Tasting the Past : The Science of Flavor and the Search for the Original Wine Grapes, Hardback Book

Tasting the Past : The Science of Flavor and the Search for the Original Wine Grapes Hardback

Description

After a chance encounter with an obscure Middle Eastern red, journalist Kevin Begos embarks on a ten-year journey to seek the origins of wine.

What he unearths is a whole world of forgotten grapes, each with distinctive tastes and aromas, as well as the archaeologists, geneticists, chemists-even a paleobotanist-who are deciphering wine down to molecules of flavor.

We meet a young scientist who sets out to decode the DNA of every single wine grape in the world; a researcher who seeks to discover the wines that Caesar and Cleopatra drank; and an academic who has spent decades analyzing wine remains to pinpoint ancient vineyards.

Science illuminates wine in ways no critic can, and it has demolished some of the most sacred dogmas of the industry: for example, well-known French grapes aren't especially noble.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9781616205775

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