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
11 North America: The Varietal Engine
From Scuppernong to Varietals
The Long Shadow of Prohibition
AVAs: Variable Appellations
1000 Miles of Vines
The Move to Varietals
California: the Land of Plenty
Napa: the Cabernet Locomotive
The Grapes of Wrath
Sonoma: Running Second
The Gallo Wine Empire
The Northwest: Rain and Dessert
Canada: Retarded Development
North America Growth
12 Australia & New Zealand: Pushing The Envelope
Sunshine in a Bottle
Regional and National Origins
The Barossa Mother Lode
An Extravaganza of Shiraz
The Steely Rieslings of Eden
The Cool Reserve of Margaret River and Yarra Valley
Old Australia
The Yellow Tail Explosion
Brand Australia
New Zealand: A Tight Commercial Focus
The Sharp Edge of Sauvignon Blanc
Pinot Power
13 Up And Coming in the Southern Hemisphere?
Argentina: Value and Malbec
Chile: Finding its Voice
South Africa: Industry in Renovation