9780789207838

Wine

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  • ISBN13:

    9780789207838

  • ISBN10:

    0789207834

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-11-01
  • Publisher: Abbeville Pr
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Summary

The ultimate guide for wine lovers who want to understand where their favorite wines are grown, how they are produced, and how best to savor them. Internationally acclaimed wine expert jens Priewe has written the book for the contemporary wine consumer who drinks what he or she likes--one day a grand, awe-inspiring vintage; the next, an unknown wine from a country whose name has only recently appeared on the wine maps of the world. Priewe explains why some wines cost hundreds of dollars while others cost only ten. He provides a key to the complex language of wine and illuminates the science of wine making while honoring the art that creates great wines. About half of the book is devoted to the wine-making process itself. including everything from why wine grows best in poor soil to why a wine matures faster in a small barrel than in a large one. The other half examines the best wines of the world, country by country, and guides the reader to an understanding of the intricacies of wine tasting and appreciation. New topics covered in this edition include: "How Mu

Author Biography

Educated in economics, linguistics, and philosophy, Jens Priewe began writing about wine some fifteen years ago

Table of Contents

Introduction 8(8)
Winegrowing
The History of the Vine
16(2)
The Global Vineyard Belt
18(2)
Morphology of the Vine
20(2)
Cluster and Grape
22(2)
Climate
24(2)
Soil
26(4)
Planting
30(2)
Training the Vines
32(2)
Working the Soil
34(2)
Less Is More
36(2)
The Growth Cycle
38(2)
Vineyard Chores
40(2)
Must Weight
42(2)
Acidity
44(2)
Ripeness Is Relative
46(2)
Harvesting
48(2)
Noble Rot
50(4)
Grape Varieties
The Red Varieties
54(6)
The White Varieties
60(8)
The Craft of Winemaking
Processing the Grapes
68(2)
Wine Yeast
70(2)
Fermentation
72(2)
Tannins
74(2)
Malolactic Fermentation
76(1)
Chaptalization
77(1)
An Inside Look at a Wine Estate
78(29)
The Craft of Winemaking
Making White Wines
84(2)
Clarification
86(2)
Cold Fermentation
88(2)
Fermentation in Barrels
90(1)
Oak
91(3)
Maturing Wines
Elevage
94(2)
Stabilization: White Wine
96(2)
Stabilization: Red Wine
98(2)
Sulfuring
100(2)
The Contribution of the Barrel
102(2)
Coopering
104(3)
Special Wines
107(10)
Champagne and Other Sparkling Wines
108(4)
Port and Madeira
112(2)
Sherry
114(3)
France
117(22)
Champagne
120(1)
Loire
121(1)
Alsace, Jura, Beaujolais
122(1)
Burgundy
123(5)
Rhone
128(2)
Bordeaux
130(6)
The Southwest and Midi
136(1)
Provence, Corsica
137(2)
Italy
139(16)
Northern Italy
142(4)
Tuscany
146(4)
Umbria
150(2)
The Marches, Abruzzi, Latium
152(1)
Southern Italy
153(2)
Spain
155(7)
Catalonia, Rioja, Navarre, Old Castile
158(2)
La Mancha, Valdepenas, Andalusia
160(2)
Portugal
162

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