Wine Myths and Reality

Benjamin Lewin

  • Bindwijze: Hardcover
  • Taal: Engels
  • Categorie: Kookboeken
  • Uitgever: Vendange Press
  • ISBN: 9780983729266
Druk:2nd Revised edition
Verschijningsdatum:oktober 2017
Aantal pagina's:710 pagina's
Auteur(s):Benjamin Lewin | Benjamin Lewin
Auteur(s):Benjamin Lewin | Benjamin Lewin


Is wine an artisanal creation or industrial product? The first edition of Wine Myths and Reality was widely praised for its innovative view of how wine is made and what distinguishes wines from different places. The world of wine is constantly changing and this second edition is expanded and completely rewritten to take account of new developments. Panoramic in its scope, magisterial in its treatment, and meticulous in its research, Wine Myths and Reality explores the world of wine extensively. From monks treading grapes in the Middle Ages to the latest research into grapevine DNA, this compelling book presents the authoritative account of how wine is really made. Practices in viticulture and vinification are explained, the tricks of the wine trade are revealed, the methods of the New and the Old Worlds are scrutinised, and their wines are evaluated. Extensively illustrated with photographs, maps and charts, the approachable and entertaining style immediately engages the reader in the wine universe. An overview of all major wine-producing countries extends from the powerful wines of the New World to the classic wines of Europe. Does terroir really matter? Is the international style taking over? Will global warming destroy the existing wine-producing regions? And extrapolating from current trends, what will wine be like in the future?