The ultimate guidebook for wine lovers who want to understand how their favorite wines are grown, how they are produced, and how best to savor them.
Wine expert Jens Priewe has revised his acclaimed guidebook to wine, providing his readers with the most up–to–date information on this topic. Tailor–made for the contemporary wine consumer who drinks what he or she likes, this vividly illustrated text discusses not only awe–inspiring vintages, but also unknown wines from countries only recently included on the wine maps of the world. Priewe provides a key to the complex language of wine and illuminates the science of wine making while honoring the art behind its creation. Half the book is devoted to the wine–making process itself; the other half examines the best wines of the world, country by country, and guides the reader to an understanding of the intricacies of wine tasting and appreciation. Illustrated with more than 1,000 color images, including computer graphics that explain the invisible processes of wine making; satellite maps and aerial photos of the world’s most important wine regions; and photographs of individual vineyards by the world’s best wine photographers, Wine: From Grape to Glass will quench the thirst for knowledge experienced by a true wine lover when uncorking a bottle of fine wine.
|Publisher:||Abbeville Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||Third Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 11.88(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
Table of Contents from:
An Inside Look at a Wine Estate
The Craft of Winemaking
Eastern and Southeastern Europe
Food and Wine
Wine and Your Health
When to Drink It
Table of Vintages
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Although this book is heavily bent towards European wines, it provides a great overall understanding of the process and transformation of the grape all the way from the moment its aromas enter your nose and its taste hits your lips. Along the way the reader will become familiar with overviews of viticultural techniques, several means of vinification, and how each plays a role in the end product. Throughout the book, color pictures, charts, and specific notes are highlighted, adding a facinating visual component to subject matter that is foreign to those who seldom, if even, get to walk a vineyard or winery. In particular, there is a great section that discusses several different verietals, both red and white, with large pictures of most of the important grapes. Also, each wine region discussed is concluded with a note on how each region classifies the quality of its wines. Overall, the book was highly insightful for the average wine connoisseur who is simply not content with enjoying the finished product, but who desires to know more of the journey. For everyone else, throw it on the coffee table and let people look at the great pictures.