The most influential factor determining the taste of a particular wine is still the grape variety or blend of varieties from which it is made. In this book, Oz Clarke and co-author Margaret Rand cover the 300 or so varieties that really matter, either because they are widely grown in the major wine regions of the world or because they are important ingredients of classic wines. Also included are 17 extended features on the classic grape varieties. Illustrated throughout with photographs and maps, these special features give the reader an insight into the methods used to maximize each grape's potential and an appreciation of the people behind the production of the world's finest wines. An introductory section, "All About Grapes", explores the history of the vine, shows where grapes are grown today and provides information on what happens in modern vineyards and wineries.
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From Albarino to Zinfandel, an essential reference for both the connoisseur and the novice
“If we have any interest in wine and its flavors, we have to be interested in the grape variety itself. If we have any interest in how a wine matures and changes with age, we have to know about the potential of the particular grape. If we care about the style of a wine, whether it should be sweet or dry, fizzy or fortified or still, each different grape variety’s peculiar talents will be of prime importance.”—Oz Clarke
First published in hardcover as Oz Clarke’s Encyclopedia of Grapes, Oz Clarke’s Grapes and Wines is newly revised and updated to provide the most current information on an even wider array of grapes.
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and fifteen other “classic” grapes are covered in depth—with features on tradition and innovation, methods used in the vineyard and the winery, and different wine styles around the world. The people behind the world’s best wine talk about what they do and what they are trying to achieve.
Oz also provides vivid descriptions of more than three hundred grape varieties organized in his renowned A-to-Z format, as well as a glossary of technical terms and a wine decoder that lists which grapes go into which wines.
“Well-written and beautifully illustrated.”—Dallas Morning-Star Telegram
“A nicely packaged alphabetical directory of 350 varieties with lively commentary.”—Chicago Tribune
“Authoritative . . . Offers in-depth information about today’s most important grape varieties.”—Anthony Dias Blue, Orient Express Magazine
[no author photo]Oz Clarke is one of the world’s leading wine experts. He has won all the major wine-writing awards, including the Glenfiddich (three times), the André Simon, the Wine Guild (three times), the Julia Child, and the James Beard. He lives in London.
Margaret Rand is an award-winning wine writer and a former editor at the magazines Wine, Wine & Spirit International, and Whiskey. She writes for Decanter and the World of Fine Wine and has edited a number of Oz Clarke titles. She lives in London.
Oz Clarke is one of the world's leading wine experts whose formidable reputation is based on his extensive knowledge and accessible, no-nonsense approach. Margaret Rand is an award-winning wine writer and previous editor of WINE Magazine.
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Book Description Little, Brown & Company, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110316726532
Book Description Little, Brown & Company. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0316726532 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1031997