Wine Myths & Reality, Hardback Book


Is wine an artisanal creation or industrial product?

The first editionof Wine Myths and Reality was widely praised for its innovativeview of how wine is made and what distinguishes wines fromdifferent places.

The world of wine is constantly changing andthis second edition is expanded and completely rewritten to takeaccount of new developments. Panoramic in its scope, magisterial in its treatment, and meticulousin its research, Wine Myths and Reality explores the world of wineextensively.

From monks treading grapes in the Middle Ages tothe latest research into grapevine DNA, this compelling bookpresents the authoritative account of how wine is really made. Practices in viticulture and vinification are explained, the tricks ofthe wine trade are revealed, the methods of the New and the OldWorlds are scrutinised, and their wines are evaluated.

Extensivelyillustrated with photographs, maps and charts, the approachableand entertaining style immediately engages the reader in the wineuniverse. An overview of all major wine-producing countries extends fromthe powerful wines of the New World to the classic wines ofEurope.

Does terroir really matter? Is the international style takingover? Will global warming destroy the existing wine-producingregions? And extrapolating from current trends, what will wine belike in the future?


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 710 pages, 650 illustrations (photos, maps and charts)
  • Publisher: Vendange Press
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  • Category: Wines
  • ISBN: 9780983729266

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