are explored in Andre Domine's gorgeous, gargantuan Wine. Incorporating a dizzying amount of information from a diagram of the olfactory mucosa to an exploration of proper vineyard soils, a discussion of the "Hades" method of wine maturation and recommendations about which white to have with oysters this tome is sure to please oenophiles and novices alike. And with more than 1,500 color illustrations detailed maps, vivid photographs of vineyards and snow-capped Alps by Armin Faber and Thomas Pothmann the book is as attractive as it is informative.

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Award-winning wine journalist André Dominé lives in a small wine-growing village in the south of France, but his expertise extends beyond any national boundaries. In fact, the mammoth (928 page) update of his classic wine reference offers detailed information and sound judgments on vineyards in China, South Africa, Germany, and Italy, among others. Enhanced by 1,500 illustrations and detailed maps, Wine tempts readers in to explore the varied productions of vineyards in 13 wine-producing regions and countries. A superb, attractive wine companion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783833146145
Publisher:
H.F.Ullmann Publishing Gmbh
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Pages:
928
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.80(h) x 2.30(d)

Meet the Author

Hamburg-born André Dominé has lived in a wine-growing village in the southwest of France since 1981. He is the author of numerous articles and publications on wine and spirits. André Dominé was awarded the prestigious Prix Edmond de Rothschild for his book Wine.

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WINE 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Henry_Berry More than 1 year ago
The content of this book can be put: Everything you wanted to know about wine, but didn't know to ask. The book provides more information and answers more questions about wine than any one person could know there was to the subject. All of this content is made accessible for reference or for absorption for ones whose interest in wine is at this level by a well-organized, detailed Contents as well as the four indexes and glossary. The content is organized by countries with regions within these, including European countries, Australia and New Zealand, and South and North America. Introductory chapters cover the general topics of choosing, storing, and tasting wine, using wine in entertaining, and terroir, climate, and growing grape vines as a framework for the detailed and in parts specialized material of the following sections concentrating on wines according to geographical areas. The chapter on the wines of Italy serves as an example of the organization and content of all of the geographical chapters. History and background of the country's wines is accompanied by a detailed color map indicating the wine-growing regions. With Italy, there are 22 of these. This introductory part of each chapter alone provides interesting, useful, and colorful material beyond what all but wine experts are likely to know. The chapter then goes on to cover each particular region and its wines making use of maps, tables, and photographs to enhance the text. With some of the regions, there are tables of varying sizes calling attention to particular wines or producers by annotated entries and pictures of wine labels. The encyclopedic, comprehensive, authoritative work goes far beyond what one can learn about wine in newspaper wine columns, mass-market wine periodicals, and even many books on wine. Such columns, etc., are in fact usually limited and repetitious--whereas this work while necessarily relating some standard, familiar material, presents abundant material going deeper into the subject of wine. The work's chapters on the countries from all parts of the world are as good and better than most wine books on such country's and regions. In short for this voluminous book, it makes an ideal, incomparable gift, advanced course on wine, or reference for anyone interested in this alluring field involving history, human appetite, international commerce, agriculture, and other subjects.
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Domine's 'Wine' is a masterpiece, a triumph. He lucidly explains the wine-making process, from vineyard to bottle, and also describes in terrific detail the world's wine growing regions, and each of their respective 'strengths.' This literary creation is too expansive and diverse for one descriptive paragraph, but is well worth the money put towards its purchase.