Wine Grapes – Book of the month November 2023

Wine Grapes – Book of the month November 2023

The book "Wine Grapes" written by Jancis Robinson was published in English by Allen Lane by Penguin Books.

If you are passionate about wine and want to learn about the types of wine grapes used all over the world, this book is for you. It is not a book to read like a novel, but a useful book for learning that, once you have it in your library, you will return to every time you look for information. The volume, which has approximately 1200 pages, describes 1368 grape varieties recognized throughout the world.

Personally I return to this book whenever I want to find out the origin of a particular type of grape, when I want to know its history or the countries where it is grown today. The book "Wine Grapes" is an extraordinary resource to get an idea of the very well-known grape varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, but also varieties known in each wine-producing country. Examples: Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Zweigelt, Macabeo, Xinomavro, Saperavi and many others, including some Romanian varieties: Fetească Albă, Fetească Regală, Fetească Neagră, Frâncusă, Crâmpoșie Selecționată, Mustoasă de Măderat. Novac, Negru de Drăgășani, Șarbă. More remains to be discovered by yourself!

  • List of pedigree diagrams
  • Preface
  • How to use this book
  • Introduction:
- The importance of grape varieties
- The vine family
- Grape variety, mutation and clone
- Vine breeding
- Pests and diseases
- Rootstocks, grafting and fashion
- Vine age
- Changes in vineyard composition
- Labelling and naming
- DNA profiling
  • Historical perspective
- Grapevine domestication: why, where and when?
- Westward expansion of viniculture
- Ampelographic groups
  • List of varieties by country of origin
  • Colour illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Grape varieties in alphabetical order
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index
Reasons to read the book: An indispensable book for every wine lover, from some of the world's greatest experts.
Where do wine grapes come from and how are they related to each other? What is the historical background of each grape variety? Where are they grown? What sort of wines do they make and, most importantly, what do they taste like?
Using the most cutting-edge DNA analysis and detailing almost 1,400 distinct grape varieties, as well as myriad correct (and highlighting almost as many incorrect) synonyms, this particularly beautiful book includes revelatory grape family trees, and a rich variety of illustrations from Viala and Vermorel's seminal ampelography with century-old illustrations.  A book for wine students, wine experts and wine lovers everywhere.

Where you can find the book: on Books Express website where the order comes in about 2 to 3 weeks. 

Carmina Nițescu & Winesday App

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