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Plain Talk About Fine Wine

Meyer, Justin

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ISBN 10: 0884963004 / ISBN 13: 9780884963004
Published by Capra Pr, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A., 1989
Used Condition: Very Good, or Better Soft cover
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Title: Plain Talk About Fine Wine

Publisher: Capra Pr, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: A Pictoral Soft Cover

Book Condition:Very Good, or Better

Book Type: And Not Ex-Library

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The full story of grape growing and winemaking from the founder of Silver Oak Cellars in California's Napa Valley. A complex subject told in straight-forward language. An education for everyone who savors a glass of wine.


One of the most reputable wine makers in the United States, Meyer founded the prestigious Silver Oak Winery in the Napa Valley in 1972. In. the foreword written by the distinguished Robert MondavL the tone of the book is explained: is the temperate, civilized, romantic mealtime beverage ... the natural beverage for every celebration...." He also points out several critical truths, among them that the abuse of wine (like medicine or food) can be negative, and that in spite of its importance, the wine industry receives little or no assistance from the government (unlike other countries). In discussing tasting and appreciation. Meyer is clever, honest, and basic. In an effort to be educational and conversational, he avoids preaching or-worse--condescending. Like most really good winemakers, he cares about enlightening his Teader/consumer in the joys of wine and food, viticulture, vineyard operations and the wine-making processes, and he provides a bit of the history of American wines. He includes helpful line drawings and a useful little chapter on health. His light touch and ability to deliver a considerable amount of information in a concise, readable style will make the book interesting to wine novices and Silver Oak devotees. There isn't a lot of new and different information, but it is nicely presented and will be readily understood by oenology neophytes. Libraries needing an introduction-to-wine book (and at a fair price) should consider. -- From Independent Publisher

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