Wine Myths, Facts & Snobberies: 81 Questions and Answers on the Science and Enjoyment of Wine

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Daniel Pambianchi, winery owner and author of the best-selling Techniques in Home Winemaking, uses short anecdotes with a dash of humor to present intriguing facts about wine-debunking myths along the way. Authoritative and entertaining, he covers winemaking, wine service, styles, faults, frauds, the health benefits of drinking wine, and many other topics. This is a must-have book for any wine lover.

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Overview

Daniel Pambianchi, winery owner and author of the best-selling Techniques in Home Winemaking, uses short anecdotes with a dash of humor to present intriguing facts about wine-debunking myths along the way. Authoritative and entertaining, he covers winemaking, wine service, styles, faults, frauds, the health benefits of drinking wine, and many other topics. This is a must-have book for any wine lover.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Flow charts and clearly organized chapters make for an in-depth reference work.”  —Time magazine on Techniques in Home Winemaking

“Home winemakers take note: this is a book you will want to own.”  —American Wine Society Journal on Techniques in Home Winemaking

“This book is the ultimate resource for ‘non-commercial’ winemakers who are determined to understand the process and master the art of producing wonderful wines.”  —Ellie Butz, oenologist, Vintage Winery Consultants and coauthor, Winemaking: From Grape Growing to Marketplace on Techniques in Home Winemaking

"There's in-depth detail here that I have previously seen only in professional texts . . . . I just wish Daniel Pambianchi's book was available when I was just starting out as a winemaker . . . . it could have saved me a lot of trial and error along the way!"  —Thomas Bachelder, winemaker, Lemelson Winery on Techniques in Home Winemaking

Time magazine on Techniques in Home Winemaking
Flow charts and clearly organized chapters make for an in-depth reference work.
Time magazine
Flow charts and clearly organized chapters make for an in-depth reference work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550652833
  • Publisher: Vehicule Press
  • Publication date: 5/21/2010
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Pambianchi is the founder and CEO of Cadenza Wines, Inc. He is a columnist and technical editor for WineMaker magazine and the author of Kit Winemaking and Techniques in Home Winemaking. He lives in Montreal, Quebec and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 8

Preface 9

About Wine-speak and Scientific Terminology 10

Wine and Winemaking Science 13

Wine Styles 71

Wine Faults 96

Wine Service 120

Winecraft or Witchcraft? 140

Wine and Health 155

Wine Frauds 182

Epilogue 195

References 199

Index 209

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