2013 James Beard Award Winner for Beverage Category
Exhaustive and complete, an exquisite compendium--the first in over a century--to every grape variety relevant to wine aficionados and the diverse range of wines they produce
Wine Grapes is an exciting, entirely new look at viticulture. This encyclopedic compendium, the ultimate vintner's and wine lover's handbook, offers concise, witty, and in-depth profiles of each of the 1,380 grape varieties currently used to make wine commercially. Arranged alphabetically, it charts the origin, family tree, relationship to other varieties, and growing locations, and explains what the wines made from them taste like. From the cultural history of Pinot Noir to the surprising new developments revealed by advances in DNA-related technology, Wine Grapes expands readers' knowledge and understanding of wine. Compiled by a stellar trio of experts, it is the essential companion for every wine lover, wine student, and wine professional.