The Winemaker's Dance

Exploring Terroir in the Napa Valley

Author: Jonathan P. Swinchatt,D. G. Howell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520235137

Category: Cooking

Page: 229

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A pair of geologists tell the geological and environmental history of Napa Valley, with an emphasis on "terroir," or how geology, soils, topography, and microclimate influence the kinds and quality of wines produced in different parts of the region.
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Napa Wine

A History

Author: Charles L. Sullivan

Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing

ISBN: 1891267078

Category: Cooking

Page: 480

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Charles Sullivan's Napa Wine: A History, is the engaging story of the rise to prominence of what many believe to be the greatest winegrowing area in the Western hemisphere. This new edition completes that picture, bringing to light more than a decade of dramatic changes and shifted norms visited upon the valley, from pholoxera-wasted vineyards to High Court-officiated territorial battles, told in a rousing, transportive narrative. Beginning in 1817 with the movement of Spanish missions into the San Francisco Bay area, Sullivan winds his way through the great wine boom of the late 19th-century, the crippling effect of Prohibition, and Napa's rise out of its havoc to its eventual rivaling of Bordeaux in the judgments of 1976 and 2006. Published in cooperation with the Napa Valley Wine Library, the book includes historic maps, charts of vineyard ownership, and vintages from the 1880s to present.
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Napa Valley Historical Ecology Atlas

Exploring a Hidden Landscape of Transformation and Resilience

Author: Robin Grossinger

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520951727

Category: History

Page: 240

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How has California’s landscape changed? What did now-familiar places look like during prior centuries? What can the past teach us about designing future landscapes? The Napa Valley Historical Ecology Atlas explores these questions by taking readers on a dazzling visual tour of Napa Valley from the early 1800s onward—a forgotten land of brilliant wildflower fields, lush wetlands, and grand oak savannas. Robin Grossinger weaves together rarely-seen historical maps, travelers’s accounts, photographs, and paintings to reconstruct early Napa Valley and document its physical transformation over the past two centuries. The Atlas provides a fascinating new perspective on this iconic landscape, showing the natural heritage that has enabled the agricultural success of the region today. The innovative research of Grossinger and his historical ecology team allows us to visualize the past in unprecedented detail, improving our understanding of the living landscapes we inhabit and suggesting strategies to increase their health and resilience in the future.
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Understanding Vineyard Soils

Author: Robert E. White

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190266538

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

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The first edition of Understanding Vineyard Soils has been praised for its comprehensive coverage of soil topics relevant to viticulture. However, the industry is dynamic--new developments are occurring, especially with respect to measuring soil variability, managing soil water, possible effects of climate change, rootstock breeding and selection, monitoring sustainability, and improving grape quality and the "typicity" of wines. All this is embodied in an increased focus on the terroir or "sense of place" of vineyard sites, with greater emphasis being placed on wine quality relative to quantity in an increasingly competitive world market. The promotion of organic and biodynamic practices has raised a general awareness of "soil health", which is often associated with a soil's biology, but which to be properly assessed must be focused on a soil's physical, chemical, and biological properties. This edition of White's influential book presents the latest updates on these and other developments in soil management in vineyards. With a minimum of scientific jargon, Understanding Vineyard Soils explains the interaction between soils on a variety of parent materials around the world and grapevine growth and wine typicity. The essential chemical and physical processes involving nutrients, water, oxygen and carbon dioxide, moderated by the activities of soil organisms, are discussed. Methods are proposed for alleviating adverse conditions such as soil acidity, sodicity, compaction, poor drainage, and salinity. The pros and cons of organic viticulture are debated, as are the possible effects of climate change. The author explains how sustainable wine production requires winegrowers to take care of the soil and minimize their impact on the environment. This book is a practical guide for winegrowers and the lay reader who is seeking general information about soils, but who may also wish to pursue in more depth the influence of different soil types on vine performance and wine character.
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Beverage Media

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Alcoholic beverages

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Migration as a Matter of Time

Perspectives from Mexican Immigrant Adolescent Girls in California's Napa Valley

Author: Lilia Soto

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 488

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Quill & Quire

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Book industries and trade

Page: N.A

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Wine Enthusiast

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Wine industry

Page: N.A

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Decanter

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Wine and wine making

Page: N.A

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Oz Clarke Landscapes of Wine

A Grand Tour of the World's Greatest Wine Regions and Vineyards

Author: Oz Clarke

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9781862057821

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

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Revised and updated for 2008, the 'Oz Clarke Wine Atlas' takes the reader on a 'grand tour' of the great wine regions of the world.Fundamental to the understanding of wine is a sense of place. Knowing which country, which region, which hillside and which vineyard a wine comes from adds enormously to the pleasure of drinking it. With more than 75 spectacular, hand-painted panoramic maps accompanied by Oz's lively and opinionated prose, this highly acclaimed Atlas illustrates and explains the vital connections between the land and the wine.
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An Encyclopedia of the Wines and Domaines of France

Author: Clive Coates

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520220935

Category: Cooking

Page: 608

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In this detailed study of the wines of France, one of the world's leading authorities on wine discusses every appellation and explains its character and the best growers. He uses a star system to identify the finest estates. More than 40 specially commissioned maps show the main appellations and wine villages of France.
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Die Wissenschaft bei Tolkien

Author: Henry Gee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527504354

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Page: 289

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Tolkiens Bücher sind mehr als nur irgendwelche Fantasy-Romane; Lesestoff für Kinder und bestenfalls Jugendliche. Tolkiens Bücher sind mehr und jeder, der eines gelesen hat, merkt es, weiß es, kann nur vielleicht nicht sagen warum. Das ist Ihr Buch, wenn Sie mehr über Mittelerde wissen wollen: ob Balrogs fliegen können, weshalb Mithrilrüstungen so hart sind und Legolas auf fünf Meilen Entferung die Zahl der Reiter von Rohan bestimmen kann. Henry Gee nähert sich dem Werk von Tolkien als Naturwissenschaftler und gibt Antworten auf die Fragen, die so viele Fans bewegen.
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