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Publisher Comments:

The skills used in the making of wine are directly relevant to the consumer, for the choices made in the vineyard and in the winery are crucial to the quality of the end product. Here, for the first time, is a book that enlightens the wine lover on the "hows" and "whys" of the winemaker's choices.

Today, winemakers have at their disposal an unprecedented array of opportunities to influence the way their wine will taste: science and technology have granted them creative power undreamt of only twenty years ago. Wine is no longer entirely the product of nature; it is a collaboration, and one in which the winemaker is becoming more and more the dominant partner.

The winemaker's choices begin in the vineyard with the selection of the grape variety and the way it will be farmed. In the winery, every step poses questions, from crushing the grapes to bottling the wine. The sum total of the decisions taken by the winemaker is the taste of the wine in our glass, and this book explains how this taste is achieved.

Hugh Johnson and James Halliday explore this fast-moving new world, looking at the influence of tradition, the effects of modern technology, and the latest thinking of winemakers from every continent.

For everyone for whom a glass of wine is worth a moment's reflection, this is an essential book. Beautiful, absorbing, and entertaining, The Vintner's Art combines the best in wine writing with dramatic modern design, using graphics and superb photography.

Synopsis:

For anyone who has savored the taste of a fine wine and wondered just how that special quality was achieved, The Vintner's Art has the answers. From the world's foremost writer on wine and a leading wine maker, this entertaining text is as stimulating and pleasing as a sip of fine wine. Illustrated.

About the Author

Hugh Johnson's reputation as the world's leading wine writer was confirmed by Vintage: The Story of Wine (1989) and its accompanying television series, which was described by the London Observer as "TV's first food or drink masterpiece." His World Atlas of Wine is now in its third edition and is accepted worldwide as the classic wine reference book. His Pocket Wine Book is an annual best-seller in eight countries.

Table of Contents

Contents

A Propos

By Hugh Johnson

IN THE VINEYARD

The Vine

From the historical perspective to likely attitudes and practices of the twenty-first century

Terroir

Does man matter more than the natural environment?

Climate

And, for that matter, weather

Which Variety of Vine?

The flavour starts with the grape

Sculpting the Vine

Too much vigour is as bad as too little

Quantity V. Quality?

Or can they be compatible?

Plague and Pestilence

Enemies of the vine

Irrigation

A necessary evil?

Mechanization

Simply a question of time?

IN THE WINERY

Making the Wine

Winery equipment and how to use it

National Attitudes and Regional Characters

Light-Bodied White Wines

Choices, consequences and techniques

Wooded and Full-Bodied White Wines

Choices, consequences and techniques

Sparkling Wines

Choices, consequences and techniques

Sweet Table Wines

Choices, consequences and techniques

Light-Bodied Red Wines

Choices, consequences and techniques

Medium-Bodied Red Wines

Choices, consequences and techniques

Full-Bodied Red Wines

Choices, consequences and techniques

Fortified Wines

Choices, consequences and techniques

Oak and Wine

Choices, consequences and techniques

IN THE BOTTLE

The Chemistry and Analysis of Wine

The Changes of Age

Wine Faults

The Manipulation of Wine

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671728885
Subtitle:
How Great Wines Are Made
With:
Halliday, James
Author:
Johnson, Hugh
Author:
Halliday, James
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Wine / Spirits / Liquor
Subject:
Wine and wine making
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
General Cooking
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1080. Public issues in earth science
Publication Date:
October 1992
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
11.09x8.40x.93 in. 2.48 lbs.

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