Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    What I'm Giving | November 29, 2014

    Neil Patrick Harris: IMG Neil Patrick Harris: What I'm Giving



    At Powell's, we feel the holidays are the perfect time to share our love of books with those close to us. For this special blog series, we reached... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$36.25
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
3 Remote Warehouse Cooking and Food- Wines of the World

The World of Sicilian Wine

by

The World of Sicilian Wine Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The World of Sicilian Wine provides wine lovers with a comprehensive understanding of Sicilian wine, from its ancient roots to its modern evolution. Offering a guide and map to exploring Sicily, Bill Nesto, an expert in Italian wine, and Frances Di Savino, a student of Italian culture, deliver a substantive appreciation of a vibrant wine region that is one of Europeand#8217;s most historic areas and a place where many cultures intersect.

From the earliest Greek and Phoenician settlers who colonized the island in the eighth century B.C., the culture of wine has flourished in Sicily. A parade of foreign rulers was similarly drawn to Sicilyand#8217;s fertile land, sun-filled climate, and strategic position in the Mediterranean. The modern Sicilian quality wine industry was reborn in the 1980s and 1990s with the arrival of wines made with established international varieties and state-of-the-art enology. Sicily is only now rediscovering the quality of its indigenous grape varieties, such as Nero dand#8217;Avola, Nerello Mascalese, Frappato, Grillo, and distinctive terroirs such as the slopes of Mount Etna.

Synopsis:

and#147;This painstakingly researched and well-written book is highly recommended reading not only for those seeking entry into the mysteries of the Sicilian wine scene but also for those seeking an introduction to the twists and turns of Sicilian history generally. That Bill Nesto is a Master of Wine is apparent from the knowledgeable way he treats matters viticultural and vinous. That he and his co-author/wife have southern Italian, indeed Sicilian, blood flowing through their veins is apparent in the passion and intensity with which they handle their material."--Nicolas Belfrage, MW, author of The Finest Wines of Tuscany and Central Italy

and#147;Few wine books are as deeply researched and detailed as this exhaustive reference on Sicilian wine from antiquity to the present day. Even the most knowledgeable oenophiles and Italophiles will learn from The World of Sicilian Wine."--Robert Camuto, author of Palmento: A Sicilian Wine Odyssey

About the Author

Bill Nesto is a Master of Wine and a founder of the Wine Studies Program at Boston University. An expert on the wines of the world, he has written for Gastronomica, Santand#233; and Massachusetts Beverage Business. Frances Di Savino is an attorney who has a background in medieval and Renaissance studies and is Billand#8217;s partner in life and on the wine road.

Table of Contents

List of Maps

Acknowledgments

Preface

1. The Origins of Sicilian Wine and Culture

2. The Lost Opportunity: 1775 to 1950

3. The Modern Sicilian Wine Industry

4. Perpetual Wine

5. The Geography of Sicily

6. Vine Varieties

7. Viticulture in Sicily

8. Enology in Sicily

9. At the Heart of Sicily

10. Understanding Sicilian Wine by Place: The Three Valleys

11. Val di Mazara

12. Val di Noto

13. Val Demone

14. The Garden-Vineyard

Afterword

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520266186
Author:
Nesto, Bill
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Nesto, MW Bill
Author:
Di, Savino Frances
Author:
Frances Di Savino
Subject:
Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Five redrawn maps and one ornamental fro
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10.25 x 7.25 in

Related Subjects

Cooking and Food » Beverages » Bartending and Liquor
Cooking and Food » Beverages » Wine » General
Cooking and Food » Beverages » Wine » Wines of the World
Cooking and Food » Beverages » Wines and Beer
History and Social Science » Law » Schools and Careers
Reference » Science Reference » Technology

The World of Sicilian Wine New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$36.25 In Stock
Product details 320 pages University of California Press - English 9780520266186 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
and#147;This painstakingly researched and well-written book is highly recommended reading not only for those seeking entry into the mysteries of the Sicilian wine scene but also for those seeking an introduction to the twists and turns of Sicilian history generally. That Bill Nesto is a Master of Wine is apparent from the knowledgeable way he treats matters viticultural and vinous. That he and his co-author/wife have southern Italian, indeed Sicilian, blood flowing through their veins is apparent in the passion and intensity with which they handle their material."--Nicolas Belfrage, MW, author of The Finest Wines of Tuscany and Central Italy

and#147;Few wine books are as deeply researched and detailed as this exhaustive reference on Sicilian wine from antiquity to the present day. Even the most knowledgeable oenophiles and Italophiles will learn from The World of Sicilian Wine."--Robert Camuto, author of Palmento: A Sicilian Wine Odyssey

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.