Vendange Press




About the Book

About the Author

The Preface

Sample Pages
Contents
Wine Myths and Reality



I growing grapes

1 The Spread of the Grapevine

2 Cultivating the Vineyard
3 The Mystique of Terroir
4 Vintage Variation and Global Warming


II making wine


5 Turning Grape Juice into Wine

6 The Alchemist's Delight
7 A Thousand Cultivars Bloom


III the world market
8 Global Wine Trends

9 The International Wine Trade
10 Fraud and Scandal


IV the New World


11 North America: The Varietal Engine

12 Australia & New Zealand: Pushing The Envelope
13 Up And Coming in the Southern Hemisphere?


V the Old World


14 Bordeaux and Burgundy: Classic Rivals

15 Three Parts of Gaul: North, Rhône, and Languedoc
16 Italy: Cool North and Hot South
17 The Iberian Peninsula
18 The Hapsburg Empire: Driving on Sugar
19 From Aperitif to Dessert
20 Truth in Labeling