Riesling Rediscovered

Author: John Winthrop Haeger

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520962163

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

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"What makes the book so encompassing, informative, and relevant is that Haeger has avoided focusing on viticulture or enology or economy in isolation, and has instead looked at all of them in their historic and contemporary scientific and socio-cultural context. . . . Not everyone loves Riesling, but those of us who do will find our passion articulately explained and expressed in Haeger’s book."—Anne Krebiehl, MW, The World of Fine Wine "If you haven't been sold on dry riesling, this is required reading; if you're already a fan, it's an essential reference to add to your shelf."—Wine & Spirits Riesling is the world’s seventh most-planted white wine grape variety and among the fastest growing over the past twenty years. It is a personal favorite of many sommeliers, chefs, and other food and wine professionals for its appealing aromatics, finesse, and minerality; for its uncanny ability to reflect terroir; and for its impressive versatility with cuisines of all types. It is stylistically paradoxical, however. Now usually made dry in most of Europe and Australia, and assumed dry by most German consumers, Riesling is made mostly sweet or lightly sweet in North America and is believed sweet in the American marketplace irrespective of origin. Riesling is thus consequently—but mistakenly—shunned by the mainstream of American wine drinkers, whose tastes and habits have been overwhelmingly dry for two generations. Riesling Rediscovered looks at the present state of dry Riesling across the Northern Hemisphere: where it is grown and made, what models and objectives vintners have in mind, and what parameters of grape growing and winemaking are essential when the goal is a delicious dry wine. John Winthrop Haeger explores the history of Riesling to illuminate how this variety emerged from a crowded field of grape varieties grown widely across northern Europe. Riesling Rediscovered is a comprehensive, current, and accessible overview of what many consider to be the world’s finest and most versatile white wine.
Riesling Rediscovered

Author: John Winthrop Haeger

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520275454

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

View: 353

"An authoritative reference that explores the range of practices and styles for making dry Riesling wines in Germany and globally (e.g. Alsace, Australia, Austria, Alto Adige, New Zealand, New York's Finger Lakes, Washington, etc.). Haeger delves into how history, law, geography, viticulture and winemaking techniques influence dry Riesling's expression worldwide. He mostly omits discussion of sweet Riesling"--Provided by publisher.
The Sommelier's Atlas of Taste

Author: Rajat Parr

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9780399578243

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

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Winner of the prestigious André Simon Drink Book Award The first definitive reference book to describe, region-by-region, how the great wines of Europe should taste. This will be the go-to guide for aspiring sommeliers, wine aficionados who want to improve their blind tasting skills, and amateur enthusiasts looking for a straightforward and visceral way to understand and describe wine. In this seminal addition to the wine canon, noted experts Rajat Parr and Jordan Mackay share everything they've learned in their decades of tasting wine. The result is the most in-depth study of the world's greatest wine regions ever published. There are books that describe the geography of wine regions. And there are books that describe the way basic wines and grapes should taste. But there are no books that describe the intricacies of the way wines from various subregions, soils, and appellations should taste. Now, for the first time ever, you can learn about the differences between wines from the 7 grand crus and 40 premier crus of Chablis, or the terroirs in Barolo, Champagne, and Bordeaux. Paying attention to styles, winemakers, soils, and the most cutting-edge of trends, this book explains how to understand the wines of the world not in the classical way, but in the modern way--appellation by appellation, soil by soil, technique by technique--making it an essential reference and instant classic.
Around the World in Eighty Wines

Author: Mike Veseth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442257375

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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Inspired by Jules Verne’s classic adventure tale, celebrated editor-in-chief of The Wine Economist Mike Veseth takes his readers Around the World in Eighty Wines. The journey starts in London, Phileas Fogg’s home base, and follows Fogg’s itinerary to France and Italy before veering off in search of compelling wine stories in Syria, Georgia, and Lebanon. Every glass of wine tells a story, and so each of the eighty wines must tell an important tale. We head back across Northern Africa to Algeria, once the world’s leading wine exporter, before hopping across the sea to Spain and Portugal. We follow Portuguese trade routes to Madeira and then South Africa with a short detour to taste Kenya’s most famous Pinot Noir. Kenya? Pinot Noir? Really! The route loops around, visiting Bali, Thailand, and India before heading north to China to visit Shangri-La. Shangri-La? Does that even exist? It does, and there is wine there. Then it is off to Australia, with a detour in Tasmania, which is so cool that it is hot. The stars of the Southern Cross (and the title of a familiar song) guide us to New Zealand, Chile, and Argentina. We ride a wine train in California and rendezvous with Planet Riesling in Seattle before getting into fast cars for a race across North America, collecting more wine as we go. Pause for lunch in Virginia to honor Thomas Jefferson, then it’s time to jet back to London to tally our wines and see what we have learned. Why these particular places? What are the eighty wines and what do they reveal? And what is the surprise plot twist that guarantees a happy ending for every wine lover? Come with us on a journey of discovery that will inspire, inform, and entertain anyone who loves travel, adventure, or wine.
The wines of Germany

Author: Anne Krebiehl

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 9781910902202

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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Explains Germany's regionality and its climate and geography. Krebiehl explains why rivers and slopes are so important to German viticulture and puts it in an economic context. She analyses Germany's unusually fragmented producer base and its challenging climate and vintage variation before examining in detail the wines of today's German regions.
Mastering the Art of Enjoying Wine

Author: Manuel Malfeito Ferreira

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527582279

Category: Cooking

Page: 265

View: 747

This book presents a wine tasting method based on knowledge gathered from neurobiology, aroma chemistry, oenology, history, aesthetics, psychology and gastronomy. It is written for the beginner, but wine professionals can benefit from learning about an approach to wine tasting that is grounded in the way in which the human brain processes the pleasure of drinking wine.