Grapes & Wines

Grapes & Wines

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a€œAn exhilarating wine booka€b No serious wine lovera€™s library is complete without ita€ Wine Spectator Grapes a Wines is the key to enjoying modern wine. Approaching wine through grapes is in tune with the way consumers now think and learn about wine. Most wines, especially those from the Americas, Australasia and South Africa, are now sold under the name of the grape variety used rather than under the old European system of chateau and appellation name. Youa€™re standing in a wine shop and see bottles labeled Aglianico or Tannat. Do you know what they are? Garnatxa sounds familiar and it is, as it is the Basque name of the popular Grenache grape, but how do you know this? Youa€™ve heard of Carmenere from Chile, and probably bought the wine, but did you know it is an old historic Bordeaux variety? This is the perfect book to help you find out more about the worlda€™s top classic grapes, from Cabernet Sauvignon to Zinfandel a€“ the history, the places, the people, the wine styles and the flavours are covered in detail. It is also just the book for dipping into as you come across an unfamiliar grape variety. Grapes a Wines has been thoroughly revised and updated.A comprehensive guide to varieties and flavours Oz Clarke, Margaret Rand ... A touch of herbaceous greenness was long thought of as part of the St-A‰milion style, until the present vogue for lush, ultra-ripe ... of Pomerol the backbone that most Merlots lack a€“ helped, usually, by a little Cabernet Franc for perfume and acidity.

Title:Grapes & Wines
Author:Oz Clarke, Margaret Rand
Publisher:Pavilion Books - 2015-06-25


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