Native Wine Grapes of Italy

Author: Ian D'Agata

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520957059

Category: Cooking

Page: 640

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Mountainous terrain, volcanic soils, innumerable microclimates, and an ancient culture of winemaking influenced by Greeks, Phoenicians, and Romans make Italy the most diverse country in the world of wine. This diversity is reflected in the fact that Italy grows the largest number of native wine grapes known, amounting to more than a quarter of the world’s commercial wine grape types. Ian D’Agata spent thirteen years interviewing producers, walking vineyards, studying available research, and tasting wines to create this authoritative guide to Italy’s native grapes and their wines. Writing with great enthusiasm and deep knowledge, D’Agata discusses more than five hundred different native Italian grape varieties, from Aglianico to Zibibbo. D’Agata provides details about how wine grapes are identified and classified, what clones are available, which soils are ideal, and what genetic evidence tells us about a variety’s parentage. He gives historical and anecdotal accounts of each grape variety and describes the characteristics of wines made from the grape. A regional list of varieties and a list of the best producers provide additional guidance. Comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and engaging, this book is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to know more about the vast enological treasures cultivated in Italy.
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Italy's Native Wine Grape Terroirs

Author: Ian D'Agata

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520290755

Category: Cooking

Page: 392

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Italy’s Native Wine Grape Terroirs is the definitive reference book on the myriad crus and the grand cru wine production areas of Italy’s native wine grapes. Ian D’Agata’s approach to discussing wine, both scientific and discursive, provides an easy-to-read, enjoyable guide to Italy’s best terroirs. Descriptions are enriched with geologic data, biotype and clonal information, producer anecdotes and interviews, and facts and figures compiled over fifteen years of research devoted to wine terroirs. In-depth analysis is provided for the terroirs that produce both the well-known wines (Barolo, Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino) and those not as well-known (Grignolino d’Asti, Friuli Colli Orientali Picolit, Ischia). Everyday wine lovers, beginners, and professionals alike will find this new book to be the perfect complement to D’Agata’s previous award-winning Native Wine Grapes of Italy.
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Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Engineering

Page: N.A

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Coverage of major scientific topics including animal life, biosciences, chemistry, earth and atmospheric sciences, energy sources and power technology, mathematics and information sciences, materials and engineering sciences, medicine, anatomy, and physiology, physics, plant sciences, space and planetary sciences. Contains over 7,000 articles contributed by more than 250 experts
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Michelin Green Guide Wine Trails of Italy

Author: Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

Publisher: Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

ISBN: 2067193120

Category: Travel

Page: 432

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Take a fascinating thematic journey of Italy with the brand-new Michelin Green Guide Wine Trails of Italy. Explore Italy’s regional vineyards and wineries. Learn all about Italian wine: making it, tasting it, serving it. And visit the scenic towns and villages along the way. Suggested Michelin Driving Tours for wine routes include special points of interest. Through its star-rating system, well-researched places to stay and eat, colorful maps and suggested activities, the Green Guide helps you discover the best of Italy and its wines
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A History of Wine in America, Volume 1

From the Beginnings to Prohibition

Author: Thomas Pinney

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 052093458X

Category: Cooking

Page: 572

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The Vikings called North America "Vinland," the land of wine. Giovanni de Verrazzano, the Italian explorer who first described the grapes of the New World, was sure that "they would yield excellent wines." And when the English settlers found grapes growing so thickly that they covered the ground down to the very seashore, they concluded that "in all the world the like abundance is not to be found." Thus, from the very beginning the promise of America was, in part, the alluring promise of wine. How that promise was repeatedly baffled, how its realization was gradually begun, and how at last it has been triumphantly fulfilled is the story told in this book. It is a story that touches on nearly every section of the United States and includes the whole range of American society from the founders to the latest immigrants. Germans in Pennsylvania, Swiss in Georgia, Minorcans in Florida, Italians in Arkansas, French in Kansas, Chinese in California—all contributed to the domestication of Bacchus in the New World. So too did innumerable individuals, institutions, and organizations. Prominent politicians, obscure farmers, eager amateurs, sober scientists: these and all the other kinds and conditions of American men and women figure in the story. The history of wine in America is, in many ways, the history of American origins and of American enterprise in microcosm. While much of that history has been lost to sight, especially after Prohibition, the recovery of the record has been the goal of many investigators over the years, and the results are here brought together for the first time. In print in its entirety for the first time, A History of Wine in America is the most comprehensive account of winemaking in the United States, from the Norse discovery of native grapes in 1001 A.D., through Prohibition, and up to the present expansion of winemaking in every state.
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The Wines of Southern Italy

Colloquial Wines, #1

Author: Liam Carroll

Publisher: Dux Publishing

ISBN: 1911538160

Category: Cooking

Page: N.A

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Want to know more about Italian wines? Want to impress your friends and family with quirky facts? Want to discover new, exciting, passionate, innovative and authentic wine makers, from vegan to organic? With its blazing sunshine, fascinating winemaking history, innumerable native grape varieties and diverse, often volcanic soils, Southern Italy is currently one of the most exciting parts of the world for wine. The Ancient Greeks, called it Oenotria, meaning 'the land of wine'. Winners of the ancient Olympic Games were often offered wine from Krimisa, the Greek name for Cirò in Calabria. The collection Colloquial Wines proposes an intimate visit of the greatest wine-making countries in a convivial, accessible and practical pocket book. Contains: History How wine is made How to get the most out of wine Storage and serving temperatures Food pairing The regions of Southern Italy 12 wines (red, white, rosé, orange, sparkling, fortified)and a pinch of quirkiness.
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Oz Clarke's Pocket Wine Guide 2010

Author: Oz Clarke

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402771248

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

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An updated edition of the classic wine resource includes facts, figures, recommendations and opinions on a variety of wines from 4,000 or the world's top producers, in a book that also features illustrations of maps, labels and bottles; a country-by country index; and an index by producer.
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Soft Soil, Black Grapes

The Birth of Italian Winemaking in California

Author: Simone Cinotto

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814790313

Category: History

Page: 280

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Winner of the 2013 New York Book Show Award in Scholarly/Professional Book Design From Ernest and Julio Gallo to Francis Ford Coppola, Italians have shaped the history of California wine. More than any other group, Italian immigrants and their families have made California viticulture one of America’s most distinctive and vibrant achievements, from boutique vineyards in the Sonoma hills to the massive industrial wineries of the Central Valley. But how did a small group of nineteenth-century immigrants plant the roots that flourished into a world-class industry? Was there something particularly “Italian” in their success? In this fresh, fascinating account of the ethnic origins of California wine, Simone Cinotto rewrites a century-old triumphalist story. He demonstrates that these Italian visionaries were not skilled winemakers transplanting an immemorial agricultural tradition, even if California did resemble the rolling Italian countryside of their native Piedmont. Instead, Cinotto argues that it was the wine-makers’ access to “social capital,” or the ethnic and familial ties that bound them to their rich wine-growing heritage, and not financial leverage or direct enological experience, that enabled them to develop such a successful and influential wine business. Focusing on some of the most important names in wine history—particularly Pietro Carlo Rossi, Secondo Guasti, and the Gallos—he chronicles a story driven by ambition and creativity but realized in a complicated tangle of immigrant entrepreneurship, class struggle, racial inequality, and a new world of consumer culture. Skillfully blending regional, social, and immigration history, Soft Soil, Black Grapes takes us on an original journey into the cultural construction of ethnic economies and markets, the social dynamics of American race, and the fully transnational history of American wine.
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