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Terroir and other myths of winegrowing

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This book is in excellent condition. Minimal shelf wear, dust jacket is in very good condition, the spine is intact. Over all a very tight copy with no internal markings.

"A must-read for any wine grape grower or winemaker who has ever wrestled with the most important myths of winegrowing or debated them with colleagues-and that would be all of us! It is also a great read for any wine consumer interested in looking at 'the man behind the curtain,' so to speak: the myths promoted by wine writers, tasting room staff, sommeliers and other wine gatekeepers."-Wines & Vines "A meticulously researched volume that every serious sommelier should read . . . if only to disagree." -The Somm Journal Wine is a traditional product with traditional explanations. Oft-romanticized, Old World notions of how to create fine wine have been passed down through generations and continue to dominate popular discussions of wine quality. However, many of these beliefs predate science and remain isolated from advances in the understanding of how crops grow and fruit ripens. Allegiance to them has frequently impeded open-minded investigation into how grapevines interact with the environment, thus limiting innovation in winegrowing. In Terroir and Other Myths of Winegrowing, Mark A. Matthews applies a scientist's skepticism and scrutiny to examine widely held beliefs about viticulture. Is terroir primarily a marketing ploy that obscures understanding of which environments really produce the best wine? Is reducing yield an imperative for high quality grapes and wine? What does it mean to have vines that are balanced or grapes that are physiologically mature? Matthews explores and dissects these and other questions to debunk the myths of winegrowing that may be holding us back from achieving a higher wine quality.

Item details

Author(s):
Mark A. Matthews
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2015
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0520276957
ISBN-13:
9780520276956
Number of pages:
308
Publisher:
University of California Press
Title:
Terroir and Other Myths of Winegrowing

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This book is in excellent condition. Minimal shelf wear, dust jacket is in very good condition, the spine is intact. Over all a very tight copy with no internal markings.

"A must-read for any wine grape grower or winemaker who has ever wrestled with the most important myths of winegrowing or debated them with colleagues-and that would be all of us! It is also a great read for any wine consumer interested in looking at 'the man behind the curtain,' so to speak: the myths promoted by wine writers, tasting room staff, sommeliers and other wine gatekeepers."-Wines & Vines "A meticulously researched volume that every serious sommelier should read . . . if only to disagree." -The Somm Journal Wine is a traditional product with traditional explanations. Oft-romanticized, Old World notions of how to create fine wine have been passed down through generations and continue to dominate popular discussions of wine quality. However, many of these beliefs predate science and remain isolated from advances in the understanding of how crops grow and fruit ripens. Allegiance to them has frequently impeded open-minded investigation into how grapevines interact with the environment, thus limiting innovation in winegrowing. In Terroir and Other Myths of Winegrowing, Mark A. Matthews applies a scientist's skepticism and scrutiny to examine widely held beliefs about viticulture. Is terroir primarily a marketing ploy that obscures understanding of which environments really produce the best wine? Is reducing yield an imperative for high quality grapes and wine? What does it mean to have vines that are balanced or grapes that are physiologically mature? Matthews explores and dissects these and other questions to debunk the myths of winegrowing that may be holding us back from achieving a higher wine quality.

Author(s):
Mark A. Matthews
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2015
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0520276957
ISBN-13:
9780520276956
Number of pages:
308
Publisher:
University of California Press
Title:
Terroir and Other Myths of Winegrowing

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