Tasting the Past: The Science of Flavor and the Search for the Origins of Wine

Tasting the Past: The Science of Flavor and the Search for the Origins of Wine

by Kevin Begos


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616205775
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 175,546
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Kevin Begos is a former MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow whose stories and research have appeared in major newspapers and other publications, including Scientific American, Harper’s, Salon, the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, and the New York Times. He reviews books for the Associated Press and is a former AP correspondent.

Table of Contents

Part 1

1 A Mysterious Wine 3

2 Archaeobiology and Ancient Wine 13

3 Cremisan 27

4 Israel's Forgotten Grapes 43

5 The Wine Scientist 54

6 Flavor, Taste, and Money 83

7 The Caucasus 94

8 Yeast, Co-Evolution, and Wasps 115

9 Aphrodite, Women, and Wine 124

Part 2

10 Goliath, Foraging, and an Answer 143

11 Italy, Leonardo, and Natural Wine 153

12 Wine and Foie Gras 171

13 The Science of Terroir 190

14 Coming Home, and Holy Land Wine 194

15 American Wine Grapes 203

16 The Dark Side of Wine Science 231

17 Grapetionary 238

18 The First Grapes, and Tasting the Past 243

Acknowledgments 253

Where to Buy and Learn More 255

Chapter Notes 259

Bibliography 275

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