Books: Vintner's Art: How Great Wines Are Made
Title:      Vintner's Art: How Great Wines Are Made
Categories:      Grape&Wine
BookID:      1
Authors:      Hugh Johnson
ISBN-10(13):      0671728881
Publisher:      Simon & Schuster
Edition:      First edition.
Number of pages:      224
Language:      English
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Product Description

The skills used in the making of wine are directly relevant to the consumer, for the choices made in the vineyard and in the winery are crucial to the quality of the end product. Here, for the first time, is a book that enlightens the wine lover on the "hows" and "whys" of the winemaker's choices.

Today, winemakers have at their disposal an unprecedented array of opportunities to influence the way their wine will taste: science and technology have granted them creative power undreamt of only twenty years ago. Wine is no longer entirely the product of nature; it is a collaboration, and one in which the winemaker is becoming more and more the dominant partner.

The winemaker's choices begin in the vineyard with the selection of the grape variety and the way it will be farmed. In the winery, every step poses questions, from crushing the grapes to bottling the wine. The sum total of the decisions taken by the winemaker is the taste of the wine in our glass, and this book explains how this taste is achieved.

Hugh Johnson and James Halliday explore this fast-moving new world, looking at the influence of tradition, the effects of modern technology, and the latest thinking of winemakers from every continent.

For everyone for whom a glass of wine is worth a moment's reflection, this is an essential book. Beautiful, absorbing, and entertaining, The Vintner's Art combines the best in wine writing with dramatic modern design, using graphics and superb photography.

About the Author

Hugh Johnson's reputation as the world's leading wine writer was confirmed by Vintage: The Story of Wine (1989) and its accompanying television series, which was described by the London Observer as "TV's first food or drink masterpiece." His World Atlas of Wine is now in its third edition and is accepted worldwide as the classic wine reference book. His Pocket Wine Book is an annual best-seller in eight countries.

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